Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dear Kids,
          Happy Mothers Day to all of you wonderful daughters and daughters-in-law of mine! I hope you all have a wonderful day. I’m planning on a wonderful day, too, although I always miss my own mom on Mothers Day. She set such a great example for me. I know most of you miss her too.
          The birthday party for Dad and Dallin will be Saturday afternoon, the 27th, probably starting about 3 pm. We’ll have sloppy jo’s and potato chips, and cake and ice cream. If you want to go in on a present for Dad, let me know. I have an idea of something he’ll like.
          Will it be warm by then? I just checked the 2-week forecast, and there’s a storm coming in Tuesday night that’s supposed to give us six inches of snow. It’s springtime in the Rockies! We have no guarantee of warm weather, even by Memorial day. And speaking of Memorial Day, I had thought we would be having a barbecue at the cabin, but Nora, the queen bee of barbecues, will be in Yellowstone with her family. Does anybody else want to head up a celebration that day? If not, we’ll call it good with the party on the 27th.
            I’m almost ready to start making my fire pit in the back yard. I’ve been digging out rocks and smoothing dirt, before I start excavating. While I’m digging, I think about the 4th of July coming up, and how we’ll be roasting marshmallows in that very spot, and setting off fireworks. It has to be warm by then!
          On Wednesday I spent an hour and a half in the dentist’s chair, having crown preps and a couple of fillings. (Luckily Dad held my hand most of the time.) I asked Dr. Condie what color I could choose for my crowns. It’s important, because they’re my two front teeth. For all those thousands of dollars, I don’t want them to be yellow! He suggested a color that matches my current teeth, but I chose a bleach-tone instead. He said they might really stand out, and I said I wanted that! I might as well get something spectacular for my money!
          Love to you all, Mom