5/25/13 Saturday at Elwood, IL (Cathy and Win’s Farm)
We thought it would be sunny this weekend, but alas, we have 40% chance of rain today and more tomorrow. Oh well, it is was it is. Dear Cathy’s lawn has been neglected the whole time we’ve been visiting (we’ve been out and about so much), so this was our best chance to tackle it. John has always wished he could own a riding lawn mower, but we never had enough lawn to warrant it, so this was his chance. After some instructions over the phone from Win (babysitting the grandchildren in California), he was off and mowing, to everyone’s delight. Wily (Cathy/Win’s dog) wanted to chase balls near the mower, so I assisted by throwing balls for him.
When he finished, Cathy got our lunch put together (leftovers), so we had a lovely break. Then we were strengthened to tackle washing the rig. Cathy was so thrilled with John’s accomplishments with her lawn that she offered to help with our RV project. The three of us were finished in short order (for this job).
At this point, Cathy offered a ride to the Creamery to get ice cream to reward John and to Ace for more Silicone (repairs on RV roof). Fun! She even had a coupon with $5 off when spending $20 which we could make work.
Back at home, we relaxed. Actually, John watched some taped shows while Cathy and I took naps. Thankfully, John didn’t nap and woke me up in time to go to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus. Beautiful building inside (we visited the outside a couple days ago-where we saw the special Mother Theresa Courtyard. The Mass music was printed on papers everyone could pick up, so I had a great time singing along. Their cantor must be professional, she sang so beautifully. Joy. They even said the rosary before Mass, like they do at our home parish in Spokane.
Since our sauerkraut dinner had been cooking away all day in the crock pot, we could enjoy it as soon as we got home, as planned. Then lots of conversation again. Life is good.