This week ABC Wednesday is brought to you by the letter Q. A few weeks ago for the letter N, I wrote about how the noise level in my home had risen due to my daughter and her family temporarily moving in with me. I was starting to get used to it at the same time the kids were getting used to the change in their lives when my daughter had to go away on a business trip. Alas, poor daughter "had" to go to the Bahamas where all the costs were covered. So her husband went along for the ride and they had a fantastic holiday. They really deserved it as they had only ever gone camping for holidays with the kids and also took them to Disneyland once. They came home late Sunday night and everything is getting back to normal again. The kids are at school all day, daughter is at work, and son-in-law and I take the dogs out for their daily runs and then we work on our photography. We're both fanatics about it.
Anyway, it is now QUIET again! Peace and quiet abide together from 8:30 am until I arrive home from tutoring (at the library now) until 4:00 pm. It was a lot of work taking care of the kids while their parents were away and the noise level rose again. Sometimes it was tough and at other times there were lots of cuddles. We had fun over Halloween and had the most kids ever come trick or treating at my place while my other daughter took the kids out.
Here are a few of my photos I took when we visited Westham Island Herb Farm to see their scarecrow displays on the morning of Halloween. Thanks, also, to the quintessential Denise Nesbitt, creator of ABCW, and to Sir Roger who does quality work for us.
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.