On Friday evening we traveled about 60 miles to watch Kate play in a softball tournament. It seemed to take forever as part of our trip was on a two lane highway out in the country ... boondocks!! They played in a little town I had never heard of before, but it had a beautiful park with good softball fields. Unfortunately, our team didn't win. But they had another game to play on Saturday and again, to a little town I had never heard of before. It was quite a dumpy little town as were the fields. We sat right behind the batters' box and although Saturday was hot, alas, the wind which could have cooled us off was fiercely blowing the dirt from the field directly on us!!! We suffered through like good Nonnie and Grandpa! Move to the other side? No way! Especially since their team was beating us unmercifully.
Our girl at bat!!
Sad to say ... another loss! The kids weren't too disappointed as they were going back home where their new above ground pool awaited them. Mom and Dad had put it together the day before and filled it up. The water was cold, but they didn't care.
Looks like Kate might be shivering there!!
We came home to rest and, after dinner, I went to church alone. DH was sound asleep in his chair.
Sunday weather was a big surprise. It rained wonderful, beautiful, heavy rain. So thankful for that. I decided to bake cookies to replenish my supply in the freezer. Chocolate chip on Sunday and peanut butter today.
They were delish!
We had a great dinner also of chicken fried steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, pinto beans, corn on the cob, gravy and biscuits!! Then after cleaning up the kitchen, I also watched the wedding or, rather, I fast forwarded through much of what was recorded and saw the sweet moments. It was a nice wedding.
Every year the doves nest under our deck and it is always fun to watch them repair and get the nest ready, sit on the eggs and then watch as the babies learn to fly. This year is different. Something must have gotten into their nest and destroyed the eggs. The shells were in the yard and on the patio and now the doves are gone. That makes me sad.
Our yaupon tree in the back yard also houses a family of mockingbirds. It's fun to watch them fly back and forth and into the hole they've worn through the tree. But strangely enough, this year they have decided they don't like (or trust) our dog. When I let Annie outside and she meanders down the fence line to visit the neighbor's dog, the bird flies over to rest on the fence and chatter away. She (or he) followed Annie around the yard squawking all the way and once, she dove down over Annie, which caused Annie to jump and run! Very strange.
The yaupon on the left is in this figure 8 bed.
It was getting to be dusk when I took this.
The sunset last evening was beautiful. It would be nice if I would learn to use our nice camera, but the iPhone is just too convenient. Just as I snapped, two birds flew across the lake. I thought that was pretty cool.
The tulips which were so beautiful a couple of weeks ago finally bit the dust ...
or the doily!
Pitiful! I enjoyed them as long as I could. Lol!!!