Saturday afternoon turned out to be cold, and a little windy,but very sunny. So my sweet hubby decided we should go to my Dad's farm (one hour away) and clean up the yard. There were lots of branches and limbs down from when they had the ice storm. We weren't able to leave until about 2:30 pm, as I went to Bible Quiz in the morning. So, he thought we could make an outing of it, and have a "weiner" roast, since we would have a fire going to burn the brush. The house is empty, except for a cardtable and chairs, but it does have water and heat. I also have a coffee pot there, so what more could we ask?
We spent nearly 2 hours, cleaning up branches, etc and burning them. Then while he was finishing some other things, I roasted our hot dogs, and prepared a lovely inside picnic. We had hot dogs with all the trimmings, cold baked beans, pringles chips, and pepsi. (I had already had a couple cups of coffee during a "warm-up" break from working.) Actually, Lynn had lemonade which is a great drink for picnics. Lynn had spoiled me a bit, and even brought some tapioca pudding for me to have for dessert, as that is one of my all-time favorites.
Lynn went out after our meal, and using his chain saw, cut down a tree that was growing out of control by the creek that runs through the farm. So it was well after dark when we started home.
So that neither of us would fall asleep, I entertained Lynn by singing. For some reason, I started singing some of the old choruses that we used to sing in youth group, way back when. Also sang some of my favorites, like "It is Well with my Soul" and "the Love of God". At any rate, we considered it a "working date", and had an absolutely wonderful time.