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Hi everyone!  It's been forever since I posted (it seems), and although I don't have anything important to post, I thought I'd drop by and say hello.  :)

Things have been extremely busy around here, just with life I guess.  It's good to be busy, but some of us (like my husband) is busier than he really ought to be.  He's getting many overtime hours due to a lack of a co-worker who recently retired, and the paycheck is an extreme blessing, but he's wearing out with all the double-shifts -- often evening and midnights.  I'm worried about him, to be honest.  I hope his schedule can regulate soon so I can get my husband back.

Please keep him in your prayers, for health and well-being.

My garden is doing well.  I've harvested my first two tomatoes the other day.  Two little cherry tomatoes.  :)  But the plants are really getting huge and are growing all sorts of young tomatoes.  I also have precisely 3 jalapenos, 1 bell pepper, and two new little veggies I just found:

{ and if you look closely, there's a second zucchini to the left of the bigger one, which is, by itself, only about 2" long. }

I also acquired a new set of dishes!  Refrigerator dishes to be exact.  I never knew what "refrigerator dishes" were until Atlanta posted about them on her blog.  Well, actually, I knew what they were, just not by that name.  My grandmother had some.  My mom had some.  And I don't know if they had the Amish Butterprint pattern, but something about it seemed familiar, so I picked them up.  Maybe my grandmother had this pattern and I'm channeling her.  :)  Anyway, I love them.  I dig turquoise and white.  I'm getting a matching butterdish and a few other smaller dishes next.



Well, that is all for now!  Y'all be good.  Serve Our Lord.  Buy gold.  ;)  Hard times are coming.  I'm not going to rant about it, but I fear it could be worse than anyone is imagining at the moment.  Lord willing, it won't be; but it's always better to be prepared.

4 comments:

Lauren said...

I hope your hubby doesn't burn out. :-)

lissawi said...

I can completely sympathize with the overtime. That is frequently dh's schedule as well, so I know how hard it can be. I hope things slow down soon.

Okay, showing my homemaking ignorance here, what are refrigerator dishes?

Amy said...

Don't feel bad - I really didn't know what they were either. :) Here's something I found on the internet about them:

"In 1951, Corning Glass Works advertised “oven and refrigerator sets for $2.95 that had “4 gay-colored” dishes, with clear covers that could be used for baking, serving, and storage."

I've heard to be wary of baking in Pyrex (especially vintage, although I don't know the truth about all that), but I use them for serving and food storage as we're slowly moving away from plastic food storage.

-Amy

Zebu said...

Amy, you are so right in harder times coming. Being prepared is so important.

And, I cannot believe that your little doll-baby is almost a year! Wow!

Prayers going up for you and your husband.