Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Simple Woman #57

For Today . . . August 31, 2009

Outside my window. . . warm but smoky because of the forest fires burning northwest of here.

I am thankful . . . that we are able to join our daughter and her family for a short vacation - and that I don't have to be back at school this week!

And I am also thankful . . . that there is so much good fruit to be purchased from local farmers where we are visiting.

I am praying . . . that my teacher friends (who are back at school this week) will have a wonderful year sharing the excitement of learning with their students.

I am thinking . . . about all the jars I will need in order to can and preserve the fruit that we've bought.

I am celebrating . . . our grandson's first year of life. What a joy it has been to watch him grow into such a little man!

From the kitchen . . . local sausage seasoned with sun-dried tomatoes and basil, carrots and potatoes baked in butter, Greek salad, corn on the cob and fresh peaches and cream.

I am wearing . . . black city shorts, green cotton top and no shoes.

I am reading . . . Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury.

I am hoping . . . to have some playtime with Silas and Helayna before we head home tomorrow.

I am hearing . . . Neil Diamond sing some of his hit songs.

I am creating . . . jars of fruit preserved for winter enjoyment.

Around the house and yard . . . beautiful flowers, chickens, and a swimming pool as we are staying at a lovely bed and breakfast home.

One of my favourite things . . . fresh corn on the cob, rolled in butter and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

A few plans for the rest of the week . . . driving home, canning cherries (they are ripe!), sorting fruit, an appointment in the city and Silas' first birthday party.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . plump and juicy peaches hanging in the orchard belonging to the nicest Hungarian man we met today.

I think Peggy at The Simple Woman may be back next week with her daybook links.


  1. Didn't realize you were having fires in Canada, too. Poor California and those people out there :o(

  2. It looks like you found some great treasures on this little vacation. Can I raid your pantry when I come to visit? Samuel will probably be eating lots of fruit and vegetables by then. ;)
    Travel safely. I'm looking forward to talking with you later this week. Miss you!