Monday, July 13, 2009

Random thoughts

There is nothing better than the smell of cucumbers in vinegar. I like to make a bowl early in the day at naptime, then stick them in the fridge for supper. When I open the freezer, I get this whiff of cold vinegar travelling up through the fridge. It smells just like my Mamama's house. Isn't it funny how smells hold such memories?

Last week, I cut off and froze 110 ears of corn. That's a lot of corn. A whole lot.

One year ago today, I was only a mere day overdue, and I knew this baby would come anytime. He waited another 11 days to come! But, here we are, almost celebrating his first birthday. He's a cutie for sure.

If you spill half a bottle of vegetable oil on the kitchen floor, you'll discover a new appreciation for your mop. This is my new mop with a removable microfiber head. I've had it 3 weeks now, and I still love it. It works great, and there is no messy wringing out of mop water. Pretty cool.

I love a good bargain. This week, it was 60 packages of cheese for $42. We have enough cheese for a long time. My step-dad stockpiles MREs and water filtration devices. I stockpile cheese.

If you asked me if I was competitive, I'd tell you "no." But, throw out the prospect of ribbons at the fair, and a different side of me comes out. I'm working on finishing this cross stitch by September for our local fair. Embarrassingly, it was begun in 1987. Yes, that's twenty-two years ago, folks. It's getting done if it kills me.

If your local 4th of July parade involves a man sticking his head in a toilet on a trailer, you might be.... well, you might be us.

And, if that isn't enough, this particular parade includes no less than 3 septic tank trucks. Folks around here are proud of their clean septic tanks, I tell ya. Proud.

We will do many things for free food. Including dress up like cows at Chick-fil-A. I've been waiting for my children to get big enough for Cow Appreciation Day! It was all that.

My husband loved fire engines as a little boy, and somehow, it's in the blood of our firstborn. He isn't really interested in the firemen, though, just the trucks and all their gear.

Thanks for visiting our house this week!

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