Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Okay, I've been off the grid long enough...time to get back to the blog.

We've moved from Wisconsin to our summer location in Ham Lake Campground and have been busy since we landed.

Our first night we had our traditional supper with friends Jim and Kathy who always prepare the first meal for us upon arriving.  I must remember to always arrive after they do...this is a pretty sweet deal.

Then it was off and running with the grandkids, attending Kiersten's soccer game and joining them for supper along with a friend of Steph's who is as zany as I am.  It made for a very loud and raucous cribbage game with many delays for giggling...much to Left Brain's dismay.  But we girls sure had a great time.

I found my pickleball group on Tuesday night and it felt good to be playing with my Minnesota friends again.  I look forward to much more of this over the summer.

Saturday was a bittersweet day for me as I drove over to Menomonie to attend the memorial service for my cousin, Rick, who died at age 50 with a sudden heart attack.

Funerals are a twisted way to have a family reunion, but it was sweet to see my cousins Shayna and Rob.

The drive over and back was entertaining as I listened to my own personal copies of 'Hank the Cowdog' that were provided to me by my friend Lois. THANK YOU LOIS. The beautiful water lilies at the top of the blog are from her pond.  I didn't get to see them in person this year, but next year will make a point of it.

Since I ended up having spare time before the service I stopped at the Walmart there and filled the car full of bags of wet bark mulch (it had been raining earlier that day) for my gardens of Ham Lake.  Let's just say that after sitting in the heat for four hours in a black car the aroma was rather overwhelming on the drive back.

Today is a quiet Father's Day as the family is visiting my son-in-law's family for the week at their cabin up north.  So I'll finish up those gardens and get some photos ready for future postings.

Have a great Father's Day where ever you are!

Long Live the Queen


  1. Happy Father's Day to Left Brain. I am glad you are safe, well, and having fun. Looking forward to your pictures! ❤

  2. Glad you are all settled in the cities. The water lilies are beautiful!

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. Lois' water lilies are just gorgeous. As for the cribbage games, gosh I miss playing cribbage with my hubby and my brother. I don't know anyone else around here who plays it. I do, however, have it on my laptop, and can play it with a "digital" person. Looking forward to photos of your garden.

    I hope Left Brain had a wonderful day yesterday. It was rainy, but nice, here. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

  4. Thanks for sharing the water lilly picture on your blog. And now you have a zipper specialist kitty.... And Hank The Cowdog is what I use on headphones to get me to sleep at night, or back to sleep if wake up wiggley. pond lois