After spending much time in the kitchen yesterday, I finally got all the corn mess cleaned up. I am ready to make some peach jam today, but first I must run to town and run some errands. I will also be heading to Pigeon Forge today to pick up my niece who lives in Florida. She is visiting her grandparents, and she will be staying with us for a week. I never had an Aunt or Uncle. Both of my parents were only children. When I became an Aunt, I wanted so much to have a close relationship with my nieces and nephews. Each year I have kept them in the summer to help facilitate that relationship. This will be my first year of actually getting to keep Morgan, my oldest brother's daughter. She is a year younger than our daughter so we are prepared to have some fun girl time.
I went to the garden and cut some sunflowers for our room. They had been sitting there for 3 days when my husband finally noticed them. He asked me if they were our sunflowers and I smiled and said of course. (I think he noticed them before that, but just never said anything about it).
I went to TnFarmGirl's (Cheri) pampered chef party last night, and boy was it ever fun. We had lots of good food, good fellowship, and good products. I walked away purchasing something I never even dreamed I would want. Brandy (the consultant) demonstrated the use of a mandolin that is used to cut veggies into thin or thick pieces. Cheri assured me I would use it for all of our vegetables especially for dehydrating. I was sold. I am looking forward to getting my new toy. It even has a guard on it to keep it from cutting your fingers so my children will be able to use it as well.
Off to town I go...
grace and peace,