Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Sunday Salon - Just another day!

Time: // 10:01 on Sunday mornin'
Place: // Sitting in my bed reading blogs while the hubs mows the yard.We spent yesterday at a local orchard, Ham Orchards, where we had an amazing BBQ lunch (peach pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, pickled okra, peach/strawberry swirl ice cream) and bought some goodies. We always bring home a pan of their chicken spaghetti to heat up for dinner, and we also snagged a bit of fudge (one square of watermelon and one of caramel cheesecake) and we got a chocolate "fudge" pie for dessert. 
What’s happening: // Not much! Greyson is gone to his dad's house for the week, and I'm left wondering what on earth to do with myself! I get to sleep a little later every morning and I can do chores around the house without much help, but that's not much consolation when I miss the little booger so much. 
Just finished reading: // The last book read was Delancey, by Molly Wizenberg. I loved it, and my review will post this week. 
Up Next: // I'm on to The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness. It's the third (and final?) book in the All Souls trilogy. While there have been some moments worth rolling my eyes, it's better than the second book, for sure. 
Loving: // Our garden! It's going absolutely crazy wild. We have about 50 yellow cherry tomatoes getting ready to ripen and a bunch of regular tomatoes, too. We also have an influx of yellow squash, zucchini, and even our butternut squash are getting close to ripe. 
Thankful for: // A supportive, wonderful husband, and for all of you who have sent well wishes and excited notes about my new writing endeavors. I'll have another KETR.org post up tomorrow, so I'll be sure to share on Twitter and Facebook. 
Not thankful for: // My half-nekkid redneck neighbor. Never ever. 
Now I’m off to: // Read! 

39 comments:

  1. Sooo...whatchya reading? :)

    Also I didn't know that ham grew on trees? Huh. You learn something new every day. ;)

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    1. Bryan, that's in the "just finished" and "up next" sections. lol

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    2. Yep. Important to read the parts in between. :)

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  2. Oh, scrolling back. I just saw the "Read" part obviously. Way to pay attention, dude. :) So what else are you planning reading? :)

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    1. LOL, I need to be reading Les Mis, but so far that's an epic fail. I just can't commit with so many other books on my stacks vying for my attention.

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    2. You don't "need" to be reading anything, you know? And you're far from an epic fail...oh, wait, that is an epic...and it would be a fail. Neve rmind. ;)

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    3. I finished Les Mis ... the whole book is an epic fail. :) I recommend the DNF option - but I'm in the minority.

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    4. Bryan..."need" insofar as I said I'd buddy read it with a Twitter friend. It may not happen. And April, you're not making it sound much more appealing. LOL

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    5. I'm with April on DNF-ing. I gave waaaay to much time to that book before finally realizing it wasn't worth continuing.

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    6. You too, Leah??? All the bloggers I trust hate LesMis! I think it's a sign!

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  3. Aren't you all comfy while hubby does all the heavy lifting ;) That lunch sounds amazing. Now I wonder where I can get some pulled pork ....

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    1. Ha! I wasn't feeling well this morning or I'd be doing the indoor stuff. Yay for toilets that need scrubbing and wood floors covered in dog hair. Blargh! The lunch was pretty dang awesome. I recommend a pork shoulder roast in the crock pot with a jar of peach preserves. I'm pretty sure that'd get you close to yesterday's BBQ. I think we're going to try it, too.

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  4. Fresh tomatoes from the garden sound wonderful! I'm sure you do miss your adorable Greyson!

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    1. Yes! I found a recipe for a pasta salad using fresh tomatoes, squash and zucchini this morning, so that's probably what I'll be taking for lunch this week. :)

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  5. Your trip to Ham Orchards is making me hungry... guess it's time for lunch!!

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    1. It was DELICIOUS. Like, over the top awesome. I'm going to have to try to recreate the peach BBQ.

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  6. It's a good thing i"m eating lunch! But you're sounds way better than mine! Peach pulled pork? uhm... yum! I'm moving so I didn't plant a garden this year. I'm very thankful for farmer's market!!

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    1. Yep! I saw it on the menu and knew it was a match made in foodie heaven. So yummy and sweet and savory. The move sounds exciting, but that's a bummer that you weren't able to plant a garden!

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  7. Hmmm.... I have relatives near Dallas... might be worth a trip just to visit Ham Orchards. The food experience sounds amazing!

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    1. Yes! It would be so worth it. They have the best BBQ (in a little shack out back!) and you can pick blueberries, blackberries, peaches, or whatever is in season. They also carry fresh veggies and canned items, jars of pickles and relishes, sauces, and all kinds of great stuff.

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  8. Peach BBQ pulled pork?! That sounds amazing. And I love the sound of your garden!

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    1. It was soooooooooo goooooooooooood! My garden is crazy this year. Just nuts!

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  9. Oh Andi, I'd like to tell you that missing the boy goes away when they're older but alas, if anything it gets worse. To the point where not chocolate fudge pie will even soothe the ache. (But it probably helps a little bit.) I'm laying on the couch waiting for my 23 year old Marine to come over, as if he misses his mommy. Not at all. ;)

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    1. Well, that just sucks, Bellezza. :( LOL I don't think there's any way around it.

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  10. Peach pulled pork sounds absolutely amazing. If your recipe works, please share. :)

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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    1. It was really good! I'll let you know if I'm able to get close. :)

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  11. Isn't it funny how there's always good and bad parts to the kids leaving for a while? :-) I hope you're still able to enjoy your week even with Greyson away.

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    1. Yes! I'm such a whirlwind of emotions when he's gone for this long! lol

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  12. My garden isn't doing too well. I see everyone else's just taking off and mine is like the mini-me of gardens! I just finally put some miracle grow on it tonight so I'm excited to see where that goes.

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    1. We totally dumped some Miracle Grow on ours, because we had it sitting around, and that made all the differences. I hope it works for you, too!

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  13. Sorry for your neighbor, but yay for beautiful gardens and supportive partners :) Hope you have a great week ahead.

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  14. That BBQ lunch sounds DIVINE!! Seriously!!
    I'm so thankful you haven't posted a photo of your neighbor...

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    1. It was ridiculously good. And I might surprise y'all with a photo of him at his "best" sometime. lol

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  15. Great. It's 8:53 AM and I'm now hungry for pulled pork. Thanks a LOT. lol

    Glad to hear your redneck neighbor hasn't changed much. Ha!

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  16. Peach pulled pork sandwiches? That sounds amazing! I've never had pickled okra so now I'm curious!
    And hungry...

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  17. It's nice to have all that peace and quiet, at least for a little while. And then you start to miss their precious, crazy little faces, don't you??

    Will we get a recap of the most eye-roll inducing moments of The Book of Life?!? :)

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  18. Chicken spaghetti sounds good. They had this place near me called Dream Dinners where you book a session, build the featured meals with their ingredients and then pack them up to freeze for the week. I liked it because the cooking labels were right on the pan so I could call the hub and ask him to pull a tray out and "cook" dinner. The down side, terribly expensive but it made for a fun GNO since tasting and wine was involved. I can't tell you how many times I used sugar instead of salt with all that wine going through me. LOL. Anyway, the chicken spaghetti tray reminded me of that.

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