Interesting Evening

Posted by: cheryl

It started out calm enough.  The son and I were fishing, along with some other family members.  After being down there a little while we all heard thunder.  We decided it was going to stay west of us and stayed at the lake.  Well, the fish were not biting, so we came home.  This is where it gets interesting........we saw on the tv that the little bit of thunder we heard was part of a thunderstorm that was turning severe and headed north toward Nowata.  We watched it on tv for a while then the son asked Ritzywife if  I wanted to ride with him across the lake to get a better view of the storm.  It was turning tornadic and near Nowata which is only 15 miles away.  We got into his car and headed west,  After stopping and watching the storm for a while we both decided to head to Nowata to see if we could get a better look.  A lot of people were stopped along the road watching also.  Well, we ended up by the Sonic and was looking at the storm when the son told me that if he had any cash in his wallet he would buy us something........he had left his cash at home.......and Ritzywife did not think to grab her wallet.  So.....there we were, sitting at the sonic with not a cent on us.  It was kind of funny and ironic at the same time.  It was 9 pm and we decided to come back home.  We have been watching the weather ever since.  It is now 11 pm and the weather has broke in and let us know of a new tornado warning west of us.......It's gonna be a long night!!!
The rain we have received in the past few days is gonna ruin our crappie fishing this year I'm afraid.  The lake was just beginning to get to a decent level.....still 2 1/2 feet above normal and rising from the last rain a couple of days ago..... and now it is gonna be on it's way back up even more.  There has been a LOT of rain that has fallen in our county and north of us that is gonna run off into the Verdigris River which is where the Oologah Lake  is located.   Places North of us have gotten anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.  WOW!!!!!
Well, I will be here waiting it all out..................Ritzywife out......

How I Spent My Thursday....

Posted by: cheryl

And I do mean all day.......I was at the fishing hole at 8:15 a.m. and left at 7:30 p.m.......
Had 15 crappie to show for all my hard "work".  Oh, and let's not forget the "slight" sunburn.  Well, I technically wasn't down there the  whole time, I came home a couple of times for a bathroom break and to fix lunch for me, my sister-in-law and nephew.  We always leave someone there to watch our "stuff" and to keep our "spot"... It's a sad thing to lose your fishing spot.  Fishermen and women are very territorial when it comes to their "spot" on the fishing bank. 
The sunburn isn't bad today, I usually just tan, guess that's the indian in me, haha!!
I was wondering if I was ever going to start catching fish this year.  This is a decent start. Now, if the weather will cooperate I will be happy and spending a LOT of time on this fishing bank. 
Saw my first snake last night.  It was wanting to come up to the bank where I was and I was having to watch him.  I scared it off and it went down to where the son was fishing and he scared it back to me.  It finally gave up and swam out to the middle of the water.  I hate snakes!!!! (snakes are the only drawback to this fishing hole, but we just keep our eyes open and a big rock or stick nearby, haha)
I wasn't alone tho, as I said before my sister-in-law, nephew and another man was down there.  Then my sister, brother-in-law, and niece came down.  There were a few other people I didn't know who stopped and fished for a little while, then left.  They don't have the "staying power" that Ritzywife has when it comes to fishing ;-)
We all had a good time fishing together and visiting.  Someone else, be it friends or family, was down there all day.  Some people think I am crazy when it comes to fishing.....but what can I say...I love it!!
We now have a nice "mess" of crappie in the refrigerator waiting to be cooked.  YUMM YUMM...
Ritzy and I are going to the daughter's tonite to mow...well, he is going to mow while I play with babies.....I told her I would fix hot wings and barbeque wings to bring over for supper. 
I am staying out of the sun today to help recuperate from yesterday, plus it it cloudy and we have a slight chance of storms this morning.
Well, it's time for breakfast so Ritzwife is out.....................

My Bad...

Posted by: cheryl

Yeah, I know.... that's another picture of the grandsons (Calvin & Braedy).  I can already see that I am gonna be one of those goofy grandparents that always has a picture "handy" to show off.  I think I love them more each time I see them.  They are just at the age where they can tell that we are talking to them.
They are getting most of my attention and thoughts at the moment.  That other guy around here, uh what's his name..........oh, Ritzy and I are loving being grandparents.  I did not think it was possible for Ritzy to act so silly, but you ought to see him around these two.  He puts on quite a show ;-)

I celebrated my 53rd birthday Saturday.  Got my hair cut, colored ( to get rid of that pesky gray hair that keeps showing up) and Ritzy and I went out for dinner, and most important I was able to spend time with these two little ones while Ritzy mowed the daughter and son-in-law's lawn.  They are just too busy.  I told her that was just fine.  We didn't mind coming over plus it was a good excuse to spend more time with the babies......

My sister-in-law called this morning and invited us over for supper.  We are having enchiladas.  YUMM!!!  I offered to make a peach cobbler so we are gonna have some fine food tonite, haha!..Called the son and told him he better pick himself something to eat on the way home,, but...I would make him his own peach pie for dessert.  I am pretty sure that pie will make up for me not cooking for him.
I can smell those pies cooking now and it smells wonderful.    May have to stop on the way over to brother's house and get some vanilla ice cream to go with that warm cobbler.  YUMM YUMM!!!!

I am not able to get any crappie fishing done because of the lake being up after all that rain we received a couple weeks ago.   It is sure putting a damper on my fun.  The lake is up 8 1/2 feet now and I can't even get to the fishing hole.  It will have to drop at least a foot and a half for me to get down there.  I check the lake levels every day and it seems to be staying the same.

This weather has been great.  I am lovin' it!!!!!  We (Ritzy) will be putting out the tomato and bell pepper plants in a couple of weeks.  It sure is tempting to do it now, but we aren't taking any chances.  This Oklahoma weather can change way too fast.

I am gonna go check on those pies so Ritzywife is out....................................