Good Muggy Monday Morning....come autumn come will be my mantra this week. Even the stream feels like a bath!
1. First...to answer Barbara's question on Saturday Stitching. What does FROG mean. Well Barbara when you make a mistake in your stitching you RIP IT RIP IT RIP IT....so we say stay away FROG. FROG can also remind us to FULLY RELY ON GOD. I know a younger friend who did her baby's nursery in Frogs for this very reason. I have to admit that the FROG visited me at North Alabama Stitchers Meeting. But with all the gabbing who can blame the frog for taking advantage of careless stitchers.
2. We had 22 gals at the library on Saturday. Some newbies, mostly oldies. We had such a good time. There was a freebie table and I won a door prize, an old copy of Cross Stitch Gold Christmas edition. Joanie who sat at my table had been to Stitch Con( The Mecca for stitchers) and she told us all about it. She met lots of Floss Tubers and she said they were so nice, just like they are on their channels.
3. You will be glad to know that Landon is fully embracing Middle School. He figured out his locker and he and his sister were even talking and walking together after Mommy dropped them off the other day. Amelia sent me a picture so I know it is so. Amelia said she had to document it.
4. Someone also asked about WHOMP biscuits. Those are biscuits that are in a tube and you WHOMP them on the counter to open them up and get them out. As I have said before, if a pricy B and B cannot make a REAL biscuit, then they need to forget the biscuit and present a nice pastry from the bakery. Nothing beats a hot steaming biscuit from the oven, split open with some butter added then topped with honey, jelly or some old fashioned sorghum syrup. The key to a good biscuit is handling the dough very little and baking them at a HIGH overn temp.
5. I was cleaning out my pantry this week and I told Marvin we are eating out of the pantry for a while. I had several boxes of pasta and bottle os spaghetti sauce. We had spaghetti and meatballs on Friday night. I am looking through cookbooks for some recipes that will use up our stores. With Autumn coming( and it will come) I want to stock up on fresh items for the fall pantry. Tonight we are having BLTs to use up some Bacon in the Fridge. I am not sure how we have gone without using it as Bacon is a favorite here and when the grand girls are here, it is their request for a snack.
6. One reason we need to work on our pantry supplies is that Marvin and I have been doing intermittent fasting and we just do not go through as many groceries. We only eat between the hours of noon and six. We try not to snack and both of us have lost weight. I think it is the after six snacking that has caused the wt. loss. We eat a regular lunch and dinner. Snacking is my downfall. I never met a snack I did not like. And just to be clear, the pounds are not falling off but coming off slowly and steadily. I am down 12 pounds from one year ago.
7.The other day someone asked me if my hair color was natural. I had to chuckle. Like I would dye my hair this color. Thanks to my mom's genes I grayed early and my gray hair is very light. My son, Ben, whose hair color is the same as mine once was, has gray in his beard but not on his head. Amelia says she has some gray but she colors her hair and poor Charles, the youngest child is white headed like me. He is still salt and pepper but mostly salt these days. And today is Charles 36th birthday...my baby. I guess I should have white hair!! Happy Birthday Charles Clifford Grimm.
8. Okay, closing with a genealogy find that popped up this week as I was researching. One of my ancestors testified at the Salem With Trials. His name was Samuel Abourne and he testified on the behalf of Rebecca Nurse. Twelve other men also testified to Rebecca's character but they hanged her anyway. It was risky to stand up for one of the accused as this could target you as supporting witchcraft. I was glad to see that my ancestor stood up for right.
Well time to get busy here at Nanaland. Have a blessed day friends.