Yesterday was a great day.
"They" were calling for rain to roll in yesterday. "They" were once again wrong. After a morning of going to the gym, running errands, and cleaning up around here, we cleaned up (yes, it was necessary) and joined the kids at Greg and Alicia's for my birthday party. Everything was so relaxing. Alicia fixed Mint Juleps. I'd never had them before! They were scary good. - you know, the type of good that would sneak up on a person if they are not careful. I was careful and only had two. We then all stuffed ourselves on grilled pork steaks, potato casserole, broccoli/cauliflower salad, baked beans and maybe I'm forgetting something else. It was all delicious. Then we had cheesecake for dessert. Since they were worried about smoke soot damage to their ceilings, we decided to forgo the candles.
Jim is working this afternoon. I am smoking a pork loin and checking out blogs. As soon as I get done here, I do believe I need to "pick up" the house. I'm terrible about not always putting things away.
Oh, and I picked strawberries this morning. And the cherries are almost ready. So far the birds are leaving them alone. So maybe I'll get some. Apparently this is the year the cicadas are supposed to get really bad. While walking around outside this morning, we saw two of them hanging around. I hate the damage they do to trees, especially the tender barks of new fruit trees. I hope the pear trees we planted last year survive. I'm not looking forward to the deafening noise they create when they are in great numbers. Sitting smack dab in the middle of the woods equals full surround stereo. Sometimes that is not a good thing!
I hope every one has had a great weekend.