Well, it has been a while since I was here. We went on our trip (#1 for the summer), saw my cousin get married, enjoyed visiting my parents and sent Jonathan off on a week trip to San Antonio with Jeff's family. Our grass is doing very good and we did finally get the garden planted in the ground. I'm afraid we've lost the peas. However, the carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, squash, and pumpkin are looking great. We have a lot of rodents around here; squirls, rabbits, ground hogs, racoons, skunks, etc. A friend of ours suggested that we plant peppers around the perimeter to ward off the critters. One taste of those spicy leaves and they'll be gone! So, we we out and found some nice pepper plants that were already established and growing well and picked up a strawberry as well! We got it all in the ground Friday and it all seems to be going well so far!
As far as the school year goes, we are nearly done, 4 days left! This morning, Jonathan got up very early and got right to work! He planned and opened up a Kool-aid stand yesterday and was very determined to do it again today. So, he wanted all his school work done first thing this morning, to allow himself most of the day to sell "nice fresh koolaid on a hot summer day!" It's 9 A.M. and he is done (course, these last few days are extremely light in the work)! VERY ambitious young man. We are proud of him. He only made one sale yesterday, but he started in the alley and decided that wasn't the best place, no one came! So he moved to the front. Some teen agers drove by and he and Adie were yelling at the top of their lungs to get those girls to come to their stand. Didn't work. Then, Jonathan got the idea to go door-to-door selling his drink (for $.50!). That was at 7:30 last night. I allowed them to go to the only neighbor we know, on the condition they would sell it for a quarter. Well, that was their sell for the day and today, they are determined to sell more today. They've added to what they want to sell today, smarties! These kids are so cute! Oh! While we were sitting on the porch ending the day, I was telling Jeff that I've got a new interest. Beads and making jewelry, not to mention the bows and socks that I'm getting back in to! Immediately, Jonathan piked up and nearly jumped out of his chair and said, "OOh! More stuff for us to sell!"
They are working very hard, he says, so they can earn money for them to go to Canada and see their cousins. That trip is coming very soon, and all of us are so excited! Lots to do, lots to do.
Have a good week!