Finally Friday is here! YAY!! We had heavy rain last night - thunder and lightening...luckily after I got home from another grocery store run.
Poor Phil & Lynnette (my brother and SIL) - their flight was delayed last night and they didn't land until 4:15 this morning. Lynnette is going to the farm to help with party preparations for tomorrow, so it will just be my brother tonight (and Colin & Mailing). So...I've changed the menu a bit...no veggie burgers and no shrimp. I made the black bean salad last night and also deviled eggs. Fletch will grill burgers and portabella mushrooms (if anyone wants one). And, most important, the day looks to be gorgeous. Sunny and 61 right now (8 a.m.), so we should be able to have a fire in the pit tonight and just relax.
No kitty pics this morning. Tyg is pissed off at us. We treated him again with the peppermint oil stuff for fleas and ticks. Fletch found two ticks crawling on him (himself) last night! YIKES. The peppermint stuff seems to work well - ticks sometimes still get on Tyg, but they crawl on the surface of his fur, they don't go down to his skin. But, of course, that means he is still bringing them inside. Oh well, we had the same issue when we used Frontline, and at least the peppermint stuff is "natural" and not a chemical.
Colin texted me this morning a picture of his first tomato of the season:
He also has hot cherry peppers and jalapenos already producing! He has a large raised bed box on the campus where he works, and is growing primarily hot peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and a couple other things that I can't remember.
Here's to a wonderful weekend for everyone. My Dad's birthday was May 30th and he would have been 97 this year! And, Fletch and I will be married 37 years as of the 31st!! Woo-Hoo!