So this morning my phone rings. It is Youngest Son. He wants to first tell me about my granddaughters. They had auditions for the competition dance teams last week. Boston was with her Dad when he called, so she told me that both she and her sister made the top teams for their age groups. They have worked hard for those spots on the teams and I am so proud of them both.
Then David wanted to know if I would be home around noon today. I said I would. He said he had something he wanted to drop off for me. I love those kinds of surprises.
David arrived carrying a bucket that was full of beautiful red tomatoes from his garden, three cucumbers and a handful of carrots. He said the carrots were pretty small as he planted them too close together this year, but it doesn't matter to me. I'll cook them for supper tomorrow. Homegrown carrots are so good tasting. And there was a big bowl of cherry tomatoes - my favorite. I've been snacking on them all day!
Then out the door he went, calling over his shoulder that he almost forgot something. He returned with two jars of the bread & butter pickles he and his kids had canned and another jar of his home canned pasta sauce. I'm going to be eating well this week! Thank you, Son.
So now I have cucumber chips drying in one dehydrator and tomato slices drying in the other. I saved out two of the large tomatoes for BLTs and will see about getting a bank loan to buy a pound of bacon tomorrow. Aren't meat prices getting out of sight?
Dana over at Witless Relocation Program had a good post today about living within your means. There are so many who think they have to have the newest and best of everything and then can't figure out what happened when they can't pay for it all.
Me...I'm happy with a bucket of tomatoes and some homemade pickles. And I'm even happier that I have kids who know that these things will make their Mom smile.
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