Monday, August 27, 2012

Finally...a Faucet

I don't guess I am in any big hurry to do the kitchen project.  I seem to have gotten stuck on choosing a faucet and sink.  Today, I finally ordered a faucet, and here it is!  Pfister Ashfield in Tuscan Bronze.  Sure hope it was the right choice!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Weekends in the Ozarks

We had a great weekend last weekend.  The weather was so much nicer and cooler than it has been.  Saturday morning we headed to the fairgrounds to check out the Ozarks Antique Auto Club's annual swap meet.  

Someday if we have a little land, we'd like an old truck like one of these at the top of our driveway.  It could be a flower bed in the summer, hold pumpkins in the fall, and a Christmas tree in the winter.  Yes, we're weird, but I think it would be neat. :)

I'm pretty sure that there were more people at this swap meet than there were at the fair just a few weeks ago.  The people watching was well worth the price of admission...which was free. :)

Sadly, my favorite car had already sold.  Would I be cute driving this boat?  Wearing my Jackie O sunglasses and headscarf with a Springer Spaniel leaning out the passenger side? :)

After the swap meet, we celebrated my dad's birthday with bacon burgers and chocolate cake.  Sadly, I didn't get any pictures of our birthday party.  I take lots of pictures of silly stuff, but always seem to miss the important stuff!  Gotta work on that.

Sunday we spent the day putting the new lettering on David's trash dumpsters.  We've done 4 and have one to go!

Monday, August 6, 2012


We went to see my Grandad over the weekend.  He has always reminded me a little of Andy Griffith, both in personality and appearance.  He's been ill this summer, but he's getting along.  His daughters, son and daughter-in-law are doing a great job of taking care of him.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pixie Dust Spreader on the Tilt-A-Whirl

Bonus points if you can name the movie referenced by the post title!  

It is unbearably hot, so it must be time for the fair!  We nearly let it get by us this year, but the day before the last day of the fair, we headed out in search of fried foods on a stick and some people watching.

 The people watching did not disappoint - it never does - but the food this year was not quite to the usual standard.  The corn dogs and root beer was delicious as always, but there were several food vendors missing this year. The place with the best cherry Coke and fried green tomatoes wasn't there, nor was the place with the delicious cajun fried pickles.  We didn't see any fried candy bars or even chocolate covered bacon.  We thought the tornado taters were gone, but finally found they'd moved.  David still enjoyed the best deal at the fair - the Hiland Dairy building with a big ol' pile of ice crem for only $4.

There was a miniature rose competition, which was kind of neat.  So many perfect little roses!

I like this guy's approach to eating.  No reason to get up to eat.  Too hot anyway! ;)  We were there during a pig auction.  I wanted to take a little video of it, but I was afraid to get my hands up that far.  Didn't want to  accidentally bid on a pig!
 We watched the miniature mules pulling carts for a little while.
We definitely did not ride the Tilt-A-Whirl, or anything else for that matter.  We did enjoy walking though the mid-way.  It's a colorful place, in more ways than one!  
And that was it for the fair this year!

Friday, August 3, 2012


 Our little garden got a late start, and it isn't much, but it has grown two things we can actually eat!
The cucumber plant has gone crazy and is shading the tomatoes now, but the tomatoes are still ripening so I guess it's working.  Most of the cucumbers get to be about an inch and a half, then shrivel up and turn brown.  But this one grew...and grew...and grew!
 I picked it today and the reddest of the tomatoes.  It was so much fun to bring in food from our very own backyard that it makes me want to try again next year.

Pictures of the garden on the day it was planted can be found here: