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Sunday, July 13, 2008

two days

Thursday was a “go get peaches on a rainy day” day. Our day began in mostly usual ways and doing routine things but we decided in the early pm to head north to get peaches in Johnston, SC. About 8 miles from home the skies opened up and rained all over our peach “parade”. The wipers were doing their best but even when I slowed the car, they were not doing the job very well.

We finally came out of the rain and continued our 30-mile journey to the peach packing facility. In times past we have gleaned the rejects out of the sluice that exits the plant but we went big time that day and just purchased 4 boxes already prepared. It was past lunch so we stopped on the way back and got a bite to eat at a semi-fast food place that we were familiar with along the way.

As we got closer to home the skies got very angry and threatening and finally burst forth in rain that was a cross between a gulley washer and a frog-strangler. Slowing way down we finally made it through the downpour and by the time we pulled into the driveway it was barely sprinkling. We had driven the old Honda for better gas mileage and I managed to unload the fruit without getting soaked.

As the day changed to evening, we got ready and it changed to a “go to church for group meeting” evening. After the meeting we went to our friends house and the evening changed again to an “enjoying conversation with friends” evening. By the time we got home it had changed again to “the wee hours of the next morning” day. We finally got to bed after a very changeable day and evening.

Next morning, Friday, after I wandered sleepily down to the kitchen and looked out the window at the world, I discovered that it had become a “what are all these geese doing in my yard” morning. It’s not that I dislike geese; I just dislike all the poop that they leave everywhere they go. In fact I found myself wondering if there were some good recipes for cooked goose on the Internet.

We were having friends over for supper and the day transformed into a “pick up all the clutter and vacuum” day. We got everything cleaned up, cooked up and ready for out guests. When they arrived the evening became an “enjoying baked spaghetti and salad” evening. We topped off the meal with blueberry cobbler and homemade vanilla ice cream – does it get any better than that?

After supper the evening changed again to an “enjoying conversations with friends and laughing and acting silly” evening. What greater wealth is there than having good friends? It has become a habit of mine to have prayer with our friends before we part company and upon their leaving, we joined hands and prayed together. If we honor God, He will honor us, because He is good. ec


Blogger Using up the words.... said...

YUM!! Blueberry cobbler. I Bet Spice makes a great one too. :)

Sounds like you had an absolutely perfect day on Friday.... nothing beats acting silly with friends. Praying before you leave one another is always such a special way to end times.

What are you going to do with all the peaches?


7/13/2008 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Sounds like a couple of blessed days—even with the geese in the yard!

7/14/2008 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

You are a blessed man Mr. EC.

How'd the peaches taste?

7/14/2008 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger ancient one said...

Two Very Good Days it seems to me! It finally rained here again and I picked blueberries today.

7/14/2008 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

UUTW - The cobbler was great! We eat some of the peaches fresh, make some cobblers and freeze the rest. It is my job to keep a bowl of cut-up peaches in the frig for the Spice.

SSN - They were good days, geese and all. :) The geese were in my garden again this morning but they never seem to bother the veggies.

brenda - I agree that I am - the peaches are great. We usually have to go back at least one more time before the season is over.

ancient one - We got a little rain today but can always use more. The majority of my berries are over but I still have a few late ripening bushes left to glean. ec

7/14/2008 11:38:00 PM  

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