If you're not looking for random thoughts or a post that jumps from topic to topic, stop reading right now. I've got lots going round and round in my head so I'm just going to dump it all here.
On Saturday we took our Madison to the country. She's staying with my nephew, David, and his wife, Amber for 5 days. This is about the 3rd or 4th year she's done this. This is cattle shipping season and they need extra help so Madison is there to do whatever they need her to. Not sure what that will entail but the adventure is good for her. She learned how to drive a 4-wheeler yesterday and they're having a weiner roast and s'mores tonight by the creek. Oh, and she took her friend, Kenzie, with her. It's a whole new experience for that girl.
When we dropped Madison off on Saturday, it was at a pasture where they had just finished shipping 544 cattle. I wish I'd had a camera with me (my camera has issues, another thought I'll get to shortly). When we arrived, the cowboys were all sitting on the cattle pens. It would have been a classic photo. The pasture is next to a highway and you can spot the tourists.....they slam on the brakes and crane their necks as if they can't believe what they just saw. Yes folks, there still are real cowboys out there.
About the camera...mine won't recharge. It's been like this for several weeks so I've been relying on the girls' cameras. It doesn't always work. I want a new camera but I don't need one because there are 2 others in the house. However, I've done a little browsing and the one I think I want is upwards of $500 which isn't in the cards right now. I'm trying to practice patience.
The rest of the weekend was fabulous. On Saturday when Lawman and I arrived home it took us about 30 minutes to decide that we needed to move, get some exercise. He set out on the road bike and I set out on foot. I can't tell you how good it felt for me to get out and walk. It had been 2 weeks since I'd done it last. It was hot but well worth it. Sometimes the hardest part of exercising is getting started.
We had dinner with 2 other couples on Saturday night. Shishkabobs - shrimp / mushrooms / tomatoes and bacon-wrapped chicken/mushrooms /pineapple - roasted potatoes, garlic bread, and champagne to celebrate one couples 25th anniversary (no, not ours).
I spent Sunday with Alison. After church we headed off for back-to-school shopping. I find it much more enjoyable when I do one girl at a time. I don't get so frustrated. It's a good opportunity for some quality one-on-one time. We covered lots of good topics in conversation on the way to the mall plus we stayed under our budget!
It's a short work week for me. I start vacation on Thursday and don't have to report back to the office until August 10th. I can't wait!
Ok, there's a lot here. A lot of nothing. I'm feeling like a bouncey ball -- bounce from wall to wall and all over the board. The cowboy stuff is blog worthy and would have been great if I'd had a stinkin' camera!
I'll try to get myself organized and back on track.