Yesterday and today I slaved away in the hot sun putting to death our newest crop of weeds which grew while we were way. Actually, we didn’t have a lot of weeds but enough to make sweat! Today I added tree trimming to my list of duties—the yard looks great! Michael puttered in the garage.
Larry and Geri rolled in to North Ranch about 10:30 yesterday morning—it was great to see them! And as it was their travel day I made us all a spectacular dinner—pork tenderloin in a newly discoverd marinade, Pioneer Woman smashed potatoes, green beans and the Montana Grizzly Bar famous dessert—ice cream balls rolled in tiny chocolate chips drizzled with raspberry sauce.
Before, during and after dinner we talked and talked—catching up after a few months apart—they became first time grandparents this summer. It was probably about 8pm when Larry and Geri walked home—they only live a couple doors down the street—and my phone beeped with a text message. OH MY—a rattlesnake was stretched across their driveway and Larry almost stepped on the dang thing—it was a big guy with lots of rattles. Seems that’s not the first rattlesnake seen in the park lately. Every stick I saw today was a snake!!!
Today is our 22nd wedding anniversary—pretty good for a marriage lots of people said wouldn’t last—we were too different—raised in the country turned city girl marries a cowboy. Michael makes me happy—we have our ups and downs as do most married people but he’s still the right one for me!
Sunset in the desert--