I guess I'll start with spending time with family and friends....and bees.
A couple of weeks ago my Shug went on a small fishing trip with the neighbors, so
I had a little bit of relaxation time!
On Friday morning my friend Teresa and I went garage sailing. I'll show you some of my treasures in a later post. I didn't buy a lot.
I invited my sister and cousin over for Friday evening for a girl night. I made some bruschetta and a pitcher of Sangria. Vickie brought some Bruno's pizza over, and Theresa brought some cake balls and port wine.
What a fun evening!
We had a fire in the fire pit and just ate, drank, and talked. Theresa had obligations the next day but Vickie spent the night and we did a little shopping.
We also went to a fellow beekeepers house to go through one of his hives. The best way to learn about keeping bees, is to go through hives with someone that has been beekeeping for awhile. Even though he is a new beekeeper, we both learned some things.
Saturday evening I relaxed by myself. I ended up throwing another log on the coals of the fire pit and sat outside for a couple of hours.
Well, our room we live in is right by the patio. And the fire was smoldering when I went to bed. Apparently, around 2:30 in the morning some smoke decided to make it's way into our room and the smoke alarm went off!
I JUMPED OUT OF BED! After realizing what happened, and calming my heart, I went to the fridge, got a drink of OJ, and started to go back to bed when I saw a tick crawling in our bed!!! ACCCKKKKK!!!!! I'm sure it came from the beekeepers yard.
Sunday morning Mom and I went out for breakfast, and we did a little bit of shopping.
My Shug was back home, and My Dad had just left for a fishing trip.
So, we had Mom over for dinner Tuesday evening.
I had made some straw-barb pies so I sent Mom home with a couple of pieces for her and Dad.
On Thursday, of last week (not tomorrow!) my Shug and I decided we needed a date day.
Here's the thing about building your own house. You end up losing yourself in it. It becomes all you do together. We have been trying to think of things to do together that we both enjoy, besides building a house. It's hard.
So we decided to go to a small flea market. We knew he would have to sit a lot, because of his surgery, but we were going to give it a try. So we got up early and were getting ready to go when I got a call at 7:00 am.
My Bees were in!
And you know how concerned I've been about getting them.
They would be available some time after noon, and the place I ordered them from were about an hour away.
So we changed our plans and decided to prepare hives and get bees.
We actually had some hives ready, but we had talked about moving them to a different location, so that's what we did.
Here is a picture I took of a hive that died. All of that is dead bees and it was a good strong hive. Sad.
After setting up the hives in the new location and already being totally exhausted, we came in to eat a sandwich and we were going to leave when I checked my messages.
Dad had called.
He was at the hospital, with Mom, who was having a heart cath!
So I went straight to the hospital.
I spent Sunday morning, all morning, with Mom.
I spent Tuesday evening with Mom.
I did not know she was having back pain, heavy feeling in the chest, high blood pressure, and severe indigestion! Which are all signals of .....heart attack!
Thank God, she did not have a heart attack.
But on Thursday she had a heart cath, a blockage, and a stent put in. I stayed at the hospital until 4:00, then came home and drove to Star City to get my bees.
These are what packages of bees look like.
Lots of packages of bees!
This guy is sweeping off all of the bees hanging out on the outside of my three packages, so that they won't be flying around in the car on our way home.
We stopped at the B&K in Logansport for a quick dinner.
Now I just want to say, Mom is fine. They did have to adjust her meds after her surgery, but she is doing very well.
Peeps, If you have
a heavy feeling in your chest, especially while climbing stairs or walking.
If you have severe indigestion.
If you have back pain that feels kind of like a muscle spasm.
If you have SKY HIGH blood pressure.
Get your heart checked out.
More later....it's been a crazy two weeks! Plans have been made and changed constantly.
I have barely been on the computer.
Such is life at the moment.