It was a drizzly evening a few nights ago, overcast and cool, so I decided to take advantage of the weather and weed my garden. My cucumbers and watermelon were buried. It's pretty overgrown, but one bed was especially bad. I sat on our new cinder block frames (just the right height to sit and … Continue reading Sure, Go Ahead and Garden Without Me
My family was in Minneapolis this week for the internment of my Grandpa and Grandma. Both were cremated, and they will be buried together in Fort Snelling. But! First we went to see my OTHER Grandpa, my mother's birth father. He died of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome complications when he was 32, leaving my grandmother and … Continue reading Fort Snelling – Grandpa Korpi
We went to a relative's high school graduation party, and it seems like there were parties EVERYWHERE. Which makes me a bit nostalgic for the summer after High School Graduation where I was finally DONE with Day Care (I mean High School) and eagerly looking forward to college. I had no real responsibilities, and everything … Continue reading Just a Little Bit of Nostalgia
I picked up petunia's for my mother, but forgot to take a photo of them before we gave them to her. BUT! I gave her some squash plants for her favorite type of squash. Buttercup, I think. I'd have to check the package. They were beginning to crawl out of my closet! For my mother-in-law … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
I've mentioned that my Grandpa was in hospice, and that we went up suddenly to see him and drop off my mother to help with care. We left Sunday, and on Thursday, Valentine's Day, the hospice nurse told my mother 72 hours or less. Late Thursday night, my dad called my husband while I was … Continue reading Goodbye to My Grandpa
My mother, my father-in-law, my husband's grandfather, and I all have our birthdays in a two day period. It's kind of crazy! I was my mother's birthday present. My father-in-law was his father's birthday present. So we've celebrated this week! *Smile*
We were gifted a pair of HoneyGold apple trees for mother's day last year, which I found highly amusing because I have no kids, but my mother insisted that we have a dog so it counts. This spring they were lovely and flowered, which I can't find a picture of to save my life. But … Continue reading How Do You Tell If Your Apples Are Ready?
I took some time off this last week to go up to the Twin Cities and visit my grandpa! My husband and my mom and I all drove up, about a six hour drive total. It was so much fun to see him! I took photos, but I don't share photos of people (other than … Continue reading Visiting Grandpa and Motility Problems
I have a poison ivy rash, and it wasn't even from MY garden! I haven't dealt with the poison ivy in my garden yet. Instead, I pointed out some to my mother in HER garden, and I brushed the plant. **facepalm** I scrubbed my arm with Dawn dish soap and cold water, and I've been … Continue reading Poison Ivy Rash