Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'm Baaaaack!

For those of you who read my blog, you've noticed my absence. Thanks LisaJ for checking on me. Actually, I have no good reason for not posting. Unless being lazy is a good reason. Things have been a little crazy around here, but crazy happens to everyone.

I have a friend who is always using the excuse, 'I've been a little busy'. Well, haven't we all. You are no different, so I'm not going to use that excuse.

Please just forgive me and I promise to try to do better. I have been a little depressed when I see all the wonderful flower photography on so many blogs. I have a confession. I killed all mine. Please don't send the flower police to arrest me. All I had was a bunch of pots on my front porch with some lantana, petunias, and some other things. I fertilized them with Weed and Feed, and I got too much on them. They turned brown overnight and there was no saving them.

I don't have a garden either, and I feel that my family is fresh food deprived. But since the contractor has moved close to home, I'm hoping he'll come till up a spot next year and I can at least have some tomatoes and squash and peppers and okra. But we'll just have to wait and see. I don't have any baby goats to photograph and I don't live on a ranch. I'm just so deprived. See, why I'm depressed?

Ok, I went and got some cheese to go with my whine, and now I'm better.

Today, I'm going to go across the road and take some pictures of the cotton that is changing color and beginning to open. When this begins to happen, I realize that fall is in the air. I like fall, I like Halloween, and I like winter. We had 6 fogs in August, so I'm planning to count how many snows we have this winter to see it that old prognostication is correct. I'll keep you posted on that.

We will play Conasta here at the house on Thursday night. I've talked about our group on my blog before. So as you may remember, we've been playing about 25 years. The hostess gets to decide whether to serve finger foods or a full meal. I ususally serve a full meal and I used to always make lasagna, salad, rolls and desert. Last year I had roast and all the stuff that goes with that. This year, we're having breakfast.

I'm going to make two breakfast casseroles(thank you Christina for those great recipes) biscuits, bacon, eggs, milk gravy and chocolate gravy. I'm also doing a fruit tray since most of the breakfast foods I'm serving are slightly heavy. I also think I'm going to make a fruti punch to drink.

Hey, I know, when I'm cooking my casseroles, I'll atempt to make some pictures so it'll look like I'm a good blogger.

What's on your agenda today? As for me, I'm cleaning. Can't have my card playing friends think I'm not a good housekeeper. Actually, I think I'm a full blown packrat. Gotta go clean!!!

Hope you are having a great Tuesday. Love one another.


Amy said...

So glad to see you're back among the living bloggers! I've missed your posts!

Hope your evening with friends and food turns out great! I would love to see the pictures of your food - great idea!

Will said...

Glad you are back. I'm coming back to read this post, but I wanted you to know I have given you an award. Stop by my blog and check it out.

Tara Smith said...

Ahem. Ahem....Aren't you forgetting to mention somethign?

#1daughter said...

Geez, it's Tara's birthday! Mommy didn't mention you. HA HA HA.

I think she's trying to block our birthdays from her memory!

Sage said...

Please do take pictures of the cotton. That is something so different from anything we grow in Minnesota, and I would love to hear more about it.

Glad you're back! I kept checking and figured you just needed a rest. Have fun with your card club. Do you mind if I stop by for your meal? Your breakfast plan sounds very good!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

you know sometimes its just necessary to take a blog break... I usually make it about 24 hours LOL... glad you are back and I hope to see pics of the food you make for the card games! it sounds like alot of fun with some great friends!
Hugs Laura

Lisa J said...

Oh I am so glad you are back and I love reading about your depressed state of mind, or your issues, or your dead plants, or that you didn't mention your daughters birthday and the other one gets to make fun of her. I love (LOVE)listening to your life!!!!

and what the HECK is a...
prognostication did I spell that right??? I guess I will have to look that up in the dictionary. That is a mighty big word there.

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE playing canasta??? Can I join your group? I don't care if you are a pack rat, my husband is so I would feel right at home at your house!!
And the food does sound soooo delicious.

and you thought you didn't have anything to write about, good grief.


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