Outside my window~
I am very sad.
I had five BEU-ti-ful rose bushes. Double Knock Outs. They all had to be removed because of Rose Rosette Disease (RRD).
I took some photos of what the disease looks like::
I read everything I could about this horrible RRD in order to try and "save" my rose bushes. But my actions were futile.
Between this and the ice storm that wiped out a bunch of my things last December, I told David that I am going to paint rose bushes on the big rocks or just put up inflatable palm trees from now on. Geesh!
I am thankful for ~
* My husband who worked hard to dig up all those thorny, dying rose bushes using a home made lever.
* Bailey's Irish Cream ;)
* Girlfriends. Every mama needs 'em!
* For the quiet that came with the guys being gone on another TSG camp out last weekend.
From the school room ~
* We are plugging away. Now in the midst of week 13, the semester will be over before we know it!
From the kitchen ~ (For little hands in the kitchen)
We made these last year using a tube of Pillsbury crescent or bread roll...
Coat with some melted butter, paprika and parsley snips, and then some shredded cheese if you wish...
Bake according to the package and enjoy...
They are so much fun for the kids to make!!
What I am reading ~
I just finished The Kitchen House. I am on the hunt for another book now. (I haven't read two books in one month in FOR-EVER!)
What I am praying for ~
* The souls in purgatory.
* For all those who have asked me to pray for them.
* For my sister who is about to take a business trip to South Africa.
Around my house ~
These pumpkins won't be carved until Halloween morning since our warm temperatures will only speed up their rotting process.
Stan earned his Lion badge at the TSG camp out last weekend. He's moving on up!
Extras coming down the pike this week ~
My mammogram on Friday (TMI? They ARE important you know.)
All Saints Vigil Mass on Friday.
Trick or Treating on Friday.
All Saints party on Saturday.
Stan's adoption day (anniversary) next Monday.
What I am listening to ~
David doing some book keeping in the kitchen. Miss Clementine talking to two of her sisters upstairs.
A picture to share ~
My sweet little owl is growing up too quickly!
Have a great hump day!
~ Patty ~