Wednesday is our day off
or at least it’s supposed to be
it’s a good thing we started yesterday’s “day off” work
with a breakfast for champions!
fresh eggs, home grown sausage, biscuits & syrup!
our homeschool morning full of doubles +1 facts, The Foot Book, rhyming and more
was wrapped up by 11
so we headed to town to CELEBRATE RO!
with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! lunch and an afternoon of fun in the sun
RO is my squishy nephew
and Tuck’s BFF,
after having driven an hour out of town Tuesday to buy RO’s sister, Kate, a guinea pig
and all the guinea pig paraphernalia (WOW there’s lots of RODENT gear to choose from) for her birthday
( I would ONLY BUY a RODENT! for my niece)
Cowboy Dan & I wanted to spend some time with Ro
and to even the score just a bit
we checked him out of school
Cowboy Dan had an appointment
to trim some horses for a client
Ro’s good with horses
but the woods were calling
and the sun was shining
so I held the horses while Love trimmed
the rascals ran to the woods
and played in the creek
and laid in the shade
played “I dare ya” and belly laughed
we met the plant guy at the store to get a fresh load of vegetable plants
then dropped Cowboy Dan off at the church
to run the after school, GOOD NEWS CLUB bus route
the rascals and I had an hour
so we zipped over to the animal adoption center
adopted a couple of cats
zipped back to the store
to introduce the cats to their new home
Precious (mother) met us there to pick up Ro
the rascals and I went back to the church to pick up Cowboy Dan
realizing it was time for the rascals Wed night discipleship class
so we left them at church
ran home to meet the in-laws
who were bringing us a dog that had shown up at their house unclaimed, un-named
with “no room in the inn” at their house
we opted to take him
we leashed him
I took him around for a quick meet and greet
gathering food, water & hay for his doghouse
while Cowboy Dan set up his new penwhat to call our new cute little friend??
“Scooter”?? “Buster” ??
we’d just finished getting him all set up
walked to the barn to water the rabbits
ring. ring. ring.
Love got a call from inlaw
“You aren’t going to believe this? There’s a poster on a pole in our yard. Missing. Going to call. Will call you right back.”
and he did
and it was
our little “Scooter” or “Buster” turned out to be “Cowboy” (YES! I’m for real. That’s his REAL name.”)
“Cowboy” had escaped after a bath
the owner was THRILLED he’d been found
what else could we do?
we’d have wanted someone to return ours
so just shy of an hour and a half upon arrival
“Cowboy” rode off into the sunset
back to his home in town
the rascals never met him
they got home right after he left
just as well
to wind down from our “day off”
I cooked a quick supper
remember the commercial?
“Hamburger Helper makes a great meal..” throw in a can of corn and WALAH!
and finally declared that our grand finale to a RELAXING “day off”
would be a Blockbuster movie that had arrived in the mail
“Where the Red Fern Grows” I exclaimed
Cowboy Dan protested “to sad to suit me”
My rebuttal “it’s a classic. a good one for the boys.”
with a perplexed look
full of hesitation
Cowboy Dan pressed play to start the movie
I joined the boys a little over half way through
after cleaning the kitchen
Just in time
to watch the boy FALL ON THE AX! and DIE
what was I thinking? are the boys ready for this level of drama??
we talked our way through the next scene
GRANDPA FALLS DOWN A CLIFF!
Tuck covers his eyes and says “I don’t think I want to watch this anymore”
we consoled him with: it’s just a movie”
insert just a dash of happy with the scene where the boy wins the coon hunt competition
next. enter: MOUNTAIN LION SCENE where DAN the COON DOG DIES!
followed up by a GRIEVED TO DEATH LITTLE ANN! BOTH DOGS DIE!
I didn’t remember that part!!
Tuck, my weeping,
no. WAILING! son looked at us like:
“why on earth would you pick such a movie?!”
whom I COULD NOT CONSOLE BECAUSE I WAS FIGHTING THE UGLY CRY!!!!!!!!!!
again….WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
classic or NOT
Tuck nor I will be watching that one for at least another 20 years!!
I don’t know how your “day off” looks
but after yesterday
I’m taking another “day off” to recover