Monday, April 24, 2017

Around OakMeadows

The lantana in the garden is just gorgeous. 

Around OakMeadows
It has been a beautiful weekend. Cool, clear, no humidity. We didn't do anything special for Earth Day or the March for Science. But we did spend as much time outside as we could. 

We had lunch with P&W&C&B Friday at an Italian restaurant. It was without a doubt, the worst service I have ever experienced. Next month we are having BBQ here at my house.

Birds recently seen:
          Barn Swallows (babies can be seen in nest)
          Ruby-throated Hummingbird (4, I think)
          Collared Doves 
          Blue jay 
          Red-tailed hawk
          House sparrow
          Red-winged blackbirds 
          Black vulture
          Red-tailed hawk

I usually like to be busy doing things--cooking, quilting, housework, making plans, reading. I'm very good at not being bored. But occasionally, I have a pajama day or a day where I just don't get much done.  Today was one of those days. We went to a cafe called House of Pies which makes in addition to delicious pies, fabulous sandwiches. JMM always has a BLT and cottage fries and I always have the Regency Club and Cottage fries. Then we split a piece of pie and waddle out, come home, and take a nap. Such was my nonproductive day today. 

DD and I are planning a trip to Pawhuska, OK. Unless you read Pioneer Woman's blog, you are probably wondering why anyone would plan a trip to Pawhuska. We want to eat at The Merc and see what's going on. I've followed her blog for years and have a couple of her cookbooks.  She has a new cookbook coming out soon. I cried when her Bassett hound, Charlie, died.  And I've watched her 4 kids growing up. I am in awe of her energy and enthusiasm. We will meet in OKC and drive together to Pawhuska. We wanted to go in May but it looks like October. 

The circus in Washington seems to be kicking into high gear this week with the budget and the wall in the Center ring. But the ongoing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan, ad infinitum, not to mention North Korea, could move to the Center ring any day. The talk about Tax Reform leaves me nervous because 1.) They will probably want to lower the Social Security Payroll Tax and call it Tax Relief without explaining that that's what funds our Social Security. 2.) I'm pretty sure that the real tax reform will favor the already mega wealthy at the expense of everyone else. Ho hum, what else is new???

Well, that's all the news from OakMeadows where the cats are shedding their winter coats all over everything. 


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A busy week mostly -- I'm glad to know that even someone as organized and busy as you are occasionally takes a pajama day. No need to tell you that I have the same worries re what's coming out of Washington.

Hattie said...

I have some lantana,too, but it is invasive here and needs to be kept under control.