Wednesday, July 2, 2014

STAYCATING DAYS 5 & 6 -- June 26 & 27

About 3:00 a.m., it commenced to rain as predicted and was still raining as I arose for the day. I had decided to take advantage of sewing momentum and stay at the farm that extra day. During a break in the rain, the dogs and I made our morning hike to the mailbox. The road wasn’t muddy, but the dogs enjoyed exploring the fields, and when we arrived back at the house I had to bathe their legs and “undercarriages.” Mike just hoses them off, but I treated them like the princesses they are and gently poured warm water over them from a watering can. Still, dirt came off on the towels.

That’s when I realized it was impractical to stay. I knew it would likely rain all day. As the dogs snoozed on a pillow in the living room, I packed. As I picked up the dog pillow on  the kitchen porch, I came eye-to-eye with a big ol' frog sitting under a hosta leaf and knew I had made the right decision. 

Packing, loading, traveling, unloading and unpacking – it was half a day’s work, and when it was over, I was in no mood to sew. Now in town, the rest of the day seemed without purpose.

Mid-afternoon, sister Harriet invited me to join her and other family members for an early supper at El Sombrero. It was just what I needed to give shape to my afternoon. I took the dogs for a quick constitutional and then we went to Ken’s where I picked raspberries while the dogs explored his back yard.

And the rest, as they say, is history – and perhaps not memorable. We pursued routine activities on Friday and Mike was home by 4:30 p.m. or so. The dogs greeted him calmly but enthusiastically. He unpacked before supper but announced that he was tired and would clean his motorcycle tomorrow. KW


Hallie said...

Those darn frogs are gross and noisy. How I wish they weren't there!

Chris said...

That is one nasty looking frog!! We have tiny ones here which I don't mind, but that guy? Yikes!

Glad you got to go out for dinner with family--sounds fun.

Mike said...

I can't understand not liking frogs.