Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Morning Coffee

If I went around to my favorite blogs and gathered up all of the comments that I have made this morning, I would have a post already and not be sitting here trying to decide what to write. If you feel like you are just getting the dregs of my wit and sense of humor, well, you are. Like my coffee, I get cold after sitting around. I need to pour myself a fresh hot cup, but someone drank it all.

My day with GBN1 was great. We chased cats all day. When the kittens used their litter box, she clapped and cheered (it’s a potty training thing). I could be heard saying things like, "Don’t hold the cat by its tail." Or "No, get the cat out of the dryer." We did have to make a run to Wal-Mart and have lunch at the park with Jesse and Toby. I bought some fresh cherries to go with our lunch. GBN1 thought spitting the seeds out was great fun – you know she is not normally allowed to spit. She and Jesse threw pennies off of the bridge into the creek below. Jesse flipped her coin high into the air and it landed with a nice splash. Although GBN1tried to imitate Jesse, she barely dropped her coin over the edge of the bridge and it plunked into the water. Jesse said, "You did that just like you spit" which gives you an accurate picture of how GBN1 spits. I think she needs practice, but who am I to say.

I do have an idea for some posts this summer. If I can just get my brain in gear, I want to write about summers in Red River. I want to be able to catch the magic of the mountains. I want to be able to explain how I fell in love with RR. The Piper posted about his love for a certain area – man’s love for the land. I want to be able to explain an even deeper pull, a stronger love than most people ever experience. The mountains and the beauty of the area are only a part of that love. RR has a power over a person that is amazing. It can be great and satisfying or it can be deadly. Many a love story starts in RR, but RR has killed more marriages than it has made. How do you explain that? I will give it a try – starting with my younger days – some of which I have posted about before. Maybe my brother will chime in.

Speaking of brothers - today is Adam’s (my nephew) birthday. Happy Birthday to my charming, fun-loving nephew! The picture is Adam and Craig taken a few years ago in RR. And happy belated birthday to Patrick, my other nephew, who is funny and smart and every bit the pest his father was.

10 comments:

Knit and fall back in it said...

A cat's life is not a full life until it has taken a turn or two in the dryer.

Junk Diva said...

Sounds like a fun day. I think you should have named one of your kitties Lucky. Looking forward to your RR stories.

John said...

Lou...I'm looking forward to your blogs about the summers spent in RR...as you know, that place is very, very special in my heart also. By the way, we will be there July 11-13 as we return from Durango (staying at Riverside again). Take care...

P.S. I hope Craig chimes in...

Inquiries said...

You can take the girl out of the mountains but you can't take the mountains out of the girl.

I am looking forward to reading your stories.

Happy Birthday Adam.

Buck said...

Ah... seed-spitting! TSMP and I taught our first two GBs how to do that but with watermelon seeds, mostly. Great good fun, that is!

I'm also looking forward to your RR stories, too.

And the pressure mounts... :-)

Bag Blog said...

Thanks, Buck.

Mezzo SF said...

Looking foward to reading about RR later in the summer - sounds like a wonderfully magical place!

Your trip to WalMart with GBN1 reminded me of when *I* was that age! When we visited our grandmother in Louisiana, she would always take us to Walmart - and it was one of the highlights of our trip, because we did not have Walmarts in Colorado at the time. My bro and I would each get to pick out one small thing we wanted...and it was so exciting. I still love going to Walmart just because of that memory, though there is not one anywhere near me right now!

Bag Blog said...

Mezzo, While at Wal-Mart we were buying things for a picnic lunch. GBN1 wanted a Sprite with her lunch. I was not sure her parents would want her to have a Sprite and voiced my opinion. GBN1 said, "But it will be my treat for the day." I bought her the Sprite. I also bought her a new coloring book, a Winnie the Pooh pen, and a small note book.

Becky said...

I'm looking forward to the RR stories as well!

I remember many a childhood summer day spent spitting watermelon seeds into the garden spot. My dad always hoped they'd sprout and grow, but they never did.

We had a cat that gave birth in the dryer once. Does that count?

Bag Blog said...

Becky, lol the truth is that I just did not want GBN1 to teach the cat to get into the dryer on its own.