Life have been blissfully normal and I am loving it. Can you all see me doing the happy dance these days?
There are actually several reasons for doing the happy dance. Has anyone else noticed that Moth*ers Cookies are back in the market again? YES....they are back. Now, I must admit that I love baking cookies. There is no comparison between a home baked chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie and a packaged one. However, the Taffy cookies cannot be duplicated, can they? I used to love the mallow ones when they had the vanilla cookie bottom and milk chocolate covering. Of course, they discontinued those years ago. I am not sure why they stopped producing Moth*er cookies, but I am surely glad they are back. I did notice that they are distributed by Kel*logg now and I believe they used to be Nabi*sco, but am not certain on that point.
Our very unusual summer continues with cool temperatures. Our heater actually came on two mornings last week and another morning this week. What is with that? The garden produce seems to be a couple of weeks behind as a result. I have usually completed my tomato canning by now and I haven't even started it yet.
My husband and our four sons went up fishing in the Sierras this past weekend. I thought I would get tons accomplished while he was gone, but I didn't get nearly as much done as I thought I would. For some reason my children always think I will be so lonely when E is gone so the gals suggested we all get together for a night of Mah Jongg. We did have fun. The next day my daughter and her son came over to "keep me company" for the day. Sunday was church and then the guys came back Sunday afternoon. We did, however, play a bit with the machine embroidery on Saturday during naptime.
The pears are ripe and ready for cooking. Since we don't get enough chill hours in our area these are more like apples. They are good to eat, but they are basically a cooking pear. I made a pear cake for dessert. I served it with a hot caramel sauce and whipped cream and it was delicious.
I finished my sig blocks for the swap and have shipped them off. Now....I have a ton of 1 1/2 inch HSTs to use in something creative. A doll quilt??? The Civil War reproduction fabrics are something that I really have not used much so this was interesting to me. I am also participating in a Friendship Bag Swap. The deadline for entering that one is August 20th if anyone is interested in participating.
If you want to put a smile on your face for the day you must check out this video. Some folks are so clever.
Now I am off to clean my windows. One might wonder why I should have to do such a chore with help like this.