Today has been a great day and the reason that I did not post on my blog last night was because Tony and I watched the movie, The Help, and we loved it. In fact, it blew us away and we could not quit talking about it after it ended.
This morning when Tone and I went outside to do our chores, the dogs started barking while T. was feeding the deer and our precious three pigs. "Nance, someone must be up at the gate. You'd better go up there and check." So, Kermit and I took off.
As we approached the gate, I saw a friendly face waving at me, near La Toya Jackson's pen, so we slowed down. "Hi, I'm Nancy. Can I help you?"
"I'm Donna. My husband and I wanted to check out your dogs, because we want to adopt a companion dog for Hope, our dog that we rescued during Hurricane Ike. Ellen & Charlie Cooper are our neighbors and Ellen spoke so highly of y'all—she thinks that y'all are angels."
I couldn't help but chuckle. "We love Ellen and Charlie. Hop in Kermit and we will go up to the gate to open it, so your husband can drive on in."
After Jim and Donna had introduced themselves to Tony, he took off in Kermit to start feeding our dogs and the three of us took off, so I could show them our fabulous dogs and after they had met all of our super dogs they decided to adopt Pilgrim, but first they wanted to see how Hope and he got along, so T. leashed up Pilgrim and we met Donna, Hope and Jim outside the rescue ranch, so Hope and Pilgrim could meet and we could take them for a short walk together.
Twenty minutes later, after Pilgrim's adoption papers were signed, I took this picture of Pilgrim with his new forever family—thanks to Ellen.
When our outdoor chores ended, mine began inside. At 11:29, while I was doing some paperwork, before taking off for Kerrville, to run several errands—our good friend Rick "The Friendly Lighthouse Keeper" called and left a message on Carlton, which made me laugh out loud, as I continued doing my paperwork, because we couldn't take off until I had finished it.
"Hi, Guys. Leisa and I are shopping. In case Nancy doesn't have anything to worry about for the next few weeks, we wanted to let y'all know that we are going backpacking through the jungles of Nicaragua for seventeen days, with pythons, leopards, etc." Then Rick started laughing. "Bye."
Even though Rick's news about their exciting, upcoming jungle expedition didn't really surprise me, because those two are always doing something wild and crazy, I know that I will worry about them until they get back to Port Aransas—where they belong.
On our way to Kerrtown, we decided to eat lunch at Kevin and Julie's restaurant, The Water Street Cafe, before running our many errands.
When we arrived at The Water Street Cafe, Julie greeted us with a friendly smile and then she told us about Gigi, formerly Ginger Rogers, the darling, little Chihuahua that she and Kevin adopted from us back in October. Then we placed our orders.
"I think I'll have the combination again," I said. "Black Bean soup and Chef Salad." Then Tony ordered their Roast Beef Panini with potato salad on the side and we had no regrets, because our lunch was delicious.
Right before we left the Water Street Cafe, Kevin walked in and he greeted us. "How was your lunch?"
"Kevin, it was delicious and your Black Bean soup is the best that I have ever eaten. You make the best soups in town. My favorites are y'all's Lentil soup and now this..."
Before leaving Kerrville to head to Bandera to make a deposit we stopped at H-E-B to grab a few groceries and because Kevin's black bean soup was so delicious, I guessed at what the ingredients might be, so I picked up a bag of black beans, carrots, tomatoes, corn, cilantro and onion, so I could try to duplicate his tasty recipe for us or hopefully come close to it.
The last thing I put into our grocery cart, before checking out, was an inexpensive hair dryer, because Windy had more or less blown it last week. My new Conair Press & Go, with retractable cord has 1875 Watts, is compact, powerful and fast drying, so I named her—Mariah, before we had even reached the checkout counter.
Early this evening Kinky called to tell me to mark our calendar, because our friends Captain Frank and his sweet wife were coming out to see us on Friday and they were bringing us doghouses.
"That sounds great, Kink. I've just added it to my calendar. By the way, as you well know, this past week has been pretty rough on me—thanks to the full moon. A lot of crazy people have been calling me and coming out of the woodwork, but thankfully not all of them were nuts. Anyway, I've written a song about it. You know that famous Barbra Streisand song, "People. People who need people are the luckiest people in the world?"
"Well my new song is, "People. People who need people—need to get a life," Kinky burst out laughing which made me start laughing too, "or a job or a hobby or seek professional help, because it ain't me, babe. No. No. No..."
And that is about it for tonight.
Y'all have a great evening!