Oh, I love my boys.

Yesterday was special!  If I’d seen Michaela yesterday, I’d have seen the entire crowd of six that comprises all my children and grandchildren!  I do text with her through the day each day, so at least I can say I was in touch with all of my sweet babies yesterday.

While I did not get a photo of my oldest yesterday, I did get to visit with him in person yesterday.  I love that boy so much!  He’s still Pooh Bear to me.

Last evening I had an impromptu Subway dinner with Joseph.  He called and said, “Do you want to come see the babies?”


I was delighted when John showed up to visit his brother Joe, so it turned into a nice evening where I got to see both my grandchildren and two of my sons in one sitting!  And we ALL had Subway together.  I love them all so much!!

Even though we all live close to each other, life is just so busy for everyone.  It’s hard to visit on a regular basis like we all want to.

Cutting up — we are all Greek gods and goddess.
These boys just melt my heart!
And these little babies!! Be still my heart!


I loved sitting with John and Joe again and talking about Lord of the Rings and comparisons to Harry Potter, and JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, the fun and games we used to have, serious issues about where we all are now in our lives, and more. My boys!!

Enjoy this day!

Where do the days go?

Sigh. Days upon years. They go so quickly.

I am glad hurricane Florence is over with. Now people begin to rebuild their lives. We have been so fortunate. A big tree fell in the yard. It did not hit anything. Jason has been right on top of cleaning that up.

That is nothing compared to the deaths of people taken under the weight of collapsing homes and trees and by drowning and so on. It’s heartbreaking.

Amelia has sat dutifully on the couch with us, keeping up with the hurricane.

I am not making light of anything. She truly does perch on the couch next to Jason and she really seems interested. I’ve never seen a cat watch tv like she does.

Okay. Gotta go. Stay tuned for garden updates and thoughts on life.

Can’t leave without including a pic of Verne Marshall Fleming. His importance in the house cannot be overstated.

Enjoy this day.