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.