This week has gone by so fast, yet so slow at the same time. Do you have weeks like that where time seems to speed up and then slow down to a snails pace?
There has been flooding from all the rain.................
These photos are of my backyard where the swamp waters were at an almost all time high. I hear our area was all over the national news this past week. I almost flooded my car twice on Monday going through large puddles of water. A few guys were paddling kayaks down the streets near me. Why they would think that was fun to do in water moccasin/alligator/and who knows what else infested waters is beyond me.
We got 15 inches of rain in 10 days, and we are now 18 inches over normal for this time of year, the ground is saturated. The water has now receded back a few feet and we were lucky that it was not close to our home. People in surrounding areas had to be evacuated, and their homes were flooded. In Florida the mold and mildew will take over those homes in a minute and they will lose everything. Mother Nature always has the last say doesn't she?
There has been work, paperwork for work, and frustrations from work. Not fun when Medicaid drops children for no reason and there is a fight to get their needs met. The Medical Foster Parents I have are amazing, they fight so hard to make sure those special children of theirs get the therapy they need, but it is so frustrating when things happen to prevent that.
There has been a tiny bit of weaving on my smaller loom. I am trying woven dishcloths out of the Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn I already had. We will see if it works as well as knit or crochet dishcloths.
There has been playing with Little Buddy. He is just so much fun. He absolutely does not want these letters in these word puzzles. I put them in and he takes them out, over and over again.
He is in love with babies right now. He loves to see real babies and actually got to hold two babies I work with this past week when his Medical Foster Parents came for a visit with the two little ones now staying with them. He did a great job holding them with a little help from Mom. I found this old baby doll that was my oldest son's when he was a little one. We have been feeding it, burping it and rocking it to sleep, well also just throwing it on the floor, he is not ready to babysit yet that is for sure. Do you remember the disappearing liquid baby bottles? Those bottles were fascinating when I was little and they still are, Little Buddy loves them.
There have been sunny skies with high heat and humidity, but also more rain. You know I don't mind the rain, I actually love it, I just don't like the sun to come out right after a rain shower so the whole world feels steamy.
There have been a few surprises in my over wet garden. Some gardenia's are blooming at the hottest time of the year due to all the rain and cloudy days we have had.
My roses are thrilled with all the moisture. My pool screens, driveway and pavers are not. I feel like I will be pressure washing all that mold and mildew away very soon.
There has been great babysitting by my Mr.18 this week. My regular babysitter had to have her kidney out this past Monday due to stage 0 cancer. I did not even know there was a stage 0. She actually had to walk through a mile of flood waters up to her knees to get to the main road, so a friend could pick her up to take her to the hospital for her surgery. Now that is some story! She is fine and at home recuperating now. Mr.18 has taken over all the babysitting while I am at work and has done a great job. When I came home from work there were toys EVERYWHERE! I'd say that was a good indication that Little Buddy was busy. Mr. 18 had a bit of a problem with the poopy diaper situation, but he managed.
There was a haircut for me, it was spontaneous and I just had to have three inches taken off NOW!!!!! Do you ever feel that way?
There has been some success on the potty for Little Buddy. And I feel there has been great success just making it to the weekend.
How was your week?