Friday, July 1, 2011

Quick Takes (10)

- 1-
I think God has a funny sense of humor.  We had been planning on having a big family picnic this weekend but cancelled it due to some family health issues.  I thought I was going to have all this extra time to finish up weeding and mulching my gardens.  Ha!  The next day I found out I needed to provide some extra decorations for our parish’s 125th celebration this weekend.  So. . .I’ve been inside sewing most of the week. 

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Our neighbors got a new puppy this past Christmas, a red coon hound, Lucy.  She’s everything I love but don’t miss about puppies – tons of energy, playful, curious, friendly, oh, and did I mention, tons of energy.  Jack is amused by her, DH calms her, and I just watch.

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Our veggie garden is doing great this year.  I am so looking forward to fresh, real tomatoes, unlike those ones grown in hot houses.  Can’t wait to make BLTs with the bacon we got down in Amish country.

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Speaking of food (we were, weren’t we?), I think I’m going to make some homemade breakfast sausage and bread this weekend.  I’m feeling domestic.  I started making our own sausage this year, even grinding the pork myself, since we really didn’t like the quality of anything we found in the grocery stores.  It’s so easy and so good.  And, if we’re having sausage, we should have French toast with it.  My favorite is made with the egg bread I make.  Sunday morning breakfast is going to be good!

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I’ve been feeling a bit ADD lately.  Focus has been hard to find.  I’m not sure if the weather, PMS, too much to do, too little

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I’ve been “talking” with my mom a lot lately, asking her for help, guidance and just a feeling of her presence.  When I was sewing last night I had my iTunes “bouncy” playlist blasting and Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline came on.   It reminded me of when we went to his concert many years ago.  My parents bought tickets for them, my sister and me as an anniversary gift to themselves.  It was in the summer, on a Friday evening, and the closer the concert got the less I wanted to go.  I guess I thought going out drinking with my friends would have been more fun.  But I went.  And the concert was awesome.  One of mom’s, and all of ours, favorites songs was “Sweet Caroline”, since her middle name was Caroline.  So, last night, while I was sewing on her machine, listening to her song, I felt her hug me.  Smile!

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It is a good sign in a nation when things are done badly. It shows that all the people are doing them. And it is bad sign in a nation when such things are done very well, for it shows that only a few experts and eccentrics are doing them, and that the nation is merely looking on.”
– Patriotism and Sport, All Things Considered, GK Chesterton

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