Well, it is time to get back on schedule. Even though my balloon went Pftzt...things are getting back to normal. The Trout is doing well, though full strength is still a few weeks off. With his staples removed this week and post-op check with the surgeon, he has rules to follow, but we both are doing well. In fact, I went with him yesterday as he leisurely walked a trout stream for about 1/2 hour. It's a good thing!!
My week started off with such fun. I drove to small town Drummond to have lunch with a blogger friend from Oregon who was passing through Montana. If you were in grade school like me in the 50's, I am sure you also had a "pen-pal." I had several from Japan, Pakistan and Cuba. There were long times between letters, but such excitement to read what others, my age, were doing in different countries.
Meeting Diana and Pete was like that pen-pal experience, only I would call it "blogger-pal." Diana and I have been corresponding back and forth for a couple of years now. When you read a blog on a regular basis, you really get to know the writer. We started talking like we had just seen each other a week or so ago.
The Trout was not up to having lunch with us yet, so he missed seeing this friendship grow. We hope to change that next year and meet up again with these delightful friends. Diana and Pete are quite the gardeners and live in a beautiful part of our country. If you do not know her, I hope you will check her blog, "Voice in the Garden" and see the magic they have performed on their property.
Diana and Pete, thank you so much for the friendship.