Saturday, April 27, 2013

Waiting on the Flowers. . .

It seems like eons since I have blogged.  I really have no excuse, but to say that I have been busy and a bit preoccupied.  So, what does one do when one wakes up at two thirty in the morning and can't go back to sleep?  Well, I guess one blogs!
We are still waiting (not so patiently) for spring to arrive around here.  This past week we woke up to snow, not on the ground, but it certainly covered our grill and patio set.  I had to rub my eyes to make sure I wasn't seeing things.  This is very late in the season to have anything close to snow in this area.  To prove how fickle our weather can be, last week our little radio station reported that the record high for the day (in history) was 90 degrees, and the record low was 29 degrees.  Quite a variation for even weird weather Missouri.  Yesterday we had cool temperatures, rain, drizzle, cloud cover and wind.  It was not a pretty sight!  Tomorrow promises much better conditions with 70 degrees and sunshine.  Finally.
The kids are winding down their school year.  Mason read to me tonight and I about fell out of my chair.  He is a young kindergartener (won't be 6 until July).  His mom bought him a superhero type book with lots of difficult words and he read it to me!  I had to help him with some of the words like gunship, Decepticon (whatever that is) and transformer, but he read.  And I don't mean a little "See Spot Go" type book.  I WAS AMAZED!  One day you are changing their diapers and the next day they are reading you a book.  I am one proud Grandma!
The kids are both playing soccer and Mason is in little league football.  We attended their games last week, which had both been delayed due to the extremely wet spring we are having.  Maddison is doing well, and seems to be getting the idea of soccer.  She is not a very aggressive player, but she enjoys the experience and really had fun being the goalie.  Mason is a quick little guy.  He runs like the wind and loves to snatch the flags off other kids belts (even if they don't have the ball!).
My favorite little camera is not working right now, so my picture taking has slowed down.  I have a much nicer camera, but I have to admit that I favor the small one that I can slide in my pocket.  The better camera is bigger, has lots more buttons to worry with and cannot be stored in my purse.  I guess it is time to dust it off and start to use it again.  I love taking outdoor photos of our farm, especially when the seasons begin to change.  I may have to take the kids with me and go on a photo walk.
I have passed a couple of hours time and really need to see if I can get some sleep.  We have another soccer game to attend tomorrow.  Good night all, or maybe good morning to some!

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