How I Spent My Weekend

Just got back from a quick trip to Georgia for annual family weekend. Mike and I played landscapers/gardeners and prepared a rose garden in memory of my mother, who died in January.

The trip outbound reminded us of why we hate to fly: plan was 30 minutes late arriving – then we sat on the runway for about 20 minutes, because Atlanta was backed up due to thunderstorms. Got inside – and discovered that baggage handling was "closed" because of the thunderstorms — with no estimates on when luggage handling would resume. We left the airport, via Hertz, 2.25 hours after we were supposed to have orginally landed. Ugh.

And it was raining – gully washers, as they say down south. Got to my sister’s house in Briarcliff, stepped out next to the curb into a river of rushing, cold rain water.

Beautiful day for the reunion on Saturday – not too hot, but sunny. We have had hail storms the Friday evening beforehand. (This year’s excitement was an unvited rattlesnack.)

Sunday and Monday – Mike and I played landscapers/gardeners and created a memorial rose garden for my mom as well as a bricked area for a bench with arbor. We also planted clematis and jasmine to climb the arbor — and have two large Christmas Box plants for someone else to plant this week, off to the right and front of the bench.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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