Friday, February 26, 2010

Apron Nostalgia

I just received this in an email from my Auntie Kate and enjoyed it. Thought it was pretty cute.

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids..
And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,
bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons.

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill
to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Feliz Fin de Semana

Happy Weekend! Here are some pretty pillows to look at. I bet these would inspure some lively dreams during afternoon naps on the couch.



It is a sunny winter day with mounds of snow all over the ground. I left my sunglasses on my dresser this morning and regretted doing so the moment I turned the corner in my car. I made it to work this morning with a crease in my forehead from squinting. I had the visor down and my hand shielding my eyes but I still managed a small head ache during my 15 minute commute.
I was at work for about 2 hours before I had to leave for a doctors appointment. I braced myself for the blinding light of the outdoors again. Ten minutes into my driving and fed up with the squinting and hand shielding- I decided to start rummaging through my car to find ANYTHING to help. I opened up my center console and found remnants from my days in the tanning salon: orange-mango tan accelerating lotion and goggles. SCORE!! Although I had zero peripheral vision (who needs that while driving anyway?) I had sweet relief for my eyes!! I continued to my doctor's appointment driving down Lancaster Avenue like this:

I laughed at myself quite a bit. When I got back to my office I wrote a quick scene for the show Modern Family. If you watch the show- don't you think this would work perfectly!? I need to contact the writers immediately with this gem!

Scene: Modern Family
Dad is forced to drive his teenage daughters car. Its full of crap: food, cd’s, gadgets, books, papers…
The sun is super bright and he is squinting, pulls the visor down, holds his hand over his eyes. He begins to search through the car while distractedly driving to look for relief for his eyes. He comes across a pair of goggle like things in the glove box next to a bottle of lotion…. They are tanning goggles. He puts these on while he drives. Turns on the radio, rolls down the windows and blasts some top 40 hip-hop hit. He assumes they are some cool new type of sunglasses and keeps them on while he gets out of the car and runs errands around town. He bumps into one of his daughters friends...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Blog of the Moment

I stumbled upon this site one day while looking up crochet ideas. (a post to come soon about my latest hobby). I just looked up "crochet" in google images and clicked on the prettiest thing I saw which led me to this site.

This woman, Carina, is Danish and living in England and makes beautiful, bright things!! My friend Meg learned how to make "granny squares" from her site. See Carina's granny square blanket below.

She embroiders, water colors, draws, crochets, photographs.. she even makes her own fabric!

Hope you enjoy and are inspired by this site. I am!

A Kitchen

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Wrote a Rap Song

Hey this is my hit new rap song: Wine, Dine and get Crunk in the City


Ohhhhhhhhhh YEAH!!!! You know what time it is!!!

Don’t make me say it twice! You know how we DO! UHHHH!

Come on ladies!!! Lets WINE, (wine!) DINE (dine!) and


(boomboomboomboombooombooom)---> “beat drops”

Time to get loud, time to get fresh, I had it with this mess

Time to get fly, time to get high, I aint bout to stress

Got my heels on, my fly is zipped,

Clutch is packed, im well equipped

Girl you gotchyo cell? Oh hell I got my cell

Girl you gotchyo money? Girl I don’t need no money

‘cause Boys buy me drinks just for a little dance

And if they think they want some more I just kick em in da pants

Cause I WINE (wine!), DINE (dine!) and get CRUNK IN THE CITY!!!!!

Cause I WINE (wine!), DINE (dine!) and get CRUNK IN THE CITY!!!

Me and my girls, we don’t mess around,

We get ish done when we go downtown

Hit up the spot- you know the one with the hookah

And smoke up some flavors and we don’t spend no moolah

Then off to the bar in a taxi cab

Catch a free ride cause Muhammad is our man

I say, yo Muhammad can I bum a cig?

And he says- yea girl but can you get me a new gig?

Cause I wanna

WINE (wine!) DINE (dine!) and get CRUNK IN THE CITY!!


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