Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, We are a bunch of fruits!

     Too much fruit coming on around here.  Hub's and I filled the new dehydrator with pears and plums.  We decided this morning that the plums are not what we want to dry.  The pears are lovely.  So we will do many more pears.  The dehydrator works so much better than the old one.  However the old one I bought for 5.00 at a yard sale and used for 15 years so well worth the purchase.  This new dehydrator was a gift.

     Mom was up early to start the peaches which was and is a pain for me.  I have two wedding dresses to press and I don't need the mess right now.  She does not move fast enough to skin peaches.  So I came into a kitchen with peaches that were boiling.  Now they are mush.  Burned myself trying to peel them.  She is so impatient and can't wait for my schedule and she can no longer do things herself.  Okay I will suck it up now.  SUUUUUUUUUUCK......

I am going to go upstairs after this post and clean my bedroom and fix my face.  It might take longer to fix my face.  Then I will knock out a few piecrusts if I can find enough Crisco.  That may be my saving grace I am out of Crisco.  I can put off the pie crusts until this afternoon.  Yeah!

     I need to get groceries for baking.  Mom has used my stock.  Now if only I could get her to pay for them. 

     Mom is going out to lunch with sister and an old school friend of sis's.  Then Hub's and I are taking an older couple out to dinner tonight for their birthdays.

     Well I need to go jump into my upstairs mess and then my fruity life.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. I so understand the "Mom" issue about her time and not yours! I told my sister instead of pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, I am going to start a cabbage rose print ribbon campaign. All of us dealing with older moms can wear them and when we see each other at the store buying their depends and whatnots we can just pat each other on the back in sympathy.

  2. Hope you can get a break while your mom is out to lunch! Hope you had a great day!

  3. I about died at Anne's campaign. Love it. My mom is still pretty young, but has shown signs of the crazy for sure. :-)

  4. I hate to say this, but when you get something she is going to get into, hide it. Or, if you cannot bake pies because you have no Crisco or spices, hide them. Maybe that will keep her quiet so you can get things done.

    The fact she left the peaches in the boiling water so long indicates that there is something else going on other than being slow. I don't think she should be around boiling water!

    Can you take her to a senior center for activities? This town has a program five days each week with different activities each day plus lunch. There is even a bus to pick people up.