Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 259 - 09/16/14

Today I took my Mom to Pensacola for laser surgery on her left eye.  Everything went well, with the exception of the discomfort of having a dilated pupil and some soreness.  You know, I love my Momma.  She is such a wonderful woman, always positive and upbeat.  She has learned from generations of Christian parents and grandparents.  She makes me laugh and still puts me to shame when I'm mean and say or do something I shouldn't.  Thank you Lord, for godly parents, grandparents, and great grandparents.

When I got her home and put her to rest in her chair, I went out looking for something with color and found these yellow wildflowers in an unplanted field.

I also found these flowers growing all around the soybean field.  The hummingbirds were all over the place.  I could hear them fussing and buzzing all around.

After I knew Mom would be okay and rest easy for the rest of the night, I headed home.

I ended the day taking a breather down at the river, watching the sunset.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Day 257 - 09/14/14

I got up early to videotape the hummingbirds, but accidentally deleted the videos {sigh}.

It's interesting to photograph these flittering birds each day . . .

. . . because the birds are never the same . . .

. . . they drink their fill of sugar water and then move on their migratory way.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Day 256 - 09/13/14

The hummingbirds are arriving.

I'm not seeing quite as many as we've had over the last several years . . .

. . . but I'm getting reports from neighbors that they've never seen so many.

I'm happy to know that they're all eating heartily . . . 

. . . and fattening up . . .

. . . for their long migration south.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 255 - 09/12/14

Leroy was at home again tonight.

The offensive and defensive lines seem to be improving, showing signs to confidence and determination.

I had to leave during the 4th quarter in order to get the photos to the paper.  The score was 12-12.  But there was a dramatic ending.  With just seconds left on the clock, Leroy made a touchdown, bringing the score to 19-12.  They had to kick off to the opposing team with just one second on the clock.  (Alabama and Auburn fans know that one second can win or lose a game.)  Flomaton tried several trick plays, tossing the ball here and there, but they didn't make it to the goal.  We're so very proud of our Bears.  Go Leroy Go!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 254 - 09/11/14

Guess where we went tonight?  Outback Steakhouse!

I love a good steak (and I'm a picky steak eater).  My two favorite places are Outback and Ruth's Chris.  Longhorns is okay, but Logan's is the worst and I refuse to ever go there again.  If you have to use steak sauce to cover up the flavor, then it's a bad steak.  If your dinner conversation over a steak is "Mmmm, mmmmm!" then that's a good steak.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Day 253 - 09/10/14

We are celebrating Kaylin's last chemo treatment tomorrow.  She has weathered this storm with such grace, showing us all what an absolutely remarkable woman she is.  The next step in her treatment is radiation.  Please lift her up in your prayers.

I've been absolutely hating my hair lately.  It just doesn't want to cooperate.  I complained to my stylist today, actually telling her she cut it all wrong--well, I was wrong.  She explained more clearly how my hair works (I have a "double crown")--and then she fixed it by parting it on the other side.  Thank you, Betsy.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Day 251 - 09/08/14

Just a cobweb