I'm home! I have been home since last Wednesday afternoon. It was hard leaving this little girl who gives the absolute best hugs and kisses. I miss her more than words can tell. I miss her Mommy just the same. It doesn't matter how old they are, leaving your kids is horrendous.
I loved my time with them. And Piper loved Grandma to braid her hair. It looks like Anna's in "Frozen". Look how long it's getting.
The girls took me to the airport Tuesday afternoon. Three...three of my flights were cancelled. They ended up driving all the way back to Baltimore to pick me up and then back to the airport early Wednesday. Mandy had to get Piper out of bed to pick me up and out of bed to take me back after only a few hours. I felt so bad. I had terrible seats on both flights home since I was being rebooked. I tried to be optimistic, but it was NOT fun. The best part by far was seeing Dennis waiting at the end of the ramp at the airport. I love that man with my entire being.
Gracie sent me a headband that she created with yarn I gave her that I bought on my last trip to Japan. I love it. The cute card was from Gracie's vacation in Oregon. Isn't it a perfect reflection of what she wrote about it on her blog, One Saylor's Log? (It's on my sidebar if you've never visited her before.)
This was what I returned home to. My little Chloe was so happy to see me. Notice open windows and doors. That didn't happen in Maryland with the high temperatures and high humidity. I love the northwest.
The lavendar that we bought last year at a farm on the base of Mt. Spokane is blooming profusely. Purple is my favorite color and the smell of this is unbelievable.
It has grown 3 times it's size from when we bought it last summer.
I like my cute kids with their umbrella. I've had them under this bush for 13 years now.
My Chloe. She's such a sweetheart and never leaves my side when I'm home. I honestly don't think I'll ever have another dog after her. She would be impossible to replace.
The flowers at the lake.
I have no idea what any of these flowes are though. Lori planted them and has wonderful taste.
The guys put in a sprinkler system at the lake while I was gone. Can you believe that? They worked hard both Saturday's while I was gone and I was really surprised. It is nice not to have to spend hours watering the grass every day while there, but a sprinkler system at the lake? Crazy.
Now to the technical difficulties. When I had to get a new phone in Annapolis last week, I apparently lost my unlimited data that I was grandfathered in with them for 14 years with Verizon. I now have very little data considering I face time with my "girls" every day and with Alex in Japan once a week. During the winter it's no problem because we have wifi at home but in the summer, I have to use my hotspot and phone at the lake. In five days I used 3/4 of my monthly allowance!!!! This was face-timing only about 15 minutes a day, not hours. Apparently video takes tons of data.
All of this to say, I had no data left to check blogs or anything else. I'm supposed to get a call from Verizon on Wednesday to see how this can be resolved. I hope all will be well. I will definitely be checking all of your blogs whenever I come home and doing my posts then unless something changes. Please don't give up on me. I love you all and will be in communication whenever I can.
Meanwhile on the knitting front I've made three more sweaters like the one I made Piper. They are all going to various charities. I've also been working on the zig zag sock yarn blanket while sitting at the lake the past few days. It's very tedious but I like the way it's turning out. I'll try to remember to take a photo for you.
I hope all is well with every one of you and I'll be checking in again soon.
"Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life prosperity and honor." Proverbs 21:21