Non posted stuff
Here is a short one from the other day:
From when we went to Yellowstone National Park in July.
We got up early and were driving into the park happy as could be... then we hit a traffic jam...
Yes, a traffic jam in the middle of a national park.
The Big Texan and I looked at each other and said "Whaaat?" - "Oh I hope this isn't normal" - "Is it going to be like this all day?" and other interesting phrases...
Then we saw a sign that said "Bald Eagle Nesting Area: No Stopping, Standing, Loitering (and a bunch of other things that meant 'just keep going')"
and realized that there was an Bald Eagle's Nest on the side of the road... so we 'got it'.
[Here there will be a picture as soon as I can post it]
For the record - that wasn't normal and it wasn't like that all day.
And here is another one from a week or so ago...
things are exciting. Betty Boop is going to be having surgery tomorrow on her knee. I have no idea what to expect for her (pain-wise) and what will be going on because everyone's rehab is different - but we are hoping everything goes smoothly.
I have been knitting - I finished a sock that I am doing on commission for Mackintosh yarns and have another that I just cast on. I am hoping to get the third one finished within a week as well. But knitting is going to be sitting on the wayside for a bit. The reason is that we are preparing the house again for more people to be living in it. The grandkids are going to be moving back in....
I don't know if I am excited or not. Ok - I do know. I am excited, but I know it is going to be difficult. But that does mean that there will be more stories about the kiddos. It also means that I will have less time for knitting - But we shall see.
BB turned 18 yesterday! I cannot believe that my darling little girl is soo grown up. She is a senior this year and quite excited about her last year of high school. She is NOT happy that she is missing the first week of school for her knee surgery. But there really isn't a good time for surgery now - is there?
Can you believe that the Big Texan and I are still NOT watching TV? We watch movies that we rent - but we still don't watch TV. BB is watching her shows - but she understands that we don't like to have it on all the time and turns it off before we get home in the afternoons. I know she has cut way back on her TV viewing as well. We will see how this changes after the grandkids move in... They like to have the TV on almost all the time. I know that Mama G leaves it on because it really helps Sparky - it keeps him calm and helps him focus. He loves game shows - because he likes to read the words and the repetition is soothing to him. He is only 4 1/2 and can already read very well. He was trying to read an item on a show the other day and said "Bare Seat" and I told him "No it sounds like ARR - Bar and the other word is EHHH - Set" and he looked at it again and re-read it with the correct emphasis and vowel stress. "Baaaar Seeeet" - It was pretty cute.
So - Since I don't have time (still) I decided to just post these and keep going.