The Bag Lady had to go to town yesterday, and while she was there, had a cute encounter with a little kid. The Bag Lady was going into the washroom and there was a young mother ahead of her with a little fellow in a cart and a girl of about 3 holding the door for her.
The little girl had a cute little ponytail sticking up from the top of her head like a handle, and she looked up at the Bag Lady and smiled.
"You look like a grandma!" she said. The Bag Lady was somewhat taken aback - she has been called a lot of things, but that was a first! She smiled at the little girl and said "Do I?"
"Yes" the little girl nodded in all seriousness. "And you have an awful lot of hair!"
The Bag Lady can only surmise that the child mistook her very sun-bleached blonde hair for white. Makes sense, right? (Either that, or the Bag Lady needs to use a better moisturizer... perhaps a darker shade of hair colour...)
The little girl chattered non-stop while her mother was in the stall, but the Bag Lady couldn't hear everything she said. One thing she did catch was when the little girl asked her mother if it was funny when the toilet flushed!
When her mother came out of the stall, she told her daughter she had to wash her hands, so the little girl insisted she had to wash hers, too. As they were leaving, the mother smiled at her and said "I used to worry because she was so slow to talk..."
The Bag Lady planted her garden the other day (with a little help from the Princess). She got her tomatoes in the ground, too, so she was quite pleased with the quarter inch of rain that fell today.
Her mother-in-law gave her this:Which she turned into this:
And here is the recipe for Rhubarb Cake:
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter
Cream together, then add
1 C buttermilk (or sour milk)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 C flour
Mix well, and add
2 C raw finely chopped rhubarb.
Mix into batter and spread in a greased 9" x 13" pan.
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.