Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Labor Day Weekend
I can describe our weekend in one word: BUSY!!!!!!!
On Sat. morning, we got up at normal time. I needed to get my time in on the treadmill early, so our son could do his workout in the morning, instead of afternoon. So.....6 am, I was downstairs. When I was done, it was his turn.
DH had somewhere to go at nine. Just before he left, our son left for his last year of college. It was so hard to see him go, but all along knowing this is where he needs to be.
While DH was gone, I THOUGHT I would catch up on blogs. I pulled mine up, because that is where I view others. My music came on & the song that was playing did me in. It was called "letters from war" by Mark Schultz. Not the song I needed to hear the morning my last one left home. Not only did it remind me of my son that is serving our country, it made me realize my nest was empty again & I got sad.
I was so thankful we had plans for the day, once my husband got home. So, as soon as he arrived home, we headed out to a state park. We have never been to this one before & it was a nice change of pace. We walked about 12 miles total that day. We got back here early evening.
Sunday, we started out like always...we headed to church. We came home & grilled lunch. We then set out to get the yard ready for the nasty season after fall. We mowed, pulled dead plants out of the garden, etc....
After we finished that, we headed to town to get rid of all of the recycle stuff & then to Menard's to look for more wood for frames~!!!
Monday, bright & early, we headed to Shipshewana. For those unfamiliar with what that is....it is a large Amish community near us. I like to go up there at least once a year. I knew I wanted to look for apples & red raspberries this time. We headed straight to the flea market area first. In the front, they have lots of produce. I got 2 bushels of apples right away. No one had raspberries, but I was thankful for the apples.
We then walked the flea market & looked around. After that, we went to the downtown area & walked thru all of those shops & had our lunch there.
Next stop......the bulk food store!! My other reason for going!!!!! I stock up on things there. For example, I got a 50# bag of oats, a 25# bag of popcorn, a large bag of brown sugar, some popcorn meal (used instead of corn meal for muffins), & other ingredients for my homemade granola.
As we were leaving there, our son called. He had a long list of things he needed us to bring him at school. (things that didn't fit in his car or he forgot) So.....we got home, unloaded my car, & reloaded it with his stuff. We headed to the school. We finally got back home about 8:30 that night.
Yesterday, it was applesauce making time!!!! I had 3 bushels to do. (I had one that I had bought a few days ago, plus the 2 new ones) I got 36 qts. & 8 pts. out of them. I still have about 3/4 bushel of apples, but I ran out of jars......guess what is on my grocery list!?!?!
Once I finish ALL of the apples, I will take a picture of dining room table!! Oh my!!!
On the stitching front.....STAY TUNED!!!!!!!!! I will have a new update for my blog later in the week!!!! Not sure what day yet, but just keep your eyes ready. You will probably HEAR me update!
Thanks for stopping by & for leaving your kind comments. Each & everyone makes me smile!
I am posting some of the pictures that I took this weekend!!!