Friday, May 01, 2020

May Day

Hello, May.  This is a May unlike any other. 

 I am proud of myself. I knew I didn't have time for 5 miles. I was tempted to just wait until Saturday and walk 5 miles, but I put on my shoes and headed out. I got a bit over 3 miles in in the time I had...and am now only .04 of a mile away from the week's goal.

I got home in time to Zoom with a friend....hadn't SEEN her since her wedding....and then ALL THIS. LOL It was fun to connect.

Dad has a plan. It started when he viewed this week's ads. He often pours over the grocery ads and tells me which meat is on sale. I begin to wonder if he needs more hunks of meat than I serve. LOL I do a lot of wraps, enchiladas, soups….but I DO have fish once a week, a roast or chicken legs....anyway....this week New York steaks were on sale - IF you buy them on Friday. He started the day by pointing out that fact.

He told me that some night he wanted to grill dinner. I didn't connect the two comments. Then he asked when Mother's Day was and checked out the calendar and told me when it was. I still didn't connect. He asked how many people would be here if everyone came - would we be under the magic number of 20 for a gathering. Yes, barely.  Then he put it all together. Do you think we can grill and eat out on Mother's Day? I want to buy enough steaks for everyone. WHAT?  He insisted and Michael and all the guys will help him (or so I am guessing). An invite was sent.

TODAY he woke up and reminded me immediately...."It's Friday. You need to go pick up the steaks for me." I did. What a DEAL. I got the last 4 packages. Did you catch that price? Normally $50.86, we paid $18.95. $240 worth of steak for $60-70.  They are tucked safely in the freezer and waiting for May 10th.  Last year we did Mother's Day in August so I guess he felt we needed a bit of prodding in this celebration department. ::snort::

While Michael and I were out getting meat....we ordered pizza - it IS Friday night. We walked around the visitor center while we waited...snatching a bit of time together. We found rocks. I took one and re-hid others.  Left this one....locals - go get it.

Arielle and Benny were enjoying our playground when we got home.  Papa and Benny played a game with balls and trampoline.

  I love the reflection of the mountain in the windows. 

Surrounded by some of my favorite people - and dog. 
G Dog (Dad), Kimber, Me, Benny, Stacia

Benny catches air - Kimber struts her stuff. 
 It's nearly free of the snow...sad, sad greenhouse. 

Much work to do in the garden and most of it is now uncovered....there is just a bit of snow on the north side. 

Papa had WORK to do...and Benny loves to help Papa Work!  Papa lives BIG in Benny's mind. Papa made the bridges and rivers. Papa makes the rain and thunder.
Benny actually did blow the tire up - he has the trigger
 Do you think he remembers last fall's rides or did it simply look like a good idea again this year? 

Such determination on that little face

Man Work 

Baachan is good for talking, bouncing, rolling down hills....Papa Works! 

We continue to research dog breeds. Something this size or bigger so Stacia feels safe when she goes on walks....big enough to have instant respect from children, intelligent, good with children and elderly, hypoallergenic or low shed....what will that breed be? Kimber would be perfect except for the husky everywhere.  Kimber does have an odd idiosyncrasy. I think it comes from her being born and trained in the winter. She insists on pooping on SNOW. She saves it to get to our house and poop on one of the few patches of snow we have left. CoRielle have no snow left.  Poor thing is going to be in a world of hurt shortly. 
See? We'll settle for lap dog size. 
We ended the day with Pizza and watching, "The Greatest Show on Earth." Which led to a discussion on P. T. Barnum....can we not let Mom have ONE illusion?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have a standard poodle (11 years old) and she has been a great dog around our kids. She demands respect from all our delivery people! The only negative is that since she does not shed, we have to groom her. She gets her big haircut in the spring and a trim late summer. Happy searching!
Anne in Indiana.