Saturday, June 12, 2010

Yesterday in Pictures

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~ Eudora Welty

Yesterday I stepped out of my shower just as a note was slipped under my door. DD does this quite frequently -- apparently the 23 hours we spend together each day aren't enough... that 30 minutes when I hide in the take a shower always brings something to her mind that must be shared IMMEDIATELY.

Here is the note (which cracked me up! I felt like I should salute and say, "YES, SIR!):

Beta is one of our pillars who grew quite a bit, and his food was a tad wilty so he was dangling precariously over the side. And, yes, I took care of it immediately.

DH took the car around for repair quotes yesterday. Want to see what $2k in damages to a car looks like? Here it is:


Since we no longer have a food budget (or an anything else budget for a while), it's a good thing I just made gallons of strawberry jam (during which time I was so frazzled, I forgot to take pix to put on my Healthful & Homemade blog... sorry):

You can live on strawberry jam, right? *G*

And that was my day.

How was yours?


You Shine Early and Late

You're the type who's both a morning and an evening person - you just tend to slow down in the middle of the day.

You wake up fresh and ready to face the world, and then you get a second wind right before bed.

You are calm and steady. You try to pace yourself and find balance in your day.

Your do best in the spring when the world is full of hope and possibilities.

Interestingly that's pretty close. Every day around 2:00 I'm ready for a nap, but an hour or so later, I get my second wind. And I do love Spring.



Dru said...

DD is too cute. Love the note.

re quiz: I shine early and late this is true.

My day was good. Met with a friend who I haven't seen in years and it was fun seeing her new home and new dog.

Have a good Saturday.

Ceri Hebert said...

Too funny, but hope Beta is okay.

Yikes on the repair bill. But strawberry jam is good.

I still want to learn how to can. I'm SURE our tomato crop is going to be enormous and I want to can tomatoes for spaghetti sauce.

Judy said...

Ceri.. canning is easy. For tomatoes, especially, because of the acid content. Check out freshpreserving dot com for hints from Ball Canning.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm glad you snapped to attention and took care of the Beta problem. LOL.

Ouch on that car. That's gonna hurt the wallet.

Brandy said...

That note is funny! Ouch! That car repair quote is painful. Do you have to have it repaired right away? Your jam looks lovely!

You're the type of person who does well both in the early afternoon and the early evening.
You thrive with a routine, especially if this routine means waking up super early in the morning.
You love to be cozy and calm. Too much excitement tends to drain your reserves.
You have the most energy during the fall and winter. When everyone else is winding down, you feel inspired.

Not bad except for the early waking thing. I'm a night owl. *G*

I hope you have a pleasant day!

groovyoldlady said...

Hahahahahaha! That's one funny daughter you have!

You could probably buff that extra paint off yourselves for next to nothing. YOu might even be able to suck the dent out. I'd look into other options before you sink that much money into repairs. Although, won't your insurance cover the repairs? Or is your deductible sky-high? Look here:

In the meantime make some homemade bread and have a tea party with toast and jam!