Thursday, July 29, 2010
What Was I Doing?
It's been one of those days....
Ever have those days that you're trying to do 10 things at once?
Then suddenly someone wants you to do something else, and the phone rings and there's something else you need to do...and on and on.
Well, today the plan was to pick our own cucumbers and process them.
Then the email came for an order on Etsy....
Now, it's "get those plates shipped to New York."
Hold it, Steve needs help in the pickle patch and decides to go recruit some neighborhood kids to help.
An hour and a half later he comes back with no help. Hmmm, imagine that, it seems kids don't have to work these days. Oh well, it's back out to the pickle patch....
The colony is calling on the cell phone.....
Marvin: "Three boxes of pickles are sitting here waiting for you"
Steve: "I'll be right there"
Now, garden man leaves and leaves me in charge of the watering.
Hold it, the phone is ringing....
A pickle order from Billings, Montana!! Sure, we'll get those right out Ma'am!!
Now what was I doing?? Oh yeah, watering.
Steve got back with the cucumbers, we put our own pick on hold till tomorrow.
In a few hours we processed 6 cases (until we ran out of supplies). Then my brother is knocking on our door. He and his wife are visiting from Colorado. We only get to see them once a year, but he's here now for a friends wedding. They want to come over for dinner tonight. We are happy to see them, and they are bringing the steaks and the Olathe sweet corn. We can get done in time to entertain!!
What was I doing? Oh yeah, making pickles.
Now it's head to the house and remove that mound of junk off the dining room table so we have a place to eat. And fold that mound of laundry on the couch, and wash the breakfast and lunch dishes in the sink.
What was I doing? Oh yeah, getting ready for company.
By 9:00 we were all raving over the terrific supper and the delicous rhubarb pie that Mom brought.
A little late, but an enjoyable evening.
What was I doing? Oh yeah, relaxing and enjoying time with family!!