Notice how I wasn’t here yesterday? That was because I entertaining company, a state of affairs that will dominate my life for the next few weeks.

Ellyn and Jason were here for a few days and they walked up the road to my mother-in-law’s, where there is a side yard full of blueberry bushes just beginning to ripen. This relieved Mark & Anna’s steady diet of raw green beans from the pail sitting in the pantry. They also make people pretty happy.anna_berriesThe more, the merrier, when it comes to blueberries.mark_berries

Which brings us to another piece of business. Over the course of the next 28 days, we are going to be having company. A LOT of company actually. This photo is of my Grandmother – my Dad’s Mom. grandma_simmonsShe was right around my age when this was taken. We are going to be celebrating her 100th birthday at the beginning of August, and for that occasion, my whole family will be here in NY. It will be the first time since 1987 that all of us have been in the same place at the same time. This means that I am going to be pretty busy and blogging is going to take a back seat to some of our other activities. I will be popping in as often as I can manage, but the discipline of 5 or 6 posts a week will be going out the window for awhile. I expect to get weeks worth of mindless blog fodder out of the whole thing though, so you have that to look forward to. Have a great weekend everyone!

Another post you may like: In the Words of My Grandmothers

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15 Responses to Distraction

  1. Charlane says:

    what wonderful distractions! :) have the most wonderful time.

  2. ellyn says:

    I do so love to come here and see pictures of some of the ones I love most. And mighty fine pictures too, I might add.

  3. Debbie Jean says:

    Beautiful children!! Enjoy your company. I love company!!!

  4. felisol says:

    Such wonderful children in the blueberry patch.
    Imagine; celebrating 100 years, must be quite an event.
    Hope you all are happy and well.
    n fact life is something that’s happening when you are not blogging, I think.
    Enjoy summer.
    From felisol

  5. Enjoy your family and wish grandma a Happy 100th for me! DANG!

  6. bermudabluez says:

    Have a terrific time!! Happy 100 to your grandmother! And that is a very special picture…reminds me of my own grandmother. We’ll all be here when you get back. Look forward to reading all about the reunion!

  7. Kate says:

    Send it right out the window, Dlyn. Family is the most important thing! We’ll be here when you’re finished entertaining. And didn’t people back then look so much older than they really were?

  8. Ashleigh says:

    Pics are beautiful. Those blue eyes kill me!

    Your grandmother was cool before the word cool was used!


  9. CM says:

    If the occasional posts are as cute and interesting as this one …. it will be worth the wait. : )

  10. Marta says:

    oh gosh, what a great celebration!
    I can think of no better to turn 100 than surrounded by a big family of happy people :)

  11. Those children are gorgeous! Have fun with your family…and I’m sure we’ll have some photos. Right?

  12. Dawn says:

    How wonderful! Company is always a mixed bag…so great to get together and catch up…so much cleaning to do before they arrive and after they leave. :o)

    Still, 100 years old and a family to share it with, if only we could all be blessed with that!

  13. Gail says:

    I’m just getting caught up after having a houseful of company for nearly a week too…I enjoy it all but sometimes the hectic side of it is overwhelming!…I love that photo of your grand mother!…she looks like quite the stylish gal…and what a wonderful way to celebrate 100 years…with a family reunion:) Enjoy, enjoy!….and then get plenty of rest!

  14. Weezee says:

    Love the picture of Anna, what gorgeous eyes she has!

    Can’t wait to get there and start living it up!

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