They almost ate it before I could take a picture!!
It's a good thing I made two.
Along with some Collard Greens and Corn.
I also cooked these Breaded Mushrooms that I had bought, for some reason, a few weeks ago.
I don't even like mushrooms, although I use to eat the breaded ones, years ago. I wasn't sure how well they would go with the steak and vegetables, but I wanted to cook them. So I did.
Doesn't everyone have a metal airplane on their kitchen counter?
It has the leaf in it that folds up inside of the table itself. No more storing the leaf under my bed!
Reading his card from Ethan and Cody.
"World's Greatest Dad"
We love you!!
Now this silverware has been my everyday silverware
for over 30 years through the years. Naturally a few pieces got used as screwdrivers disappeared along the way. I had inherited my mom's silverware, and had also gotten some inexpensive pieces till I had nothing but a collage of mismatched silverware. I really wanted some new but I just hated to spend that much money for a good set.
Back at Christmas I had received a gift card from Kohl's, and then recently I got a 20% off coupon at Kohl's. The coupon was about to expire so I headed to Kohl's to go shopping.
Usually I don't have any trouble finding something there to buy, but this particular day I wasn't really in the mood to shop and didn't have anything specific I was looking for. I managed to make my way over to the kitchen section (one of my favorite spots) and I came across their silverware. I thought "this would be a great time to get some new silverware."
I was able to find a style that I liked,
What a great way to make use of my gift card and coupon!
However, this posed another problem. Now I had to make the switch.
Well anyone with OCD knows you can't just take out one set of silverware and insert the new...right? Also the silverware tray I was using was one that had belonged to my mom. So I purchased a new one as well as some drawer organizers. I was on my way to getting the kitchen drawers cleaned out and organized.
So what once held this
(Did y'all notice the bowl with the cake mix in it and the box covering it up?
That was the cake I was making for Lonny' birthday. Yes in the midst of
preparing for his birthday, I decided to clean out the kitchen drawers.
Can I multi-task or what?)
and more of this.
I know.... I said I bought a new silverware tray, but it wouldn't fit in my drawer, so I had to go back to using the other one. There's nothing wrong with it except that it is yellow. Not that I don't like yellow, but....well....you know.
Now this picture is some of the items I threw away. First of all the bag of farm theme cake decorations is, I think, from Kyle's birthday cake back when he was young. He turned 30 in May, I think it's time to get rid of it!
That tube of yellow icing was so hard you would probably break the countertop if you hit it against it. Time for it to go!!
The two brown bag tie thingys is for those oven bags. How I ended up with extra ties I have no idea. Doesn't everybody keep extra water bottle lids around just in case you lose one...and the pickle jar thing? (it's for you to hold and pull up so the pickles come up out of the jar and it's easier to get one). Was I thinking I would dump all the pickles out of a jar, insert this thing, and then put all the pickles back? Sometimes I wonder about myself, athough it really would be unlike me to do that. Oh, and everybody keeps their empty thermometer cases too, right? A minature Spiderman? Odd lids that I have no idea what they would fit! A box of crayons from one of the restaurants. Now that I can pass on to Ethan. Why do I have a box of the old type fuses, you know, the kind that screw in??? Oh and let's keep that package of flower freshen stuff that you mix in the vase when you get flowers in order to make them last longer. What flowers did I NOT use it in???? Now the scoop is a little more understandable, but I got rid of it too.
Y'all might need to pray for me from time to time!
Yes, I did all this just because of this
It's not fun blowing out candles without a 6-year-old to help!!
Just enjoying each other's company.
What's a party without balloons!!!
I'm very proud of you, Lonny. You've grown up to be a very responsible, hard-working, loyal, loving and thoughtful man, who loves his nieces and nephews and spoils them rotten.
I love you!
Then we had to walk around and look at all the different planes. I'm really leaning more towards thinking that was Jim's idea than hers.
(She is trying to cut some teeth on her upper left side).
PawPaw's going to try again.....
and if you like music, lets do some of this...
If you haven't noticed these two could play music ALL DAY long if you would let them!!!
Don't they make those playgrounds for the little kids???
It must have been all that driving yesterday...hmmmmm.
I'm sure he is just resting up so he can drive home!Meanwhile we got in touch with Lisa and Danny. They were headed home from being at Destin, FL all week.
It was difficult as always, but we finally got through saying our goodbyes about 6:00. On the road again.......
Cody looks tired. All that music they played today.
After a delicious meal we hopped back in the truck and headed down the road.......listening to music ALL the way! This kid is passionate about music. May the Lord bless him and use him!
I had to pull over a couple of times for some rest, so we didn't make it home until about 10:00 Sunday morning. I even took a nap, which is unheard for me. The rest of the time I just walked around like a zombie. I'm looking forward to a good nights sleep.