In typical Okie fashion the weather has been mighty strange. Yesterday I had the windows open, but it got so hot and muggy that I found myself sweating like a fat girl. While I cleaned house, sweat was running down my face and my hair was kinky/frizzy. Before my art students showed up, I decided to shut the windows and turn on the AC. I don't ever remember OK being quite so humid. It was like a sauna. That afternoon it started to rain. It rained all evening with some severe weather around us - lots of lightning and thunder and threat of hail. It was still raining this morning right up until the cold front hit. The temps dropped, and it got cold. I'm glad I shut the windows. It barely got up to 60 today, and the wind blew.
Toby and I went to lunch today - just the two of us - a date. As I was driving him back to work, I pulled into the drive-thru at the bank to cash a $10.00 check from one of my students. With the cooler weather, I had Ranger, the Rat Terrier, with us. He is a smart dog. He knows the tellers at the bank often give dog treats. He knows to stand in my lap and look at the tellers with his dog eyes - like a deserving dog. With the window down and the dog hanging out, Toby and I were talking while waiting on the teller to return the carrier with my money and dog treat. About that time, the teller said, "I need his birth date." I paused in thought, but Toby leaned across me and said, "1,7,57," and the teller sent the carrier. I started laughing. It was a good thing Toby answered the teller, because I was thinking she meant the dog. I almost said, "We don't know his birthday. We think he was born around October, but we don't have papers on him." Toby thought this was very funny, too. Then I opened the returned carrier, took out the ten, and handed it to Toby, but there was no dog treat. Toby said, "Sorry Ranger, she didn't know your birthday."