I’m Back

Ok, I know that it has been a loooong time since my last blog. I haven’t even been taking the time to read many other blogs. But, I think I am back for a while now. Summer’s coming, so I probably won’t be running around as much as I have been–you know, carting children to school and school activities. So I am hoping to get back into blogging on some sort of regular basis.

Today, I mowed the back yard and used an edger for the first time. It is a pretty handy tool. Mark’s brother gave us his old one, and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to try it out. I am trying to pace myself on the yard work–do a little at a time. But even that takes a couple of hours. After mowing, I only edged around the sidewalk that goes through the yard. I also did some weeding around the edge of the house. It didn’t seem like much, but I was out there long enough for my 3 kids to be covered with dirt from head to toe and to require baths when we got inside.

Ultimately though, I am just glad that the weather is finally nice enough for them to be outside. We are now at the beginning of the 2 1/2 month period where it is pretty nice to be outside in Oklahoma. Come the middle to end of June, it gets a bit hot for any lengthy time outside. I want to be able to take advantage of the nice days when we have them.

Perhaps my next blog will be a bit more philosophical or a comment on something I’ve read or spmething else more ethereal. But right now, I am just pretty focused on my surroundings and every day life events. I will note here that I am reading another Susan Howatch novel, Wheel of Fortune. It is interesting, and it will definitely merit some comments.