After spending Saturday with A’s immediate family, we traveled on Sunday for a couple of hours to a lovely part of the coast to spend the afternoon with her extended family – Cousin C recently moved into a great place on Orr’s Island, and invited us down, along with a few other cousins, and two aunts and an uncle. It was nice to see everyone, and get to know the other cousins better. Always good to see the older generation – of ten originally, only 4 are left, and sadly, three of the four have dementia at some stage or another. So we saw the one aunt who at 90 is sharp as a tack, although deaf, which can sometimes cause confusion, and the youngest of the ten who is still able to function and share a joke easily, and his wife who has her hands full keeping things going forward. It was a pretty day – although we had some showers, it was mostly nice and sunny and breezy. Cousin C has a spinning wheel. And two rigid heddle looms. She tried to sell me a loom but I resisted. I might not have been able to resist a wheel had she offered. She is thinking of having fiber weekends at this new place – it is spacious and has a large sunny deck. I told her to please include me if she does it. A rolled her eyes.
On the way back, we stopped in to visit with Mom and B. Mom’s eyes are doing really well – she has no had both cataracts removed, and can really see well. She can’t wait to get her new glasses but she has to heal a bit more first.
Today B and A are off playing golf, I stayed home to do chores. Yes really. I planted the tomatoes and summer squash, and harvested asparagus for tonight – we might be almost done with the harvest for this year, but I see tiny little seedlings in the bed, so our crop will only grow. 🙂
I also vacuumed about a third of the house, and will work on the rest of it when I cool off from doing that – it is warm today! And I will go dig out rocks for that pool area – today is a day I would like to have a pool up and full. Good motivation.
I also finished a little bracelet to match C’s birthday scarf. Not sure if the bracelet will be for her, I will see after I block it if the size is right.
Not much else is getting done, there are so many blogs to read…