My middle left Knoxville to return to college in Minnesota. Erich spent the summer in Knoxville in a volunteership program with Remote Area Medical. RAM provides free healthcare-related services to rural communities that have limited or no access to dental, vision and medical care.
RAM relies on college students, volunteers and medical and dental professionals to provide free services for these clinics.
Netflix produced a documentary about RAM a few years ago. They are routinely featured in local and national news outlets to bring awareness, find volunteers and financial donors.
My son had an amazing time with his fellow students from across the country. Because Remote Area Medical is headquartered just miles from his auntie Tricia and uncle JB, he was able to stay with them for the nine-week program.
This past week, he loaded his 4 Runner and drove with his dad from TN to MN. He said goodbye to his auntie (my sister) and his Uncle JB after a summer with them and his two roommates, Bergen & Tipper.
Goodbyes are always tough. But the memories and life experiences, all in the middle of a global pandemic, will add to Erich’s story in the years ahead.
Very proud of you Erich. #proudmum
Back in Colorado
Now it’s time for suburban mom probs!
My raised garden bed.
I had some girlfriends over the other night and with a glass of wine in our hand we inspected my raised garden. Before we even got to this side yard, my friend Michelle was like, “This is not enough sun.”
My raised garden beds are in the wrong place in my back yard. Apparently, they get more shade than sun even though the raised beds are on the west side of the house.
At this point do I try to move a raised garden bed with 12 bags of soil? Is it too late to apologize (One Republicband reference) to my tomatoes, peppers and strawberries?
I was able to move my oversized pumpkin patch to a more sunny location and next to flowers frequented by bees. However, my pumpkin patch may have their own set of problems seeing how they are growing out of a washtub in the Colorado climate.
But even with all of the mistakes you know what I discovered?
Gardening is fun!!! I never understood my dad’s loyalty to his tomato plants, but now that I don’t have three children to drive to swim team, tuors and tennis drills until 9pm, I kinda see I might like the fresh vegetables and pumpkins in my backyard. I have grown attached to those cute little pumpkins.
Speaking of gardens, check out Karen’s garden.
Even with only two tiny red tomatoes, I loved taking care of my garden. Sadly, my favorite garden gal is transitioning to a new blog focus on quails so please share suggestions or opinions if I should push forward or plan ahead to 2021.
I have an Amazon Storefront.
More Fall Finds
Martha shared these tips to hang prints (I have my own version on the blog next week).
My most popular pin this month. It is kind of bitter sweet with all the news. But, there are still creative parents who will make it amazing!
Here’s a peek:
What I am Watching
Reruns of Frasier.
I tried to watch one episode of Frasier on the Peacock’s free channel and maybe got through seven minutes before I signed up for a month to month subscription. The storylines hold true today even if the baggy suit jackets are a little dated.
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