has nothing to do with the stock market. That bear would be me, in hibernation until the warmth comes back to the south. Man, I do not like the cold wind. The type that cuts right through these old southern bones. Not fun.
Have you ever been so busy you just can't remember what all you have been doing? That has been me. I think I have just been so excited about the coming visit of my daughter that I have been turning in circles. Mental ones that is, physical turning would have me falling over into a large heap in the yard or on the floor. Mental circles may be just as bad because you don't get done or do what needs to be done but they don't cause me to flop over, at least when I am sitting down. Don't know about any of you, but that statement conjures up some funny pictures. :-)
The Brugs are burned, wilted and their rotting leaves still hang. Sure hope Monday is as warm as they say it is going to be. Some cleaning of the annuals is necessary at this point. The beds really look sad. They need nice fresh mulch, which I hope will get done next week. Would like for them to look decent when the said daughter and a sister or two come next month.
I have become friends with the man at the mulch recycle yard, I now just refer to my self as - Ms Linda - and they know who it is. His name is Leon and the lady receptionist who is really nice is Faye. Want to bake them some goodies for the holidays. The big problem with that is - I like goodies way to much. So it will be a war of all my wills to bake, smell, perhaps taste to make sure they are good - and then pack them up - tape down the container and get them out there as quickly as possible.
Thanksgiving is next week and I am looking forward to being with my DIL's family. They are a nice group of folks and her sister always has both her family and her husbands family at her house. Then my good neighbor wants us to stop over and speak to her gathering of friends and family. We have gotten to know many of them over the last 24 years. My husband has asked that her sister from another little town, bring him some pecans to keep him busy. He has been picking up a few here and there but after the last visit to the church grounds and the two falls that day, don't think he needs to be picking up too many on his own. This sister has maybe 20 trees on her property but doesn't do much with them. Her grands and other family and friends spent some quiet time picking up pecans when they visit but that is about it.
Speaking the word - pecan - varies on where you live doesn't it? Where I grew up in WV they are called - Pe-cawns. with the accent on the last syllable. Then there is the southern way of Pee-cans, emphasis on the first syllable, which conjures up all types of comments. Then there is one other I know of and that is Pe-cans with the emphasis on the last syllable. However you pronounce this fine word, there isn't a better nut any where in my opinion. I love them fixed any way you like and raw is wonderful. One of my favorite is chocolate covered or roasted with salt or with sugar and cinnamon. So good. They even sell them with a pepper taste. The southern pecan is a most favorite fruit of the south, right up there with that wonderful southern Peach.
Hoping all of you get just the weather you want and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
Nov 22, 2008 | 3:13 PM PST
I love to pick Pecawns and eat them right under the tree. I can remember doing this with my dad as a little boy. He grafted a number of trees some were the long papershell and still today I will come across someone who tells me that my dad grafted their pecan tree for them years ago. My 4 trees in my yard did not produce this year. Hurricane Ike might have had a hand in that!
Nov 22, 2008 | 3:53 PM PST
Like the old joke, why does a dog turn in circles before it lays down?
one good turn deserves another! Except we all are turning in circles this time of year. So MANY things to do, which one first. The freezes are getting to most of us. And for me, it's PEE-cans!