A Whole Lot Of Happenings

Sorry I’ve been totally MIA lately. There’s been a lot going on around the homestead.

Rachel’s car broke down Wednesday morning… right in the middle of our driveway when she was dropping off Winston on her way to work.  I ended up scrambling to finish getting dressed and had to drive her to work and I was late for work.  Her car is still in the shop and we’ve been playing musical vehicles.

Ken returned home Wednesday night.  Despite the California heat, he had a great trip with his best friend!  He was excited he got to meet Travis Walton (Fire in the Sky movie) and Giorgio Tsoukalos (Ancient Aliens television show).

travis waltongiorgioThe U.P. State Fair was this week so we went Thursday and Friday evenings.  We just can’t resist that fair food!!  We also stopped to check out the animals and Ken fed the goats.  I had to laugh when Ken was teasing one goat with a carrot!

This morning my siblings and I went for a sunrise boat ride.  Today is mom’s birthday and she spent a whole lot of mornings on the lake and it was a nice way to celebrate.  Even though it was quite chilly this morning, the lake was choppy and we couldn’t see the sun comes up because of the clouds, I’m glad we did it!

jessies kids

*photo courtesy of Kit-Kat*

In addition to all this and the normal day-to-day stuff, my stomach has been bothering me quite a bit lately.  Tomorrow morning is the surgery to have my gallbladder removed.  I’m thinking the timing couldn’t be better.  I sure hope this takes care of my stomach problem!

The Sleepover

It all started with my simple text to Rachel, “Are considering going to cosmic on Friday?”  She hasn’t been to cosmic bingo in a while and it’s probably going to be a long time before she can go again.  Rachel said yes.  And then an idea popped into my head… invite Kit-Kat to join us.  The texts started flying!  Our plan was made… since I had the whole house to myself, Rachel and Kit-Kat were going to spend the night and, along with cosmic bingo, we planned a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, swimming in the pool and quality time together.

Kit-Kat loves taking selfies with everybody so it was a must we get some that night.


Pre-cosmic selfie


Pre-cosmic losers selfie.
I was the only loser that night.

The funniest part of the whole night was when we were sitting in the kitchen around 4:00 in the morning and Rachel says, “Moooom, why is it so bright in here?!”  We laughed so hard then realized the big kitchen light had been turned on.  Apparently someone hit the light switch earlier when we went out to the back deck.

It was such a fun night.  I love that my daughter, youngest sister and I can have so much fun together!!