It's after 10 a.m. and we haven't started school yet for the day. The kids are supposed to be putting away their laundry and making their beds. I'm beginning to think they may never be coming down. Is it wrong that I'm not too upset by that?
A few links for you.
This saint story just blew me away.
The new blogging venture of a dear friend.
It makes me very happy that the Patum Peperium's are back to posting occasionally after settling into their new chateau in a new city.
My second born is going to be seven next week. Yikes! She wants a pocket knife, a doll, books and various other things. She's an interesting kid, that one.
One of our cars has had the check engine light glowing for quite a while. For various reasons, we were pretty sure it wasn't indicating anything terribly serious, so we ignored it. Unfortunately, it won't pass an emissions inspection to renew the license plate if the check engine light is on, so we need to fix it by the end of the month. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh? Naturally, although not a serious issue, it also isn't cheap. Bah.
It has rained so much lately that my vegetable garden which thrived this summer has finally been drowned. The okra has fallen over, the tomatoes are all rotting and moldy and the squash has simply ceased. All good things come to an end, but the suddenness of the last of the garden always comes upon with too quickly. I should know by now to expect it, but I never seem to remember that as with other parts of life, I have no foreknowledge of what will be the end.
On the non-philosophical gardening front, I started yanking out the dead sunflowers, cone flowers, zinnias and such from the front beds during a break in the rain clouds the other day. It's itchy and some what depressing work. My beds are overrun with weeds. The gout weed and something else have all but killed my vinca and a bunch of other stuff. I don't think I have the heart to rip everything out and start all over again, but that's about what it needs. Sigh.
Many thanks to Jennifer for the hosting of Quick Takes.