Isn't that sort of gorgeous? I probably should have edited it somewhat to bring out the colors but I like it the way it is. It looks to me like a very old painting. That's the old barn at the east end of our property with the wisteria in the bamboo and trees to the side and the new green of the oaks coming on. Our leaves fall in the spring, believe it or not, as the new leaves push the old ones off with their verdant enthusiasm.
I had no plans for today so it was nice when Jessie texted and asked if I wanted to go shopping with her and the boys. I texted back that I didn't really need much of anything but that she could bring those wild guys out here so that she could shop without their help. And that's what happened. I had such a good time with them!
Here's how it goes when they get here- they pop out of their car seats and I meet them outside. They say, "Is Boppy here?" If I say yes they say, "Where is he?" and then race off to find him. If he's not here they trudge into the house, heads down in vast disappointment.
It's okay. I know they love me. They just have to get all the shine off their grandfather before they start remembering that I can be okay too. Plus- when Boppy's here they know there's more chance for TV watching. Why we have evolved things to be like this, I do not know but that's the way it is here at the Moon house.
Today Boppy was working on what Levon is absolutely certain is his "race car" which is the car that is going to be built out of the engineless car and the wrecked car with the good engine. He is enamored beyond belief with this project. August is interested too. Today they helped him bag and label parts that...well, I don't know. Have some importance. Perhaps Mr. Moon plans on selling them as they are extras he doesn't need. I really don't pay much attention to these things. After awhile I made them come in for lunch and both boys were discussing things like horsepower, which is faster- race cars or monster trucks, and things like that. They were also racing around themselves, demonstrating how much turbo power and horsepower they have.
We read books after lunch which you know is always my favorite. Not only do I get to read books out loud, but they smash their little bodies up against mine as I read to them. Today August needed to pat my arm repeatedly for some reason. It didn't bother me and it amused him so that was fine. He was quite gentle about it. I think he likes the way my old flesh feels when he pats it.
After books there was a little TV and then there was a most exciting adventure- going to the dump with Boppy! They got to sit in the front seat of the truck sharing a seatbelt! The glory! The joy! The daring! (It's about a block to the dump place.)