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Musical Memorial Day Weekend

We don’t usually do much for Memorial Day weekend and this one has been no different from the rest.  I had to teach a class Saturday and Sunday.  I also had to get the girls to and from their last sewing class on Saturday before they break for summer.  Frank headed to Jefferson City on Saturday, where our son was participating in the State Track Meet.  Out of 16 discus throwers, he placed 5th and we are mighty proud of him!  He didn’t make the top four, but he did receive a medal for his efforts and he was really excited about that.

This evening we decided to have a little barbeque and invite our in-laws from next door to the north of us and our neighbor Tim, to the south of us.  We grilled pork steaks and I made mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus sauteed in lemon infused olive oil sprinkled with sea salt.  That’s my favorite way to prepare it.  For dessert we enjoyed a lemon cake with lemon frosting along with a side of ice cream and strawberries that I picked from the garden this morning.  We’ve got a nice patch of strawberries this year, I only wish I hadn’t planted two different kinds.  I’m finding one kind is way better than the other, but who knew?

After dinner we ventured out onto the deck in the dark.  The fireflies were lighting up the back yard big time and it was quite the show.  Frank and Tim decided to entertain us as they do sometimes, but not often enough if you ask me.  Frank played his guitar and Tim was on his dobro.  What a beautiful instrument.  Not only in the way it looks, but in the way it sounds and how he plays it.  Together I think they sounded great and had a pretty good time.  It’s the little things like live music on the deck until 10:30 p.m. that make me appreciate the life that I have even more.

Tim and Frank, thanks for a relaxing and entertaining evening!


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Lake Taneycomo, Jelly & Dobro

Lake Taneycomo

Lake Taneycomo

I skipped out on teaching my yoga class yesterday morning.  It was a holiday weekend, so lots of people are doing other things, like being out of town.  We had no kids at our house this weekend, so my husband and I loaded up the boat and headed out to Lake Taneycomo.  It really reminds me of a wide river, not a lake.  And since the water is from the bottom of Table Rock Lake, it’s really cold.  Like 55 degrees cold.  Which means, when you get hot, you can’t jump in and swim.  But, you can go fast in your boat and freeze to death!  We had a great day with a haul of 18 trout.  You are only allowed to keep 8.  So we did.  We grilled them for dinner, they were awesome!  Later, we made black raspberry jelly from the berries picked from our yard.  We now have like 16 jars.  I just learned how to make it.  It’s actually really easy and doesn’t take that much time.  Just when you thought the day couldn’t get any better, I heard music flowing from our garage at 10 p.m.  My husband plays some music and the guy next door is in a band.  He brought his dobro over and my husband was playing his guitar.  What a totally busy in a wonderful way kind of day!  My life used to be busy, but it wasn’t what you would call full.  Yesterday was busy and full.  Doesn’t get any better than that!