Lots of reasons to rejoice on this June 29. Hard to believe those little pups just came a week ago. They've provided lots of joy in their short time as North Idaho residents, and they've gotten over most of the health setbacks from their plane trip.
Yesterday Mother met the girls for the first time. They were happy to meet her and just as happy to romp and play in the grass. That's Jessie with Mother and Meggie looking back at the camera.
During Mother's visit to the Colburn Ranch yesterday, she also saw a couple of horses. Later, while going down Center Valley Road, we stopped so she could watch a doe and fawn in one of Wood's fields.
Meanwhile, just across the road, a mama turkey and her iddy biddy chicks were heading from the ditch into the woods.
Today is a pretty good day for rejoicing: in no particular order of importance---hair zap with Sally, Byway Dedication ceremony and an evening with teaching friends from the 1970-'80s. We're going to dinner and then attending The Music Man.
These are may nose taping friends. I'm thinking about carrying along a roll of scotch tape just in case anyone wants to tape up for old time's sake. We were all a pretty crazy bunch back in those days.
Hopefully, we still are.
The Fourth of July is coming up next week. I don't think folks are rejoicing about its falling dead center in the week, but there will still be plenty of hooping, hollering, lighting up and eating.
And, speaking of eating, I'm sure potato salads will be part of the menu at most Fourth of July cookouts. Some folks may even make their own potato salad rather than buying it at the store.
With that in mind, Diane, a loyal "Slight Detour" reader, sent me a very appropriate video for the cooks who boil up all those taters for the big salad.
And, I, of course, liked the video cuz it was a "Mary Ann" who starred in it, a rather famous lady, thanks to Gilligan.
So, today, I'll leave a link for anyone who wants to save a little time in the kitchen during barbecue prep. Pretty slick trick, indeed.