Thursday, July 5, 2012

Right now this even looks good...

Not sure where to start....so will start with what is on everyone's mind: the weather. We have had days on end of temps over 100º. I thought one day that we were not going to break the 100 mark but it ended up not so. One day was 108º! Our yard is brown and crunchy and the only way the flowers and garden are living is because we water them. Right now the above photo looks soooooo refreshing.

We took Lorelei home day before yesterday, and the farms are really going to lose a lot this year I am afraid. We saw cornfields with just big brown spots in them...and other places the corn was tasseling but no silks forming at all. It was so curled up, it looked almost brittle. I have heard people talk about crop insurance. One guy the news interviewed said usually the crop insurance only pays just a bit over enough to cover the planting costs. I don't know if that is true in all cases or not....and that is better than nothing. But I still feel bad for them....
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Sarah and Lorelei came Saturday evening and Sarah spent two nights...Lorelei was not ready to go home so she stayed another night. I do not know why, but sometimes it is so easy to get the camera out when she is here and other times just seem so busy that I can't. Well, this was one of the times I couldn't so I don't have any new photos to show. But I have tales to tell!

When her mom left, we had to walk her out to the car of course...we just always do. So Lorelei hugs her, and we give her a hug and she leaves...we had to stand there and watch till she was out of sight. I set Lorelei down and we start to walk inside and she clouds up with big old tears in her eyes, and said "Mamaw, I forgot to tell mommy I love her." It would have broke your heart cause she was so sincere.

I told her we could call her if she wanted....but I told her you mommy know you love her....and that seemed to ease her mind.

We went to Walmart a bit after Sarah left to look for Lorelei a butterfly net. We also looked at clothes...she found a dress she liked but it was not in her size. She just was not interested in anything else. Tuesday we head home...she goes to the potty before leaving. But we get about 30 minutes from home, and we take back roads part of the way. So we are out in the middle of no where and she needed to go to the potty....I asked her if she could wait...she says she can.

So we head to the highway, and backtrack to a Walmart. I take her in, and we make it in time...we come back out and she tells me "Mamaw, lets go look at clothes." This is a three year old wanting to look at clothes! So we head back to them...and there are just no clothes to speak of her size, after wandering around a few minutes, I spied a rack with hardly anything on it but on the bottom is her dress...I grab it, it is the right size, and her eyes just gleam. She told me, "Mommy is going to love me in this dress!"

10 comments:

Tricia Hays said...

WoW! Big difference, isn't it! =)

Sandra said...

so glad you found The Dress. a minor miracle. the bad thing about the crops loss is not just the farmers but our food supply. i saw it on the news 2 days ago that the drought, storms, floods, fires and high temps have destroyed corn and wheat and that the people in Egypt already pay 40 percent of their wages for food alone, and because our crops are dead, they are going to pay more and go hungry. seems we ship them most of their corn and wheat.

Susan said...

YAY! You found THE dress in the right size! How awesome!

Naquillity said...

what a refreshing picture to see during this heatwave we're having. our air conditioning was out yesterday so we felt the heat most strongly. this morning we got it fixed though. i'm pleased we didn't have to sit through another hot day without air. so glad you were able to visit with Lorelei and her mother and that you found that special dress after all. hope all is well. have a great day~

don said...

I like the snowy picture...the hotter it gets, the more everyone needs to be reminded this will end one day.
Very interesting to have Lorelei with you and to get an account of all that happened.

Chatty Crone said...

Amen to that. sandie

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Awe, what a sweetheart. We are sure in need of rain here, and the crops that were put in really early in the spring are doing fine, but the ones put later aren't doing so well.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a precious little girl--and so grown-up... Glad she stayed with you for an extra day or so....

Yes--the weather is horrible. We've had that horrible heat and drought here. We're watering our flowers/plants --but the grass is BROWN...

Can't wait to see a picture of Lorelei in her new dress...
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda Gross said...

Awww I am happy that you found the dress in Lorelei's size!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lorelei is so sweet. How interesting that she is so interested in clothes!

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