I've spent the last half hour (maybe even an hour) pouring over a really great blog, here's a link if any one's interested:
Completely hilarious, serious, funny, sad, crazy, confusing, funny, did I say funny? She writes about her very young son getting hit by a car, her other sons that she raised by herself, there are snippets of her childhood (which were sad), pictures of her surgery and all other sorts of things. It's quite the roller coaster ride.
We painted the front of the bottom cupboards.
And the bar.
And this morning I painted a drawer front. Last night I broke the handle tips off of the old, hated handles, sanded the edges, painted them with a nice brown, rough-textured paint (matches our lights) and installed a new drawer slide and screwed on the drawer front.
(p.s. Amy, call me and let me know how it looks, is the handle too curvy?)
What do you think?
Yesterday I looked out and saw Flipper messing around the apple tree. They go out most days to the front yard to eat the apples that have fallen. He was trying and trying to get one off of the tree, they had eaten all the ones on the ground.
Pretty funny to see a goose trying to pick an apple off of a tree. I felt so sorry for him. He worked and worked but couldn't get ahold of one so went out and picked a couple and dropped them on the ground. A browsing goose!
The kids snapped green beans for two hours all the while watching Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure. When the Tequila dance came on I told them to stop and watch this part because it was a classic. I think they thought I was nuts.
Amy (sister) works at a Ford dealership and she said that the Tequila song came on the radio and one of the mechanics jumped up on the bed of the pickup truck he was working on and started to do the dance. She said all the customers that were in the waiting lounge could see him and they were all cracking up.
Beans to snap. My pictures are out of order but it takes too long to sort them once you get them in the post. Blogger should fix that.
Amy and I put these up while watching Pee Wee with the kids and we did a little of the dance when the song came on.
Here is the early corn, smaller but like I said, it was a little sewwtwe (this is why it takes me so long to blog and my posts are so far between, that is what it looked like when I tried to type sweeter). We only froze a little because we ate all the rest.
Side by side - early and later. I think I will only plant the yellow corn next year, corn should be yellow.
Tom (BIL) and Kevin had fun shooting their guns last weekend. Puppy didn't like it, she hid in the house the whole time.
We have a kinda cool shooting bench, no credit to us, it came with the house. You see, when you buy a dilapidated house in red-neck country they all come with a shooting bench. Maybe no indoor plumbing but always a shooting bench.
If we get invaded we will be ready, can't afford the bullets but we have the arsenal. The shells for the bigger guns cost over a dollar each. Bang, a dollar, bang, another dollar, $$$, they had fun though.
Paper plates hung on a piece of plywood with a mound of dirt behind. (There were funny things drawn on the plates that I won't describe.)
Trying out the .454.
We had a party at my mom's house. This is where I grew up. My BIL, Tom built a Tiki Hut (of sorts, actually bigger and better) at the beach and we have had all kinds of fun this summer. Tomorrow is the end of the year party.
This picture is what happens when you see a beautiful rainbow, run to get you camera and then it's gone. It was beautiful but I guess you had to be there.
The son and I enjoy our zucchini bread so much that we spent one evening after work grating craploads of it with my food processor to the tune of 19 bags. I'm a little sick of zucchini now but I still have a bunch more to grate. The only problem is that when I went to chop up some tomatoes for salsa the other evening I loaded up the processor, pressed the button and nothing, zippo, naughta! My processor was dead. Yikes, the thought of grating 10 giant zucchinis by hand....blah! I am on the hunt for a processor.
To give you an idea of how foggy it was check out the next picture.
This is what happened when tried to take a few pictures with my flash on. I guess the flash bounced off of all of the dew drops in the air. Odd huh?