I have been visiting one of my dearest friends' daughter's blog this morning. It was a lot of fun to see what's up. If you have any teenage girls........and they like to be feminine......they may love this blog, and be inspired. I do. I am. :)
Last weekend it was WAY to hot to do anything outside around the house: 96* in MAY??????..........this weekend, it was too cold & and rainy to work outside (not to mention we feel icky). Last week, I completely cleaned the woodstove out, put away the hearth rug and the wood box. Three days ago I had to get it all back out again...........after three days of being cold. I tried to work through it, but brrr.......it was too hard. I was hoping I would be done with the fires....they are wonderful......but after 8 months.........you get kind of tired of the ashes and having to vacuum. It is the only way we heat our house. I DO love that.
John and Gloria and the four girls are here this weekend visiting from San Francisco. We had to cancel our hike the first day.......due to the bad weather. I have a new hike planned with a surprise at the end of the hike. The hike will be behind Castle Crags State Park. We try to eat every dinner together while they are in town. Spaghetti-----barbeque lamb and turkey burgers-----homemade tamales tonight (we did not make them but someone's mom from one of my husand's employees). John is good to make sure we have dessert almost every night. :)
Gloria joked that she could just tell people to go to my blog to see what is going on in her life. :) Here is the last post where they play a large part of our doings.
John said this about my dogs last night:
"Those dogs are about the best dogs that there ever were."
Meet Sadie (standing) and Strider. Yes, he is named for the Tolkien Ranger.
Wasn't that sweet? We all jokingly talk about John behind his back, including his wife, that John is just like the Golden retrievers. He knows, we tease him about this. One Father's Day project showed us a photo of John in the water, looking just like a swimming retriever. It had us all laughing. Gloria put the photo of the the dog swimming next to John's photo. He is so good to them.......playing with them whenever he comes to visit. They steal things from his car....he laughs.........one of them peed on their sleeping bag once......he forgives them (but Gloria still remembers :)).