Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Quote Day

There will never be a day when we won't need
dedication, discipline, energy and the feeling
that we can change things for the better.
~ George Sheehan

There's something about having children around that makes you hopeful. Tired, but still hopeful that the world will be better for their future than it is now. My granddaughter, especially, seems headed in an activist direction. She's quite the environmentalist, hates Styrofoam, cheers when she sees solar panels and appreciates clotheslines.

We've been having lots of fun and both kids are willing to pitch in and help with whatever needs to be done. (I tease them that they're helping out the old folks.) We've made sure they've had lots of fun stuff to do, as well, of course – they've gone fishing every day, and we've also gone to a nearby river to swim. We're taking them to a drive-in movie tomorrow night – something they've never experienced before, and believe me, it's hard to come up with Stuff They Haven't Done.

It's been beastly hot with little rain, so we've had to water the garden every morning, which has been a community project. Today we'll pick peas to add to our stir-fry for dinner, and we're making a pound cake for dessert, topped with locally grown strawberries.

It might be cool enough this morning to take a long walk to the Amish bakery, with donuts for breakfast as our reward. We've all earned it!

Hope you've had a good week. My grandson is going home Sunday, but my granddaughter will be here all next week. She's had a great time with my camera; I've posted some of her photos on my Facebook page. Enjoy!

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