Monday, May 13, 2013
Monday---The Race Begins
Yesterday I picked my first batch of berries.
They were hungry. Ron and I and my son William started making breakfast. William made boysenberry-banana pancakes. Stacks and stacks. Ron was cooking bacon and I was making coffee and they ate and ate. I don't think they had a decent meal since Friday. Then they were hungry a hour or so later so we did lunch. Then I fed nine for dinner. I used the rest of the berries to make a giant berry cobbler. I had picked artichokes so we had those too. There were piles of clothes and stuff all over my house that smelled like smoke. I was so glad to have them home though. That they were all safe.
The Air Pollution control gave us the go ahead to burn tumble weeds but we can't burn until 10:00 A.M. That is one huge thing off my plate this week. Ron is cleaning the garage so he can make the dance floor.
I was awake at 3:30 this morning. Wide awake. We had had coffee and I was wondering what was wrong with the sun. Ron called the fire station to tell them we were going to burn today, and no one answered. He looked at the clock, and said, " Well, I guess I am waking people up early today, it is only 6:30." I thought it was much later too. So much to do today.
The swimming pool is all filled and looks pretty, all of the porches are clean. Vases are waiting to be washed.
I have lanterns to make and a house to clean and laundry to be done today. All of my kids and grand kids will be home this week. I am rejoicing. My sister will be here too. My sister and I will laugh until our sides hurt so that will be a very nice thing. Lots and lots of things I am so thankful for today.
Wishing you all of the best today,