Wednesday, September 27, 2023

What's Up Wednesday, September 2023 Edition

It's finally fall, y'all! We are entering my favorite months of the year and I am here for it! But, first, let's get to What's Up Wednesday, hosted by Sheaffer and Shay.

What We're Eating

Recently, I had the world's best donuts, baked with love by the Mennonite community just down the road from Petticoat Junction.

That very day, I had southwestern eggrolls, which were simply delish.

And, on a somewhat related note,  I made butter. Like, with my very own hands. Ok, not just my hands, but with a hand-churner, like the Mennonites do (I'm guessing). It was the best butter that I have ever tasted and the bonus buttermilk that it produced will go into some baking later this weekend. I feel like such a homesteader.

What I'm Reminiscing About

It's Homecoming season here in Petticoat Junction and I can't help but reminisce about the years that Queen B and the Man-Cub were in high school; those were some fun years. Coincidentally, this Friday, I will be hosting Porch Night for the Old School Booster Moms; we haven't all been together since the last of the kids graduated and it is high time that we get the band back together.

What I'm Loving

The golf lessons that I signed myself, my staff, and the Daughter-in-Love up for came to an end this month. Our last session was spent playing several holes on the course. The Daughter-in-Love and I shared a cart and I can see us doing that a lot in the future.

What I've Been Up To

My favorite antique market took place last weekend and it was the best show yet. I found several fun treasures, ate the donuts I talked about earlier, and got to spend the morning with Hugh, Mom, and Kristi. I was a great way to spend the first official day of fall.

Mom, Kristi, and I also hit the fruit and vegetable stand at the local orchard. Mom is planning to enter the apple pie contest that the orchard hosts and she wanted to get some apples to practice with.

What I'm Working On

I am currently sorting through the hundreds of photos taken by our volunteer event photographer at this month's Barn Dance fundraiser. Once I get them culled, I need to get them posted to our organization's website , as well as adding them to the thank-you posts to our sponsors on our social media channels.

What I'm Dreading

Next month is both quarterly reporting month and budget drafting month. I don't love either of those things.

What I'm Excited About

Hugh got our old rowboat painted for a photo shoot that I am going to do with the Man-Cub and the Daughter-in-Love ; it looks great! Now, I'm just waiting for the trees to change color in the park where we will be doing the shoot. This excites me more than you know.

What I'm Watching

Kristi is staying with us while she waits for her spousal Visa to be approved by the UK. She made the mistake of telling me that she had no idea who Ichabod Crane was, so I made her sit through The Legend of Sleepy Hollow so she would understand the references I kept making to Ichabod and the Headless Horseman. I hadn't seen the show in years, so it was fun for me, too.

What I'm Listening To

The Office is playing in the background as I type this. That seems to be a theme when I write these posts, lately.

What I'm Reading

I grabbed a copy of Country Living magazine at the grocery store today, and I'm already halfway through the articles. This is the best that I can manage for pleasure reading right now, but I'm not complaining.

What I'm Wearing

I am wearing the usual business casual uniform for work, which isn't very exciting, I know. I did, however, wear the cute green dress that I got for Mia's wedding and I loved it.

What I'm Doing This Weekend

The apple pie contest that mom is entering is this Saturday. Hugh usually judges the contest, but, this year he will be at EMT class, so he isn't able to participate. This is probably a good thing; we don't want anyone to claim favoritism when Mom wins, now, do we?

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

All. Things. HALLOWEEN!!! I can't wait!

Favorite Amazon Find This Month

I purchased this vest for both Hugh and the Man-Cub for the Barn Dance. The quality was really great and the price was right. The guys looked handsome and will be able to wear the vests for future events. Win-win.

1 comment:

  1. Gosh I haven't seen The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in ages! It sounds like you had a fun month. My boys and I made butter a time or two and it really does taste so good when it's fresh!