Sunday I showed my new horse for the second time, and then headed home to tackle laundry and such. But when I got home, there was a message from my mom saying they had a surgery date. My dad has responded so quickly to the tumor-shrinking drugs that the doctors determined he didn't need the second round of treatment and was ready for surgery in half the time expected. This is great news! So I called and conferred with my folks and then made travel arrangements to be in Houston with them for that. I will be gone for a week, and am really looking forward to this time alone with my parents. On top of that, I will get to see my brother, who is incarcerated a few hours from Houston.
Yesterday I took Brian to Newberg for his science class, and used the two hours to work on a big project for a client. The science class was followed by Brian's weekly violin lesson, twice as long this week so Brian and his teacher had time for extra work on pieces. Feel like tapping your toes? Here are a couple clips from parts of two fiddle songs Brian has been working on, with his teacher joining in with an Irish bouzouki:
|Violin lessons are knitting time!|
Today is one of those rare days, so I took the time during chores this morning to check the rams' fleeces. As I suspected, Cadbury is in the rise; I was able to roo (pluck) a last-rib, mid side sample for micron testing. Cadbury did not like it, though, and there was little growth under what came off, so I think I'll wait a bit before
Then I checked Blake. His basically white fleece came off beautifully last year; this year it has more color and is still as tight as a tick. Interesting!
The last few days have brought bright rays of 'sunshine':
I hope you are enjoying sunshine of some sort today wherever you are!
That's it for today from . . .