Although the “wedding season” seems to have wound down, we are now waiting for the “thank you cards”. They certainly appear to be a thing of the past. Nowadays it appears that CASH is the preferred wedding gift (of course, the more the better), but it seems so “impersonal” that we have included a small gift in addition to a “contribution to the cause”. Two months later, we have received no confirmation or thank you whatsoever. Old-fashioned common courtesy seems to be non-existent.
The two weddings were in Regina and Rivers, Manitoba. They were both fairly large weddings. It cost us $86.00 one way to drive to Regina! Heaven forbid we would have had to pay for a motel yet – thankfully we had relatives in both places who were happy for house guests... So much for my “rant” of the week.
Somehow my enthusiasm about cooking and baking seems to be lacking. Good thing we have a daughter living at home and she enjoys helping out, and the hubby as well. Even shopping for groceries is a chore, where it never used to be for me…
If I thought I could get away with it, I might consider grocery shopping like we saw our older church friends do it in Texas. We were at the HEB Grocery Store and they were at the checkout. I was amazed to see what they had on the conveyor belt at the till!! Their groceries for the week consisted of at least 50 TV dinners of various kinds. I simply had to go over and comment – she said that’s what they eat for the most part; they are happy with the meals, they never go hungry and don’t have to buy all the groceries to make meals!
The only thing we grew in our garden this year was tomatoes and we have really been enjoying them. Can’t say they were particularly big, but they are ripening gradually and we are eating fresh tomatoes daily.
I spent a day cleaning out and organizing my lovely little garden shed while the good weather was still here, as it was a MESS! Brought all the yard and gardening tools in and hung them up where they belong. I also brought in the four old plastic chairs that I painted this summer: 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow and 1 green, for around the fire pit. We never did take the opportunity to go out and sit on them around the fire… Hopefully next year.
This “not summer weather” is pretty depressing, but hopefully we will get “Indian summer” to make up for it. I reckon we have to be thankful that we don’t have the weather they are experiencing in the States and pray that it is soon over. So many lives lost because some did not heed the warnings to “get out of Dodge” before the storms hit. It is tough to watch on T.V.