We went to the cemeteries over the weekend to decorate the graves of our loved ones. The maple tree above was one my dad had planted after my mother was buried in this cemetery nearly 40 years ago. I remember how small the tree was when it was first planted.
Our son had just gotten back Friday night from a week's work in California, so he didn't get a very early start home on Saturday. A big storm was just ahead of him and he followed it out of KC most of the way home. I was on the computer watching radar and weather warnings. He had to pull off at 3 different exits to wait until the weather lightened up before going further.
We got some rain and a little wind here, but nothing like other parts of the state had. A flash flood in Branson caused the deaths of 2 people and 1 was missing. I've never heard if they were found. So tragic. They were visiting Branson from Nashville, TN.
This photo is one my son snapped today as he was driving back to KC from Wichita. We learned later that there was a tornado warning in the area and this cloud certainly looks ominous. Brett said that he was listening to the news on the radio and they didn't say there was anything severe to worry about and thankfully he made it back to the metro area just fine.
Storms with severe weather and possible tornadoes are something we hear forecast all too frequently here in MO in the spring and summer. I'm happy we have a basement to go to.
We went to our daughter's house on Saturday evening for a light supper and card games. It was just the 4 of us and her friend, Mike.
Kim's house and flowers are looking so nice. She found the little Radio cart in the above photo at a flea market. This was taken a couple of weeks ago and the flowers are much fuller now.
The little table is one I had and didn't use, so she spray painted it and placed it between the garage sale wicker chairs I found for $20. BG and I like to sit in those chairs when we are visiting and sitting on the deck.
I've been having fun bird watching and trying to get a good shot of the blue birds. Still haven't seen many goldfinches lately but we have plenty of other birds to watch.
We also have a few feral cats to watch that roam around our neighborhood. I think I've shown these two before and they just crack me up. They are both males but are practically joined at the hip. We'll put out some food for them and I'll see them come running up the path that goes to the pond and they are almost touching as they run together. They are great buddies and stay together.
We grilled a couple of times over the long weekend. Brett grilled a pork loin and hamburgers to make sliders and also pork steaks. We had plenty of sides along with corn on the cob. Yes, we ate good!
I started this week off with a day spent just resting and then I had to have my car back at the dealership yesterday to look at my a/c. It quit again and they had told me that they couldn't figure out what was going on when it was cooling, so off I went for my 9:30 appointment. Four hours later, I got the word that they still couldn't figure it out because the a/c came on as they drove it into the shop. Grrr!!
I was so aggravated that I forgot half of what I needed at WalMart before heading home. Of course it was one of those days where I forgot to make a list.
The good news is that I got half-way through a book while I waited at the dealership. I have missed reading.
I apologize for not getting by to visit as often as I'd like. It's been such a busy time and at the end of the day I find myself falling asleep over my laptop.
Happy Thursday to you!