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?
It was a very quiet here too but we had fun just relaxing and gardening.ReplyDelete
There is also a struggle meals Facebook group..nice!
Ooohhh I did not know that - I will check out the FB page too. Thanks.Delete
Glad you had a nice weekend.
Good morning Cheryl, We had a quiet kind of Labor Day. We went to breakfast and took a ride. The four walls are closing in! I hope Momma kitty is feeling better. I'll have to check out that new guy on Youtube. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Glad you got to get out for a while - that sounds nice.Delete
Momma is much better today!!! Thanks.
He is fun to watch - if you don't mind energetic!!!!
Have a good one.
Oh boy, an entire town flea market and yard sales for 3 days?! We would be in hog heaven. LOL How sweet that the birds take their turns at the feeder and bird bath. I love to sit and watch them. I watch Struggle Meals too, it's definitely a good Youtube channel. :)ReplyDelete
YES - it was fantastic. I guess they still do it - just not as extreme any more. I don't know about this year. Town of Vernon, IN (south eastern part of IN) if you are ever this way over Labor Day.Delete
He is fun to watch - glad I found him.
Have a good one.
Cheryl, northern third of Indiana here...you are correct. It was such a ho-hum day here also. I am glad we got some rain, we needed it but made the day very dark and slow.ReplyDelete
We usually have cook outs and yard sales but not this year. Not exactly bored but just fatigued feeling.
At least you got some rain - we got none! I wish we had. Sure do need it.Delete
Life is just different now.
I understand the fatigued feeling - some days you are just tired from doing nothing!
Have a nice one.
I spent the weekend with my daughter and grandson, so it was pretty entertaining. :)ReplyDelete
I will definitely check out those videos. I didn't have to cook for three days and I'm already out of practice. :)
Take care and stay well!
What a wonderful weekend for you!!!! Blessed indeed.Delete
LOL- you get back to cooking in no time! Nice vacation for you.
Have a good day
Quiet here this weekend. But with the pandemic, we rarely go out unless very necessary. So it was pretty typical currently for us. But, most days I find I'm fine with that.ReplyDelete
But, certain things trigger memories and this weekend was one of those for you. Perhaps it will hurt less each year. Sure hope so!
I can tell you have made a haven for yourself in your own little Eden...that is so awesome!
I have enjoyed those same Struggle Meal videos. Gets the creative ideas flowing and the tummy rumbling...lol!
Yeas, things are just typically quieter now. I stay home a lot - I keep thinking I will go here or there and end up talking myself out of it!!Delete
Yeah, some things do stir the memories. We used to have such fun camping with our friends. Many of them have had to stop, some for health reasons. Getting older isn't for sissies! I just thank the good Lord that He gave us the ability to have memories.
My little Edan is my sanctuary.
I know I got hungry watching some of those videos yesterday!
Have a good day
When I was working I always volunteered to work bank holidays. Now I am retired I feel I should be doing something but I don't want to be in a crowd or sitting in traffic. Our last holiday was last Monday so I went for a long circular walk that I hadn't done before and was nearby so that satisfied me. It sounds like you can live on tomatoes.ReplyDelete
I long walk in a nice place would be quite satisfying. Maybe when the weather cools a bit I might to do that.Delete
Yes, I probably could. I love fresh tomatoes so much and so enjoy eating them often. That time will be fleeting.
Have a good day
Love the picture of the birds lined up awaiting their turns at the bird feeder. How cute is that? I wonder what they talk about while they're waiting?ReplyDelete
A women like me! Same here. I wonder are they conversing - are they thinking? What might they be saying. I tell my friend that and they just shake their head!!! LOLDelete
They sit like that every day.
Have a nice day
I watched a few of the Struggle Meals. Good videos.ReplyDelete
I liked them and he is kind of funny. I learned a few things.Delete
Have a nice one.
Glad you have good camping memories!ReplyDelete
I have missed camping this year. We have a pop-up, and I wasn't too sure about using the community bath house. Hopefully next year will be better.
What a line of birds. They sure are entertaining. Hope your kitty feels better.
Will check out the struggle meals. Expensive bacon grease, isn't it.
Have a good week.
Camping was always fun. We started with a tent - then a camper in the back of a pick-up (a slip in) and then a camper on a permanent spot.Delete
Oh the birds provide so much entertainment.
I never knew they even sold bacon grease - so yeah that is expensive. I get mine kind of free!!! LOL
Have a good week.
I have a ton of bacon grease too. Who knew.ReplyDelete
We went to an animal sanctuary near us. If you hold still with birdseed in your hands, the birds land on you and eat out of your hands. You do have to shoo away the wild turkeys. They get a little to close for me.
That sounds pretty neat. I love birds. I think big old turkeys would scare me a bit!Delete
You have very polite critters that you feed. Labor Day doesn't mean as much since my husband and I retired. Every day is a holiday! ha!ReplyDelete
I do have have well mannered critters, don't I? LOLDelete
Exactly - the days kind of all blend together now.
You have more excitement than me with all the critters! I haven't seen the neighbor's groundhog in a while...wondering if something happened to him. I would love to watch the birds...ReplyDelete