Participating in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week,  and  I chose this prompt:

“Currently”. A simple list of things you’re currently feeling as seen at Simply Sweet.

Feeling:  Delighted that my niece, Donna, and her son, Connor, have been visiting this week, but so very sad to see them head back home to Texas today.  It’s been a busy week, filled with family get togethers, a trip to the beach to see the wild horses, and lots of genealogical discussion.

Looking forward to: An upcoming trip to Cambridge, Maryland for a boat race and antiquing. This has been an annual trip for Motor Man and me for several years. It’s a beautiful area, there’s a wonderful antique mall there, and we always have a great time.

Reading: Actually, this should be “not reading”.  I’m missing visiting my blogging friends this week and promise to catch up soon.  I’ve just been too busy enjoying our company to be at the computer very much.

Thinking about: With all the research and discussion Donna and I have done about family history, it really makes me think about our ancestors and how different their everyday lives were from ours. My maternal grandparents had twelve children. Can you imagine cooking three meals a day for fourteen people? With no electricity? Or running water?

Watching:  Weather radar, and hoping for rain. I went a little crazy this spring, buying and planting flowers. We’ve had a week of 90+ degree days, and now I’m watering plants everyday.

Making me happy:  Having the “deep” family roots that I do and living in the same area that my ancestors lived in for hundreds of years.  Feeling loved by my family and spending time with them.

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17 responses to “Currently.

  1. Great photo – I know you’ve really enjoyed having company this week… get out there and water those plants this morning because it’s another HOT HOT HOT day! 😀


  2. I love researching family history. It makes me feel so connected. There were 16! kids in my dad’s family. I can’t imagine what even one mealtime would have been like.

  3. Sounds like a fun week! We are praying for rain, too. Love the picture 🙂

  4. WE with you on the rain! Family and friends make our lives the bestest!!! I understand the busy part, I am trying to get caught up now.. 🙂
    Good Morning Dianna!

  5. Now that’s one awesome list! Full of joy, I’d say. So glad you enjoyed your family. I’m also going to be busy with family for the next couple of weeks. My sister & bro-in-law from out west just rolled in last night in their RV. Can’t wait to spend time with them! P.S. I understand your deep family roots. I too live in the same area where my ancestors lived a couple hundred years ago. And I can’t help wonder how they survived without electricity & running water, especially in a heat wave (plus killer humidity) like we’re having. :-O

  6. One of my all time favorite posts of yours…I just love the sense of family, roots, continuity and learning that seem {to me} to make you who you are! I’m so glad you’re having a lovely week…Hoping you get some rain! And, NOT ONE LITTLE BIT could I imagine cooking like that for all those people every day!!

  7. What a wonderful week you are having. Safe travel to Connor and his mother as they return to TX.
    You know I love family history. It’s wonderful that their visit prompts your sharing all you know with your family.

  8. i am glad you stayed away from the computer and soaked up time with your niece and her son!

  9. Nothing better than making family memories!

  10. Connor sure got tall over the past year! Wow, his mom must be watering him a lot… thanks for sharing, dear.

  11. I love family history too! I have an ancestor who had 14 children, but only 5 made it to adulthood. That had to have been so hard! I like to say I am reading a book even though I’ve been reading the same one for almost three months. It still counts, right? Stopping by from Mama Kat’s.

  12. Glad you’re enjoying some family time. I understand the busy-ness factor and getting behind on reading! I am chronically behind this summer…too much going on at work, by the end of the day my brain is mush.
    Enjoy the upcoming road trip! I’ll look forward to photos! ~ Sheila

  13. It’s been a great week ! I hope y’all have a good trip back …. I enjoyed the “studying”, and thanks again for the book !
    I know you’re excited about the trip to Cambridge 😉

  14. Lookin’ good Dianna. As for the ancestors, it boggles my mind. I can barely function with every known gadget. The thought of what they endured is unimaginable.

  15. Looks like you found an excuse for another horse adventure! 🙂 Your trip to Maryland sounds like fun. I’m not familiar with Cambridge, will have to Google!

  16. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    So happy you had a good time with your family. We are praying for rain too. Hope you and Motor Man have a great and fun trip to Maryland.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  17. I was thinking cooking for 14 would not be so bad until you mentioned no electricity or water. Deal breaker. How DID they do it?

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