Just so you don't think it is all glamorous (snicker, snort!) here on the Range I will show you what I have been doing today. The scent of diesel fuel was wafting through the air as I was out bush hogging the area where we are having some work done in the next couple of weeks on a new road.
I love being outside no matter what I am doing but I didn't enjoy getting stuck and having to walk a couple of miles back to the house! I went down in a ditch and didn't have the tractor in four wheel drive so was just setting there spinning my wheels! The Hubs went out and immediately got it out by pushing the four wheel drive button.......DUH!
I continued on and Son came along in his Rhino and asked me if I wanted to take a ride around the loop so I hopped off one machine onto another and off we went. We saw several deer that were just beautiful in their coppery summer coats. Didn't see any fawns this time but it was fun seeing the adults. The ride was really bumpy but we made it through all of the mud and water. We stopped to look at the huge beaver house that is along the way. It's huge! Didn't see the beaver but could hear the big bull frogs making their deep har-rump sound. The kids like to go out there and catch them but of course let them go! :o)
Mr. D was here this morning with me. He likes to play on my computer and had company this time. Notice he still has his helmet on from the bike ride over! Noodles loves to lay on the computer table when someone is using it.
Friday night we celebrated The Hubs birthday with the kids. I had steaks, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, tossed salad, yeast rolls and of course cake and ice cream. I bought just a small cake at the store as we are all trying to cut down on sweets and I didn't want any leftover. There was just enough with the last piece going next door to FIL. :o)
Now the Hubs and I are the same age. I am from April to August older then he is. I am the older woman for six months. We are now both 59, when did that happen? He was 19 and I was 20 when we got married 39 years ago, when I think of kids now getting married that young I can't imagine it! His mother had to sign for him to get married as he wasn't yet 20, isn't that a hoot! We remind him of that occasionally! :o)
Son came along five years later much to our delight but there were to be no more babies for us unfortunately. I always thought I would have a big family but sometimes it just isn't meant to be and you have to be content and happy with what you have and we were. Now with two grands to spoil I make up for lost time! Son weighed 10 lbs. 5 oz. when he was born! Yikes! He looked two months old in that baby nursery with the other 6 and 7 pounders! A teenager in baby world.
In those days when you had a C section you stayed in the hospital ten days. That was the longest ten days of my life, I just wanted to go home with my great big baby who couldn't fit into his newborn clothes! He was such a good baby and started eating rice cereal at two weeks as I just couldn't fill him up. He started sleeping through the night soon after starting on cereal too. Now they say don't give it to them that young. What did we know back then? All I know is he was a happy, healthy baby!
We're headed to the lake tomorrow after church. The summer is going by so quickly I don't want to miss a weekend being there at least one of the days. It was a bit cool today but supposed to be warmer tomorrow. I loved the weather today though, just perfect for working outside, cool, breezy, no bugs, no humidity. P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Just right for doing some good ole' bush hogging!