We were offline much of the weekend, but it was certainly for a worthy cause. Finally got enough rain to make some decent puddles and to measure about half an inch in the new rain gauge. Of course some of that rain came with 60mph winds. This IS Oklahoma!
Saturday morning I managed to work on the downtown flowerbed a bit. Gone are the days when I can work for hours and hours at a time and complete major gardening tasks, so it still looks rough. But I will get back to it this week and I’ll have some lovely flowers planted in it by the time Heritage Day is here.
Gary met me at Walmart after his 5am-1pm shift at Lowe’s. He is so good about helping me with the groceries so I can avoid some heavy lifting. Saw my Aunt Juanita and Uncle Larry at Walmart. Love seeing them anywhere, any time! Also saw some people who really, really, should invest in a full-length mirror. Honestly, you left your house looking like that?
Saturday afternoon we finally saw “Cowboys & Aliens”, a science fiction western. What a concept! I’m a big fan of both, so I was totally entertained. I know, I know, difficult to believe. But I’ve always been able to set aside my personal beliefs and even logic, if a story is entertaining and at least probable. I’ve been admiring Olivia Wilde’s acting on House, and of course I’m a big fan of Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. I do think some caution would be advised with regard to children seeing the film. Some intense scenes and some that would have to be explained. And a brief bit of nudity and language.
Saturday night’s storm was so wild and noisy that I didn’t sleep well. Then I woke up at 2am with a headache that persisted until about 4am, so I ended up sleeping until 6am. Needless to say, I didn’t accomplish much yesterday except a little reading. And thankfully the rain we got yesterday was the gentle, quiet kind.
Robert came for a visit and dinner last night. We hadn’t seen him in a few months so it was great to get to talk with him. Always enlightening and entertaining. And he always has a couple of books to recommend to his mom. I’m going to check on them the next time I go to the library.
Not much planned this week, but there is always room in my life for surprises! Gary will be 68 on Wednesday. Fall officially begins Friday. It even looks like we might get some more rain. I’m hoping that by December we will not see the stump that is still clearly visible in the middle of the pond.
BTW, there were two herons flying around the pond yesterday. I didn’t get a picture of either one, but they looked happy in the rain!
Have a great day!