Tuesday, June 27, 2017


LN and I are driving to Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow afternoon into Thursday . She's showing in the All American Sheep Show over the weekend.

I am hoping for cooler weather and no humidity. It's been in 90's with 65+% humidity and I'm done.

We are slowly gathering college supplies, setting up bank accounts, and generally sloughing through college requests. Dang I wish it were as easy as TV makes it on students. 

Poof I wanna go to college so I am there by the next day!!!

Life isn't TV I'm thinking...

Monday, June 5, 2017

No Rest ...

For hardworking parents...

Z came home from work not feeling well. It didn't matter to Miss A. She wanted her daddy after being with Grandma all day. The injustice of it all. He had his workpen in his mouth and she was on a mission.

This happened after her nap . Note the leg casually propped on the rail. It stayed there all 2 1/2 hours.

The graduate is not coming down off her high anytime soon. She's wearing linen shorts she made. 

Don't mind the dirty porch. Road dust covers it daily.

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Miss LN graduated this morning.
The keynote speaker was Governor Carney.
LN has met him several times through 4-H events.
Still an impressive visitor.

LN hugging the principal.
She been so nice writing great recommendation letters.
She's a former 4-H member and is now a 4-H leader.

The Governor doing pushups to impress a few football players.
They challenged him in the fall and he turned them down.
Today he made good...

A WWII veteran who missed his graduation because he was flying overseas to join the war
was given his diploma today.
He's 94 yrs old.
So impressive and tear-jerking...
Two students who passed away were given diplomas posthumously as well. 
So sad but so poignant.

Z came, actually smiled and hugged his sister.
A rare treat!
R was left out so...

She jumped in and his girlfriend R2 piled in on the other side.
It's a Z pileon!

All three of my children in one place and happy.
I love them.

Me and LN losing it trying to take a decent picture.
I dressed for sunny and 80*.
It was never above 75*, cloudy and windy.
Felt good to women of a certain age ;}

My pretty graduate.
On to bigger and better things.

Friday, June 2, 2017


It pays to persevere.
LN had senior night last night.

This chick of mine was rewarded for her hours of scholarship application writings
 and years of college prep. 
I am a proud Mama.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Teacher Thank-You's

LN made these as a parting thank you to her teachers. Small token from a senior.

At livestock show Z and LN discussed and solved world problems.

R and Miss A hung out with me.

Four new arrivals joined us this weekend. This is one lamb. So cute and sweet. LN and I drove to Massachusetts to acquire two. A long 5:30 am - 10:00 pm down and dirty trip. The other two came from western PA. Luckily the seller was coming to DE and kindly brought them along.

Winding now to graduation. Just a few days left of school for this grad. Time is spirally faster and faster.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

love this kid...

Senior night at soccer last week.

Honor cord ceremony last night.
She is such a great kid.
Just a good person down to her soul.
She always does the right thing with no prompting.
Def didn't inherit my craziness thank goodness.
Dang look out....
She's going to light up the world!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

My baby grows up ....

Senior prom for my lil girl.

Looking too grown up for her mama. 

She went with her best friend.
They think they are tough.

I think they are sweet.

And beautiful ......

Thursday, May 4, 2017


I hope that's the correct spelling ;)

First pair of socks is complete. Not perfect at all. I know my mistakes. But complete...

They are loose on me because I cast on with double needles. Guess I didn't know I was a loose knitter MamaPea! They will be worn by one of us. Washing may shrink them some with their wool content.

I'm just happy I stuck with them.

Now what to cast on?

This day is rushing towards us. Ready or not!

My sweet pea turned one yesterday. Check out the lashes!!! I wish they were mine. 

We will celebrate with a party on Saturday then follow up with LN's last prom.

Um that is if I let her out of the house.

Friday, April 28, 2017


Events have happened I can not share but it's sad.

Two different family members have said "I'm just waiting for it to be over". Each said it for different unrelated reasons. 

It's sad to think we live with things just "to get it over with". What kind of life is that? 

Are we meant to just survive? Not enjoy? 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

These kids...

She slays me ....

Already reading too ;)'

This one makes my heart beat faster.

This years wool and 4-H sewing project. Lots to do to finish it but basics are completed. More pictures later.