Today when I woke up I was already recording the equestrian event of the Olympics for today. It is dressage. Which is near and dear to my heart and I love but to most people is about as exciting as watching grass grow. I liken it to watching a golf game and it’s subtleties. I used to watch golf with my Dad on tv and he could tell me where the golfer was going to hit the ball based upon how he was standing and holding his club. It was fascinating to me. Dressage is not as exciting as jumping but it is actually the basis of all horsemanship. Even in the cowboy arenas they are now having classes called Western Dressage.
I digress. I went about my day of walking dogs and caring for cats. In the neighborhood where I walk the dog some young boys were selling lemonade at one of the street corners. I wasn’t able to stop going into the neighborhood but I made sure to on my way out. A farmer had pulled his tractor over and was getting some lemonade and cookies when I was driving by the first time. I love living in a rural area. I stopped on my way out and was treated to great conversation and surprisingly good lemonade. The boys and their mother told me they were going fishing and crabbing later on in the day and were excited people were stopping by their stand. The one young boy no older than nine very sincerely wished me a great day. I drove away in a wonderful mood that carried me through my day.
The top picture is of me and two dogs I care for on a regular basis. I was mortified last week to find my picture with a friend on the front page of our local newspaper looking at art at a local art festival. I am a very private person and was embarrassed when people acknowledged it was me in the paper. I was talking with a friend who I shared how I admired how she was always pictured in a blog that people comment on and many people read. I told her I felt vulnerable being pictured in the paper. but she gave me words of wisdom. Don’t let ego in, ignore the camera and don’t take it personally. So I decided to take a leap and post a picture a friend sent of me and the dogs doing one of the things I love.
The bottom picture I put in just because I love sunflowers and the color yellow. It is growing in my Mom’s garden.
I am looking forward to next week off from my night job. I hope to have some fun. I’m looking forward to this weekend and cooking up some great food I got from the farm stand, farmers market and Amish market. Has anyone ever grilled peaches before? Is it hard? I was thinking of giving it a shot next week. Anyone have any good corn or tomato recipes that they would be willing to share? Let me know. Have a great weekend!