Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Bit of This and That

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,


Marci said...

I sure wish I could have been at the party. I am glad ya'll had a good time. The sunflowers are gorgeous. They are one of my favorite flowers.

TnFullQuiver said...

I sure wish you could have been there too. Maybe when you get closer to this area we can talk Cheri into doing it again! If not, we can all just get together and visit. Sunflowers are such a cheery flower and that is why I love them so.
grace and peace,