9 October 2014
Today started off beautifully! I was greeted by both the sun and the moon. Thankfully, it was the moon that I was driving toward on my way to take Maggie to school, but the sun was there to share the drive on the way back. It was blinding! It has remained a beautiful day, but it sure got hot. It was 99 degrees at one point. I sure long for the cooler temps of South Carolina.
We headed back into town and then went to a little town about 15 miles away in the other direction just for a little more of a ride, so that he could see places that he hadn't seen in about four months. While driving, I practiced using the cruise control. I have never been comfortable totally giving control over to the car, but I am even less comfortable with a speeding ticket and the power-tripping officers that give them, even when they are going faster than you are. Thankfully, in approximately 30 years of driving, I've only ever had one speeding ticket. Unfortunately, it was in this town…and I wasn't speeding to the degree that he said I was. I was going 35 in an unmarked 30mph zone. He ticketed me for going 41mph. OY!
We came back to the house and I made my version of Cracker Barrel's biscuits. They got positive reviews. I am glad of that. I've been practicing off and on over the summer in hopes of having them perfected by the time Davey returned on boot leave. Maybe the biscuits aren't perfect, but the responses they have received have been perfect in my opinion. :)
While I cooked the biscuits and battled a dying oven in the process, David, Sr., continued to work on the scratching post that he is building for Xerxes. The kitty doesn't have it figured out yet, but he will in time. For now, he still prefers using the speakers on the television as his scratch toy.
Overall, it has been a wonderful day. This time together is passing far too quickly.