Sunday, May 31, 2009

We're counting down...

Andrew's graduation is only a week away now and we are really trying to concentrate on the things that need to be done instead of all the things we'd just like to have done before then. It seems hard to believe that it's been 4 years since I was the one sitting out in the field, pencil and paper in hand, trying to think of what I wanted to say in my speech! How time flies by...


We did many different, assorted jobs today. I'll give you a brief overview...


Andrew mowed the lawn across the road while I push-mowed around the trees and broke off the seed heads from all of the rhubarb plants. Then I got out our little pruner to take off the little trees that were coming up beside the big ones and Andrew got out the chainsaw for the bigger trees that were growing in the raspberry patch and elsewhere. About that time, our friends who had bought Andrew's dirt bike pulled in, as they had a problem... The gas tank on the bike started leaking. So, Andrew directed them to the shop and fixed the hole--hopefully. If what he did doesn't work, they'll have to take it down to Titan in Kintyre.


My dad worked on the corn/sunflower planter for a lot of the day and swathed down some alfalfa and brought it in for the goats to eat. They loved him!


Mother worked on laundry and organizing things in the house and she planned the final menu for the graduation today. She also planned our program, so now all we need to do is practice, practice, and practice...


Jacob rested a lot and is doing his best to get well quickly.


Andrew and I got the fence set up to be electrified across the driveway, as a certain bull of mine does not think he has to stay in... Andrew hooked up a fencer to it and when the cows and bulls came in for water,--POW!--My bull stayed in the rest of the afternoon!


I also weeded the flower bed that's by the house and trimmed the 2 bushes that were scraggly looking. I took a picture of the finished project to share with you here:




I should have taken a before picture, but I didn't think of it then. :)

Andrew and my parents did some more work on the slide show we'll be showing on the 7th--getting the rest of the pictures loaded and then sorting them in chronological order. We had WAY too many pictures to begin with, so we've had to narrow it down several times, and it's now down to our very favorite pictures of Andrew's growing up years--which still amounts to a LOT!

While doing dishes after lunch, Mother and I got to discussing clothes for the big day. Andrew's favorite colors (and consequently, the colors for the graduation table-clothes; cake frosting; etc...) are yellow and black, so we were trying to decide if we wanted to try to color coordinate our clothes somewhat too. As we were talking, I remembered a yellow prom dress that our neighbor lady had given to us and that I had tucked away in the back of my closet. I dug it out and then Mom and I had a good time imagining what we/I could all do with it. Now, what would you do with an immodest; way too long for you; yellow dress if you were in my shoes? I'll post pictures later of some of the ideas we had, but here is a picture of the dress before I started cutting it apart at the seams...

I praise God that He has given us the strength to keep on keeping on and that He's sent us such lovely weather for working outside!

...And now, once again, I'd best get some sleep...

2 comments:

Dawn Bornemann said...

Dear Cora,
A million thanks for weeding that flower bed--it looks wonderful! I had it on my TO-DO list all last week and now it's done. God bless you, dear daughter, for how you jump in and do what needs doing. :)
I can hardly wait to see your creations from the old dress. I'm sure that you'll be the prettiest girl at the ball--OOPS, I mean the graduation.
Love always,
Mom

*~Virginia~* said...

Yes, CAn't wait to see some pictures!!!!!! The dress looks beautiful already!:)