Our goats. Both kids were missing all night Saturday, and from Pippa’s strangely silent behavior to a tackled deer decoy in the driveway, we thought they had been nabbed by a mountain lion. It was a rough night, but needless to say, there was great rejoicing when they turned up just fine in the morning. We still don’t know how they got out, sneaky things–but as they say, if a fence won’t hold water, it won’t hold goats.
Being home with my artist boy…and his rocks. He put some in the sink to give them a bathy, and I heard him crooning softly, “Oh…look how cute you are.”
See his little green caterpillar? I found it in my hair early one morning after a hike, and saved it till he woke up. It stayed in his plant all day under his watchful eye and later disappeared.
David brought me these sunglasses from the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, which made me smile. I like a little irony in my life.
A week or so ago, I took the kids to the Gilpin County fair. It’s a very small-town deal (the county has a population of only 5,000) but it’s fun. We hung out for the bull riding, petting zoo, and pony rides.
And a few more things:
Slowly but surely we’re moving toward remodeling part of our kitchen–the counters, sink, and switching out the dishwasher (which we have never used) for an under-counter cabinet with a pan rack. I am especially excited about that big copper sink that was delivered a few weeks ago.
Going strong with the 30-day arm challenge–I can see the tiniest bit of definition emerging, which is very exciting, indeed. I’m surprised I can see a difference–Day 20 and it’s still ridiculously easy. (Don’t believe how my arms look in the above pics with sunglasses–pictures lie. They ARE getting big.)
We’re finishing up another great book by Pam Munoz Ryan–it’s the sixth one of hers we’ve read this summer, and we’ve loved them all. Even Cash begs to be read this fat chapter book, and quotes it now and then (putting his own spin on it): “Remember, Mama–you and me, we stick together.”
My artist’s residency is coming to an end–the jewelry classes have been so much fun to teach, and everyone has made some great pieces, mixed with lots of enthusiasm. I feel the love.