It has been quite a week around here. A week ago today we got word that my mother in law was rushed to the hospital. Bad enough, but what was worse is that she was 4 1/2 hours away. Some family members headed her way. We waited and kept "the dog". 24 hours later she was rushed into emergency surgery. We were told to continue to wait but also told it was very serious. She was kept in ICU for two days with major abdominal surgery.We rearranged schedules daily not knowing what and where we needed to be, but finally got the word we needed to be there Thursday. We left at 11 or so after chores were done and arrangements made to have critters tended for Friday. Our plan was to be back late Friday afternoon. Our "shift" lasted late into Friday afternoon and we made the decision to head to Wilmington to visit Luke being that is was only 1 1/2 hours away and we were going to be in 5 o'clock traffic either way. A very short evening was spent with him and we were on the road at 4:45 this morning. I had to be back to bake some special order breads and of course tend animals. My mother in law is doing well and hopefully will be out of the hospital by the first of the week. She has a small home at the coast and will be spending another couple of weeks recuperating before allowed to travel home.
And while we were gone... Spring happened. In less than 48 hours the farm became a riot of color. A lovely welcome home I must say.