Scarlett loves to sprawl out on the floor, especially in warm places where the sun shines and there are electrical wires to sit on. She flops down in these spots and forgets all of her troubles. Because in … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2012
I must confess that I almost called this post “All Hat and No Cattle.” That was until a loud clap of thunder nearly knocked me off my feet. I ventured out for some errands this afternoon and took about … Continue reading
Much Ado About Nothing
This may come as a shock to those who read my blog regularly, but there were some clouds the other day that I found quite interesting. And, by George, I took some pictures with my iphone to share with you … Continue reading
Peachy Highway Adventures
Driving in these parts is always an adventure. I set out to visit my grandparents in Kentucky last week and ran into this monstrosity on I-65. Oh, ya know, just a HOUSE headed north. I took a bit … Continue reading
The Addictive Blog Award
Thank you to Peggy Isaacs for nominating me for the Addictive Blog award. I’m so glad someone else enjoys my little furballs as much as I do!
- Thank the person awarding you.
- Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started.
- Paste the blog award on your page.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award.
Why I blog:
I started this blog as a way to capture sweet memories and experiences in my life and share them with my family and friends. I was inspired by the Pioneer Woman, who I first discovered on the Food Network and whose blog I now read religiously. Even though I’m not a huge fan of writing, somehow writing posts (to go along with the absurd amount of pictures I now take) has turned into a sort of ritual of reflection through storytelling. It makes me feel more connected and appreciative.
Somewhat coincidentally, I started this blog just before I moved to a new place on my own and it has been a great way for my family and friends to keep tabs on me and see what I’m up to in my new hometown of Nashville.
Unexpectedly, I have met some wonderful bloggers through this journey, who make my day when they “like” my post or leave a kind comment.
I don’t know where I’d be without this blog.
Blogs I find Addicting:
Thank you to my nominees for making me smile, laugh, scratch my head and reevaluate my life on a regular basis. I’m hooked.
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
The Garden: Progress Report #8
I went to up to Kentucky to visit the grandparents this week. And I FINALLY had a mess of beans to pick out of the garden! I headed over to Granny and Papa’s from Grandmother’s Thursday morning, and not long … Continue reading
I made and canned peach jam last week. My kitchen is still recovering from the mess I made. I’m finding little globs of stickiness everywhere. I got the peaches at the Nashville Farmer’s Market downtown. I have to say … Continue reading
I decided to relieve (finally) my basil plants of their leaves and make some pesto. This gave me the opportunity to use my new food processor. New as in I got it for Christmas but had yet to open it and … Continue reading
My cats are such peculiar little furballs. In case there is any doubt, I have evidence to support this claim. Mr. Gus thoroughly enjoys an evening under my clothes drying rack. He prefers the clothes to be damp. If they … Continue reading
Sweet Potato Vine Double Take
I had another sweet potato that I neglected to cook in a timely manner. Having had such success with my first sweet potato experiment, I decided to give it another go. But this time, I tried planting the entire sweet potato instead of cutting it into sections.
This photo was taken one week after I buried the sweet potato.
I might venture to say that it’s taken root.
Here is my first sweet potato plant that is starting to look like a sheep dog. I’m afraid that I may go out onto my deck one day and the whole thing will be covered in a sweet potato vine carpet.
I still don’t have a rocking chair, so it really doesn’t matter if my plants take over.
I’ll probably decide on one right before it snows.
Y’all come back,
P.S. In looking at this photo for a minute here, I realized that the leaves are shaped differently on my two sweet potato vines. I suppose they are different varieties? Is one a yam and one a sweet potato?
What really is the difference in those two anyway?
Time to call Papa and get to the bottom of this.
P.P.S. I am curious to see if my new plant climbs the sticks.
P.P.P.S. Ok, I’m really done now.