Not only does she encourage me to be more active, she encourages her dad as well. They have been riding their bikes together and have started some new projects – like a solar oven. They come up with some new idea, do a bit of research on the Internet, and then they are off to the barn to put something together. I should also say that Bo has been out several times to work on projects in the barn – like bicycle stuff. This could turn out to be a family affair.
Jes has also been cooking more – and not just any cooking, but new and funky recipes. She and her dad were much encouraged by the movie Julie & Julia. We had to drive over to WF to go to a "good" grocery store and buy special food stuff. Several times she has gone to WF and spent time with my mom, which is fun for both of them.
Yesterday, we went to The City to purchase pottery supplies. To add to the day, we had lunch in the Paseo Art District. Being Monday, many of the galleries were closed, and it was hottern’ heck out there, but we still walked around and saw what we could. The pottery supply place south of OKC was a metal building with no air conditioning. Sweat was pouring down our bodies by the time we bought glazes, clay, and a few tools, but we were excited about our purchases. As soon as we got home, she headed to the barn to try things out. I took a nap.
The best thing about having her around more is that she livens things up quite a bit. Her antics make us laugh all the time not to mention her way with words. You should have seen her showing her dad how to do some stretches for his legs, but you really had to have been there. Yep, I do like having her around. No telling what will happen next.