Saturday, May 27, 2006

She's gonna hate me for this someday

Long time, no post. And to make up for that, here comes a long post. It's been a busy week at work. Several nights of working late. Which means that, for the past few days, there's not much time for anything besides checking email and brushing my teeth before I fall asleep at night. But here we have a 3 day weekend. Oh, the joy. Too bad it rained most of the afternoon, but I found ways to compensate.

The sheep are settling in nicely. They're getting used to their new pasture and are becoming more curious and courageous as well. They're actually coming up to us and sniffing us as we try and feed them. Thank you to all who have written to suggest names. We're pondering (and even bickering a bit) over which ones are the best names. So check back Monday, because that's when I plan to announce the lucky winners.

So, how did I spend my Saturday? Well, I had grand plans of sleeping in. I might as well give up on those forever. I wake up at 7, regardless, and have a hard time falling back to sleep. So after snuggling in bed with G and Catie, we got up to start the day. I had planned to meet a friend for lunch, so eventually Catie and I headed into Boise. The restaurant we were meeting at was downtown, in the same block as the Farmers' Market. I was blown away by the number of booths. I'll definitely have to check this out again. I'm becoming entralled with farmers' markets. Could be because I'm on this kick where I just want to be an organic farmer/shepherd/cattle rancher. Just a dream.

Lunch was at a Greek/Mediterranean restuarant. Yummy. Then all three of us walked through the rain to the yarn store downtown. Didn't buy anything there, but enjoyed looking. Then we went for a cup of coffee, where Catie fell asleep while nursing. It's been FOREVER since she's done that. It was so nice just to hold her while she slept. Then we went our separate ways, and I headed to Borders. I've had a hankering for a new book. I hadn't actually LOOKED inside this book, but I loved it. Those Mason-Dixon ladies sure have lots of projects I'd like to try. And god forbid, I leave a bookstore with only one book. I also got Big Girl Knits. We met G and his old roomie, Jason for dinner. Where Catie ate an amazing amount of food. I have no idea where it all went. I don't think I've ever seen her eat that much. Maybe she's getting ready to grow another inch or two. Here's a picture of her last weekend at the rodeo.

So now here comes the embarassing part (the part she might hate me for someday). My sister, her hubby, and baby came for the weekend too. Catie and Danny got to hang out and play. Here we have them together...please pardon the look on C's face. Not the most attractive one ever.

And here's just one of the many pictures that show just how much they enjoyed each others' company:

I never thought "kissing cousins" could be so cute.


G said...

In Jordan Valley, Oregon?!? Its population is 1/2 Skinner and 1/2 Eiguren. (E-Grr-In). Population: 27 If ever there was a place in the West for kissing cousins... THIS is it.

Jason said...

When did Jordan Valley move to Kentucky? Did I miss a memo?