Almost all our leaves are gone and the ones left have a brownish rather than gold tint. Our weather this week has been amazing–it was 70 degrees with sunshine today!
The high school in Big Timber offers adult education classes during the school term. We are usually in Arizona by the time the classes start but this year is different. One of the classes offered was a Chinese appetizer cooking class to be held at the private home of a talented local cook. Tom and Lynn’s kitchen is every cook’s dream kitchen–huge industrial stove and hood, stainless steel sink and counter tops–gorgeous! We chopped, stir fried, sipped wine, dipped and sampled. We learned how to make egg rolls and fried wantons–Chinese food is a lot of work! And the egg rolls and wantons are deep fat fried–not exactly healthy–but delicious! There were five “students” and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We don’t drive much at night any longer–doesn’t that make me sound old!!–and I slowly drove back up the Boulder dodging the deer and elk to find dear husband waiting up for me.
We’ve spent a lot of time at Nat’s the last few days–Nat’s life is ebbing away. Our small family has been gathering at his bedside off and on. Jenn and Barb have been providing such tender, loving care for Nat. It’s a hard time for Nat’s family but he’s lived a good life and is ready to go.
Today we took some time and went to Billings. The Cowboy received his Shingrix vaccine at Costco and we both got the flu vaccine. We had a good lunch at Jake’s, shopped a little and came home. I’ve loaded a quilt on the frame and the Cowboy examined the backs of his eyelids. He’s not having any side effects so far from his Shingrix vaccine other than a sore arm–a good thing!
Grubby hat, grubby coat but still my favorite Cowboy on a chilly fall morning.