Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian Edition

Hellllooooo? Is there an echo in here? Good grief, look at the dust!

The Bag Lady has been ignoring her blog to the point where she wouldn't be surprised if no-one ever reads it again. She would try to tell you that she's just been so darned busy she hasn't had time to blog, but she knows that most of her loyal readers are too smart to be fooled by that old saw! Granted, she has been busy, but she's also been lazy, and seduced by the ease of posting little snippets on facebook rather than having to think too darned much about actually composing something that might entertain, enlighten, encourage, educate or (okay, she's running out of words that start with 'e') elucidate her discerning readers.

She spent a good portion of the summer mowing the lawn. In between rain storms. It rained a lot in the Bag Lady's neck of the woods this summer, and she could probably still mow the lawn if she so desired, but the shine is off.... the honeymoon is over.... she's darned tired of mowing the damned lawn! Her garden produced like crazy, in spite of her efforts to cut back. She has filled her freezer and her pantry with all manner of home-grown goodies, and she's not done yet. Oh no, oh ho, she still has tomatoes ripening on her kitchen counter, and boxes full of carrots that she needs to do something with. (Although, in the carrot race, her cousin, Leah, of the Goat's Lunch Pail fame, has her beat hands down, apparently.)

She and the Rancher have spent the last few days gathering wood for their stove for the winter. In fact, they now have more wood in their woodshed than they have ever had in previous years, due to the Rancher's industrious, nay, busy-beaverish activity. This may in part be due to the fact that they purchased an electric wood-splitter last year and the novelty has yet to wear off. The Bag Lady may never lift another axe, barring any unforeseen possessions by the spirit of Lizzie Borden.

She hopes this brings y'all up to date on the excitement that is her life! Now on to the important stuff.... what's been going on with all of you?

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!