Catching up (posted by Lani)
We've got quite a bit of that to do, don't we? Neither of us have been posting regularly at all :( So, I propose a new start to this blog, where both of us try to make SOME post at least once a week. A picture, a short sentence, anything, but something other than just silence. Here's mine for this week!
I was in Panama City last week for Laura's college graduation. My baby, with a BSc! She looked beautiful and we're all so proud of her. And Alex is getting incredibly tall, isn't he? Every time I see him he's grown another inch or two. He can really put away the oysters, too. We went to Hunts while I was there and he ate two dozen raw of his own, plus some of his mom's and mine, plus some fried. Hopefully the oil spill won't prevent us from continuing to enjoy our oysters in the future; it keeps threatening but so far hasn't come that far east. My fingers are definitely staying crossed.
I came home to some very nice spring-like weather (of course here, spring-like means 40s to 50s in the daytime, 20s to 30s at night, and periodic snow showers that don't really stick), but that's about to end since we're expecting 1 to 2 feet of snow in the next couple of days. (quoth NOAA: SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 24 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. Yay.) We were going to have the snow tires taken off the cars today, but now I'm thinking maybe not.
My broken shoulder is healing (far too slowly for my liking) and I should be going into physical therapy soon. Jim and I are hoping to drive down to Panama City at the end of June and stay through Alex's birthday and the 4th of July weekend before coming home. Is it too much to hope that you'll be around then too?
Steve is still traveling heavily. I got home Friday night, he left Sunday morning for Nevada. He'll come home this Friday night, then leave again on Sunday for Washington. Hopefully he'll then have a week at home; if we're really, really lucky maybe even two weeks! How's your travel schedule doing?
Baby Fox is doing well and has suddenly changed from a rather tubular little fox to a sleek, streamlined fox so she's got kits somewhere. She still comes and snoozes in the sun on our porch, curled up like a cat, and it never ceases to thrill me to look out and see that little orange ball. The bear isn't so much of a thrill, or perhaps I should say he's a different kind of thrill. He hasn't been around our house, but Steve and Lynnette saw him a couple of nights ago so I'm sure our time is coming. A couple of weeks ago we had mountain lion tracks in our yard and Lara saw the lion up by the road, but nothing since then. It's a great year for the deer and elk, we've got nice big healthy herds of both around, so he's probably off sleeping off a nice venison dinner.