On a side note, one thing that made me laugh out loud came unexpectedly from my firstborn. He usually has such an amazing grasp on the way things work. He has understood things from toddlerhood without me having to ever explain in great depth. He just gets it. So tonight at the dinner table what came out of his mouth caught me offguard and I lost it. I mean, there were tears. Although that could have been partly due to my total lack of sleep last night with having the other two be sick and them sleeping in my bed. Anyway, we were talking about pickling and how I want to try my hand at that this year. Some of us were eating pickled okra at the time and trying to convince S to try a little bite. I said, "You like pickles, pickled okra tastes just the same." He said, "But pickles are just cucumbers that have shrunk." I know I'm crazy but like I said, I lost it. My mom had to explain pickling cucumbers while I doubled over. Maybe that's not as funny to you now that I have written it out and you have had to read it. But forgive my Mom moment, because I promise they won't happen too often. Just sometimes.
|Chicago above the grasses|
|Somewhere in Utah|
|View of our Barn from the road between |
the ranch and Fruit Growers Reservoir