With it being a rather dreary day here today I decided to catch up on my ironing. It seemed every time I went into my closet to get out a blouse it wasn't ironed. Ironing always makes me think of my Mum. She and Dad married in 1957. Before they were married my Mum had completed her nursing training. They were married two months afterwards and my sister quickly came along followed a few years later by my brother and then another few years later by me. My Mum loved to iron! After I was born my Mum went back to work full time but always worked the 3 to 11 shift. Monday morning was ironing time in our house.
Mum had a sprinkler exactly like this one. As I was home with Mum while my brother and sister were in school I do remember her letting me sprinkle the clothes. I can remember sitting on the kitchen floor playing with my Barbie while Mum ironed. I spoke to Mum today and asked her if she still irons on Monday morning. Sadly when she fell last December she injured her arm and finds it terribly uncomfortable to iron. She stated she does miss it but at 83 does not feel guilty giving it up! She now mostly wears soft clothing so no ironing is really required.
We have had a few sunny days thankfully. I looked up the name of this bee. It is a "Green Sweat Bee" Interesting name!
Mama and Papa Cardinal have been busy at the feeders.
My poor little bird bath has seen better days.
Cortes popped by for a quick visit. Quick because Miss Kitty spotted him and chased him off. I don't know what it is about Cortes she doesn't like. To watch them run off it looks like she is chasing off an annoying little brother.
One evening I looked over to our neighbour's clothesline deck. These two were crashed there.
Smokey early one morning.
Miss Kitty is certainly enjoying the log. It is a favourite scratching post.
Quiet week this week after all the adventures last week. Off to spend the afternoon with my friend Norma tomorrow after a morning of errands. Goodness, what an exciting life I lead!