Sunday, July 5, 2009

Yesterday and Today

Yesterday: Carol and Elton joined us for the day. We furnished the meat and dessert. Carol and Elton brought the sides. (Meaning...I picked out, seasoned, and smoked the meat and made the ice cream. Carol picked out and cooked the sides, sliced the tomatoes, and peeled the peaches. Everyone knows what part Sam and Elton had in this...they ate!)

Can you guess what we had for supper?

Pork ribs. I started the fire (charcoal with dry live oak soaked in water for the smoke) about 10:30 a.m., and the ribs were seasoned. While waiting for the charcoal to whiten, I was watching a guy on television prepping a pork loin for the grill. He laid strips of bacon all around it before tying with kitchen twine. Hmmmm...sounded like a good idea to me. I can smell them right now! And the taste!!! Oh! So good it would make a possum hug a hound. Trust me! The ribs were on the grill at 200-250 degrees for six hours.

For dessert we had homemade vanilla ice cream topped with the fresh Euford peaches Carol brought.

She also brought potato salad, corn on the cob, and a yellow squash casserole. She sliced some of Mama's red ripe tomatoes and a cucumber. We had more food than we knew what to do with.

We had to take a break between eating supper and dessert, so we floated in the pool (more like sunk straight to the bottom). It was hot! 97 degrees or so. We looked real cute out there on the floats with our floppy brimmed hats and sunglasses on trying to keep the sun off our faces and out of our eyes.

Today: RAIN! Beautiful glorious wet rain!

When we got up this morning, I noticed the dark sky to the north. After fixin' Sam some Malto-Meal for breakfast (that's what he asked for), I took a glass of iced tea out to the front porch. After he ate, he joined me. We watched the hummingbirds - FOUR of them now - fighting over the feeder. A cardinal rooster flew in for a few seeds.

Then the rain started.

It didn't rain long, but we got about 7/8" of rain.

The clouds have stayed and it's cooler than yesterday. Temps are only up to 83 degrees now and it's mid-afternoon.

We've had a high depression sitting on top of us (not literally us, but a good portion of Texas). It is really causing some unseasonably hot and dry weather. I noticed that we've been hotter than Arizona! That is sooo different for June.

Praying for more rain later today and the next two days!

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