Wednesday, May 13, 2009

the inevitable post

As others have pointed out, things can start backing up when you haven't posted in awhile. My time on the computer has been very limited - lots of things going on. And, I broke Rhiannon's camera so I have no pictures to show you. I poured water on it accidentally while carrying water in to Freya after Bjorn's birth. (yes, his name as been changed to Bjorn by Kaetlyn. Bjorn means Bear).

So, once lambs were all born, and sheep sorted, I was free to go and see the wee bean, otherwise known as Owen. I drove to Bethany and Ben's (do Ben's family call it Ben and Bethany's?) to fetch my mother to my place to celebrate Kaetlyn's 18th birthday. I was making very good time on my way to Horsefly - I would have been there at 5:30 - until I got to 70 Mile House and there was a wild fire burning and I got turned back. They were saying that we had to go all the way back to Kamloops and take Hwy 24. Luckily a nice Indian gas station owner in Clinton showed me a map of the logging roads and I made a 2 hour detour on rutted roads that took me out to Hwy 97 minutes from the Horsefly turn off (which is Likely Rd, not Horesfly, I might add, if anyone is listening). I was barely in time to put the T-Bone steaks I had brought with me into the oven to go along with the potatoes au gratin they had made. One more minute and they would have eaten without me.

Owen, as you all know by now is undeniably cute and very sweet. I got to hold him, of course, and I madly started crocheting a light blue baby hat out of a bernat soy yarn that I had purchased some months before just in case. After eating we played consequences and went to bed before too long. I went with them to church and got to see baby Owen be blessed. It was beautiful. And got to be embarrassed as Dave Shults told everyone about my former scripture chasing champion days. And I finished the hat just before we left.

Then I brought my mother to my house. We passed right through the fire area - little fires still burning by the side of the road.

She went right to work overhauling my kitchen. I now have paper down in all my drawers which are spotless. Funny because my brother Layne seems to do the same thing when he visits - he pulls out everything on the counters and cleans thoroughly. I once heard someone tell my kids that my family judged me by the cleanliness of my house and so they needed to help me clean. I didn't correct her but it amused me. I don't think they do judge me but if they do, it doesn't bother me. No, I clean because if I don't, they will be busy cleaning when they get here!

It was very nice having my mom here. Rhiannon says the house feels lonely without her and grandpa here. And it was nice for me to be mothered by my mother.

We celebrated Kaetlyn's 18th birthday on Thursday evening because my dad came up to get his wife on Thursday and they were planning on returning on Friday. I had purchased all the materials for him to make me a rabbit hutch which he started on immediately with only a few hitches while we cleaned and cooked for Kaetlyn's dinner. We had a few close friends for dinner and it was very nice. Kaetlyn was feted very well!

Really her birthday was Sunday but that now got to be all about me as it was also Mother's Day. My family spoiled me with my favourite things - an omlette full of green things growing, time with them and then dinner at Ellison by campfire. They know what I like!

And well, that is alot for one post. Good on you if you made it this far!

6 comments:

Laura said...

wasn't too long at all. i need to have mom over to stay at MY place to do some cleaning and organizing! :)

Andrea said...

Yes, our parents are very easy to please. All dad needs is a project and mom needs a dirty or disorganized house!

katie said...

although, you let mom near your dishes at your own risk...

Sarahstottle said...

good post although it seems I was invisible along with Sloan during your baby bean visit...

beetlemack said...

haha, yes, it starts OUT as likely road, but you drive along it for five minutes and then there is a turnoff to likely and then the road turns into horsefly rd, so everyone calls it that. alright?

Andrea said...

yes, but there is no sign saying that Likely turns off and that the road is now Horsefly. I did not pass one single sign that said I was on Horsefly rd. It was strictly faith.