Friday, January 23, 2009

Odd Mother Out

Yesterday was a very warm day for January, but the wind blew for most of the day. Toby took a half-day so that he could get some chores done around here. Today is also supposed to be nice, but tomorrow a cold front will chill things up again. I expect on Saturday everyone will be at Wal-Mart or the mall – what Toby calls a "farmer’s day." In other words, when the weather is too cold, too hot, too wet, or too dry, farmers cannot work – so they all go to town. Local cafes will be full of farmers come Saturday morning. But today, which is supposed to be nice, they will be working.

Lindsay and Shay are coming to dinner tonight. I am looking forward to visiting with them, although I may be the fifth wheel. Jesse refuses to invite one of her other friends - evening out the number of people tonight. She says she will talk with Lindsay while Shay visits with Dad. Where does that leave me? I guess I will be the "butt-er in-er" or maybe just the butt. I do that very well. It is the martyr in me. Jesse says I will be cooking, which made my eyes squint at her.

I’m going to go paint with some girlfriends today. Gee, I sure hope I get home in time to cook dinner…

10 comments:

Dale said...

Sounds like Jesse was jerking your chain a little bit there Lou.

When I was an instructor at Chanute AFB there was a newlywed lady instructor that was married to a farmer. We could count on her calling in sick on rainy days. We of course being men would tease her when she would come back to work saying things like....."so you can't dance and it's too wet to plow, what do you do?" She would blush and head out of the room. So Lou what do you do when you can't dance and it's too wet to plow....LOL!!!

Bag Blog said...

Dale, but I can dance. Sometime I will have to tell you about the roll of quarters.

And yes, Jesse loves to jerk my chain.

Jo Castillo said...

Ah, this sounds like a nice day. And a nice dinner. Jesse is too funny!

Jenny said...

Doubt too many farmers are out and about. We are all home waiting to see if the banks are going to renew our operating loans. LOL!

Buck said...

Doesn't Jesse cook every once in a while? Or am I opening up a can o' worms I have no business touching (to mix a metaphor)?

Becky said...

Sounds to me like Jesse wants some one on one time with her old friend. I know all about the fifth wheel feeling, though. Probably why I never go any where anymore.

Bob said...

So how did that cooking go -- what with your eyes all squinty like that.

Dale said...

Lou, you know you have my mind wondering about the roll of quarters. You may have to email me that one!

Towanda said...

So -- how did it go Friday night? Did they include you in the conversation?

GUYK said...

When I was on the ranch a rainy day just meant work inside the equipment barns.