The “Cowboy Campout” referred to in my last article turned out to be a barbecue and songfest at the “ranch” of one of the members of Rabbit Lake Cowboy Church . By the time they were done barbecuing and setting out “the feast” (no less), we enjoyed some singing and a bit of a message and it was time to go home. I must have conjured up the idea of a “trail ride” in my head - there were horses observing the festivities in the field adjacent to the house and that was as close as we came… It was a very lovely evening.
This seems to be a fine year for strawberries! Our little patch is thriving! I am so happy to see the Lavatera coming up, as last year was not a good year for them.
Dear husband’s latest “project” has been making flowers out of hub caps, the idea of which came from a post found on the internet. He made several different ones and they are very pretty on the side of our garage. We just happened to have some extra hub caps…
John’s time has passed since his doctor told him not to go travelling until a month after his pills were changed. Things seem to be “good” with the new pills, so we are anxious to be on our way after his doctor’s visit this week. We know it has been a long wait for brother George in Kelowna for us to come to brighten up his life a little - unfortunately, the time passes all too quickly and it’s soon time to leave again…
The timing of our trip is a bit unfortunate in that we will have to miss our dear granddaughter, Emily’s Grade 8 graduation. She will look so beautiful in her new red dress – pictures will have to do for us! Going to high school in fall will be a big deal for her, I am sure! She is such a “level-headed” lovely young lady and we are very proud of her. Her big brother goes into Grade 12 in fall. He has been doing very well for himself too – has a good part-time job at MacDonalds and is a reliable and friendly employee. Where has the time gone??? We realize how blessed we were to have spent a good deal of time with all three of our grandchildren here when they were younger, not even realizing that they grow up and away so quickly.
And we are SO looking forward to seeing our daughter, Christy and her family. Our first stop is a night in Calgary at our granddaughter Chelsea’s house, where we will pick up two small kayaks to be delivered to the two little great granddaughters in B.C., Olivia and Zaia. Their Mom, Ceira, is certainly providing them with a well-rounded childhood. They ride horses, skate in winter, take swimming lessons and dance lessons, have other extracurricular activities as well, and now kayaking. When my sister and I were growing up in Saskatchewan, our only extracurricular activity was skating at the rink (our Dad was the caretaker!!)
It’s getting so that many of our coffee friends can join the club singing the song about being able to show their “battle scars” – one by one it’s time for by-pass surgery and other health issues. Lots of prayers are needed for everyone in our age bracket these days!! Getting old(er) is certainly no picnic. But of course, it is better than the only alternative… This is us giving thanks for every healthy day we can experience!