It has been two weeks since you left to spend time at my little brother Mike’s home. I am quite sure you have had a lovely time with he and Kay. I know you have enjoyed getting to see your granddaughters, their husbands, and your great-grandchildren. I get that. I am happy for you. But, I think it is time for you to come home.
You might be interested to know what has happened in your absence. To start with six little foals have been born in the pasture down the road. These three where napping when I stopped by. Their momma’s are needing to eat lots fresh grass to keep up their strength.
This little darling isn’t very old and he was napping when I arrived but soon woke up for his afternoon feeding. You will love seeing them grow this summer!
This gorgeous yellow iris bloomed down by the creek. Since yellow is one of your favorite colors I knew you would want to see this!
Closer to home, actually in your sun room, these beautiful white violets have bloomed. I kept them watered for you so they wouldn’t miss you so much.
In the kitchen things haven’t gone so well. Cooking and baking isn’t nearly so much fun without you. I’m not saying that just because you wash all the dishes — although dishes have been a problem. The Chief even mentioned that I sure spend a lot of time in the kitchen after dinner each night! “These dishes don’t wash themselves” I said, a little too forcefully. He said, “By the way, when is Alice coming home?” I am quite sure he was saying how much he misses you too, and the timing is just a coincidence. 🙂
The dishes never seem to get done. They are either in the sink to be washed or in the sink to be dried. The crazy-cook you left here doesn’t do a very good job of washing or drying! She doesn’t do a good job of loading the dishwasher either — but you already know that! 🙂
The garden is growing and Mother Nature has been kind to do a lot of the watering for us!
As a matter of fact, here are a couple of items on the menu for this week:
Pot Roast simmered in a lovely bouquet of sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and a sprinkling of red wine!
Well, hopefully you get the idea … I’ll be cooking up some of your favorites! By the way mom, I have made two new desserts with your favorite fruit — peaches! I’m really not trying to bribe you — okay, forget I said that. I am trying to bribe you. Peaches and Cream Freezer Pie and Peach Dumplings. They are here waiting for you. (Recipes shared later!)
I cleaned your house and I even did the ironing. But truthfully, none of the many things you do for us is the reason it is time to come home. We miss you. It is just too quiet around here. We miss knowing that you are here, in your own home, your own space, but here.
We miss chatting over dinner. We miss you walking back and forth to the laundry room. We miss going to church with you. We miss you feeding the birds. The birds miss you. We miss you running into the room saying, “hurry, you’ve just got to see this!” We miss your smile and your good nature. We miss you. Be safe traveling and hurry home!
Blessings, Catherine and The Chief