Friday found me disappointed that we couldn't leave for the ranch and our camper as we planned.
Saturday I was further disappointed when it became apparent we would not be leaving until Monday!
I made the best of it and since I was home, I asked Summer to pick me up on her way to visit my sister, Luann. Her husband is home on hospice care and she is trying to cope with these rapid and devastating changes in her life right now.
Summer brought in a delicious meal of pasta salad, roasted chicken, strawberry pound cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream plus some Hawaiian dinner rolls.
No matter what is going on, people need to eat and bringing food is one small way we feel we can be of help. Monte was lucid and we enjoyed our visit. He still has his sense of humor and we laughed a good bit throughout our visit!
Luann lives in Haslet which is a bit in the country but not really.
City living in the country might describe it!
Every home has a good bit of acreage to it!
Summer opted to drive us home by taking the scenic route!
It was BEAUTIFUL and did my heart good to see such pretty fields of wildflowers!
I love the fields and the fences! We even saw some cows and a snake!
Saturday afternoon's drive was such a gift!
Sorrow and splendor all in one afternoon.
Our hearts go out to Luann.
I cannot even imagine the emotions she is feeling but I do know many are lifting her up in prayer, Summer and I included.
When we got home, Summer graciously offered to help me put up the netting and rain curtains in our gazebo!!! She made short work of what would have taken me hours!!
Saturday night, Amber and Mike and the kids were having Family Dinner and Movie!
I'm so grateful they always invite us!
Louis Dean was still working on figuring out the electric problem so Summer and I went over by ourselves!
Talk about a DELICIOUS dinner!!! Amber made salmon, rice and the best veggies!!!
She is an amazing cook but this meal was a shining star!!! Just about every single bite was eaten!!!
The featured presentation?
Inside Out and it was wonderful!!!
I was totally caught up in it!!
Sunday morning arrived with a difficult decision to make!
The weather forecast for the nest ten days - both here as well as down at the ranch - was RAIN!
It's hard to get in or out when it's really muddy so we reluctantly decided that we would stay home.
I just took this photo and it STILL shows rain!!
I guess we made the right call.
I was getting ready for church when it dawned on Louis Dean that Sunday was 100% chance of rain AND he had left all his
toys tools out!!!
SO he had to stay home and get them all gathered up while I went on to church!
The quads are old enough to go into the service for the children's sermon and Pastor Doug had them hand out yellow roses to all the mothers in the congregation!
Being a mom and grandmom of quads, Amber and I ended up with a complete bouquet!
It was a really good Sunday!!!
Summer, Sabrina and Rayne and I all went off to eat a brunch at The Egg and I!
It was the perfect place to go!
We lingered long over our hazelnut coffees and our meals,,,,,
we visited and took pics and had the best of times!!!
Summer called me tonight as she was going to bed to say this was THE best Mother's Day!
I agree!!! Blessings from disappointments! God does that for us!!!
After lunch we all went right next door for pedicures!!
Everything about this weekend was spur of the moment and nothing was really planned except for the Saturday Family Night Dinner and Movie!
I think that's what made it so special and relaxing! No agenda! No time restrictions. Just go with the flow!!
I came home - finally - and Louis Dean was so excited!!!!
He had FIXED the electricity problem and it wasn't a circuit breaker at all but a hot wire had come loose from a wire nut in a kitchen outlet!! It was the very LAST outlet he checked that solved the mystery!!! Praise GOD!!!
With THAT done - except for the clean up! - we both set to work getting the gazebo in order!!
It is looking beautiful!
Louis Dean MORE than deserved the big steak I fixed for him tonight!!!
The gazebo feels like HOME again!!!
It started to rain just as we were finishing up so I pulled the rain curtains over the netting and it was all so cozy and dry!!
We propped our feet up and sipped our wine and counted our blessings!!!
While I didn't see my Mother today, she will be coming to visit soon!
When I have my foot surgery she will help Louis Dean take care of me and she will also keep him company! We all need to be needed and I think she is happy she can do this!
When I had my last foot surgeries - 12 years ago - she and I recuperated together as she had just broke her ankle!! Hopefully I will be the only one recovering this time!!!
Yes, I'm still a little bit blue that I won't get to see the ranch during the lushest and greenest months of the year! It was a year ago Saturday that we moved the camper down there to its forever home.
I'm already starting to pray for good weather the first full week in June!!!
That's when I hope I will FINALLY get back down there!!!
In the mean time - I will be sitting in my gazebo just as often and as long as I can!!!