Saturday, May 7, 2016 – It’s quiet this Saturday. Roy’s gone to fly his remote control plane in Hammond. Just got off the phone from a wonderful long conversation with my sister. And I’m working on making potato salad for our family Mother’s Day tomorrow.
It seems like a lot of people like to have potato salad with their gumbo here in Louisiana. We’ve never done that. Just gumbo and rice, garlic bread and salad. Roy cooked gumbo a month ago and we froze two gallon size bags of it. We’ll have that tomorrow with rice, garlic bread and the potato salad. Maybe some left over BBQ chicken he fixed yesterday. Chauvins enjoy eating so perhaps we’ll have a mini feast!
Our home in Amite is on a gravel road. It’s a pretty long distance from the main road, E. Bell Road, to the last house on the road. The folks who live back there at the end of the road speed ridiculously down the road kicking up dust and gravel. After much though and personally asking them to slow down, which they ignored, we ordered a sign for our front yard to “encourage” them to slow down. Some have slowed down, others are just ugly and won’t. The big school bus that use to zoom by here has slowed down!! Here’s our sign:
Chip says we’ve become the old folks because of the sign!
Roy spent a good bit of time yesterday removing all of the compartment opening handles, spraying them black again and reinstalling them. They were quite weathered looking before with lots of grey and little black, now they are all nice and black! The first picture below shows the worn out look from before.
This is one for every compartment we have under our motorhome, all black and pretty!
Some on one side open without the handles, just waiting!
The hole in each compartment where the handle was and will be!
My sweet husband Roy bought me two large plant pots for Mother’s Day. Chip’s family gave me the two plants in the pots! Roy potted them for me and they look beautiful on our patio!
This week we went to the ENT doctor about Roy’s hearing and the ringing in his ears. This is the big chamber they put you in for the hearing test.
This sign was in the doctor’s office in the room we were in. I thought it was great!
This lantana is one that was transplanted from our house on Wardline in Hammond. We transplanted three tiny bushes and they are all blooming beautifully!
We added some new Cacti to our front flower garden and with what we had and the new Mother’s Day plants it is such a pretty place to sit outside now and relax!
Yesterday, I got to do some Grannie time with Madisyn. Picked her up from school, went to the doctor, got some yogurt with a slew of toppings, and ate dinner with Misty, Kallie and Madisyn afterwards. Roy stayed home so I could have some quality time with Madisyn which was wonderful. She’s an amazing little girl and is growing up by leaps and bounds.
We’ve enjoyed watching her play softball and being with the family for each game. Some of the little girls have been playing for three years and it shows. Even at 8 they are quite good. Madisyn likes to twirl and sit down in the outfield but a lot of the time you can tell she knows what to do and how to stand ready to catch the ball. Her monogrammed personal helmet is just the cutest!
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day! One of our sons, Chip and his family, and hopefully Misty’s mom Vicki will be joining us for a time of eating, playing and perhaps some good old fellowship! First we’ll gather together with out church family at Trinity!
This poem saddened me when I read it today. When a child, grown or not, doesn’t acknowledge the life and care their mother gave them, this is how we feel.
Happy Mother’s Day Weekend, may you be surrounded by those who love you tomorrow!
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