Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I had a cold for a while and finally I'd had enough and went for a home remedy.
This worked pretty well and after a couple of nights of these I just didn't care if I had a cold or not, but wound up having to going in to visit my doc anyway. She prescribed an antibiotic for the lingering yuckiness. Finally getting better.
I've been going through my mother in law's jewelry and lots of other stuff. She died last February and my father in law followed on March 30th of the same year. Anyway, as I've been going through their stuff, while my husband repaired some lawmowers and other garden equipment for the estate sale, it occured to me that I'm pushing 70 and there is no reason for me to keep the "important stuff". The kids have all gotten the things they wanted and they are happy. In fact I could hear the wheels turning as our oldest daughter was mentally trying to figure where on earth she would put a quilt in her contemporary home. I'm going to send them back over to be sold this weekend. That pushing 70 is just me trying to get ready for it in a few years.
Also, while convalesing I made a cherry pie. I'm not a pie maker and certainly am not a pie crust maker, but I'd bought this too cute little pie bird and just had to try it. Pie birds allow you to make a meat or fruit pie without the filling bubbling up and making the top crust all not pretty. The pie bird I used is a red one. The blackish yuck around the edge of the pie pan is where I forgot to clean the edge before baking. I was so excited by the finished project I forgot again to clean the edge off before taking the picture. It doesn't take too much to dazzle and amuse me.
The crust wasn't burnt and all in all it was one of the best pies and best pie crusts I've ever eaten. There hasn't been much baking/pie making lately because there are calories in those cute little things. I do have some Granny Smith apples calling from the kitchen though.
Our youngest is coming from Austin tonight to stay while she is working up here for a few days. That will be a very welcome visit. Her dad, my husband, had a skin cancer removed from his chest day before yesterday, and she is worried about him. Gotta tell you we will all be wearing hats and sun block more...all the time...maybe at night, too.