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A Good Day.

The weather in KY today, at least in my neck of the woods, was gorgeous! Cool, breezy, and sunny with fluffy clouds. I got zero writing done of any kind today. I spent the first part of the day off catching up on my sleep, then a late lunch with the family to celebrate Mother’s Day, and yard work afterwards.

We have two Azalea bushes: the old lady out front and a wild child in the backyard. The fuchsia one is at least 30 years old, as an estimate. I can remember it from the time I was a child, and I’m over 30. I’m not sure about the lavender one, though. That one is a bit sickly looking, with some sort of green-grey fungus-y growth on it. We weren’t sure it would bloom, as even the buds appeared sick. But, it’s got some new growth coming up from the bottom, through the middle, and a couple of days ago, it started blooming.

So here’s a few shots of our lovely Azaleas, in honor of my grandmother, and the first Mother’s Day without her. I like to think she would be happy with the work we’ve done since we bought her house.

Fuchsia Azalea

Looks pink in the afternoon sun, but it's a pale lavender.

Looks pink in the afternoon sun, but it’s a pale lavender.

Bonus points if you can spot the Bumblebee. :)

Bonus points if you can spot the Bumblebee. 🙂


Tales from the … not yet dead.

Mom: When I die, I want to die like my great-grandmother — sitting in a rocking chair.
Me: You don’t own a rocking chair.
Mom: Yeah, well.

Tim: Ratterman’s funeral home has a twelve thousand dollar coffin. Twelve thousand!
Me: Is it inlaid with gold?
Tim: I don’t know, but that’s ridiculous
Me: When we get old, we should plan out our funeral and burial stuff before we die.
Tim: Cre-ma-tion.
Me: You want a $12,000 urn, or is a Ralph’s coffee can okay?
Tim: A Ralph’s coffee can. You and Jer can go buy it.

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