First of all, WELCOME Jo’s Country Junction readers! Mom is busy busy making masks tonight and asked me to take over her blog for the day so welcome! I’m Jo’s youngest daughter Kalissa. I hope you enjoy today’s guest blog post. If you like what you read I post (nearly) every day at 5:30 am and I’d love to have you back again!
Sunday was such a beautiful day – sunny and 65! The boys were out playing on their new play set (more on that in another post) and mom was taking Rosie on a walk and decided to stop over!
It was so beautiful out. We socially distanced our lawn chairs and had a time of it!
My brother Karl bought a new tent and wanted to try it out! Carver was so excited!
Craig had to work Sunday morning, they are getting closer and closer to planting season. He was plowing tile lines until about 2 pm and then was home to join in on the fun! Gannon is all about “da da!” (yes, that’s right, Gannon has his FIRST WORD! DA DA!)
Carver and Gannon LOVE the double slide on their play set! They love to “race.” That big smile on Gannon’s face just kills me 🙂
Carver convinced uncle Karl to climb all the way to the top of his play set!
Carver also convinced me/dared me to go down the tube slide. I won’t be doing that again – not because I don’t fit width wise but I don’t fit length wise. By the time I’m at the top of the slide, my feet are twisted around all the way to the bottom of the slide. Mom caught this extra glam picture of me.
Rosie sure loved the extra attention! While we were all talking, we talked about how we would have described our current life to our past selves. We decided it would go something like this:
“There’s a pandemic. Kenny Rodgers and Kobe Bryant and Joe Diffie have died. Dad broke his neck and dies from cancer. Karl is living at home and working locally in agriculture and loves it. Craig quit his job and took over working at the farm. Kalissa you don’t teach clinicals anymore. Oh and by the way you paid off 32,000 in debt. And mom, you paid off the house, your dog dies and you got a new one. OH and you have two new grandkids coming. Most of Iowa is shut down. Start hoarding PPE supplies now.”
Who would have believed us? What a crazy year we’ve had! Especially for this lady:
Anyway, back to Sunday: Soon enough the boys got to talking. Karl is ALL ABOUT gardening this year. Craig was so excited to share a load of manure with him from the farm. Soon enough we all decided to migrate to mom’s yard to fertilize her garden and order out some pizza. Carver rode his bike ALL THE WAY across town – he kept saying “my arms are tired!” He made it though!
The boys got to work in the garden and even got it tilled!
After we filled our bellies with pizza, I had one more thing on my to do list: HAIRCUTS! My boys were all getting pretty darn shaggy! It was a beautiful day out, mom brought out dad’s old clippers and I got to work!
Here’s the final looks from Kalissa’s Kwaratine Klips:
Craig’s got a little short – Gannon’s got a little choppy around the ears and Carver could have used more blending but hey! No one will see us at least for another month anyway!
We came home to such a wonderful surprise – my BFF Regan’s Dad came over and de thatched our yard! We had plenty of rocks on our lawn from the snow plowing and it really needed a good sprucing! They wouldn’t even let me pay them! It was such a sweet gesture! Thanks Wayne and Denise!
After I got home and showered up I noticed I even got a little sunburn! First one of the year! It feels good to get some vitamin D!
Today was pretty gloomy and rainy which made for an EXTRA long day inside with the boys. Hopefully tomorrow brings more sunshine! We could all use days like Sunday! Thanks for reading folks! Check back tomorrow for more Friedman fun!
Just a friendly reminder – we are so conscious of what we do and don’t touch, mom doesn’t pick up the boys, I don’t go in her house, she doesn’t come in my house, we ate outside, we stayed 6+ feet apart from each other, it just killed mom that when Gannon fell down she couldn’t pick him up and comfort him. I went to get mom a beer inside and sanitized it. I won’t touch anything mom will touch. We are taking every precaution we can when we do see each other so please – don’t criticize. We are far more conscious than those people who think they are safe wearing the same pair of gloves all day long and never washing their hands. Mom was even teasing me for being such a stickler on staying away so I told her, imagine I call you tomorrow and told you I have the corona virus. How comfortable would you feel about our interactions today?” Just keep that in mind folks. Kthanxbi.