How many of my entries in the past year or so have lamented about my empty kitchen... and how lonely it is to cook by my self.
And some of the cooking was still done alone (waiting for the arrival of Samantha and Ashleigh on Wed night) So I made the pies alone....
Barry and Shomer offered to help
But on Thursday it was different actually it was back to good old days
and I am thankful for all my helpers
To all my kitchen helpers
THANK YOU !!!
The only thing that would have made the day better would have been if Celia, Morgan and Nathan were there with us
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
when we were little we were very content to be there
then somewhere around 13 years old we start to complain
we don't want to sit at the little kids table
Then we hit 17 or 18 (depending on how many little kids there are after us)
and we are allowed to sit at the big peoples table... Yeah!
But this year we had more big girls than little girls at our Thanksgiving table
so we did it a little different, we put Paige and Jello at our table (the big people) and gave Samantha (20), Calli (18) and Ashleigh (16) their own table and they were happy to be at what we will now call "The Big Girl Table" and it can be something that all the little girls aspire to.
I hope your tables were filled with big girls and little girls and lots and lots of love.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
don't get me wrong I love my kids....
but it is so nice and quiet when no one is here
we (that would be Barry, me and the dog) can sit quietly
I can knit (a new skill...and I can make a mean scarf)
Barry can read
and Shomer, well he can bring us balls and ropes and other items that he would like us to throw so he can go chase them......
where is everyone you ask??
well as we go into this Thanksgiving week
is in Portland
she will be down for Hanukkah but we will miss her at our table
is in Florida
he will be starting EMT school in January
we will miss having him at our table
is still up in Davis
waiting for Asheigh to arrive and coming home on Wednesday...
is in Florida we will miss having her at our table
has just sacheted in from STS Family Camp (she was a counselor)
and is now off to Davis to spend some time with her sister
and keep her company on the drive home.
So until Wednesday... the nest will be empty
Barry and I will just have to figure out what to do with the time
suggestions are not necessary.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I was wondering if I would know when it was time to pick my veggies.... but I guess the plants and Mother Nature know best.... and they told me it was time to harvest ....
basically by dying....
The sad part for me is that my little pumpkin plant
the plant that started it all...
grew and grew and grew
it even flowered
but I never got a pumpkin
has also died....
but we had some tomatoes and the squash for dinner tonight with some wine and lamb chops and they were good....
so now I guess I need to start planing for next year.
Friday, November 07, 2008
oh how my garden grows...
every morning you turn on the hose and you don't really pay attention
and then all of a sudden you look and wow! how it's grown
little sprigs of green popping through the ground
has now taken over the whole planter box...
and the little yellow flowers that I was so excited about
have bloomed into yellow squash....
almost as big as what we buy in the market.
and my tomatoes....
and all of a sudden they started growing and then there were the little yellow blooms.....
and then little green teardrop tomatoes and finally
they are turning RED!!!!!!!!!!