Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Out Like A Lamb

I'm so proud of myself! I have been keeping up with reading blogs. It took me two weeks to get caught up with all the blogs on my google reader, and to make a comment or two on each one, and so far this week I'm keeping up with reading about a dozen each day. So if you haven't heard from me in the past two weeks, you may want to leave me a link because I may not have you anymore!

This is a big thing because for several months I felt like I was struggling to do the things I enjoyed doing -- guess it was the winter. I'd make a bit of progress and then fall behind. Now I am back into a good routine with those little "extra" treats we give ourselves, like reading our friends' blogs, and I'm hoping I don't fall behind again.

Now writing in my own blogs is another thing altogether! I'm not going to commit to doing that every day, but I will try to post at least a few times a month.

Anne of Saturday's Child is coming through our area on Friday, so Eler Beth and I are meeting up with her and her friend Vivian for lunch at Olive Garden. It will be good to see them again.

Today is the last day of March, and I guess it has been a pretty good month all in all. Right now it is 75°, which is a bit warm I think for this time of year, but it is nice. Tomorrow is supposed to get up to 80°, and there is a chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, which is a bit scary for April -- above normal temps and thunderstorms in early spring make me think of tornadoes!

Eler Beth got an elk last month! It was a private hunt that she and Thomas went on. The guy who owns the ranch lets a couple of his herd be killed each year at a discounted price, and that pays for the grain for the rest of his herd for the year. He runs an elk ranch, with restaurant and health spa -- it's a beautiful place! Did you know that elk meat is just about the healthiest meat there is? Well, anyway, Thomas wanted Eler Beth to be able to kill this one, and I got to be there. She did great, and she got a cow that went about 400 lbs. Now we have a freezer full of elk, minus what we've given away and already cooked, and there is NO meat that tastes better to me.

I guess everything is going along smoothly here at home for the moment. Thomas' company is coming up on new contract time, but hopefully the company and the union will be smart and neither will do anything stupid. The vote was supposed to be this Sunday until someone realized that it's Easter. I'm assuming they'll postpone for a week, but who knows?

Guess I'll wrap this up. The sunshine is calling me outside, and I have a few more blogs to read today. Eler Beth is down at the creek catching frogs! She just stuck her head in the back door to ask me if I knew that frogs have four toes on their front feet and five on their back. Well, no, I didn't, but I do now.

I hope everyone is having a great week!


Gerry said...

I realized I did not have my name on your follower list or your blog on my blog list when I have always visited your blog and especially taken an interest in Eler Beth and her young words of wisdom. You and she have such a nice relationship. I thought of you as I was reading this other bio I found in the thrift store which is even better than the one about Louisa May Alcott. It is about Harriet Beecher Stowe. What a marvelous story. I love a great bio. I have forgotten the name of the author but it has been highly praised. My sisters are all passing it around now. I am sure it is in the library. I did read about Eler Beth's elk hunt!

lisaschaos said...

Glad you're back. :) Wow, I'm impressed, it had to make her feel really good to get the elk! I don't think I've ever tasted it before.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Have to admit that I have never tried Elk meet.

Enjoy the spring :o)

Missie said...

I've been behind on reading blogs myself. I think I'm pretty much caught up! Have a good rest of your week.

Paula said...

So nice to see you around again. Congrats to Eler Beth. I did not know that about elk meat and have never tasted it.