Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ooops I forgot

Last night while I was laying in bed I kept thinking about things I forgot to mention in my blog. I think Sally was getting a little annoyed. Since I kept mentioning things while she was trying to sleep. I was so tired all day yesterday. Slept in late and had to take a nap. But then I finally woke up. I think it was a combination of tasty food and writing the blog. Usually Saturday night's is junkie food for dinner. Sally made fried beer battered yellow squash, fried green tomatoes, and cheese fondue. I never had fried green tomatoes before. They weren't to bad. The fondue was Ok. What I really enjoyed was the squash. She makes it once a year since it's not good for us. I really enjoy writing the blog and writing it perked me up. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read it and care enough for me to bother.

What I forgot to mention the another thing that happened at the farmer's market. Remember how I said I couldn't wait to get my hands on a gigantic cookie? Well after I had my tamales and a foot long hot dog I went to the booth where Sally told me had the cookies. When I got there there were no sweets left. I felt so silly being a grown man with his eyes swollen up with tears because all my dreams about a cookie was crushed. I was left to feast on the crumbs Kaity had left from her cookie. Also at Main Square they had a Civil War reenactment. I really admire those who are dedicate to preserve history and to remind us what it was like in those days. It really helps one to appreciate their country even more. Those people travel all over the states to share this experience with others. A couple of ladies were saying that at one place they "settled" at had a huge storm. A "river" was going through their tents during the night. They were blessed for a nice day like yesterday. Not sure how they felt with the rain last night though. A lady was making yarn. Zachary and Kaity just stood there and stared at her. Sally's allergies were bothering her and the smoke from all the fires they had were making her cough and she wanted to leave. They were a little disappointed they had to go. I think when they grow up they will both become yarn makers.

I would also like to mention that down town Griffith will be having their first annual Rockin Rail Festival this Saturday. There will be food booths, side walk sales, a beer garden, music, activities for the kids and much more. It sounds interesting so I am planning on being there. This coming weekend ,so look for it.

Last night while I was writing my blog Kaity woke up. At least it wasn't from a night terror. She sat snuggled up to me on the couch watching TV. Michael wanted to go for a candy bar run at midnight so Sally took her with hopes she would fall asleep in the car. Instead Kaity walked through the door covered in chocolate. It was 2 am and we were trying to get her to go to sleep. We were watching channel 9 and to our amazement "Homeward Bound" came on. Kaity really perked up. She wanted to watch the "doggies". I looked at Sally as we both said "You got to be kidding". She cried for a couple of seconds when we put her back to bed but she was OK. Now we are going to have to let her watch the movie someday. I think we have one from when Michael was little.

Today, I went with Sally to the Missionaries of Charities. Her cousin, James, had a bunch of yellow squash and zucchini he got from this father's garden. They wanted to donate it to them. James wasn't sure where they were located so we met him at Aldi's and he followed us there. While we were there the sisters were busy flying from room to room and up and down the hallways. There is always a lot of action there. The 4 sisters do so much. Today, they had a problem with one of their residents. From what I gathered she has been giving them trouble for a few days. After several warnings she was told today she needed to leave. Of course she wasn't happy about it. She went outside and busted a car rear window which belonged to another lady staying there. It was sad to see. This car was packed probably everything she owned. Glass was shattered everywhere. She is pregnant as well and will most likely have to use plastic for the window. I do not think she will be able to afford to replace the window. One of the door windows had plastic on it as well. It is sad to think she will be driving around with a brand new baby in that car. Some of the ladies that are there are very thankful to have a bed and meals while others are so angry. With economy as bad as it is anyone can end up homeless. That is a very frightening thought.

Off to work I go. Have a good week and God Bless.


  1. you and your family are so very kind, thoughtful and loving and it touches my heart when i hear of the things you all do for others!
    God bless all of you and have yourself a blessed week too!

  2. Deb, it's easier to be able to help when you are recruited by your mom. The Missionaries of Charity can always use help. We do not help as nearly as much as we should. I just wanted to say with summer being here and there are many people who garden, please do not throw out your surplus of vegetables. Donate them to your local food drive, soup kitchen, etc...