Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Finished For Awhile
I did about as much cleaning as I could today. I did even
get my car washed. It crossed my mind about doing the school room
today but I knew if I did one more thing I would be a zombie.
I decided that stopping was the smart thing to do.
Morning Glories really like this weather. They are growing and
they just looked so pretty today.
I was looking for some Jack-Be-Little's to show you they
are such cute tiny little things right now but I couldn't find them.
I did come across this pie pumpkin turning orange. It made me happy,
that even though it feels like it will never happen, fall will come.
I am afraid the pictures from the roof didn't turn out
as well as I hoped. The house next door is where I grew up.
There is a older lady who lives there now. She bought it from
my parents. It always freaks me out that she is there alone.
She never has company. No one ever checks on her.
She doesn't like me at all. She wasn't happy when we decided
to build so we never got off on the right foot.
This is what I wanted you to see, wouldn't you know I wanted
a picture of the very busy street next door to here, and of course
there were no cars to speak of, then I wanted you to see all of the neighborhoods.
I live in the middle of neighborhoods in a little island of farms. We are in a little
tiny 80 acre section zoned for farms. Everything else is residential around us.
All of the people around us live in city but we are still in the county so we can
still live pretty free.
Across the road from me is like No man's land. When I grew up
here it was farmed but the land lost the water lease so there is no
water. It is owned by the refinery that is out there. The area is
full of capped off oil wells. When I was a kid the whole area was filled
with oil wells. When we first moved here it was so pretty and green.
That part always bothers me that it just looks like this now. It is posted
with no trespassing signs and is patrolled by security guards.
I did sit down and started planning my school year. That helps
so much to be able to sort of chart a course. My son did all of the
course work with my son who graduated this year so I am hard pressed
to come up with something new, that he hasn't had 5 times before. I played in
my mind of letting him graduate with his brother and starting college at 16 but
my husband thinks he needs time to be at home where he has time to be with me.
I can tell you I am relieved. I do enjoy planning a year of school.
That is what is happening around here today. I hope you have a lovely
rest of the week.