April 10

The end of such a wonderful day.

The weather has been so very lovely this week.

Laundry has been hung outside, the grill has been opened and used more than once, the lawn is in need of mowing, the birds are singing, the trees are budding, the girl has gotten sunburnt,

and it is supposed to snow Sunday.

April 9

Last week it began to smack of spring around here,

so Superman, myself and the boy went for a walk around Lake Park . I haven’t walked around the pond lake before, and I must say that I was delightfully surprised.

We have been under a flood watch for 2 weeks now, and the water has begun to recede. We still feel like Noah around here.

There are 2 trails. One that is fairly close to the pond lake, and the other one is blacktopped. At times they converge into one blacktopped one, but I much prefer the one that is closer to nature.

The day we went was so quiet and peaceful. I could have sat there by the pond lake all day.

I tried to give this picture a surreal look. Do you like it?

I was really surprised at how much of the locks were preserved. I didn’t think that there was so much of it left. I would have thought that since this is a tourist area, they would have done more with it…giving tours or some sort of history lesson…something. It is totally fascinating to me, therefore, I took a bazillion pictures and am sharing them with you. Now you get to be totally fascinated.

Inside the lock.

The bridge that you see used to be an aqueduct for the canal to go over the Muskingum River. The river is up over a foot past flood stage.

You can see the supports for it here. I wonder how long it took to build it. I wonder how many men worked on it. Oh, how I would love to go back into time and see what this area looked like 120 years ago.

If you could go back in time, when would you have liked to live? Where would you live ? Who would you like to have a conversation with? Would you be able to adapt to the time?

April 7

I’d like everyone to meet

Bootleg (both his back legs are white)

White Lightnin’ (on of its back legs is black with a white ‘z’ going through it)  We are  calling him/her Lightning.

Moonshine and,

Firewater.  We are calling her/him Fire.

My derrière is numb,

and my back aches

because I have been spending most of my time on the floor with them.

There is nothing like fresh kitty faces to keep you on the floor.

April 6

Hello internet, this post is from The Boy.

Mom wanted me to let you all know that Whiskey has started delivering. As of 8:05 am there are two kittens.

The Labor Coach/Midwife will be on later with pictures and an update.

Number 1 and 2 arrived around 8 and 8:30.

This is number 1.

Number 2.

Labor has stopped, but there are more to come…I think.

Here is number 3 and 4.

Number 3 arrived around 10:15

Number 4 arrived about 15 minutes later.

From the condition of her tummy, I think there are still 1 or 2 more left….or not. I am not sure.

It is 1:10, and I think she is finished.   I am so glad that there are only 4.

April 5

Superman has been off work this week at his #1 job. Business has been slow, so he has been home.

The other morning as I was sitting here perusing blogs, checking email, looking at FoxNews.com and all the other little sites I visit on a daily basis, I happened to turn around and see…

Superman sitting on the floor behind me.

Sound asleep.

I think he was tired of all the relaxing he has been doing this past week.

April 3

Last Saturday, Superman and I went to a get-together with 2 other families in our church. No chips! Going chipless is so fun!

We had such a great time. We ate, we laughed (and I was informed that I sound like Hillery when I laugh…ewwwwww I think I am going to have to stop laughing now!) we played cards, and ate some more.

I love going to her house. She has over 100 acres of land, her house was built in the late 1700’s, she has amazing gardens, and her table settings would put Martha to shame, but the thing that impressed me most on this particular visit, were her orchids.

Who knew that you could grow orchids in such a cold climate?

Do you like exotic flowers? What is your favorite flower? Do you plant flowers every year?

No, it isn’t Friday, but I am still nosy!

April 2

There is always certain times in a womans life that nothing will do but chocolate.

It is the only thing that seems to help.

Right now is one of those times. I strongly suggest prayers for my men.

April 1

I am going crazy.

And I’d like to give a big shout out to those that put me in this predicament.

First and foremost, I’d like to thank Dean Martin. He is such a wonderful guy!

I’d also like to thank K, the girls friend who invited the girl over to visit, and subsequently giving her a CD.

Lastly, I’d like to thank the girl for playing the song for me.

The song that has been running through my head for. the. last. 24. hours. non-stop.

Thank you one and all.

The men in white suits will be here soon.

Bells will ring, ting-a-ling-a-ling…….