Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hertzler Doings~May 23-May 29, 2016

Been a busy week. Didn't take the time to write because the internet is sometimes working and sometimes not. Summer finally hit and we turned the air on but the third day in, our AC is not working. Had some time with Janelle and Helen at the homeschool curriculum sale yesterday. Janelle did better than the rest of us combined. I sold something but then spent that much.
Philip has been working on grading his property. Freeman and Alli spread mulch on their yard. Susan's been mowing and working in her garden. Had some friends over for a fire down at the river. Michael and Jessica went to Va Beach and stayed with some friends over there and visited another. Phil's been busy in the fields.
Got to see Nathan a lot this week. He is so precious. He and I took Susan over to Happy Valley so she could jog and when she got up to run he said, "Susan, sit!"
So she did and then got out later.
Everything is beautiful and green.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Hertzler Doings~May 16-22, 2016

Internet issues. Finally have some Friday, the 20th.

This weeks highlights:
Went to Short Pump with some fun ladies I know from New Life. Had a wonderful supper at Longhorn Steak House. Great conversation.
Saw Nathan and Alli more since Freeman is sleeping during the day.
Every time I am with him, nothing else matters. He's learning to play piano all on his own and knows how to operate my phone to find the video of himself that he likes. He'll be 2 soon.
Susan got to go to the shore with Claire's family for several days.
Davi got lost but our neighbor found her after 20 hours of lostness.
Rosalee's son, Abie, has been in heaven for 7 years-May 20.
Sat., I may go to Lavender Farms to hear friend Jeanne speak on gardening and then to Michelle Meadows wedding in the afternoon. Brother David's 53rd birthday is Saturday too.

Not sure if I'll have internet again for awhile so that's my quick catch up. It's been raining a lot and today is happier so maybe that's why I have internet.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hertzler Doings~May 9-15, 2016

Mon.-Thurs.-Been having trouble with our internet and am thankful for the window of opportunity to write here. Celebrated a birthday on Tuesday. I turned 58 and was born in 1958. I heard from all of my siblings, which was so nice. Been working on the raised beds. Planted herbs and Susan planted lots of seeds to transplant when they are big enough plants. Yesterday, she and Claire planted all kinds of heirloom tomato plants we picked up for a dollar each at the Community Market at CCA on Tuesday. It's been raining for so many days. Phil got 20 acres of corn planted plus our sweet corn planted as well. Nathan and Alli came over yesterday and she made some sofa pillow covers for both of us. When Nathan came in the house, he pointed above the TV and went on about how the picture that belongs there wasn't there anymore, so I took him to the dining room and showed him where I hung it and then he was fine. He was so tired and I took him for a gator ride but he was so interested in the tree tops and birds, etc. that he would even snap his head back to keep looking at them. I don't know if I'll get to write again this week due to the internet. Tonight, my friend Judy is coming out to see the new addition and to have supper with me. Tomorrow eve, Jessica and I have a catch up dinner night planned. Last night, I went to the Bible Study up at Walkers. There were 18 women there. I really like that it's 2 miles away and I'm home by 8:15. I get to spend time with Minkey there, and that's an added benefit. Right now, I'm watching a downy wood pecker sneaking around the trunk of our walnut tree.

Fri-Sun.-Life goes on...without the internet.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hertzler Doings~May 2-8, 2016

Mon.-Busy day. Cleaning up bedroom over there, Susan moving into it, Jenna here helping, Susan working in garden, etc. I did wash and helped Susan a little and met Lisa H. at Granny B's. Dear Deep Friend. DDF. Went shopping at Walmart and got some stuff to help with the mancave organization and clean up. Philip and Phil cleaned and froze fish in the eve.

Internet has been down so I'm writing here a week and a half later.

Wed.-Got my hair trimmed while Janelle watched. I took her out to get her car fixed. We like going out like this to Farmville together once in awhile.
Thurs.- Went to Dr. Harvey and finally, successfully, got a mold taken for the crown that needs to go on my implant.
 Went out with Phil Friday eve. to see Madi Stoltzfus in the play Cinderella at LCA. So good. And she's such a dear. Sat in 2nd row.
 Went to Chai Time on Saturday and skipped the heart of Va. Felt like I needed to catch up on stuff at home.

On Sunday, everyone came here around 4 for Mother's Day and to celebrate Alli's and my birthdays. Freeman deep fried tilapia fillets, fries, and turkey nuggets. We had oven fries as well plus salad, chocolate cupcakes, and the daisy cake from the Mennonite cookbook my mother would make me for my birthday. I took it out of the oven, smelled my mother, and had to cry for a little bit. I am really missing her.

Davi enjoys jumping in the air and attacking the bubbles we blow from the wand. Nathan giggles and giggles while he watches her and keeps a distance since he found that she doesn't see him and knocks him over or even bites a bubble if it's on his hand.

It was the best Mother's Day ever.