Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Supper time

Good morning! I woke up to the smell of cooking brisket. One of my favorites! Now, for you "foreigners" (non-Texans, but not the Ledbetters), this does NOT mean corned beef! We're having our last fling before leaving for South Dakota and Minnesota tomorrow. You're all invited!

Who's been to Mt. Rushmore? (CC-watching it on TV doesn't count!) Tell me about it! We got a great history lesson on the area from our dear neighbors, N and S, at Cici's last night. I'd like to take them along! It's great knowing history teachers....

It'll be interesting visiting another church on Sunday, though I will miss ours TERRIBLY. Someone asked me about singing "specials" at our church, and I told them that our singing (congregational, NOT mine and Greg's!) is so excellent that we really don't NEED specials. Very true. We are blessed!

And today I get to go to Stephenville and meet a friend of a friend, or, to be more accurate, the sister-in-the-Lord of a sister-in-the-Lord. (Are you thoroughly confused?) I told her I'd have a rose in my teeth, so she could recognize me (more likely it will be spinach from lunch...). Looking forward to a blessed meeting! She sounds like a dear.

Greg is trying to get me out on the lake with him in Minnesota, as the boat comes with the room. He's always said being with me in a leaky canoe is better than a homemake apple pie from Dr. Michaela Quinn (from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) (he thinks she's the prettiest lady on TV; lovely, as all you can see of her is her face and hands! whee!). (Also, he prefers a sharp stick in the eye from me than that apple pie.) (He is a strange man.) Anyway, I think I'll pass on the boat, even with a life jacket. I WILL wave to him from the safety of the shore. I don't like things that move, like oceans and lakes and rivers. They're pretty from a distance, or even from the shore, but I don't care for up-close-and-personal! I guess it's because it reminds me of being in labor, and driving on ice (preferably not at the same time!), the two times I'm not in control. (Is ANYONE following this train of thought?!)

Sorry, folks, but the high in Minnesota lately is in the high seventies! Can you say "BLISS"? It was 101 yesterday here, I believe. In a strange "twist of fate" (what a ridiculous phrase!), the last time I went, a 4th of July, it was 100 ther and 80 here! It was flooding here. Do you know that Minnows (people in Minnesota) don't have AIR CONDITIONING? Greg's friend had a 3-story house on the lake, full basement, and NO air conditioning! We went to a motel! GAK! I was sad.... The current temperature there is more normal for them....

More later! My most-wonderful son-in-love is lending me his laptop (I TOLD you he loves me!), so I can visit with everyone while I'm gone. It's worth a trip to Early to meet him. Plus you get to see Sarah and baby Mikayla, who just may exceed the cuteness-scale before she's a year old! My smiley baby!

Off to smell the brisket....


Rebekah said...

Yes, I could follow your trains of thoughts today!
I am going to miss you! It will be over two weeks before I get to see you since we'll be in SA when you get back! :(
And I didn't even get to tell you goodbye on Sunday! :(
I'll try to call ya' later! Love you!

sarahdodson said...

MAMA! I'm going to miss you terribly:( Please come home soon. I vote you go with dad on the canoe; you'll be wearing a life jacket- what could go wrong??? Plus, he'd love it. Sorry, I have no interesting facts on SD:( But, I love you and am looking fwd to our brisket dinner together! What did you say, Mikayla? Oh, Mikayla says hello and she already misses you. Isn't that sweet of her?:)

Christy said...

Fun post!!

I would say I'm going to miss you but I probably won't have time with all of the invites I'm gonna get from all of my new best friends... Oh, who am I kidding??????? Take me with you!!!! ;)

And don't forget about the postcard from SD... I'll be checking the mail daily...

Can't wait for the briket!!

Love, love, love you!

Cole said...

Found your site! :-) I love reading about all you guys up in coleman since I cant be there to be with you all! I do miss all of you all. :-( Ya'll are my home away from home.
Sooo nice your going north were its "Cool" haha. Enjoy it for me.
I am a northern girl at heart. :-D
Love you

Mrs. Jamie Butts :) said...

I love you! Erin said she heard from you and she's dying to meet you. The Lord has blessed me with sweet friends. Can you come to my wedding? =) You can meet her and I can hug you. Sounds like a plan, Stan.