Goodness gracious it’s so nice to know that people are concerned about my quietness. I have been rather quiet lately and it’s been due to several things going on around here.
The original wood on the house is still in excellent condition. Once the aluminum siding was all pulled off, I do admit to considering the idea of renovating the old original wool siding but then I came to my senses and realized that vinyl would be much easier to care for in future years.
I’m looking forward to the end of this week because the noise of hammers, saws, pounding and shaking is making me just a tad bit crazy.
These guys arrive at 7 am in the morning which really messes up my morning wake-up routine. Instead of a quiet cup of coffee on the side porch swing, I’m huddled up on the sofa sipping coffee surrounded by loud pounding. It’s certainly not a good way to wake up.
There are other reasons for my quietness too.
I’ve been fighting a cold so it makes me a bit lazy.
We can find a cure to prevent tomato blight but we can’t find a cure to prevent/fight off a cold virus. How wrong is that?
I’d much rather have tomato blight on my tomato plants than a cold.
Thankfully, we don’t have tomato blight on our plants yet, but from what I’ve been told, it spreads just as quickly and easily as a cold virus and it’s coming to our neighborhood very soon. I have sprayed for the tomato blight so we’ll see how well $8.00 worth of fungicide works.
How did I so quickly get off the subject?
Ok, the next reason why I’ve been quiet is because of my husband.
For almost a year now, he and some of his co-workers have been planning a picnic get together for all the employees who work or have previously worked in their department. My husband somehow became the one in charge of organizing this picnic.
Originally, it was estimated to be about 40-50 people.
That’s a pretty manageable number so I offered to make some cabbage & noodles and baked beans to go with their wieners and burgers and hot sausage.
Well, as word spread throughout the retirees, the phone calls started coming in … and the number of picnickers has grown to a little over 100.
That’s a lot of food to prepare!
The picnic is this Friday. I’m amazed at how well hubby is organizing this without becoming stressed. If it were me making all of these decisions, I’d be crazed right now. As it is, hubby tells me what he needs done and I help him get it done.
So the past couple days have been spent baking hundreds of brownies and cookies and shopping for all the things that are needed to make a picnic a picnic.
After Friday, I’ll have my time back. As it is now, I better quit typing and go bake some brownies!
Happy Day Everyone!