Except for some short time working outside yesterday we didn't do much at all. The heat is truly becoming almost unbearable. Today we thought surely we would have some rain and we did--but so little we could almost count the drops. We had some thunder for a while and the sky was very dark but no real rain. As I've said before I hate to wish for rain because I know how it works here in our state--no rain for a good while and then it pours--for another good while. Right now though there are cracks in the ground that we put our hands into so the crops really need watering.|
Bess gave us a little gadget to put at the end of our hose and it spreads the water out into the garden. It's a lot better than standing there with the hose trying to get water to all the plants. Of course the sprinkler has to be moved every few minutes but it still does a good job. Hopefully there will be enough rain soon so that we don't have to do either the hose or the sprinkler as much.
Sid went to Lockport today leaving the Cottage around 7am. His first appointment was at 10:15 with the eye doctor. He had to take a couple of tests and that delayed him somewhat. Apparently the doctor sees something in one eye that he wants a specialist to view. There is a possibility of the beginnings of macular degeneration and he wants to get another doctor's opinion. He did say that it wasn't bad but it needs a follow-up anyway. He didn't leave the office until around 12:30 or so.
After leaving the office he headed off to McD's to pick up food for Ty Rett and Channie which he brought to their house in Gheens. Jess came home a little early so Sid had a chance to visit briefly with her before going to his next appointment one with the dentist scheduled for 3:15. That went well and he picked up Randi for their return trip here.
We had packed some onions to bring to Bec but apparently the heat got to them and they were soft and actually smelly by the time he went to Bec's. Those onions were perfect when we packed them last night so the only thing we can attribute that to is the heat. We'll have to try again next time I go in the RAV where the a/c really works.
On their way back Sid went into L&N grocery in Thibodaux to pick up some ham cheese and baloney. We rarely buy cheese or baloney anywhere else. Ham I can sometimes find one that we like here at W/D or in Lockport at Rouse's. In any case we have our little supply for a few days. I plan to bring some cold cuts with us when we go to Alabama next week.
Sid and Randi arrived here a little after 7pm; they had gotten hot dogs for supper at our favorite Dairy Inn in Napoleonville so I didn't have to prepare a meal for them. Jess sent along some refrigerated chicken/sausage gumbo and rice; she also sent some frozen shrimp/okra gumbo like she gave us the other day. Needless to say I was happy to see all of that food. It's delicious and I don't have to cook it!
Tomorrow Sid goes to our local doctor just to get new presc
Hope all of you are doing well; please keep Steve/Ann and their family in your prayers for a safe trip to Florida where Steve is attending a District Attorney convention/workshop and where they will also have a mini-vacation for the kids.
That's it for tonight!
QUOTE: "Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons."
--Ruth Ann Schabacker
NOTE: Because this world always seems to be moving extremely fast we often to not take time to recognize the gifts that enter our lives each day. It could be a special person; it could be a job opportunity; it could be something as simple as a smile from someone that was unexpected. We need to look with our hearts at the people things and events that come into our lives each day. Look at each as a blessing and keep those ribbons to tie on gifts that we give to others. Be generous!