First and foremost I am glad to be back in the land of blogging. I was only gone for five days and have realized how much I actually missed it and missed all of you. My husband and I went to visit my parents at the farm where I grew up. It was so great to see them. As we age some of us encounter health problems. It is very hard to see the changes in your parents. You also have to walk a very thin line as to not offend them, even though you are trying to help. My father is a very proud man and believes he can do everything, although he admits he might have to go a little slower. We all had a great visit and my mother cooked enough for 20 people, thus resulting in a few more added pounds to my already round little body. I do not have a willpower when I am there at all. After a day attempting to refrain, day 2 begins with a what the hell attitude and now trying every desert placed before you for inspection. I know others have said it, My Mom is the world's best cook!!!!!This morning I am sitting here drinking water, water, water. While I was home my dads siberian Husky went for a tour and was gone overnight. I thought it was going to be a very sad day. Luckily one of the neighbors called and my Dad went speeding(I am sure) to get his beloved friend. So Buster is spending some time on his chain. He looked so forlorn. Every spring he wonders even though he is fixed. Anyway it was good to go and last night it was great to be in my own bed. Now if they could just slow down a little, it might help some of their health issues....They don't know how to slow down, they have worked hard all thier lifes and they are happy! The picture is of a tree in their front yard. It was planted when I lived there. I spent some time taking pictures of a squirrel and flocks of Canadian geese flying overhead. I will show more in a few days. Glad to be back.