Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Keeping Busy

Thanks to my brother-in-law, a gentleman farmer. I have been keeping pretty busy.
I call him the produce fairy. We come home to see this on our door step.
But you will never hear me complain!

I've made Jalapeno Jelly.
It turned out good & hot.

And I have made spaghetti sauce

Do you see all those tomatoes in the first picture??
Who KNEW all those would boil down to ONLY about 2 quart bags of sauce?
I will never complain about the price of spaghetti sauce again. And that was a whole
days work. It was really good and will taste very "summery" this winter, but that's a lot of
tomatoes and work!
No pictures of the corn. but I bought a bushel of corn to cut off the Cob and put in the freezer for the winter. A lot of work & messy, but well worth it in winter.
Just getting use to my new normal.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Harper Says

 "HEY ya'll"

"I like the new house too.
This woman is always taking my picture when I'm trying to sleep."

(I wonder what a 1 year old Yorkie would sound like with a human voice?)
OK, it's evidently late and I should go to bed now.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I Just May Cry

My baby started First grade on Monday. After doing this 3 times before him, you'd think I'd have a grip on it. There's something about it being your last kid. It's not like he hasn't gone to Pre-K and kindergarten. But for some reason 1st grade makes it real. Plus my Boy is starting a new school. I was sure he would be scared, uncertain and miss his mama. I was anxiety ridden all day. It's 9 o'clock, I wonder if he can find his snack in his backpack? It's 11:45, Is he too shy to ask for what he wants in the cafeteria? Can they understand him? What if a kid touches his food? He'll stop eating and throw it all away. What if a kid's being mean to him? I will not hesitate to kill* a 6 yr old if they're being mean to my baby. There are 20 kids in his class instead of the promised 17. He's use to small classes. His largest class was 11. He won't know what to do with that many kids. I was 30 minutes early picking him up (it takes 30 minutes on a good day to get to his school)
They didn't bring him out to the car, they let him find his own way to the car.  Barbarians!
He jumped in the car and said,"Mommy, I love my new school! I made friends, and I told the lunch lady I wanted chicken nuggets with ketchup, but I only ate one, but the mac & cheese was good". And on and on Chatty Cathy went for the next 30 minutes til we got home.
The first day of college is going to kill me.
Mostly because in 2024, I'll be knocking 60!  

Monday, August 13, 2012

On The Way To My House...

You will pass,

 Buffalo, yep, Buffalos-is.
We got 'em.
 Down Town
 Yes, look closely. What?
YOU don't have a herd of
Camels-is. We DO!

 Lots more of this..

 And a ton, tons & tons of both these.

Ok, so what's your best guess?
And do you think I should change the name of my blog?
Since we don't do foster *care anymore, there will no longer be any more tales of woe & crazy.
I'm just not feeling the title anymore. Although it's still my top 3 items to own in this world!