Abby and I have returned from the Shoffner family reunion in Duncan, Oklahoma. I could only join her for the Sunday activities, but she had a great time Friday evening and Saturday, and camped well in our RV, Kokopelli.
Weather rolled through the state early Saturday morning. I don’t know how much science can be cited, but I can point to one anecdotal episode after another of Abby’s rheumatoid arthritis being directly affected by it, and this time was no different: flare up as the weather approaches, followed by profound relief as the system passes.
With the weather, we got a splash of rain Friday night, followed by cool nights and clear, blue-sky days. I decided yesterday and today to mow the patch, since it was getting a little ragged here and there. It might be the last time I mow until spring. Tonight, in the waning, clear evening light, the grass was still mostly green. The pastures that I don’t mow are tall with grasses going to seed.
Finally, October brings our wedding anniversary on the 12th. When I mentioned to a long-time coworker that Abby and I have been married nine years, she said, “It doesn’t seem that long.”
Nine years is a long time to be married. Abby and I have been through a lot together. As complicated as it can sometimes become, it’s all worth it. Abby and I are happy.