Saturday, October 24, 2015

One of Those Rambles...

Was it a bird?   Sitting at the computer, staring out the glass door, and what do I  see?  A large, thick envelope came flying over the gate. Took me a few to decide I may need to go see what that was all about.  Turns out to be something sent "overnight" delivery.  Sure glad it was not anything breakable. 

Started this post several days ago when the first large envelope came flying over the gate. Since then have had  a repeat performance - another large envelope, twice as thick as the first one,  came flying over the gate a couple days later.  Same delivery company.  Geesh !
Breakfast Food:   I have mentioned before (I think) - I am not big on eating breakfast. Now is someone else did the cooking and cleaning up afterwards, I may indulge on occasion.   Like a lot of "breakfast type foods" -  just do not want them early in the AM. I can eat some breakfast items for brunch, lunch or dinner without a problem. Out and about running errands, etc. one day recently,  stopped at a local place known for their casseroles to go. Don't stop often as a bit pricey, but did buy a few items, one being a breakfast casserole.  Looked like a souffle when came out of the oven.....
then it fell.  Still very light and tasty.  How about you - Do you eat breakfast foods for other meals during the day? As I type this, wishing I had a couple of scrambled eggs, with a couple of sausage patties, couple of thin, crisp slices of hickory smoked bacon, and don't forget the skillet toast with home made strawberry jam.
 The "L" :  I know I have not mentioned the "To Do List" in a long time. Aren't you glad?    Reason being - I have not worked on it in a long time.  A very lonnnnnng time !   Oh, I have added to it, just not marking off things that need to be done very often.
Did donate several hardback books to a library for a sale. Still have another stack of hardbacks and magazines pertaining to miniature dolls houses and/or miniature collections.  Not sure what their destiny is just yet. 

Learned one thing for sure.:   Be care what you collect, because you may want/need  to scale down some day,  and that is when you find out your children, Grands, etc. just may not have an interest in, or have room for the same things  Ask me how I know ?!? :/
Some clothing items, and shoes to far gone for donation status, were sent to the garbage.  Have not even made a dent in the closets.
The saga of the sprouting sweet tater:  You may (or may not) remember the sweet potatoes that started putting out sprouts  before they got cooked.
 Passed them along to daughter who cut the sprouts off, planted them, and ended up with a planter of sweet potato vines.  Can't locate pic or post - guessing it got deleted on one of my "house cleaning"  days.  Any way - the plant appeared to be dying, so she pulled any pieces off that still looked alive, and put them in water to see if they will root.  When cleaning out the pot, found little sweet potatoes growing.  The longest only about 2 to 3 inches long.
She said the pot she grew the plants in was too small for them to grow very big, and thinking if she had planted the sprouts in the ground she might have ended up with a nice bunch of "sweet taters".
Had a bad night? :  Recently she spent most of the night in the emergency room with husband, who decided to try passing  kidney stones (yes - plural) during the night.  Then a couple more nights following with lack of adequate sleep.  Why do things like that always happen late or during the night?   Longer story, but will spare you the details.  Anyway........Friends showed up on her door step with cupcakes and an extra large coffee cup so she would not have to refill it so often trying to stay awake.
 Just another one of those Dab of This and That Rambles.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

How sweet of them to bring her coffee and donuts. Pretty weird about packages flying through the air, the delivery company might want to watch a little closer. I was just talking to a friend the other day about eating breakfast. I can't eat in the morning, but sure enjoy it a lot later in the day or for dinner.. love, love, love skillet toast. Bread is going on the list of things to pick up so I can have some this next week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. fondly ~lynne~

Our Hopeful Home said...

So sorry to hear about your son in law. I believe they say passing a kidney stone is as painful as childbirth? My bro-in-law has had them numerous times over the years and they chalk them up to excessive tea drinking! I'm not stopping my Earl Gray any time soon, though!

Hope all is well, enjoy your Sunday. xoKathleen

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I'm pretty sure that's what happened to our mirrors that arrived in pieces. I do fix breakfast foods at night on occasion. It's very comforting. Your casserole looks delicious.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

That's a strange way to get your mail, lol. Sure hope it wasn't anything breakable. I'm a fruit and cereal for breakfast kinda gal, after my coffee of course. Hope your son in law is feeling better by now.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, you didn't say what mysterious things were in that mail! None of my business :-) It's fun catching up with you! I planted sweet potato vines in pots for summer décor and they are so pretty!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Maybe they felt it was safer than putting it on your front step? Strange way to make a delivery, that's for certain. Your poor, SIL! I had that happen to me twice - fingers crossed it never happens again - it's not a pleasant experience. Hope all is well now.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, that Fall header picture is gorgeous. I'm not sure I'd ever find a package if it was delivered via over the fence air mail. What is that all about? Crazy! Yep, it looks like your daughter might have had a good crop of sweet potatoes if she'd planted those. Hope your son-in-law is better.