July 5, 2016

Weekend Round-up

Found my Jase Robertson
statue with a bird nest on
its head this morning.  Looks
like ol' Jase had a rough
night...worse for the birds,
I'm guessing!
There's not much to report on this rainy Tuesday. We enjoyed a quiet...well maybe quiet isn't the word (I'll get to that)...holiday weekend this year.  The kiddos weren't planning to be here, so the Boss and I made our own plans.

On Saturday I woke up to a pleasant surprise.  My hubby had decided not to go to work after all and was still here.  We spent much of the morning watching TV and snagging a little extra snooze time, but we did finally finish the first coat of polyurethane on that pine paneling in what used to be our daughter's room. The grass also managed to get mowed.  As a reward for our work, we spent the afternoon at the Arts & Heritage Festival.  Yummy food, good music, and tons of crafts...among other things.  I was good and only bought a bottle of wine and some dip mixes.

Sunday dawned cool and overcast and pretty much stayed that way.  We went up on the mountain to my stepdad's place.  He and Mom live there through the summer and fall and return to her place next to us after deer season each year. Mom whipped up ribs in the oven and then we all went out to the yard, which is actually a big field, and did some target shooting (that's why it really wasn't a quiet weekend). A nice young man from across the road heard us and came over, bringing his girlfriend and his new Henry 44 over to show us.  They stayed for a while and we all had a good time shooting everything (we had 4 guns with us, Mom and my stepdad had a pistol and a rifle out, plus the Henry). When we'd had enough target shooting the guys spent some time shooting at clays.

Yesterday, we got up late and after breakfast went to Schramm Farms & Orchards and stocked up on delicious fresh produce....cucumbers, zucchini, enormous green peppers (hello, stuffed peppers!), corn on the cob, purple cauliflower, orange cauliflower, peaches, corn on the cob, strawberries, and a new fruit that is hard to find but oh, so yummy...plouts, a plum/apricot cross. They have a bakery, too, and I indulged in a pepperoni muffin and a blackberry scone, which I just had for breakfast.  

We brought our haul home and put everything away, then it was off to the cinema to see Independence Day: Resurgence in 3-D.  It wasn't as good as the original, but it was nice to see everyone (except Will Smith) was back.  That made me glad as I have a wee thing for Bill Pullman and had heard he wasn't in this one.  It was, however, awesomely cool in 3-D and they did a nice little set up for another movie.  I hope we don't have to wait another 20 years for it to come out!

Okay, he's looking a bit old and raggedy here,
but give him a break...the aliens have been
messin' with his head for 20 years!  He does
lose the beard and spiff up toward the end.

We had planned to grill a couple of steaks when we got home, but surprise....our daughter and her fiance had come over to do laundry (last time as they are getting their own washer and dryer this week).  We stopped and picked up a couple more steaks and a few other things for dinner and we all had ate together.  We had to cook the steaks under the broiler since the rain just couldn't hold back any longer.  Oh well.  It was nice to spend a bit of time with them.

Our steaks weren't quite the Ol' 96'er from The Great Outdoors,
but they were nice-sized and tasty Delmonicos.

I have been up since 5:30 this morning because Tim called and said his truck was broke down along the interstate.  Talk about getting a sick feeling!  We just shelled out a huge amount of money to fix that truck a couple of months ago and will be feeling the pinch for a good while.  I was praying for all I was worth, I can tell you, and about an hour later Tim called and said he had tried again after he sat there and the truck started right up and ran well all the way to work and after he shut it off he started it again just to see what would happen.  It started right up.  Thank you, God!  We are guessing maybe there is some dirt in one of the filters or something.  He'll take a good look at it tonight.

This, sadly, does look a lot like the husband's truck.
And often reflects my feelings about said truck.

Bible study is canceled for tonight since our teacher has a miserable summer cold so I don't have much going on today.  I plan to use the time to read and get caught up on the work for another Bible study I go to.

Have a blessed week!


  1. I had to smile that you have a "wee thing" for Bill Pullman. I have a HUGE thing for Cary Grant...and Gary Cooper...and Tyrone Power...and William Holden...and James Cagney. Yep, I'm crazy about dead men!

    Quiet weekends are nice. We need the rest of low-key every once in awhile.


  2. I have a wee thing for Sam Elliot and Andy Garcia. Sigh. (...and Joe knows all about it!!) :)

    Good to catch up with you!!

    1. Oh yes, definitely Sam Elliot. I would not toss him out for tickling me with his mustache!


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