Learning the joys of raising chickens...and navigating the roads of life
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Back to the Mines
It was a lovely four-day weekend, though. Mike picked me up from work on Friday, and had my nephew and niece with him. I got home, did my afternoon chores...you know, feeding the chickens, gathering veggies....all the regular stuff. The kids were in the pool, and I joined them late evening. Saturday, and old friend came over to visit. My nephew and niece were there, so she called her daughter to bring over her grandson to play with them in the pool. The neighbor's son came over as well. Then another friend showed up as we getting all the grilling going. Mike had a couple of pork shoulders on the grill over oak wood since 8 a.m. that morning. So he brought his daughter over. Before long, it was a bit of a party. Sunday, another friend, who has a house in Chocowinity, on the Pamlico River invited us to join him. So we packed up a lunch of sandwiches and such and went fishing, swimming, and boating on the river. Monday I did odd things around the house, worked in the garden, played with the chickens. Our lady friend came over again, and we grilled again. Then, my acutal birthday, Tuesday, I spent a good part of the day chopping weeds in the garden. Oh, I also cleaned the big fish tank. The smaller one only had one fish in it, so I put it in a large jar with some plants rooting in it. I'm gonna clean the smaller one, and maybe put salt water fish in it. Or a lizard or spider or something. Mike and I had some smoked sausages for dinner and watch X-Men Origins-Wolverine. Just a relaxing evening at home. It was a busy weekend. Oh, I do have some pics of the river we went to. Mike took them a couple of weeks ago when he was there to help with some work.
Joel and Cheyanne in the pool
My other niece is at my parent's house (Grandma and Buddy) and called today to tell me happy birthday. Mom got on the phone and said they did think about me, but just didn't get around to calling. But they want to take Mike and I out to dinner Friday evening. All in all it was a nice birthday weekend. I need a few more of those....long weekends, not birthdays. I so hate getting older. But for now, it's back to work.