Sunday, May 6, 2007

What a night

           Thunderstorms roared through town all night, sonic booms jerking you awake from a fitful sleep.  Listening for the hail that would spell doom for your newly planted flowers.  Listening for the sound like a train that would signal the tornado they kept warning us to watch full.  With all that I had little sleep.  They are predicting more severe storms today.  Today, the day I was suppose to be sitting outside happily bidding on some beautiful glass and china.  Sigh.

           Spent yesterday, no surprise here, at my MIL.  I did her laundry and then decided the blankets needed washing also.  Only to find out her dryer had broke.  No heat.  So we dragged it home here to dry.  I cleaned out her linen drawer downstairs and put some of her clothes down in it.  That way she wouldn't have to climb the stairs on the days she feels bad.  Thankfully she has been feeling good for a the last few days.  Too bad the weather is so wet as she would love to be sitting outside.

    She gave me some beautiful dollies and dresser scarfs.  I was going through her linen while moving it.  Brother, she has at least 40 tableclothes.  When would she ever need so many?  Many looked exactly the same but are different sizes depending on how many leaves she had in the table.  My MIL loved to entertain and I remember many a party with 20 to 40 people there.  Sad that is all gone.  Dwindled over the years as people died and moved.  Now just us at holiday's.  All the beautiful china and dishes stored away.

   Well darn, I didn't mean this to be a depressing post.  Sorry.  Today we will probably go back to her house as she has more company from Missouri.  Hope they got past the storms OK last night as they arrived late.  I will leave you with another of my new flowers I planted.  I planted lots of petunia's asthe deer don't seem to like them plus another I plant ever year which always does well, blooms all season.

9 comments:

kirkbyj05 said...

I hope you were able to miss the worst of the weather Julie.   I see by our news in England that Kansas had a dreadful tornado there whic flattened a whole town.  I couldn't bear living in tornado alley like that.  I would have to move.  As for table cloths and dressing table runners I inherited a lot of my MIL's too.  I still have them.  They are so dated now but I can't bear to part with them. Some of the lace ones are beautiful and I still use those. They are now antiques and collected by many.  I hung one of those outside on my laundry line the other day after irioning it.  (Piccy's in my journal)  I adore that one the best.  I hope your plants survive the bad weather.  Bryan planted my flowers yesterday and now their little faces are lifting up again.  I love my garden.  I don't seem to have too much bother from the deer.  Hope the weather cheers up soon for you. And that Betty gets the benefit of it too.   Jeanie

jckfrstross said...

have a good sunday:)

Deb

madcobug said...

Those pictures are so pretty. Stay safe today. Helen

lanurseprn said...

The photos are very pretty. I hope you and your family have a good and safe day.  I've read about that tornado. Hope that's the last of it.
Pam

radar446 said...

I hope you slid by without having to deal with any more severe storms.

Greg

cacklinrosie101 said...

Your flowers are beautiful!  What a pain that the dryer broke.  Figures, doesn't it?  My mother also has so many tablecloths.  It just amazes me.  Many of them are older and need to be ironed which really amazes me also.  I couldn't be bothered starching and ironing table linens.  Chris

rdautumnsage said...

Beautiful flowers. I think when we are young the world seems full of life and we do what we can to entertain that notion, parties, dinnerware, china. As we age and life dwindles down we continue to hold on to these mementos of days past in hope somehow to hold on to our illusions that life is still full and going strong. Hope the weather warms up with sunshine for everyone there soon. (Hugs) Indigo

xxroxymamaxx said...

Beautiful!  God bless your MIL.  Love, Shelly

erarein63 said...

Beautiful flowers.  Sorry you didn't get to spend the day outside.  De ;)