We are so attached to Cora that it's going to be a heart-breaker when we are no longer part of her life, which, honestly, could happen at any time, since her parents are looking for an acreage to buy. On days like today when we haven't seen her for quite a while, I remind poor downcast Cliff that we will have to let her go at some point, that she was only loaned to us; but he doesn't want to discuss it. Believe me, when the time comes, it is going to break his heart, because he doesn't prepare himself for unpleasant times ahead. I can deal with it. I'll be sad, but I am mentally prepared, and have been since we first began watching her.
Cliff is spending lots of time in the shop working on his Allis Chalmers D-17, Series IV tractor. Those of you who have me as a Facebook friend can look at the progress in an album I set up just for the project.
The sweet baby we watch gave me a cold with sore throat and coughing week before last. Then, while I was still coughing from the cold, she gave her parents, me, and Cliff an abdominal curse that laid us low for awhile. I hope this means all our winter illnesses are done for this winter. We have certainly had our quota.
Yesterday we went to our favorite Oklahoma Joe's (now known as "Joe's Kansas City Barbecue). It was bitter cold, and as usual the waiting line extended outside onto the sidewalk. I'll share this little story that I already posted for my Facebook friends.
Cliff and I arrived at Oklahoma Joe's around 11:15 A.M. There was a line that reached outside to the sidewalk, and it was a cold day. We happened to be waiting behind a couple of guys with Seahawks Stocking caps on. They seemed to be in fairly good humor, considering their team lost yesterday. At one point, Cliff said, “We should have called in our order and eaten in the car.”
“We tried that once,” I said. “Barbecue is too messy to eat in the car.”
“It would have been better than wasting all this time waiting in line,” he responded.
“But waiting in line is part of the charm,” I answered.
The Seahawks fans turned toward me, smiling, and the one nearest me said, “You are a lady with a positive attitude.”
Keep warm, everybody!