We watched a special on the Ed Sullivan show last night…it featured the Mama’s and the Papa’s singing “Monday, Monday.” Guess who now has one of those annoying ear worms.*
Mmmhmm, Monday, Monday. Can’t trust that day.
Yes Monday, Monday, which played all day Sunday, today is Monday and it’s still going strong…I need a new song playing in my head.
“Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, who could hang a name on you?”
The Wedding Crashers:
I can honestly say I have never before in my life attempted to crash a wedding, but apparently we did just that the other night without even trying.
It was a beautiful Saturday night, my Mom wanted to take us out for dinner on the patio at our local golf course.
She loves to eat outside on the deck, [with the mosquitoes….but it’s the Okanagan, what do we expect right]?
We noticed that the parking lot was full of nicely dressed men and women in cowboy gear, none of us thought anything other then “I hope there are still some tables available, and wow it’s unusually busy tonight.”
We walked up the steps to the clubhouse behind a group of people, and as we mingled in the lobby before heading into the restaurant, one man held open the door for us and joked about grabbing a shirt off off the sale rack by the door.
He offered to escort us to our table inside as the crowd of people headed that way.
It turns out he was the groom, and the crowd of people were not there just to have dinner, they were the wedding party. The cowboy boots, cute, short, flirty dresses, Stetson hats, and large belt buckles should have been a clue.
Since the clubhouse had not put up closed signs, we were not the only embarrassed ones turned away at the door. The groom at the door was pretty nice about it, he even offered to let us in as part of the wedding crowd.
Just call us the wedding crashers.
Some timely Pinterest hints:
I have two easy to remember things to tell you, I can’t remember if I have mentioned them before..both are pretty interesting to try, and I found them on Pinterest, but can’t find my original pins.
Summer is the time when we use our pretty little vases, filling them with flowers from our gardens.
Problem is, little vases are hard to clean, but this simple hint from Pinterest makes it a snap.
Before I found this hint, I had tried everything, denture tablets dropped into the water, small steel balls rolling around in soapy water, vinegar and baking soda, even a bottle brush…and while it worked OK.
It didn’t work great.
This hint does, and I have used it on other pieces of glass, when I want it to be sparkling clean also.
Empty out the vase, and pour a little rubbing alcohol into it, swirl it around, and rinse.
It magically takes out all of the scum marks, and water lines so easily you will wonder how on earth you managed to clean them without doing it this way before.
The second hint is also from Pinterest.
With the summer heat all of my parsley, and beloved cilantro has bolted…and it’s almost impossible to buy seeds this time of year.
Next year I will buy double, and plant them at 2 week intervals… sure I will try to do that but we all know how that goes.
I’ve had to buy a fresh bundle of cilantro from the grocery store, and was shocked to find out that it costs over $1.
That stuff is like gold, I could grow it in my garden for pennies…if I could find some seeds that is.
It keeps a few days in the fridge before going slimy and gooey, which is expensive, and no fun to clean up. This simple hint makes it last for almost two weeks in the fridge.
When you get the bundle home, give it a good rinse, a fresh cut on the bottom of the stems, then place in a tall glass half filled with water…I like to put a plastic bag over top of it while it’s in the fridge to keep it tidy.
Replace the water daily, and you will have fresh parsley, or cilantro for a much longer time then usual.
Mine has lasted up to two weeks.
This is amazing and it’s saved me a lot of money by doing it this way.
*A ear worm is a song that seems to be stuck in your head, forever, at least until it’s replaced by another catchy can’t get it out of your head tune…sing it, ”the Farmer in the Dell, the farmer in the Dell, hi ho the merry oh, the Farmer in the Dell.”
Oh, you are so welcome…snicker.
I’m trying to post my Meet and Greet Monday bloggers at least twice a month. The key word here is trying…lol.
Todays M&GM is Carolynn from A Glowing Ember.
Carolynn, was the first blogger I met in person when we both lived on the West Coast, near each other.
Although my husband and I had plans to move up to the Okanagan [the interior of BC] for many years, Carolynn ended up here moving here a few months before us. We ended up living only a short distance from each other here in the land of big skies.
Carolynn now lives in wind swept snowy Saskatchewan, [a prairie province of Canada] with her dog Willow, and her cat Luna. She is the proud mama of a new flock of rapidly growing chicks who hang out in repurposed antique barn that doubles as a chicken palace.
Check out her older posts to see inside the barn, there are rumours it’s so cute my wild quail are thinking of moving out there also.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams