Well, Labor day has come and gone here in the U.S. The last 3 day holiday weekend for quite a while for the working citizens. The summers last hoorah.
We used to always spend Labor Day weekend camping with friends. Lots of cooking over a fire, smores, good cheer, craziness and shopping!!! Yes, the town that was closest to our campground had an entire town flea market and yard sales for 3 days!!!!.
We always spent Sunday - going to town and walking the entire town looking for that special bargain. Always had to get a bag (or 2 or 3)of fresh fried pork rinds and lemonade shake-ups. I always went to the grain mill and got a bag or fresh corn meal.
We would go back to the campground and have dinner all together. Someone (who didn't like to shop) always stayed back and made a huge pot of soup beans or stew over the fire - cooking it all day.
Lots of fun.
Now it is another day - just one with no mail delivery!!!! No big deal. After we both retired, Glen used to joke "hey, we get a three day weekend". LOL - like they all weren't!!!!!
Now it is just another day.
I did get to visit with an old neighbor, who used to live next door. He and his family were in town, and came by for a short visit. That was nice. Got to see his new baby in person, instead of pictures. Why are baby feet so grab-able?????
Saw an ad that made me laugh out loud. My goodness, I have a small fortune in my refrigerator.
I picked tomatoes early. I went out and filled up a bowl of cherry tomatoes in about 10 minutes - came in and emptied it to a bigger bowl and went out and picked that many more. I also picked larger toms. I managed to get myself bit about 7 times from mosquitos!!! I figured morning in the cool would be better than evening - not so much.
Momma kitty hasn't felt good for a few days. She has a kitty cold/flue and is congested. I have been giving her natural remedies in her food. She gets echinacea, Vit. E and CBD added to her food at different times. She is improving. It usually lasts about 7-10 days. She ate a lot yesterday, and today she is back to napping in her usual spot instead of secluding herself. I feel much better about it today - she is getting up there in age - so I worry about her.
Birds - I have been watching them. The birds all come at once to the porch feeder. None will be there - then they all show up. They are so well mannered!
They line up and wait their turn. Once one flies off the feeder, another one jumps on. Too bad people can't be so patient and well mannered!
I have pigeons that visit out back. UGH - not a fan, but they are here. They DO clean up a lot of the corn hulls that the squirrels drop - so I guess they can be helpful.
I have NEVER seen a pigeon at the birdbath. I know that sounds crazy - but it is always the little birds and the cardinals and blue jays. I guess because it has been so dry - we have no puddles any where around - so a pigeon has to do what a pigeon has to do.
There was one in the birdbath and 6 lined up on the handrail waiting their turn!!! It was hilarious. I watched and watched (as did Coogy) and when the last one was there - it just sat down in the water and seemed to doze off. I wish I had gotten a picture.
I also found a new You Tube series to watch. I first saw it on the TV menu board - and I tried to record - but I guess that isn't possible. Not a regular channel. SO I looked it up and there it is on You Tube.
This guy is good. He is a young, energetic and kind of funny guy. Supposedly he is an award winning cook. I believe he has like 150 short episodes covering all kinds of food. It is all about cooking with little or no money and planning ahead.
Struggle Meals with Frankie Celenza - there are many others now trying to use the name - but his were the best! You might want to check it out.
I enjoyed watching several episodes - learned a few tips as well. I subscribed to his channel for new videos.
I did some more sorting and cleaning. Did laundry. WOW - can you stand all the excitement???
So there you have a ho-hum holiday weekend! LOL
At least it was peaceful and frugal!
How was your weekend?