Friday, September 18, 2009

This and That

Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. ~John Shirley

DD has to make a potpourri pie for her art lesson this week. It's different smelly things in a dish covered with strips of felt to look like a pie. She went outside with our harvesting basket (the one we use to pick veggies) and came back in with stuff I wouldn't have thought of putting together. Her "pie" ended up being chives, rosemary and cinnamon (which she grated from cinnamon sticks). Surprisingly, it smelled AWESOME. In fact, I think I'm going to put it in my bathroom :-)

Tomorrow our 4Runner goes to its new home and I won't be able to avoid learning how my new-to-me car works anymore. How sad is it that I'm overwhelmed by The Pea? Mary mentioned yesterday that she had family members who recently bought brand new cars and had to attend a class to find out how everything works!! A CLASS.

Dear heavens.

Our local fair is coming up in two weekends. DD is bouncing off the walls about it -- says it's almost as good as Christmas. She asked me what I liked best about it (I said "the food" ... lol) and she said, "I like the horse shows and the exhibits and the rides and the cows and the food... I like EVERYTHING."

She's thinking about going on the big Ferris wheel this year, but isn't sure because I won't go on with her (yeah, I'll do roller coasters, but Ferris wheels terrify me). We're torn between going on "bracelet day" when you buy a bracelet for $20 and can ride rides until you vomit, or going on a different day when the fairway won't be so crowded, but you use tickets -- and she'd only get to go on 5-6 rides. Tough decisions to make at ten.

We're not sure what to do with Dakota on fair day, either. We'd either have to crate her for 6 - 7 hours or take her to day care. Every time we've taken her to day care, she's gotten sick, but I don't love the idea of crating the little bundle of energy for that long either. Days like these, I really miss my last dog. She was so easy.

DH wants to get a log-splitter for our three cords of wood this year. The past couple of times we've taken down our own trees for firewood, we've split it all by hand. It's great exercise, but very time-consuming, and we're running out of time this year. Guess we'll find out...

I'm going to pick all the apples off of our trees today. I think I might make applesauce, though the idea of it exhausts me. But, we got enough this year we can't just eat them all, so I have to do something with them.

Got any fun ideas of what to do with a bunch of apples?


You Are North

Like a Viking, you are assertive, decisive, and dominant. You seek power and destroy those in your way.

People admire that you are so confident and independent. You seem to have the world figured out.

Sometimes you come across as pushy and aggressive... not that you mind! You like being seen as tough.

You make a fairly good leader, especially in times that require grit and ruthlessness. You are a warrior.

Next stop: World Domination! ........ muhahahahahaha.......



MJFredrick said...

Funny--I won't do ferris wheels either but love roller coasters. I wonder why that it.

Judy said...

I love ferris wheels AND roller coasters, but don't put me on anything that spins fast. I get sick big time.

re: apples. Dry some of them to use later for pies, tarts and things. We bought a bushel while we were up in SC for the wedding (had to come through north Georgia mountain country and always try to get local apples) and that's one thing we're doing.

MomJane said...

I have been thinking about the Fair. I am so envious. Wish I was going with you.

I didn't know the apples were doing so well this year. Did you get any fuji's?

Dru said...

You Are East

Like many Asian cultures, you tend to be reserved and conservative. You don't believe that your internal emotional life is anyone's business.

People admire that you are together and responsible. You're the type of person who seems to be living a good life.

Sometimes you come across as a bit cold and humorless. You only show the easygoing side of yourself to people you know well.

You make a good judge of ethical issues. You see right and wrong easily, without letting emotion color your opinion.

I can do a ferris wheel but not roller coasters.

Anonymous said...

The pouporrie sounds wonderful.

Oh I haven't been to a fair in years. I know y'all will have a great time!

Apple pie yummy :)

Tori Lennox said...

I'm North, too.

I love the idea of county & state fairs. But the thought of actually going these days exhausts me. *g*

Brandy said...

I remember the Fairs! But, we haven't been in years. One of these days we'll have to go again. I always liked the Ferris Wheel, but I don't like Roller Coasters.
As for the apples, do you like apple butter? Yummy on a fresh biscuit or an English Muffin. Drying the apples makes for a healthy snack, or even a fun addition to baked goods later on. (Or even oatmeal.)
I thought the results of the quiz were funny (mine). *G*
You Are South
Like an islander, you are friendly, easy-going and welcoming. You are always looking for good times and new friends.
People admire that you are so caring and hospitable. The world would be a much better place if more folks were like you.
Sometimes you come across as a little too complacent. You tend to avoid conflict at any cost, even if it makes you uncomfortable in the process.
You make an ideal diplomat. You know how to put people at ease and how to promote peace.

Hmm, it's true, I do not like conflict.

I hope you have a good day!

Sarita Leone said...

I'll do the ferris wheel, but the roller coaster? Nope, not this gal. I hope you have fun! :)