Yesterday, Rachel headed out to the youth conference at Emma's school. A Dad from our church is taking the week and drove four of the kids from church down. It has been a real blessing in our daughter's lives, and I know this year will be the same.
I've got a decent cold, so I am taking Mucinex and trying to rest. Its hard for me to just do nothing, especially when I was a way from home 4 days last week for the bulk of the day. I mowed yesterday and ran errands, and Kyle and Sarah and I ended up at my parents house for a swim. I grilled burgers for everyone and we visited for a while then the kids and I headed home.
It is weird after having 6 kids to just have 2 around. These two are very good at entertaining themselves, so that is nice for me with my cold.
We've had a lot of rain this past week. Mostly at night and a few were big thunder and lightning storms, with downpours. Our grass, gardens, and weeds love it in combination with the heat.
The Cottage garden is wild. You can't even see the Daylilies that are along the fence because of the Larkspur. My hollyhocks are being visited by Japanese Beetles. (Frown)
My Echinacea is very showy this year.
The bees are loving it! In the autumn, the finch will pay the seed heads a visit!
I'm off to close my eyes for a bit. Back tomorrow to talk weight loss. It's been a while since we've talked about it.