Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day 222 - 08/10/14

I spent the day with these goobers.  They love watching the Gummi Bear Song--over and over and over again.

They swang and jumped and blew bubbles and took pictures and drew Dora The Explorer with chalk.

I made my way to the beach late in the afternoon to catch a glimpse of the Super Moon.

It hid behind the clouds for a long while and then finally showed it's face.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Day 221 - 08/09/14

Our power went out, which meant no Internet, no television, no vacuuming--nothing.  It stayed out for several hours.  M spent much of the time on the front porch "working" on his cell phone.

Bobb didn't mind the company.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Day 220 - 08/08/14

Today was Paw Paw's 97th birthday.  I didn't make it to the hospital in time for cake and ice cream, but my cousin was kind enough to share this picture.  That's Paw Paw, my Mom, my uncle and aunt.

Double D and I stopped by later to deliver some flowers and wish him a good birthday.

Afterwards we went out to eat.  One guess where we went.

And we caught a glimpse of the sunset as we headed home.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Day 219 - 08/07/14

Today would have been my Dad's 80th birthday.  We made a special trip after work to Baldwin County.  We helped Mom clean the church, put some fresh flowers on Dad's grave, and then went out to eat.

Aside from a flat tire Mom had on her car, the long day ended well.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Day 218 - 08/06/14

BOBB and I enjoyed a beautiful morning on the porch.

But it didn't last long.  Too soon it was time to go to work.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Day 217 - 08/05/14

I watched a vine come up early this week.  It was unfamiliar, so I waited to see what it would be.  With great joy I awoke to find Morning Glories.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Day 216 - 08/04/14

Today was the first day back at work.  I had finished going through my emails when Mom called.  She was staying with Paw Paw and he had fallen.  She was afraid he had broken a bone and the ambulance was taking him to the hospital.

Sadly, he had broken a bone just above where he had broken his ankle several years ago.  Paw Paw has Parkinson's and will be 97 years old on Friday, so there are many complications.  He couldn't undergo surgery, so they re-set the bone and put him in a cast.  It's going to be a long road to recovery, but he has always had a great disposition.

He reassured Mom that it wasn't her fault.  They were so sweet to each other.  He has some good doctors and nurses tending to him, so we pray for an uncomplicated, quick recovery.

It was a long day.  When I returned home, we found the dogs had gotten a opossum that wandered into the yard.  I was afraid they had killed him, but you never know with opossums.  We put him on the other side of the fence and hoped for the best.  Before bed I went and check on him.  He was sitting up.  I hoped he would be gone in the morning and that he survived his wrong turn.  Morning came and he was gone.  He had escaped death for now.