Monday, June 15, 2015

And Life Moves On

Our visit seems have had a couple of common themes, food and brew pubs.  Lunch this day was outside at Ten Barrel.
And this day we ate at Good Life where Petey got another beer glass for his collection.  I only saw my younger son Matt twice during the trip as they were scrambling to move from the house they were renting, which had sold, into another rental.  This lunch was one of only two visits.
Lunch at Riverbend was capped by fried Twinkies wihch grandson Logan had no trouble putting away.  The service was terrible but the food was good.
This lunch was the only time we were all able to get together.  Matt and his fiance Julia have signed a rental agreement with Julia's best friend from 1st grade and her husband.  I've heard about them for years but this lunch was the first time I got to meet them.  Obviously Becky is as big a goofball as the rest of my kids with her drink glowing on top of her cell phone.  I'm hoping their shared living arrangement will be agreeable to all and help them save money.
Laura Cunningham had to come to Bend for shoes for her new job and joined us for lunch at Worthy's, which is one of our favorite places.  It's always good to see Laura.
Worthy grows their own hops so Petey took this picture of us outside of their greenhouse.  We had beautiful weather the entire time and crammed a lot visiting into a few days.  It's always hard to leave and now we've been home for over a week.  Time flies!

Today is bittersweet.  I received my finalized contract from Handwoven and the article for proofing which I did this morning and have returned it with corrections.  It's beautiful and the towels are even prettier in print, if that's possible.  And the other hand, we had our neighbor Tom come down this morning and dig a large hole with his backhoe.  Chrysann Collatos, a large-animal vet, will be here this afternoon to euthanize our three old and ailing Shetland wethers.  It's the end of an era.


Michelle said...

Laura didn't tell me she got to see you, you rascals!

I'm sad about the sheep....

Tina J said...

So sorry to hear about the old Shetland boys. They have had a good life and have served you well, it is hard to see them suffer a long lingering death. That, I think may be one of the hardest part of having livestock. My flock of Nigora goats is quite young, except for the matriarch, who is 8, I have 3 wethers that are 1 year old and 2 doelings that are just 3 weeks old.

My thoughts are with you this evening, Tina

Cindie said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry about your hard to lose them but always good to recognize when it's time......

Nina said...

I am sorry to hear about your sheep. It is sad when that happens.

The trip looks like it was fun, family and interesting food! Gosh your scenery is impressive (re: previous post). I guess you never tire of it!

Jodi said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your sheep. Saying good-bye is never easy.

Congrats on the piece for Handwoven, though, and your whirlwind trip looks like fun.