Sweetbasil, it is great that you had such a good time! Sorry for the pain, but keep on with the walking/running. I'm just getting started walking again, and today looks to be a perfect day for another go at it. It is a BEAUTIFUL morning, heaven sent, for sure! We have had lots of smoke from Canadian fires, so it's a blessing to have a crystal clear sky, SUNSHINE, and green grass growing ever so fast, at last! Couldn't be a better start to the day. I may even try to start the lawn mower and get the grass mowed before we lose a great grand girl in the taller patches! Shorty mowed just over a week ago, and it is almost knee high in places already.
BTW, I keep hearing that running is addictive. Even had an MD tell me that. But it wasn't medical advice for me......but his 'confession' as a runner, and friend.
We had a great day Sunday. Usual great sermon, presentation of hand made denim memory quilts to the high school graduates from our church, and shared dinner after church. I guess I was 'directed' to cook a big beef roast overnight due to being gone most of Saturday, as it was the only meat at the dinner, and it turned out very good, considering I had the oven set a bit higher than intended. Usually do that at about 170 degrees, but I fear 200 is the minimum on my maybe 3 year old stove. Guess it has been longer than I realized since I cooked one the slow method! But, it was tender and tasty and most people like it more 'done' than I prefer, so all was fine.
Later in the day, we went to an art show at the Frying Pan ranch in the Badlands. And apologies if I wrote this in another thread, but I have nearly finished reading the book I got at the art show for Mothers Day. It is about women who have had interesting lives in SD, beginning with pioneers in the early 1900's on to a young teenager who has written one book and has a couple more in the works. So many interesting lives featured in that book. It is called Dakota Dreams, written by Karen Pearson. Knowing several of the people, but not knowing the details of their lives covered in the book, it has been a real treat to read about those ladies. Most have been real achievers, generally making life better for many others in their communities and our state in general. And these are not 'famous' people, just friends and neighbors, wives, moms, teachers, business women, 'the girl next door' types doing good things. Some are rather driven by an inner fire, and others seem to be just coping very well with what life has handed them. The writer does a fine job of sharing those lives and, for me, the message is "go for it", whatever the 'driver' of your life it, you can do more than you realize, whether it is raising a family (conventional, or chosen), a great leap like moving to SD almost on a whim, from far away and building a life and business, or learning at a young age how to handle bullying, then writing a book to help other kids deal with it.
Wish I had a good camera and the skills to post photo's. But think I will wait till I get a new computer before attempting that! Seven cowboys just rode by my window. They are getting heifers in to vaccinate them. There is a nice breeze blowing, and think we are promised a gale later in the day, so hope they get finished before that gets to ripping to hard. As many mud puddles as we still have, the corrals likely will be dusty. Suppose it is time to call and see if I need to help with dinner, or play with the grand girls so their mother can handle it. But maybe I'll just sit here till they bring the heifers from the lot. They probably will be pretty 'frisky' and try to escape before they are corralled again! I didn't hear the plan, but they probably will go to grass rather than back to the lot today.
Have a great 'rest of the week' everyone.