Monday, May 31, 2010

Proud Graduate

Christine Nicole Rightmyer and her daddy, Keith - graduation night, May 28, 2010



It is hard for me to believe I no longer have a child in high school - where did the years go? My baby - Christine - graduated this past Friday night, with High Honors. To say we are proud of her would be an understatement.

Christine will now have the summer off before packing up to head to Berea College this fall. In case you've forgotten, Christine was awarded a full four-year academic scholarship to Berea. I'm trying very hard not to think about her leaving us, but I am going to miss her so much.

On the grandbaby front - my first grandchild is due any day now. My middle daughter - Marie - has been having some irregular contractions, so I'm hopeful it will be very soon, for her sake. Her due date is June 6th.

At this point in my life, I am still grieving the loss of my mother last week, so my blog posts may be very spotty for the next few weeks/months. In case I don't post again soon, I hope everyone has a fun, healthy, happy summer.

God bless you all ...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bad News ...

... I'm sorry for being so out of touch, but I have some bad news to pass on to all my bloggy friends.

My mom passed away Sunday evening about 6pm. She was only 65 yo, but she had been in poor health for at least the past 6 months. We tried a few things in CCU to try and wake up her kidneys and other organs back up, but when we realized they weren't working, daddy made the decision - the right decision and mom's wishes - to turn all the machines off. She was in no pain and thankfully went peacefully.

Please keep my family in your prayers ...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wildflower of the week - Yellow Sweet Clover: http://ping.fm/qgUsg

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Bluegrass is having a Blackberry Winter: http://ping.fm/9eBMv

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's blooming around the Bluegrass? Mock Orange Shrubs: http://ping.fm/nRB3B
Learn more about Kentucky author, Ann H. Gabhart: http://ping.fm/O0WBH

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What's growing in the Bluegrass herb garden? Dill: http://ping.fm/zW3zr
Introducting Kentucky author, Karen L. Newman: http://ping.fm/5nV2t

Monday, May 3, 2010

Readings and other literary events this week in the Bluegrass: http://ping.fm/ePscQ
Make new plants for your garden by taking cuttings from existing plants: http://ping.fm/kjSaQ