Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This and that

Yesterday Cliff and I had almost finished our daily walk and were heading toward the house when I looked up toward the mowed alfalfa/grass field and saw a fox with his nose near the ground, walking slowly.  I was really surprised he hadn't seen or heard us, since we were keeping up a steady conversation.  We stopped, then took a few steps, still talking.  The fox didn't notice us.  
Finally I yelled at him at the top of my lungs,  "Hey!!!"  
He took one look at us, turned on the speed, and was out of there.  

We received our passports today.  Now, our original plan was to hook up with Cliff's brother and his wife for the trip to Canada, but he's having radiation five days a week, which is sapping his time and depleting their travel funds.  We first thought we'd wait and all go next year, but at our ages we hate to put anything off that long.  It's been six years since Cliff had open heart surgery, and we've considered every year a bonus since that time.  But who knows what will happen tomorrow, next week, or next year?  So I think we'll go this year.

I picked sour cherries from my tree this morning, then seeded them.  What a boring, messy job!  I used two cups to make a cherry dessert, sort of a cobbler; then froze the other four cups.  I really wanted to bake a pie, but I had just turned on the air conditioner and didn't like the idea of using the oven while it's on.  I'm not sure if I'll pick any more cherries or not.  Too much work for too little product, PLUS I have to watch for worms as I am seeding them.  


Anita said...

No major medical issues for me, but still, I have reached the age of having a deep sense of longevity.

Go to Canada, and then do something else with the brother if he is unable to go.

Your cherries remind me of picking blackberries last year - my first time - and getting stuck by all the thorns. There were delicious, though!


LIFE IS LIKE A BOWLFUL OF CHERRIES. You NEVER know what life will throw your way. Go to Canada while you can. ENJOY every single moment. Take lots of pictures, make beautiful memories. No guilt. No regrets.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I agree, life is to short. You have made a wise decision. We never know what tomorrow may bring, but we do have to take advantage of them all. The cherries look wonderful. I don't turn my oven on when the a/c is running either. Baking is for cooler days. Hope your Thursday is a wonderful one!