It snowed today. Again.
I can't believe that just a few weeks ago I was tempted to turn on the air conditioning.
It was brians birthday on Monday. While I wrapped a few gifts, Gusty appeared with fresh flowers. "For you mama," she said presenting me with lovely yellow and white flowers. I gasped a bit.
The children had all been out playing. Getting in their last licks before that snow was set to arrive. I knew too that Gusty had been out running with the big kids. There were fresh dirt smudges on her face and she was winded....
"Oh sweetie, those flowers are beautiful.....where did you get them?" I knew there weren't any flowers in *my* garden but that didn't mean the luscious well tended neighboring yards weren't in bloom.
"I's picked dem for yous" she repeated. I secretly hoped she'd made off swiftly and unnoticed with her booty so I wouldn't get a phone call. Then from the kitchen Brian yelled,"Gusty, bring back MY flowers." aha! She had robbed from Daddy's birthday bouquet to pay mama. Clever girl.
She even put them in water for me.