Monthly Archives: May 2012
Oh the mushrooms! They are growing where one of our trees died in our backyard. Here’s the atomic version with a spider on the side.
On Tuesday, May 22 when I came home from work Keith was sawing down our pine tree that’s been dying slowly. He’s been trying to save it for the last few years but we’re afraid it’s starting to infect other trees with whatever disease it has. When we first moved into our house in 1992 the tree was shorter than Keith so he would decorate it with Christmas lights. I’m really sad to see it go.
Later that evening Keith and I attended the Moore Norman Technology Center graduation where our son graduated from the entrepreneurship program. His name was displayed on the big screen indicating the he won first place in the DECCA contest earlier this year.
When we arrived at our lake home Friday night Keith sawed down another tree that’s been dead for several years. I really think he was enjoying the power tool. The following day he finished cutting and stacking it for firewood.
Saturday one of neighbor’s guests returned a rope he borrowed and when he backed out of our driveway he didn’t ‘ditch the ditch’. Ooops! Thankfully, a ranger happened by with all the right equipment to easily pull him out of the ditch. No one was injured and the truck had no damage, which was was amazing.
Sitting on our front porch in the mornings listening and watching all the wildlife can be so peaceful. One morning there was a hawk walking around and I didn’t get my camera ready quick enough. I was more prepared for the squirrels and some birds.
Sunday was Mother’s Day. I called my Mom and we visited about our upcoming genealogy trip. Since Kelsey and her boyfriend were at our lake place, I got to spend time with my daughter on Mother’s day and she cooked breakfast. The next day after work my son surprised me by visiting and took me out for dinner at Cafe Bella where we had a nice meal and visit.
After work on Friday Keith and I headed back down to the lake. I started my morning by walking the yard and noticed that our plum tree was loaded with plums!
Then the work began, first more yard work that included laying sod, cleaning our porches, painting, preparing the boat for the season and burning more of the wood piles We got up about 6 am and finally went to bed around 2:30 or 3:00 am because the burn pile was very slow to burn down to a safe level for us to go on inside for the evening. What a long, though productive, day!
Sunday morning we had a nice breakfast with fresh eggs & homemade plum jelly both from just down the street from us. It was all delicious!
Finally by mid-morning Sunday we had the first splash of the season when we put Moby Deck, our deck boat, in the lake. We enjoyed some time just touring the lake. We decided to get our name on the list for a slip at Buncombe Creek and they say it’s about a 4 year wait so maybe by the time we retire it will be our turn.
This weekend we, of course, went to our lake place but this time our daughter, her boyfriend and his dog joined us. As Texas, the Great Dane, waited on the porch Purrkins starred at him probably wondering what the heck he was. He is very sweet and very big.
What a look with his ears and eyes totally focused in the direction of some sound just outside the door.
A special treat in the Texoma area is candied pecans or almonds from the Texoma Peanut Inn. The choices are overwhelming. I think my favorite this time was the toffee crunch almonds or maybe it was the praline pecans or maybe it was the..
What would one of our weekends be if we didn’t have a fire? This time we burned the brush at night and since it had rained it was especially helpful as we had some old cedar branches that burn rapidly. Sparks were flying!
It has been a week where I tried to not do as much to allow my sore back time to rest from the week before.
Since we are going to give our chest-type deep freeze to our neighbors who have several children, we’ve been cleaning out our freezer. This weekend we hosted a fish fry and used up all the fish Keith caught on his fishing trips from earlier this spring. Keith really enjoys cooking for those kinds of things and it was fun having friends and our kids over.
I took only few photos all week and, of course, got a picture of Purrkins. Here he is looking longingly out our back window at the birds.
I also managed to get a picture of me when I set up the remote for my camera at our fishfry. Unfortunately, I neglected to encourage people to play with it so this is all I got.