Back to normal, everyone is pretty much over what ever bug they had and are now back to work and busy as usual. Patty still has a cold but hope it is on the mend. I’ll see her tonight when she comes for her vegetables and find out then how she is recovering.
Each week I go to Nelson’s farmers market and get vegetable for us all for the week. Becca picks up hers after she picks up Gina and Patty picks up hers after work on her way home. That way it saves each of them a stop at the vegetable stand during the busy time and when they are already tired from a long day’s work and it gives me a chance to see each of them once a week. It is a lot cheaper when I get them also as each week I get a big box of one kind or another and divide it up and also I can go early in the morning when they are putting the things out so I get first pick of the seconds. Some weeks there are no seconds or nothing worth buying but this week there were lots of good deals. I got four bags of apples, two bags of pears and a big bag of tomatoes in the seconds. They are always at least half off sometimes more. Then for my box I got zucchini again. I got a box the first week when we came and this week I used the last one. It was still very good and a fresh as any you get in the super market. I get a half bushel for $19 and give some to each of the girls and put the rest in the refrigerator to hold until they need more or I use them. Today I also got a box of European cucumbers. Those are the long semi seedless, burp less kind that come all wrapped up individually. I got a box of 15 for $8.00, they are so nice and fresh and really long. Last week I got 50 pounds of Spanish onions for $19. They were huge and so sweet when cooked. We are also still working on the 50 pounds of beets I got a couple weeks ago and the bushel of baking potatoes. Next week I think I will need potatoes again or maybe parsnips. I love picking out which box to get. Then I picked up a few staples such as broccoli crowns, snow peas, butternut squash, pineapple (they were way down this week) and cabbage plus a few oranges. So much for my weekly vegetables.
Norman is still pulling apart the master bath. He is taking up the old tile which was just stick ons and some had been glued down again. Those come up hard. We have to use the guest bath room for a month or so but it will be worth it when he is done. Tomorrow we go to Lowes and pick out the new vanity. We have a good idea which one we want, now we have to see if they have it in stock or if we have to order it.
The Christmas trees are on but I have decided to get a small artificial one. The fresh ones are all too big and cost so much. I found a perfect one= four foot tall and a lot less so ordered that one. I always wind up getting everything from Amazon.com. If it is prime I order it one day and get it the next but on things like the tree that is not prime I have to pay postage and it take longer to come. It was still cheaper getting it there than in the store and I don’t have to pay tax as it comes from TN. If I got the same thing and had it shipped to TN I would have to pay a tax, go figure! It will be here Dec 8 -Dec 11 still in plenty of time for Christmas.
Shirley, show this to Lori and thank her for me. Lori gave me this tea pot and piture from her Inn. I love it and set it out on my dinning room table each day. Usually I have a small bowl of fruit with it but today I decided to put the little Christmas tree with it. I have some small decorations to put on the tree but haven’t gotten them out of the attic yet. While I am at it I’ll show you the other set Lori gave me.
This is a very pretty old pewter set and fits just right on the wall in the dinning room. I also have a couple small pieces I want to put on the shelf, if I ever find them. I brought them down with me and put them away so they would not get hurt or lost and now I can’t remember where I put them- OH old age!! but I won’t complain it is a condition granted to very few people my age. One of the things is mother’s grandmother pin that you gave me and another is Uncle Web’s name stamp that Warren gave me. The other is a small sterling silver pin cushion given to me by a girl in England that I crocheted a christening dress for her baby. Now I have to keep looking and find them.
Guess I have talked enough. Have a great day.