I awoke with the realization that I only have three weeks of vacation left! I mentioned that to Robert and he rolled his eyes and gave me a look I won't attempt to describe. "Yeah", he said, "I hate it when I only have three weeks of vacation left." He doesn't get it. My summer "to do" list still has so much left on it! You've seen those commercials about roll-over minutes; I have roll-over lists. My summer list is just going to roll over into fall and make my life crazy. LOL
Speaking of crazy...I can NOT go out in the yard lately without an ant finding me. It is so annoying. I'm beginning to think of it as a personal vendetta because I poisoned so many fire ants in the spring. Last night I went out to clear the side bed of some spent annuals and got four bites. One of them is on my hand and itches like crazy! I'm very sensitive to ant bites and six or more can literally make me go back inside the house to take some antihistamine. Ouch!
I'm trying to work three hours a day on my Caddo history. I have enough research material for two books, so it's really just a matter of deciding what to include, putting things in chronological order, and writing some transitional explanations. I'm not attempting some scholarly historical masterpiece. I just want to offer something that gives more details and facts than previous books. I'm not better than previous authors- I just have access to a whole lot more information. Thank goodness for the internet!
Oh, yes! Because of the internet I was able to locate a history book written by one of my ancestors. It's in the "special collections" department of a Texas college not too far away, so maybe I'll be able to take a look at it someday. I guess a love of history has always been in our blood!
I'm still looking for dead people and I'm off to the cemetery this morning. Have to take a few more photos.
I took a photo of the July "yard of the month" this past weekend. The woman who owns and tends the beautiful garden asked me to let her take her apron off first. For some reason that nearly brought tears to my eyes. I flashed back on all the wonderful times I shared in the garden with my grandmother, who always wore an apron. I've said it before...it's the little things that we remember.
I have to get back to my list. I only have three weeks of vacation left!