Welcome to Really Random Thursday! Shall we just get right down to it?
Well, alrighty then!
The other day on facebook, someone posted a link to this video, in which men are strapped up to a machine that simulates birthing contractions women feel. It's pretty funny. As you might suspect, the men are practically crying when it's over!
Speaking of birds.....I love goldfinches. When I was at my BIL's house over Mother's Day, I saw these finches on his feeder. They were everywhere. I sure wished I had brought my telefoto lens with me!
Speaking of Mother's Day. Remember when I said my Mother's Day was "interesting?" Well, I wanted to stay home and go to Scrappy Bee with Caroll. But Papa Pea wanted to go to Wisconsin to cut wood with his brothers. We had already agreed that he would go that weekend when we realized it was Mother's Day. Oops. So, I went with him. His brother and girlfriend live on about 120 acres of farm and woodland. A few months ago, Papa Pea and his brothers had cut down some hardwood trees for making stuff....walnut, hickory, oak, and cherry.
Sometimes, they'd have to adjust the position of the log on the bed. The logs were very heavy, as you might buess. These are two of my BILs. The guys were really tired at the end of each day. The lifted a lot of wood and boards. Papa Pea estimates he lifted over 5,000 lbs. We have a lot of really nice wood now.
The boys were all in heaven playing with their power tools. Here, Papa Pea helps drag one of the logs down into position so they can roll it down this little hill and onto the cradle arms of the Wood Miser.
I thought this was a precious sight. BIL, leading Sweet Pea down the road, with Wolfie and Tori following behind. When Sweet Pea came back, she said, "Mom! I'm back from my magnificent horse ride!" It was a thrill for her. She loves visiting her uncle, because she loves his dogs, she loves his horses (and she loves him and his girlfriend)....It's kind of like a menagerie at his house.
He's got goats and long horned steers, too. They all need to be fed. Sweet Pea loves helping. She was up at 5:30 am when we were there, wondering when BIL would be up so she could help him with chores. :-)
As far as a Mother's Day gift, Sweet Pea and Papa Pea went very traditional and got me a new helmet for my scooter. And I love it! Makes my scooter riding much more pleasurable for me. (My other helmet catches the wind too much, and is always pulling my head everywhere. This is much more comfortable for me!)
That's a rundown of the weekend, to some extent. On Saturday, when the boys were cutting wood, Sweet Pea and I drove up to see SisLH. She gave me a crochet lesson, which I'll tell you about tomorrow. Then, we took MIL and FIL out for dinner, and drove back to BIL's house. On Sunday, the boys cut more wood, we observed, Sweet Pea went for a horse ride, and then we came home.
All in all, it was not a bad Mother's Day. Probably not a very typical one, but it was peaceful, enjoyable, and spent with family.
Until next time,