Whoops I’m thinking I didn’t get my blog done last month. Honest I will try to do better.
We have had a very busy summer, fairs, camping trips, softbll and a trip to Idaho to see one of our granddaughters who is going to school there. Life is certainly different without her living five miles away. No little voice saying Grandma could you make me some Blueberry Muffins, or I don’t feel well could Grandpa make me some chicken noodle soup. We will miss those fun days that we enjoyed for over 20 years and of course being seven hours away we can’t just run over to see her basketball games, or can we?. Now that is debatable because I can’t see Jim missing too many games and he already is figuring out how many games he can get too. I’ll need another new car by the time she finishes playing basketball!!
Now, speaking of Blueberry Muffins, I made some today, at least I tried. They seemed to take forever to cook and didn’t really raise as much as usual. Then I made some chocolate chip cookies for the neighbor boy and the first ones in the oven were AWFUL!! Well maybe I shorted the flour, so I put them back in the mixing bowl, grabbed the flour and that’s when I noticed I had used PANCAKE flour in both the muffins and the cookies. What a waste, so everything is in the garbage and I won’t gain that extra two pounds eating them!!
Life is busy here on the farm, I am very late in getting our cows bred this year and because of the hot weather it was hard to tell when they were ready. Now that the weather is cooler I can get them bred but that means summer calves which maybe won’t be that bad, certainly a first for us. And of course by summer basketball will be over and we will be closer to home most of the time. Just have our ten year old granddaughter playing softball, soccer and some basketball. Then of course we have our youngest grandson graduating this year. I have told him it is his year and Grandma will be at everything. I think he believes me because he said he may have to put up pictures and say “if you see this lady, don’t let her on campus”. He is a super fun kid and because he weighed just three pounds when he was born we have maybe protected him just a little. He certainly is his own person, being very involved in student government, community service projects and the school and community in general. We will probably all cry when he heads off to college next year!!
We are dog sitting Andy again. His parents are off on a motorcycle adventure!! Andy is so funny, he comes into our house finds his spot on the couch, where I always put his blanket, crawls up and goes to sleep. Here he is but he’s on Missy’s blanket also and she isn’t real happy about that. Missy and Daisy love him and they all run and play together, which is good for Daisy as she is pretty lazy most of the time. Missy even shares her toys with him which is very unusual because when other dogs come she hides them. Everyone loves Andy and he loves everyone.
Sorry if this got a little lengthy I really had nothing to blog about. Maybe I will do something more exciting than making muffins and cookies out of pancake flour next month.
Have a wonderful fall and let’s all remember to NOT complain about the rain!!