Monday, July 27, 2009

Now I know

why Joe mows the grass a bit at a time during the week. Since he is out of town it's my job to keep up with the mowing. At least 3, maybe 4 acres to mow. So I did what Joe does and watched the weather to see when it will be nice and when it will rain. I quickly discovered that Sunday was the day to mow it ALL since this week will be filled with lots of thunderstorms. So I spend the day yesterday mowing the entire yard. It was a nice day, a bit hot but not bad. I started at 10:30am and finished at 4pm. I didn't mind though since it got me outside and also made me appreciate what Joe does each and every week. Annie came out with me a few times and ran along, played, laid down in shade and just generally did her own thing. We can't let Sophie out while mowing because she thinks it is fun to bark and run along and in front of the mower.

Greg came over and proved to be most helpful around the house. We had green beans to pick, garbage to take up the hill and he was glad to help. He ate dinner with us (taco salad mmmmmmmmmmm) and we took him home afterwards. I sent a bag of chicken salad, tomatoes and peaches with him.

Stephanie received a call from a girlfriend about 8:45 last night inviting her to an outing with her family today. Her friend Stacy and her family are going to Bowling Green, Ky today to what sounds like fun. Some kind of underground river. I don't know but summer vacation is quickly winding down so I was glad for her to go. Stacy's mom came to the house and picked her up. They will be back sometime today, late I suspect. I'm sure she will have a good time.

I talked to Joe last night. He is missing everyone of course. While talking to him I said something to Annie and Joe about died. He misses the pups so much. Especially Annie. They are very very close. She misses him too. She follows me or Steph around at home. We are going to get online tonight so he can see everyone, including Annie and Sophie. He told me that Amy said she thought she was going to have to go to the hospital about 1am Sunday morning. She is still having contractions and apparently they were quite frequent. Yesterday Joe and Jeremy got after Amy because she won't stay off of her feet and rest. That of course is not helping to keep her contractions at bay. Joe finally said "what am I doing here anyway? You are supposed to be on bedrest!" She listened, for now anyway.

I should have taken my camera this morning. She sunrise over the pond was so gorgeous. I think I have a picture that I can share though. Yes, here it is. I hope you enjoy your day and remember to be grateful for what we have, not what we wish we had.

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13 comments:

Scott W said...

Good items, So!

Jan Blawat said...

OK, so I'm grateful that you have a pond to share and will stop wishing for one myself (our sandy topsoil is 80 feet deep). And I'm grateful that I don't have 3 or 4 acres of lawn but I wish any of the guys in my house would actually mow what I do have. I guess it all balances out, we're both doing great this Monday a.m. Thank you.

Gin said...

All and all sounds like a great weekend. Beautiful pic.

Lou said...

Consider the mowing a weeks worth of bike rides;)

Bill said...

I'll bet Stephanie is going to Lost River. I wanted to go there in the worst way when I was little, and heard they had fish with no eyes.
Maybe Stephanie will bring back an eyeless fish or crawdad. Keep your fingers crossed!

Trailboss said...

That is where she is going Bill. I looked it up a while ago. It looks like she won't be home tonight since they will be eating dinner out. It'll be too late for this gal.

I can just see the look on her face when I ask here where the eyeless fish are. he he

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

One of the two reasons I love our house in New Mexico is there is no grass to cut. The other reason is no leaves to rake.

Don't miss either at all.

Dan

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Hey, Trailboss! That is quite a photo of the pond.
It's the pits when the manpower is away from the rancho, isnt it? 3 or 4 acres of grass to cut is bad enough, but dumping the loads of grass is my least favorite part. At least on the riding lawnmower, i can carry along some of Lynchburg's finest elixir. But if i had as much grass to cut as you do, by the time i got done, i would need a designated driver on the mower.

hulagirlatheart said...

Beautiful picture. It reminds me a little of fall. Summer is slipping away so fast!

I love how everyone passes produce around to their neighbors around here. I don't grow beans in my garden but I always have plenty, thanks to friends and family. Ha!

Jen said...

Just a beautiful picture...the weather was great yesterday.....enjoyed the entire day!

Scott W said...

New blog post place!

Scott W said...

New blog post place!

Syd said...

Mowing can be relaxing for me. And the photo of the pond is great. I know that you miss Joe and that he misses everyone back home. I hope that he returns soon.