Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A normal life...........

I think we have returned there. Hubby is now back on first shift. I am going to be going back to my normal working hours of just Tuesday instead of Monday and Fridays also beginning next week. I have been filling in while they hired and trained a new gal since one of the job sharers quit without any notice. It's been a little rough, but we made it through. Hub began first shift this Monday. It's been several years since he was able to work this shift due to cut backs and layoffs.

The weather here today is wonderful. Highs in the mid 70's with a nice breeze and lots of sunshine. A perfect summer day. Not to hot and humid and it's nice to be able to open the windows and doors and smell the lovely smells of summer flowers floating in through the open windows instead of running the air conditioning constantly. I guess I had forgotten how wonderful the smells of summer could be. The bushes right outside my kitchen window have bloomed with some small white lovely little flowers and they have a wonderful fragrance to them. My hollyhocks have bloomed for the first time in three years and I can't smell them from here, but they are beautiful to gaze at.
They bring back memories of when I was a little girl and my sisters and I used to pick them in different stages of their blooming and budding out and stick toothpicks in them to make them look like people and we would float them in a large cake pan and pretend the were a wedding party. See what memories certain sights and smells can trigger. I have been transported to another time......but I linger there too long and must return to the task at hand of preparing our dinner.

5 comments:

Shawny Sun said...

The Hollyhocks are beautiful! I want your weather too. I'm tired of sticky, humid.

:) Hugs

Pearl said...

Hello my friend. I have missed talking to you so much. I hope you are feeling well.
Take good care,
Hugs,

Connie

chesneygirl said...

Normalcy is a good feeling, eh?
My life is back to normal for the time being too!

Hugs!

Smalltown RN said...

Getting back into one's routine can be nice at times....I love that flower..it looks like it would have a lot of fragrance to it.....

Hope life is treating you well...

Lori said...

I love hollyhocks! I don't have any at this house, but have such wonderful memories of them from my childhood days. One of my first posts was written about them (see below)


http://laurelsthoughts.blogspot.com/2005/09/hollyhocks.html