Friday, June 10, 2011

Just relaxing

Today was grocery day. I am always tired when I get home from fighting the traffic. The stores were crowded today. The roads were crowded today. Road construction caught me in a traffic jam.  I was just glad to get home, unload, and get everything put away. LOL
There were so many big grain trucks on the road today. I finally figured out what was going on. We are expecting large floods here next week. I think these trucks were hauling from Cargill. Cargill is located in the flood plain. I also talked to Jonny. He said he has been advised that he might have to get out at a moments notice. He has all of his valuables gathered together. His apartment had 2 feet of water in it in 1993. They say it could happen again. I told him he could come here. I guess we will see what happens.

I did a little hand work tonight, but nothing much to show, so I thought I'd show you where I like to spend time in the shade when it is hot.
Carolyn's BIL made this for me. It is so comfortable to sit in. I sit out here and watch the hummingbirds. I tried to get a picture of one, but not sure how much he shows up.
Here are the flowers I received for Mother's Day. I seldom have any luck with flowers, but these are doing great on our porch steps. Can't forget to water them when you have to walk right past them every day. LOL
Aren't these pretty?
It is nice to sit in my chair, smell and see the flowers, and watch the hummingbirds. I don't do enough of it, but it does help to de-stress at the end of the day.

I don't think I shared a picture of our little cultivating tiller. We decided to get something to help us with the cultivating. We used to have a Mantis and knew that it was a good tiller. We had enough money saved to buy a cheap cultivator, but really wanted another Mantis. I came up with the idea of each of us adding some money to the pot and calling it my Mother's Day gift and Kevin's birthday gift. So here is our little tiller. I love it. We have already used it several times. This is a 4 cycle, so we don't have to mix oil with the gas. Much easier.
Not much else going on right now. I only got half my workout done tonight, so I think I will go work out some more. Both Jon and Hazel called. Talking to them is more important than a workout. (grin) Please keep all the people along the Missouri River in your prayers. When the Corps releases a record amount of water from the Gavin's Point Dam the flooding is supposed to be horrible. The flooding will be bad enough, but they are predicting the water to be high for a couple of months.

Thank you for visiting. Please come again. Have a wonderful weekend.



Crispy said...

Oooo I've always wanted an Anarondac (sp?) chair. I've seen those Mantis tillers on TV but thought they would be too light weight and would bounce around too much. Do they work well when you are first breaking up the soil or only good once the crops are in?


Rosalyn Manesse said...

Wow, I hope that the flooding abates. But we had so much heavy snow last winter, and so forth.

Paula said...

Hello, Winona~ I love your little peaceful spot! I have a plastic chair up at the barn I sit in while the silkies are out.... I have to stay nearby to watch over them. It is under a very peaceful shade tree and sometimes I've fallen asleep listening to the birds and chickens!
Love your little tiller~ I need something like that becasue I can't handle hubby's big tiller... its like holding on to a bucking bronco. *grin*
I think that's so sad about the flooding... so many farmers will lose their precious crops no doubt and I feel very bad for them.
Hope you're having a good week, dear.

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