It’s been exactly one month since my last post. There were some amazing posts written (in my head) since then. Alas, I didn’t go to the computer and actually record any of them. So, we’ll see what I can remember and do a little point form post. And add some pictures, just for fun!
1. Clem bought a man lift. Then he sold it. They used this picker truck to get it to it’s new home. That thing weighed 11,000 lbs. 11.000 lbs!!!! And that picker swung it around like it was a little toy.
It made for some pretty beautiful skies, though.
It also halted the seeding a couple of times. We are in between rains right now, and Clem worked late one night to finish seeding the legumes (peas and lentils) before the last rains hit. So with just the wheat and barley left to go in the ground, we are about half done. It’s late, but not too late yet. Oh, and my garden is in, as well. Thanks to two great friends, it was done in about two hours, also just before the rain. I haven’t put any bedding plants out yet, as it is still getting very cold at night and threatening frost. Next week, I hope. For now, they are living in a wagon pulled by a quad so we can put them in the garage at night!
3. On the first really nice day we had, I opened all the windows in the house and hung some clothes out on the line. Then Clem decided to burn off the dugout. Figures.
7. I attended the blessing of our new diocesan cathedral in Saskatoon. What an amazing event! And a once-in-a-lifetime one, as well! The cathedral, which is decorated in a very simple and minimalist manner except for the stunning modern stained glass windows, was packed, right into the overflow area. I believe it sits 1200, with seating for 500 more in the overflow. There were six bishops in attendance, and all of the priests from the diocese. The singing was beautiful, and the blessing rituals involved all of the senses – the light streaming in from the windows, the bitter smell of the incense and the sweet scent of the special blessing oil, the chanting – an incredibly moving experience. So glad I went. Since I had an appointment the next day, I treated myself to a hotel room and a bit of shopping. my boys texted me with Mother’s Day greetings (a sign of the times), and Clem swears he didn’t have to prompt them. All in all, a very nice couple of days.
So that’s about it for what’s new. Thanks for stopping by!