We have not had a lot of rain this spring. Not that I am complaining. I am so over rain. BUT. Some rain to wash the pollen away would be lovely. Unfortunately. All this rain did was to smudge up everything. It's all rather nasty. (This is the "puddle" that accumulates in my driveway)
Our dogwood tree is dying. Only the lower half has any leaves on it. It did bloom. But I wonder how much longer that will last. What I love about this tree is the holes in it. Which appear to be havens for lots of birds during the day. Naturally they all got camera shy when I try and capture their comings and goings.
The celebrations for Madalyn's birthday continues. We went to Red Robin for dinner. Where Madalyn pointed told our server that she was celebrating her birthday. And that she wanted a Sunday. And for them to sing to her. Except when they came. I am not sure if she was embarrassed. Or embarrassed for them.
Lots of people think they are weeds. But I just love them. I have a plant that winds around my deck. Last year it grew, but never bloomed. This year I have these buds. But no blooms yet. Even though they are choking all the trees in everyone else's yard. I wonder if we will move beyond these pods??
Neither of the girls ever eats cereal. I mean never. And then somehow. Madalyn was possessed. And decided to try MY cereal. Mine. Mine. Mine. Naturally. She loves it. It's like manna from heaven. She likes it for breakfast. Maybe even two bowls. She has it for second breakfast. An afternoon snack. Dessert. All the while referring to it as HER cereal.
Beware! Or celebrate as the case may be. It was for us 14 years ago. So, to celebrate our anniversary, we went out to dinner at Ted's. And then hung out at Barnes and Noble. All sans children. It was a glorious day!
Madalyn is constantly begging me to come and have lunch with her at school. We get to sit at a special table. She can invite a friend. And when the rest of the kids get too loud and have to be quiet, we can keep talking. But I think the whole reason she likes me to come is that I always give her ice cream money.
After looking at Madalyn's nightstand, I thought I'd show you the books on mine. I am reading "World Without End" now. But I am thinking that my wrists will need a break before I start "Under the Dome."
After reading that Barnes and Noble defines "Are you there God, It's me Margaret..." as "iffy" for anyone under 14, I got the book for Madalyn. Who is 8. She has really liked it. Asked lots of questions. (Like: what are loafers?). And has been full of lots of giggles.
I have always loved photography. But truly. I have no idea as to what I am doing. I have the big girl camera. Lots of lenses. Photoshop. All the tools and none of the knowledge. It's a dangerous combination!