Yesterday we were supposed to have cats-and-dogs rain, possibly hail, thunder and lightening. I was so looking forward to a bit of drama, but before it came, I had Ben shift the compost before it got wet, and I planted tiny annuals, even though some went into places I didn't intend, and some were planted in the wrong order so they might get trampled when I put bigger things nearby later. At any rate, the summer's been sunny and dry and I felt bad about several trays of tiny babies suffering on the concrete.
In the middle of this, we got call that Ben's mom passed away early in the morning, so we've been trying to plan a quick trip back home.
Which means, like it or not, I have to forfeit the Awards project, and worse, I have to do my 07/08 tax returns before we leave. So Ben's been on my case to get me to finish it though he's helping me, too. This is a task I usually stew over for three or more weeks before I actually get to it, but I was given one evening to stew over it and we started at 9AM this morning.
Neither our parents' homes have (to our knowledge) the Internet, so access is sporadic until we get home towards the end of this month. But I hope you all will enjoy the start of the new year and weave lots of nice things. I expect fabulous pictures when I get back.
Oh, about the weather drama of yesterday, we had glorious Nelson sun and gale force winds. The babies look so cute all around, but I wouldn't be surprised if they all dry up while we're away if THAT's the kind of torrential rain we can expect.