I remember, years ago, being told this joke: What is mixed emotions? When your mother-in-law drives your new cadillac off a cliff!" Since I love my MIL and I don't have a new cadillac, this joke makes no sense to me but I do have some mixed emotions today.
It is with mixed emotions that I say, "The growing season is officially over!" Saturday was a beautiful day and I picked all the red tomatoes from these vines. We had BLTs that were delicious. There were enough tomatoes to bottle (of course) so I boiled water and poured it over the sink-full of tomatoes to loosen the skins. It was then that I realized I won't have another fresh, off the vine, tomato until next Summer. (I meant to pick all the green ones too, but didn't)
I bottled 14 pints of these puppies. (chili sauce)
Speaking of puppies, it is with mixed emotions I introduce you to Henry. Henry was brought home by my 18-year-old son, Jacob. Don't get me wrong, I love animals....just not at my house. Jacob assured me that HE would take care of Henry. A paper bowl filled with dry food, a size 11 shoe box filled with kitty litter, and that's the end of Jacob's "taking care of Henry"...which, btw, is really Henrietta! (The gift that keeps on giving - unless we spend money to have THAT taken care of) I know Jacob has 2 jobs and is a typical 18-year-old with friends but give me a break! Speaking of jobs...Jacob is back at the theater.
It is with mixed emotions I tell you that we're going to see the Michael Jackson movie, 'This Is It,' for free, at the theater Thursday night. I think MJ is a musical genius,. I love his music. Why, oh why, did he have to surround himself with so much controversy?
Speaking of controversy, it is with mixed emotions I show you this delicious pumpkin cake! It tastes so good but, for some reason, I'm putting on weight. Do you think it's the Cool Whip on top of that cake that's packing on the pounds? Hmmm, that's food for thought. If you want to know how to make this cake, you'll have to go to Camille's blog Make It Work Mom for the recipe. We both made it, well let's say that she made it, I took some pictures. (I'll blame her for cooking it too long.)
Last, but certainly not least, it is with mixed emotions that I tell you about this fabulous give-away. I really want it and if I tell everyone to go check it out, my chance to win goes down. Oh well, I'll do it anyway. Go to Jill's blog, Jill's Words, to win this fun, stylish, warm, headband. Perfect for the cold weather!
I'm going to end my emotional post with this thought. "What we see depends mainly on what we look for."