Monday, August 29, 2011

The Beach, a Pencil and Mamie's Dinner

Thank you all for all your well-wishes.  I had a 4 day+ migraine and it got the best of me by Friday.  It's all good now, though.

I hope all of you are safe and dry and that Irene didn't mistreat any of you too badly!

As for what's going on around here lately, Dad took our two and a whole slew of neighborhood kids to the beach on Saturday.  (I stayed behind to catch up on things around the house--nothing exciting, but things that needed attention, nonetheless.)  Everyone had a blast at the beach.  Of course, they are paying for it now.  Guess who didn't reapply the sunscreen?  LOL!

Sunday, we finished up the chores and enjoyed a very nice evening at our church.  We had a visiting pastor who talked about a pencil.  It was pretty good.  He said that a pencil manufacturer would tell each pencil as he was boxing it that there are four important things it needed to know.
  1. The best of you is what is inside.
  2. As you go through life, you will be sharpened and honed.  Those experiences will improve you.
  3. If you don't let someone else (God) have control of your life, you will make a mess of it.
  4. You must make a mark on the world.
Then we came home to dinner in the crock pot.  I made a meal that my grandmother used to make during the summer.  It was delicious.  The only thing that would have made it better was having fresh vegetables from my own garden with it  (Yet, I don't garden.  LOL!) and having my grandparents here with us to enjoy it too.

Hmm.  I guess it's time to put that recipe in the scrapbooks too.  The problem is, there is no recipe.  Mamie (my grandmother) always cooked by her senses--a little bit of this, some of that, etc.   But it always turned out right.

Until next time, Happy Creative Time!


Lisa said...

Sorry about your migraine. Glad it's over for now.
If you don't have an authentic recipe, then just write out her instructions for us, please. Sounds delicious.

Julie said...

Glad you're feeling better. What a brave Dad!! Not only your 2 but the neighbor kids too. That man deserves a medal for bravery. lol

tonyakaye said...

I understand your pain. I too was down and out for 5 days last week. Wow it sounds like your family had a fun day.

Anna said...

Glad you are better. Don't ya just love the way grandmas cooked until it was time to get the recipes LOL. If people still have their mamamw's they need to video them making their favorite recipes so they will have a record. I wish I'd done that with my mom.

Barracudasue said...

SO pleased you are feeling better! Migraines just take the best out of anyone!

LOVE the pencil story! How true that is!!!!!!

I bet the kids use sunscreen next time... OOPSY!!!!!!!

Johanne said...

I am glad you're feeling better.