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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rusty & Dusty

Our county has a community band.
M plays his saxophone with it, and K plays her flute with it when she's home. Anyway, they wanted to encourage more people to get out their instruments, so each evening this week the director had a "Shake Off the Rust and Blow Out the Dust" band camp for anyone who wanted to refresh what they knew about playing an instrument.

So, this week I did something for the fun of it--I went to Band Camp!
Ching listened.......
but jumped up in my face to let me know she did not appreciate the fine sounds of my flute!
I usually send Ching and K.C. to the basement when I practice!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

No Way!

Judi-gmj tells me it's the middle of June. No way!
HOW did that happen?!

There's a chance that getting ready for and putting on the pancake, eggs and sausage breakfast with other FCCLA family had something to do with it.

I suppose it could have something to do with a week of Vacation Bible School. "Rainforest Adventure"--I got to be the song leader again this year--hooray!

Maybe it was all those evenings watching the weather watches and warnings. Both girls were at camp, relatively close to Chapman and Manhattan, when the tornado hit those towns. We were also out of the path here, but we know a student from K's class in Manhattan who lost the roof to his apartment.

Possibly it was those days and evenings shopping for food and supplies, making funnel cake batter and Navajo taco shells, gathering and filling ice chests for cases of pop and bottled water, all for the concession stand we and the other family ran at Summerfest--our small town summer festival one beautiful Saturday.

Making 3 batches of homemade ice cream (two for the youth group's upcoming ice cream social) might have been a factor.

Or it could have been the days the next week baking for the traveling bake sale with the same family, as T and their daughter finished raising funds to go to FCCLA Nationals in Florida in July.

It might have been getting paperwork taken care of for the youth group's YouthWorks! trip. They left yesterday morning, and arrived at Gulf Coast Mississippi late this afternoon.

And maybe it had something to do with keeping up (barely) with laundry, dishes, etc.

No, probably not that last one!

Iris 23

Sunday, June 08, 2008

What a Difference (six months can make)

December 2007June 2008December 2007June 2008Next time I'll post some close-ups of the different iris varieties B has planted all around the place.