Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Yee-Haw Gathering and the Demise of More Trees

So on Sunday night, after the tree-filled weekend, I made a batch of cinnamon rolls and popped them into the fridge. After they were baked and slathered in icing, Cotton Picker and I  drove to Ranch Wife's house  for a good visit the next morning. See, Ranch Wife is moving. I have never been so happy (for them) and sad (for me) at the same time. One of our little Yee-Haw Trio is moving on to new pastures. She is even hopping the state line! Alas, I needed to drown my sorrows in a big pan of cinnamon rolls and the company was good. If you have to drown your sorrows, it's not a bad way to do it.

Ever, the consummate hostess, Ranch Wife had coffee and tea a brewing when we arrived. It smelled like a European Cafe in there. See the quilt? She's a quilter! :) We haven't been able to convert Cotton Picker. She breaks out into hives when she sits behind a sewing machine.

Then we commenced to Hee-Hawing around her charming kitchen table for hours. Cotton Picker had brought boxes with the intention of helping pack up Ranch Wife's kitchen, but Ranch Wife said she just wanted a day where she didn't have to pack so we plunked ourselves down again and had us another round of cinnamon rolls. We can belly up to a kitchen table with the best of them, fill our bellies with cinnamon rolls and make ourselves ill on belly laughs. It looks like we are having a revival. LOL.

 Come dinner time, we decided to pop into the little tiny town 15 miles away and enjoy some more visiting over another meal. 

We did just get together about a month ago so this was unusual, but we couldn't let her get away without one more chick chat. Dang, I'm going to miss this gal!

Apparently I am a squinter when I laugh - nose, eyes, mouth. Sheesh!. We should have gotten her a tiara - she looks regal here and we are her two court jesters. :) Did I mention I am going to miss this gal?

When I got home yesterday, DH was at it again! More chainsawing! I literally walked in the house, grabbed my trusty gloves and dove in.

This morning he has traded his chainsaw in for a tree trimmer:

I was cleaning the stove when I looked out and saw him scaling the ladder. Massive branches are meeting their demise all over the yard. I am afraid to look. I am baking cookies to send to our boy this morning. Once the branches hit the ground, it is my territory so I will have my work cut out for me. It's too dangerous in the yard while the wood is crashing down.

I could just cry.

On the sewing front, the news is discouraging too. :) 

I am looking forward to cutting into these fun fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Mystery Quilt eventually.

The cute little chickens and charming old keys are my favorite.

By the time I get around to it, it may no longer be a mystery. There simply are not enough hours in the day and tree duty calls!


Denise :) said...

Awwww...I totally get how hard it is to say goodbye to a dear friend. They are precious and hard to come by, aren't they?! Sending hugs your way! :)

ps -- you're beautiful! :)

krisgray said...

It's hard when friends move away. Looks like you had a great time! Your B&Ws are lovely!

Nancy said...

Regardless of the distance between you, I doubt that a friendship this strong will wan.

Your cinnamon rolls sound divine. I would have had a second helping, too.

Ranch wife said...

Oh my gosh!! There we are for the world to see! Us in all our Yee Haw glory!

Gona miss you gals....Next year in Lubbock! Ummm do you spell that anyway?


Darlene said...

A fun day with your pals. You never said whether or not you're going to miss that girl. roflol

That man of yours is on a serious mission. Whoa baby - look out below. LOL

JMF said...

Looks like a fun day. Friends are the spice of life, and a good one is a treasure.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Chick get togethers are the best, but sad your friend is moving.

You are moving as quickly on Easy Street as I am!!! NOT!!!

Cheryl said...

Looks like you three had a fun, fun day.....and yes you are going to miss that girl, but friends to the end I say!!!!! That is some serious tree trimming!!!!!!

Helen said...

Thanks for sharing...friends are family are the best parts of our lives! Whenever I am missing my panhandle friends or the big open spaces of Texas I check out your blog and get my fix. We moved from Canyon to Mesa AZ in June and it has been an adjustment...

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

What a GREAT day! It is so hard to say goodbye to dear friends. This just means, ya'll have to travel a bit further to get together. There is nothing like getting together with good friends and laughing. I'm going tomorrow with 2 dear friends to the big city to eat, shop and laugh... I CAN'T WAIT!!!

Cinnamon rolls...YUMMY!

Alycia said...

What a fun day - I am with you on the not enough hours!!! But - the mystery will still be there!! Enjoy!!

Karin said...

oh, no! Not more tree trimming! Do our men ever stop?! LOL

Nancy said...

You have some wonderful black and white fabrics. I like the keys and chickens, too, and the crowns. Bit by bit you'll get your blocks finished.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I've just joined your thread, and wanted to comment on Easy street, the first part wasn't too bad, tediuos, but not too hard. Part 2 was harder. I made part three this w/e finishing it last night! it was the shortest, but not the easiest... following directions is hard for me and I had to re do some of my cuts!

Staci said...

Awww, I'm sorry your friend is moving! I know you wish her all the best, but it sad to be left behind.

Is the tree trimming finished now? How many trees had to come down?

Ooo! You got some super darling B&W prints!

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