It's almost 8:00 am, 48 degrees, windy and rainy.
It is also FFA fair pig pick-up day for us.
If you had a machine that would allow you to push a button for whatever weather you want, this weather would be activated by a big red button that said, "WORSE POSSIBLE FLORIDA WEATHER FOR TRANSPORTING YOUNG SPOILED SHOW PIGLETS IN AN OPEN TRAILER."
Oh well, we deal with what we are dealt.
In an hour or so, Junior and I will be heading up to Mayo to meet and bring home one final FFA fair pig.
You long time PF pals know the story, because for as long as there has been a PF, there has been the annual winter saga of one or more fair pigs here.
If you are new to PF and wondering about all this, simply search this blog under "fair pig".
It's been an interesting ride in a porky sorta way.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have reached the finish line.
Bear let me sleep in past 5:30 am this morning, saving his plaintive little whines until 7ish.
We both came in with cold toes and he immediately went to the laundry room to steal a sock. Standard Bear procedure is to steal a clothing item, peer at you expectantly from around the corner of the hall, and then dash to the bedroom, sliding under the bed with his treasure.
This morning, he came too close to tempt me for the chase and I snagged the sock with my frozen, yet still prehensile toes. (yes, we do our morning walk barefooted ... or bare pawed)
Right now, we are waiting for some biscuits to come out of the oven, at which point I am loading one with Smuckers Natural peanut butter (crunchy of course) and Smuckers Simply Fruit blackberry jam.
Biscuit number 2 gets the same peanut butter with a dollop of Mayhaw jelly that my Uncle Bob sent me.
(Uncle Bob, it is delicious! Sorry I never sent a thank you, your sister raised me better than that!)
I'll need this proteiny/carby breakfast 'cause it looks like I'm going to be cold and wet AGAIN today.
Last night my soccer girls played in a cold rain, while other schools in the area cancelled their games.
Counting the pregame warm up hour, it was about 3 hours in 50 degree rain.
Oh, did we win?
Well, we did much better this time than the first time we played this team ... but I still have a beard, if you know what I mean ...
Now, I must awaken the lad so he assist in the pig related chores of the day.
I hope your Saturday is full of adventure.
Make it so.
*yes, parrotheads, it's one of his.