Now I know why I've never done any of these 30 day (insert thing) blog or Facebook things...I get distracted too easily and although I intend to post the time just slips away from me. I have taken a picture almost every day but I haven't gone that extra mile to actually post it. However...this is MY blog and I can make the rules so I am, I'm posting a few things at once that have touched me over the last few days.
This summer I made a herb drying rack made from and old wooden frame that I stapled a piece of screen into and hung by hooks I put in each corner. I've been drying herbs on it all summer and I pulled that last of my Tarragon and Lemon Thyme. I still have Basil drying on the bottom so I had to put it in a box...on my rack. I'm thankful that my Mom cooked with fresh herbs and spices and I learned to appreciate how they enhance food. I wish I had paid more attention.
A local grocery store had two great buys this week, one of them was squash for $ .19 lb and the other was pork sirloin roasts for $1 lb. I love a great bargain and I'm thankful we had some extra cash to stock up. We went and bought 3 roasts and 2 acorn, 2 butternut and 2 buttercup squash and spent less then $20, 17 and some change. The impressive thing is what we saved, $43.03! After walking to the car we decided to go back for more so I ran back in and picked up 4 more roasts and a few more squashes. I spent another $21 and saved $45.75.
What the hell as I thinking buying all this squash!!?? I cut two of each in half and roasted them. We ate half a buttercup squash for dinner that night which was yummy and I packed the rest up for the freezer!
Thankful I have the space to freeze it all
Last weekend was the annual changing of the closet, you know out with the winter clothes and the summer stuff gets put away. A horrid horrid chore and hopefully one day when I grow up and I'm rich and famous I'll have a closet big enough for everything! Underneath a pile-o-stuff on the top shelf I found my old scrapbook and in there was a copy of my High School paper, that I and my horse Stormcloud were on the front cover of. WOW what a flood of memories!
I'm thankful that my Mom went the extra mile to provide me with the best friend a teenage girl could have...a horse.