No Place Like Home…
I am home once again after another trip to Minnesota. My mother-in-law finally got her wish, to go home, to God and her husband and also her son. She would have been 98 next week. She never really internalized that she lost her son in February, which we felt was a blessing. It seems like we were gone for weeks because a lot happened but we’ll fast forward past all that! We had planned to leave last Saturday, but waited one more day. We found a new place to eat in Cameron, Missouri, (Nelle’s, I think) because our usual place (Ma & Pa Kettle’s) is now an upscale restaurant and does not serve breakfast. Our waitress regaled us and the other customers with her adventure the night before. She was on her way home at midnight when straight line winds tried to pick up her vehicle at a convenience store (while she was in it), followed by tornado warning sirens. She and others went into the cooler until the all-clear; she finally got home around 2:30 to an angry husband. Whatcha gonna do? Anyway, all were safe, but we noticed that Missouri has had way too much rain. Planted fields looked like lakes. We had a pop-up thunderstorm just before getting home so on Tuesday, I decided this was the perfect time to finally get back to my garden, which was overgrown with clover, miniature sedum that I missed a few weeks ago, some purple vetch and seven black walnut trees and one maple. The local squirrel nutkins love my front garden. I often have a nest to contend with in the spring and they plant black walnuts while the birds plant sunflowers and other seeds. How do they do that with their tiny little feet? So here is my circle garden almost cleared and my hens n chicks. I am hoping that Lowe’s still has some so I can fill in the blanks, add new dirt and mulch.
I have been cooking something new every week. I’ll talk about that next post. In the meantime, I’m trying to find my place in life and hoping for no more of life’s interruptions for a few weeks but I feel like I should just have a go-bag packed. I am so far behind now, I can never die. For today, I think I will try to get my modern quilt challenge layered because we are expecting rain and thunderstorms from Friday through Tuesday. We have great food plans for the weekend. In the meantime, may good things happen to you and yours. Please remember our fallen service members as well as those still serving both near and far.
Posted on May 21, 2015, in family and tagged cooking, family, gardening, home, Memorial Day, Minnesota, Missouri, restaurants, Squirrel Nutkin, storms, tornadoes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.