The weather was beautiful over the weekend.
We had some cooler temps, sunshine and blue skies and then some rain.
Perfect for working in the yard and sitting in the gazebo.
Saturday morning, I fixed breakfast and Summer and I ate outside on the deck.
Doesn't she look good??
She's off the high powered pain meds now so her fog has lifted.
She continues to get a lot of good healing sleep.
Every once in awhile, Louis Dean gets hungry for a certain something - like King Buffet!
He's asked about us eating here the the last week and Saturday we made it happen!
On our way back home, I saw the first bluebonnets of the season!
I filled a pair of boots up with my fake ones and hung it on the back wall of the house!
Spring has sprung! Before I went to bed Saturday
morning night, I changed all the clocks in the house! We have at least one clock in every single room of the house except the hall and the utility room! I don't like losing that hour but it is a whole lot easier moving the clocks forward than it is when you have to put them back an hour.
This photo came up in my memories from last year.
I just love it!
Harrison's tiny feet there between his Granddad's big ones!
It was about 20 degrees cooler on Sunday morning when we woke up!
Louis Dean had a restless night and didn't get into really sound sleep until the wee hours of the morning, so he slept until noon!
Summer and I stayed in the den by the fireplace.
I had laid a fire ready to start over a week ago and it hasn't been cool enough to merit lighting it until yesterday, I kept it burning all day and all evening.
In the afternoon, we got out in the back yard and did some more redemption work!
Last year about this time, a huge limb from the big elm tree destroyed our gazebo and we spent all of spring and into early summer trimming the trees, redoing the deck and putting up our third gazebo!
That meant that we never got our property in shape for spring and played catch up all summer!
Louis Dean burned some papers and brush in our fire pit along with some firewood from what he cut up last year of the elm.
You could see the smoke through the gazebo walls and it looked so cool!
I knew that Sandra - aka Mad Snapper - would take pictures and then edit them into something special. I just took a video!
This is part of the giant elm that has been butchered at the top just about all its life due to the power lines.
And look what I found growing in a crack by the gazebo!!
Lemon Balm!! I've always wished flowers and such would spring up places like the weeds do and it finally happened!! I had lemon balm last year in a pot. This makes me smile and I have pointed it out to everyone who comes - do NOT pull this up! It is NOT a weed!!
This is the area I've been working on.
The stones where the bag of mulch is sitting and on to the steps by the sand box were all covered with overgrown Asian Jasmine. Later, when I was trimming the jasmine in the planter, I found THREE of those white rope lights underneath all that green! Back last year when we took stuff out of the old gazebo, Louis Dean just flung those over in the planter. While we were busy with the gazebo, the jasmine grew and covered the rope lights! It wasn't easy pulling them out of there!
Since we were working outside, I figured I would cook dinner out there, too!
I love stuffed Jalapeno peppers!!
Thus ended our Sunday!
Here's Summer Monday morning looking a lot better than she actually feels!!
Recovery from major surgery is not easy!
Today, her Home Health Care nurse came and did some exercises with her.
They stress NO BLT!!! Bending, lifting or twisting.
Her wound looks wonderful! However, it's mostly the piriformis pain that is still such a problem.
Amber brought the kids over to visit this afternoon - after all - it was Quad Monday!!
They were excited to see Aunt Summer and they have been praying for her.
I had a tray of Easter decorations and that really entertained the girls.
Aunt Summer had ordered pizza to be delivered right before the kids got here and that was a big hit!
Harrison was showing off his spelling skills to his aunt!
The girls nearly always end up at my sewing machine.
I may be the only grandmother that allows her grandchildren to play with straight pins.
Logan wanted to see on a few buttons and they all get some of my denim squares and 'make things!'
They use straight pins and tape to hold their creations together!
Harrison wanted to 'dig' something so Granddad took him out to his redneck garden!
I don't normally show pictures of this end of the yard but we really are reclaiming it!
Louis Dean wanted a garden so badly, he was willing to move Sanford and Son out!
Tonight Louis Dean and I were in his music room listening to a link Summer put on Facebook of Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson's new music video of Lay Me Down.
Summer took this pic of us. I would share the link with you if I knew how - but trust me - it's a beautiful song!!
***I came back after reading my friends helpful suggestions. Hopefully, this works!***
Now before I close, I want to share my sister's fun with you!
Sister Deanie always takes Granddaughter Andie somewhere special for Spring Break.
Last year Deanie took her to San Antonio.
This year she opted to stay right there in Fort Worth. They are staying at a hotel in Sundance Square.
This is the Cattle Drive in The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards!
There was a lot to see and do!
Carriage ride at night.......
and coconut Popsicles in the afternoon!!
Someday Louis Dean and I are going to go over and do this!!
It's amazing at all that's available and how many interesting places there are right in your own area!
It's also amazing that we tend to neglect the things in our own back yard!