Mark and I were supposed to go to Montana this weekend. His 83 year old stepmother lives in Missoula. It's been years since we've been there, 1998, when his father passed away. Since Missoula is not a popular place to fly, airfare is huge. We planned on taking the extra long weekend to drive, it's a gorgeous drive through the Dakotas, mountains, and the Black Hills. After Mark's father's death his stepmom went downhill, she has all sorts of health issues, her only family member out there is her son. So even though we had made plans to go a while ago, she isn't up for the visit. I am thinking it's her age and that she used to be quite the entertainer, getting older keeps her from doing this. I am sure she would rather not face us. It's been a long time, growing older is hard, watching someone grow older even harder.
Mark was quit upset, sometimes he has the tendency to act 2, I mean sometimes Jacob acts older than he does. He threw a mini pity party, but got over it after I told him he could order the needed starter for his motorcycle. God men are easy!
We belong to a small gun club that has an even smaller campground. Our old trailer is there, it's clean, has a lake & is far enough away to be "away", but close enough to run home if need be. We went on Saturday. It was a very relaxing evening. Quiet & the clear sky starry.
Tried to visit the kids, (Jacob demanded that I bring grandpa next time), but kept missing them or they were napping. Where they live has horrible cell phone reception, and since they are rarely in the house the landline is useless. So it's pretty much hit and miss. Jeremy lives about 2 minutes from the campground so it will be great to take the boys fishing, and boating this summer. He & Mark had planned on going trap shooting on Sunday morning, but it was rained out.
I will be watching the boys tomorrow, I was there today, but Jeremy had a rain day and came home early. I had them in the mud all morning, Jeremy came home just as I was giving them a bath. Mark is working though, where his job was is dry. Weather sure is weird.
Now I am home, catching up, Liz has another play, they are doing the Pride and the Prejudice. She wanted a big part, but was given a small one. She will be doing the tech crew along with her part. Her play last week was very funny. I had a nice time. This one should be just as good, I hear there is some new talent.