Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Been Busy

I haven't posted much for awhile because it's been too crazy around here!
I decided at the last minute to get a load of wood mulch for my flower beds before our company arrived.  Actually, I wanted to weed and mulch around the pool - in part to discourage the hiding out of frogs.  Then I weeded and mulched the smaller of the 2 flower beds, and unloaded the rest onto a tarp to be used on the other bed at a later time.

Last week I had 2 days of medical tests and appointments, followed by the arrival of both of my brothers, one sister-in-law, and 4 nieces and nephews.

JP and L made a fast trip to IN on Tuesday and Wednesday last week for his brother's funeral. 

In the past week we've made 3 round trips to the big city, one to the camp where our family reunion was held, and one to Indiana.  It's been nuts.

This is all of J & L's cousins on my side.

The kiddos seemed to enjoy each other's company.  We played in the pool, and played games.

We spent one day at the Science Center in the city.  Of course we coordinated our trips in and out of the city with the traffic from a baseball game, so we spent 5 hours in the van.  Grrrr.

A practicing "zero gravity" tasks

L getting ready to bounce!
My Dad wanted to try to break open a watermelon using rubber bands.  They used almost 4 bags of them before the thing blew!  JP has a great slow-mo video of it on his iPad, but I'm not sure how to get it HERE.  I'll work on that.

This is the ball of rubber bands that had been
around the watermelon!
The reunion was a lot of fun.  There was a pretty good turn out, only 5 of my 20 first cousins didn't make it.  All of my aunts and uncles were there, except for the couple currently living in Uganda.

Just a FEW of my cousins!
I have spent this week so far doing laundry and putting things away from having lots of company.
Early Wednesday morning, the Power Company came through and delivered a load of wood chips outside my garden.  So, yesterday after work, I mowed and weed eater-ed down there and started laying down landscape fabric and putting wood chips on the paths.  Today is supposed to be a lovely and not too hot day, so I am heading back down there now.

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