13 July 2013

Cone-Nosed Beetle and My Boys

When Bigfoot and I returned from our trip, this is what I found in my clothes bag.

The Dreaded Cone-Nosed Beetle

I and my mom are making a trip to Austin today to see my son, Ben, in the lead role of Night Must Fall. He's a very successful actor in the area and I'm very proud of him. We'll also get to see my other son, Bruce, who is a chef at a local Austin country club.

If you knew me (I'm all about science and nature), you'd wonder how in the hell I ended up with an actor and a chef for my offspring. I wonder about it all the time. But it just goes to show that "you never know." And, needless to say, I am VERY proud of both of my young men, and so very happy that they have "followed their dreams" (trite but true) and done what they wanted to do and have been successful at it.

David--So glad to see that pad for your fridge. Yea!

08 July 2013

Back To the Rat Race

Bigfoot and I enjoyed a quick trip to our place out north of Terlingua for the 4th of July. We picked up David from Odessa on our way through.and deposited him back at his cabin. Thank goodness that (hard-headed) man is doing so much better.

Returned yesterday to a donkey that had gotten into extra grain and eaten herself into a major stomach ache. So we had to keep an eye on her to make sure she didn't get colic. As of this morning, she seems to be doing well. I kept her in the backyard last night. And she has left "proof" that her digestive tract is not impacted (my biggest worry).

Back to work today for both Bigfoot and me. Yuck. But it DOES pay the bills. Not sure when we'll get back out to our place on Big Bend Ranch. I don't like to 'wish away' time because it goes by so quickly anyway, but I know we will both be glad when that magic retirement age comes around for Bigfoot. Still a few years away.