Cousins

Cousins

Almost everyone that has traveled here for the wedding has departed. Bill left today and Jay leaves at uh-oh-dark-thirty tomorrow morning. After she flies out, I’ll be the youngest in the cabin. Youth wants to know!

Anne and I cooked today. She made her Moab jailhouse sourced ginger sweet-potato pancakes for lunch. For dinner, I made a roasted harissa, tofu, broccoli dish, with quinoa as a side. It was both totally vegan and used up almost all of what Becca and Rey had left behind for us. Everyone liked it. So, it must have been a success. I hope to do more of the cooking this summer.

After dinner, we met Paulette at her beach house. She graciously hosted us. She, Jay, Anne and I all commiserated together. It was great conversation. I got great pics of her milkweed fed Monarch caterpillars, which she has already posted, but I will too. She is creating the most amazing hooked rugs!

Not a Cabin Sunset

Storm Clouds Over the Badlands

We made it to the cabin last night. We being Bubs and Harry, Anne, Dave and me. The betrothed, Rey and Becca were already here. That made seven for supper. Today, Ashlan and Allen arrive, making nine and then Dan and Jay for eleven. Which will be as full as we get, because Carl and Jane won’t be joining us. The drive up from Ann Arbor was fairly uneventful. As much as I would like to, I won’t mention Anne’s double faute. Anyway, we all made it. The weather here is warm, almost Saint Louis hot, but it should cool down tomorrow. With so many people about even the simplest of domestic tasks is subject to lengthy committee deliberation. Take dinner last night. Anne got the ball rolling on taco night, asked for my help, but then got distracted with towels and texting and I had to kick her out of the kitchen. I had gotten in over my head though, but Dave stepped in to save my bacon. Anyway, it all worked out. It is dry here this year, a welcome change from last year. It is even drier than the Badlands were. The beach is wide this year, wider than it has been for years. Rain tomorrow and a cool down, but this weekend looks dry, perfect for the wedding.

What’s the Holdup?

What’s the Holdup?

It is a beautiful early spring day. The sun is out. The birds are chirping and as a sure sign that winter is on the wane, our maple’s blossoms are already falling. I say winter is on the wane, except for those who live in more northern climes, like on the coast of Maine, Rochester or unlike as pictured above from last summer, on the shore of Lake Superior. For them, this is no spring day. I checked online just to be sure. The calendar says that spring is still ten days away, but that calendar was made before climate change. We spring ahead for daylight savings time tonight and Anne’s spring break begins this next week. How many more signs of spring do you need? As if you can’t just look outside and see the signs out there for yourself. So, put a spring in your step. Do some spring cleaning, if you must. Because spring is coming, if it is not already here. I think that today would be the perfect day for a spring bicycle ride.