It is Thursday already and time to get this column out in today’s mail. It hardly seems like two weeks have passed since I penned the last column. I was very happy that daughter Verena offered to write last week in my place. She loves to write so she didn’t have a problem about not getting the length of the column written. It helped out so much that I didn’t have to take time out of our busy summer schedule to write. Sometimes I can write a column in just a matter of minutes. Then there are times when so much work awaits me that I find it difficult to concentrate on writing.
Like now it is 5:30 a.m. Daughters Elizabeth and Susan just left for work. My husband Joe left already before 4 a.m.
The rest are still in bed so all is nice and quiet except for the noisy birds outside the window trying to let the world know that daylight is almost here. I like to hear the birds though and I could sleep through all their chatter if I was tired enough. Just knowing that the day will be another busy one takes the sleep from me.
Coffee would sound good but if I have to make it just for myself I skip it a lot. On weekend mornings I always make a pot of coffee for Joe and I. Health-wise it’s probably better if I’m too lazy to go make some. We have been enjoying fresh spearmint tea from our garden. The children like it when I make iced tea with it. I remember as a little girl making tea from Mom’s garden. My sisters and I would wash off the tea leaves by the water pump outside. One of us would sneak some sugar from Mom’s sugar bowl while one of us would fill a little pitcher with hot water from Mom’s tea kettle.