Wednesday, cough, cough, July 21

As I sit here coughing up what lungs I have left it appears to be a beautiful day here in central Alberta.  The sky is blue beyond blue, there is just a slight breeze and for the first time in over a week no rain in the forecast.  Let’s all sing hallelujah.

Went and spent some much-needed time with my grandkids yesterday — well, two of them — Ethan was sleeping.  Their poor mom is so sick, so I went to give her a little break in the afternoon.  The kids and I had a blast playing in the backyard and just hanging out.  They are just so good for my soul.

Tim and I (mainly Tim) made some good headway on our rock slope yesterday.  It’s tough, heavy work.  He’s taking a break from it today.  Good thing.  I’m going to concentrate on getting the weeding done and then whacking the grass and weeds down on the west side of the house between us and the neighbors.  That side is my next project.  Just going to kill everything off and then cover with about 4 inches of bark mulch — it’s not much more than a narrow walkway, anyway.  Think it will be much easier to maintain with a layer of mulch.

Everyday, I check out a new blog and today I found this one: .    She’s quite an interesting read, I recommend checking out her blog.  Especially, if, like me, you like parsley.

I’m posting a picture today of our little ‘friend’ who comes to stay at our front door each summer.  He’s been with us now for about six years.  I don’t know what their lifespan is;  hopefully, long.  I’m always so happy when I see his poop for the first time.  I think he lives up in the eaves somewhere, and wonder how he survives the winter.  Or, does he migrate?  Perhaps I should do a little investigating. . .

Also posting a couple of pics from our friend’s farm where my friend, Heather’s, daughter held her wedding reception this past weekend.  It was lovely.  Joe and Rita have a beautiful place and are the most wonderful, sharing, generous people I know.

Well, should get on with my day — was up shortly after 7 today — hooray!



  1. Jill said,

    July 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Bat! We had one for a week or so (in our patio umbrella of all places) and I made Aaron get rid of him. I know they’re good for bugs, but too rodent-like for me.

    • klrs09 said,

      July 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm

      I replied to your second post, Jill. Hope you’re having a good summer. Thanks for the read.

  2. Jill said,

    July 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

    When I say “get rid of” I don’t mean it in the mafia sort of way. Just moved. 🙂

    • klrs09 said,

      July 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm

      Ha, Ha! We had one once in our umbrella, too. It’s a little freaky, I’ll admit. All we did was open it up and leave. He got the hint and never went in there again. Whether it’s the same one or not, I don’t know. But having him at the front door sure keeps the bugs away!

  3. cindy said,

    July 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    You’re glad to see a bat?
    *Cindy pours a glass of wine and wonders about Rose’s sanity*

    I do like the look of the barn …

    (Get better soon now, you hear?)

    • klrs09 said,

      July 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

      When I see him each year I know that summer is finally at hand. So, he’s a bearer of good will, I guess. Thanks about the barn, I really want to get out to the farm and take some more shots. Enjoy your wine!

  4. granny1947 said,

    July 22, 2010 at 12:37 am

    A bat….uhm…not too sure about that…don’t they get entangled in your hair?
    I gather it not a vampire bat!
    Get better soon….watch that chest…

    • klrs09 said,

      July 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

      Oh, I love bats! I think they are the most amazing creatures, and our little guy is only the size of a mouse. Too cute! Am feeling much better today, thanks!

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