I haven't been on the keys since last Wednesday? Yikes! But, I have a good excuse - the last few days have been go-go-go. In short:
Last Wednesday: I was In-Office working in town. (I think - can't remember that far back!)
Thursday: Same. On one of the days, Bundle of Joy and her mama came to visit. Here they are in one of the seating areas of the coffee shop / community gathering space, playing with Maisy.
Friday: Nannied for both The Peanut and a little 21-month old boy. Before the 2nd pumpkin joined us for the day, The Peanut and I ran errands . . . including a trip to the dairy farm for "chalky moat" (chocolate milk). Evening with the parents of both kiddlies plus friends (family to The Peanut) who were up to their cabin from St. Paul.
Also on Friday, The Peanut being smack in the middle of potty training (diapers are only for bedtime!), we made a few extra stops during our town running (to prevent the need for an outfit change, if you get my drift). The prettiest stop was this one, just outside a horse pasture (one of the very few in the county).
Maisy wanted to get out and play with the horses.
Saturday: Essential clean-up of house, then packing and driving over 200 miles southwest to attend "My Girl's" high school graduation. Arrived about 11:30 PM (yikes). Tom stayed here both Saturday & Sunday nights, doing chores and taking care of the dogs. It was GREAT to not worry about things while I was gone! Also, he WORKED while he was here! More on that later, but the logging road is FIXED, the upstairs of the garage is SORTED, and the lawn is MOWED! Whoo-hoo!!!! It was beginning to (no, it DID) look like an abandoned house in the height of summer around here. It seemed to take forever for the grass to be high enough to warrant cutting . . . but now . . . oi vey! It was embarrassing.
Sunday: Graduation . . . MIS-ER-ABLY hot and humid. Hellish. (Pictures to follow in another post.) Not so bad as My Girl's sister-in-law's experience, tho, who was in Iowa attending her sister's college graduation . . . where people were PASSING OUT the heat was so bad!
Monday: Packing up and leaving, errands on the way home capped off by a really nice visit with an old friend who is in the hospital (lucky to be alive and/or not paralyzed after falling backwards into the deep end of an empty pool during its spring cleaning while she worked around it). Returned home after midnight.
Tuesday / Yesterday: Nannied oldest / dearest friend's little guy (also 21 months old) while his mom & dad worked on their cabin 9 miles away. Miserably hot & humid day again. 85.8° in the shade on the north side of the house here. FORTUNATELY, a big storm came through in the late afternoon and dropped the temperature to 71° in about 10 minutes! I can't WAIT to get into the cold fog that the big lake is spreading over those living on its shoreline (which includes town when I'm at work)!
More tonight, I hope . . . or tomorrow.