2018 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~NOVEMBER 17, 2018
The Treasure Valley is experiencing colder than usual November temperatures. Except for this morning. It didn’t freeze last night. Tractors still work here or there. Harvest is nearly complete–sugar beets and a little corn are left. Other than watching the harvest, we watch the train traffic. We saw this unique little train go by a couple of times. Yesterday Cliff caught a snapshot of it–he wanted another (something better), but he got caught in an important phone conversation. Honestly, we don’t know how this short train is being utilized–maybe it is a diner car?
Families are preparing for Thanksgiving–ours included. I planned to do a little shopping yesterday, but at the sight of the parking lot, I rethought the plan. I will go back another day–soon, but when fewer folks are packing the store.
Once the turkey is put away, and things are cleaned up, then all things Christmas begin in earnest. We all know that stores are full of merchandise specific to the December holiday. Black Friday looms large on the horizon. Traffic yesterday spoke of holiday preparation, and there will be no end of the shopping mania from here on out.
Well, who knew we would have puppies to keep us busy during the entire holiday season? We didn’t. We hoped, but we could not be sure. So, there is that–today we drive to Pendleton. It seems the roads promise an excellent trip–we can always hope. No crazy drivers allowed. (Haha) Meanwhile, we have a babysitter tending things at the farmhouse.
This Week on the Blog
Once again, I find myself ever so thankful for folks who took the time and effort to update us. Kudos to Julia and Shiny for their Nosework Title.
I have used up all but one of the updates. Each time this happens, I receive another one just in time. I hope it remains true during the holiday season. Haha
Sunday— November 11 — Arrivals (Dixie X Boone 2018)
Monday–- November 12 — The Time Change
Tuesday — November 13 — Titles Earned (Shiny—Nosework)
Wednesday —November 14 — Ducky
Thursday –-November 15 — What Can We Say? (Freyja is 1 Year Old)
Friday — November 16 — Spokane Area News (Sage and Roxie)
On a very personal note
Cliff has been working on the gray water system–our pipeline needed a little revamping. I am not sure of the status, but the little problem seems to be less of an issue. We can hope, right?!? I won’t add a photo of the big hole that is right in front of the dining area view.
Of course, you realize we follow Boise State Football. You might be weary of us mentioning the team, but alas it is a thing at our home. But we are equally crazy for any basketball game that features a grandchild. You can understand the obsession–right? Well, today we have to miss Nick’s first two games. (Boohoo) We schemed to try to find a way to get back in time to view the game. Well, it is not a reasonable expectation. We have the Weimaraners that need our attention upon our return.
Soon, we will be running to and fro to take in as many games as possible–because apparently, our Sophomore Grandson will be playing on the high school varsity. Nick attends middle school, but he is getting the coaches nod as well–playing at a high level.
I am pretty much done with the TVCC Art Department Ceramics until next term. I will drop by on Tuesday to check and see if there is an opportunity to glaze some of the recently bisque-fired pieces. If so, I will take care of it so when Vicki does a high-fire, they get in the mix.
Getting back in the mud has been fun. (Haha) My partner in grime (sorry about the play on words), Lynda, says she will not be back–at least next term. She doesn’t know if or when she might join us again. Charlotte does a lot of hand-building. I want to work with her to improve my skills. She makes a lot of fun things–hearts, buttons, mosaic tiles, etc. I have to say a special thanks to the instructor as well as the two beautiful ladies that have helped me. I am blessed.
Next Christmas I hope to have a tray like this to share with my friends and family. I think they would also be cute gift tags.