Thursday, June 8, 2017
Thursday's Patterns in the Sky........
It was a beautiful sky as the sunrise reflected on all the cloud formations. The color of blue as the background really was pronounced. As I gazed down the street I realized it is recycle day with scattered rows of bins up and down the street. I had not remembered but my neighbors knew it was the day.
My project for the past two days was to construct a shelving unit to fit into the clothes closet of the new office/studio area. We had the floor put in and I saw a great need for storage for my wife's art supplies.
I had assembled it all the day before using small finishing nails. They were inadequate and things seem to keep coming loose. So yesterday I drove up the hill in my new, old truck and bought the right size of nails. It didn't take long for everything to pull together tightly.
As I had written earlier this week that my wife's cousin passed away. It was Monday evening to be exact. Yesterday on Facebook, I received word that my first cousin who lives in California, passed away. Rosemarie had battled and survived cancer for five years and then suddenly it took her life. She lived as a young girl close to us as her dad's farm and ours were really close together. She was three years older than me, the same age as my late brother. She has two children and three grandchildren, the grand baby boy being born just a few days ago. The other two grandchildren are twin girls.
Rosemarie was a sweet person with a British accent. My uncle Donald, her father, married a British woman, Eileen, after the second world war. The uncle being a farmer and his wife being a daughter of a high ranking British officer made for an interesting life for them. Rosemarie was strongly influenced by her mother. Her speech was mostly British sounding. Rosie's mother had lived throughout the world as her father was placed in areas of the British colonies in India and other countries. All of the heritage of her mother did influence Rosemarie to be the woman she became. I newer saw my cousin enough and only heard things about her through my parents. We of course were together at each of her parent's funerals. She and her husband did move to Iowa for a few years to take care of her mom until her mom died. Thanks to Facebook we did converse and share these past few years.
We have errands to run today and one of the places we aim to visit is a garden center. We must get things in the ground soon. It seems that the sooner the better. We have three or four places we can go to buy flowers. Each place has it's positive and negatives in buying plants. It will be hot so we won't be planting until this evening or tomorrow morning. We are also interested in planting some herbs among our tomatoes. Marigolds and tomatoes are suppose to be a positive thing too.
I wish you all to have a good day today. Thank you for stopping by today.