A Family Week
Family is everything when you get right down to it. Our youngest son and his family are arriving today to stay for a week. This means our youngest grandchild will be here — a precious little 2-year-old named Piper. We’re really excited to see her (and her parents!) If I were to tell you how old our oldest grandchild is, you wouldn’t believe me. We won’t go there. But I can say that the next youngest one is 21. So we waited a long time for this one.
We’ve spent days trying to make our house livable for a toddler. We’re
a little bit very tolerant about dust and pet hair, but we don’t really want Piper to have to deal with that. So I spent all day today on a search-and-destroy mission for dust and pet hair.
Once the house is as clean as I can make it, I’ll relax. Piper will love the garden and the dogs. She hasn’t seen them in almost a year. She’ll also love the cows that a close family friend has right up the road from our house. She’s seen them before, but you know . . . a little one can forget from one visit to the next.
We planted radishes just for Piper to pick. We also have English peas for her to pick and shell, and some carrots that are still here after wintering over. The carrots aren’t all that fabulous now, but I think she’ll get a kick out of pulling them out of the dirt.
It probably goes without saying that I haven’t gotten anything done in the studio this week, except for my two big digital projects for design clients.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and if you’re observing Memorial Day, I hope you will have an opportunity to pause and remember those who have sacrificed so much for the rest of us.