Saturday, June 11, 2011

A beautiful Saturday Morning!

Projects for today:  Brush Odda again!  Every other day this week, to get out undercoat of winter hair.  I've brushed out 4 grocery bags of hair this week!  A dirty job, but with dogs like her, it needs to be done.  We're going to a Pet Expo and Walkathon today!  Will take pictures so we can post about it.  Odda will enjoy herself.  She loves to go to town and socialize with people and other dogs!

Then I need to make cookies today for church coffee between services for tomorrow.  Think I'll make Mrs. Coppola's Italian Xmas Cookies.  Even tho it's not Christmas, everyone will love them.

Then possibly do another batch of jelly.  Made two batches last night of  Strawberry-rhubarb.  Turned out great, and I still have a lot of rhubarb to use.  Need to get more strawberries tho.  I've frozen a lot of rhubarb for later use, so if it doesn't get done, no big deal.

Homemade Ice Cream
We celebrated grand daughter Amanda's 18th birthday this week!  Her other grandpa made this wonderful homemade ice cream that everyone loves.  Usually done for birthdays.  This time he had trouble making it and was afraid it wasn't going to be any good.  As you can see, a good share was already eaten by the time I thought to take a picture.

Blowing out her 18 candles!  Cake was a white with chocolate swirls and good frosting!
I didn't eat any cake as I'm on a diet.  So can just imagine how good it was!  After graduation, this party was small, with just Amanda, Mom, Dad, and the 4 grand parents.   We'll be having another birthday party when Jessica, Floyd and Renee get here, as Renee will have turned 2 the day before their trip here.

Steve is in Iowa since Thursday at a National Hog show.  Kind of like his annual trip with the guys!
He'll be home late tonight.  I had called a repair man, as our clothes dryer went on the fritz and wasn't heating enough to dry the clothes.  A repairman came out and checked everything and the dryer is okey, but we need to take down the (what I'll call the exhaust pipe) that goes from the dryer to outside to get rid of the lint.  It is kind of a long pipe, and probably has lint stuck in a bunch inside somewhere.  I couldn't do that myself (unless I really had too,) so he can do that when he gets home.   I just stuck a nylon knee high sock on the dryer to catch lint, and have dried clothes.  My wash and drying of clothes was getting backed up.
Now we just have a $75.00 service call bill to pay - wish we could have figured that out ourselves!

Oh did I tell you all, that Jessica from Country Whispers emailed me and suggested what to do so I could comment on everyone's blogs again!.    When you sign on to google with your email and password, leave or uncheck the box where your sign in would be remembered.  AND it worked for me.  Now I need to get back to commenting on everyones blogs again.  Will start that later today ~ so see ya all later.
Thanks Jessica!

Well, off to get ready for the Dog Expo.
Have a great Saturday everyone!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a busy day! That's a lot of hair you brushed out of Odda! My 3 cats are shedding badly and I brush and brush on them. John laughs and says I should make him a wig for his bald spot!!!
Happy Birthday to Amanda and little Renee too. That cake is lovely and oh, how I love home made ice cream.
Have a great time today! Mildred

Country Gal said...

WOW ! busy, busy lady this weekend ! I have to brush Miggy alot as well cause she has long fur and it gets all tatted and matted she is our country scruff thats for sure lol ! Happy B-day to them both ! Have a wonderful weekend !

Buttercup said...

Happy birthday to Amanda. I'll be over for the ice cream and fun. Home-made ice cream is just about one of my favorite things to eat in the summer. Thanks for the blogger tip. I'll be doing that next.

Sybil said...

What do you do with Oda's hairs ? I have heard over here of peole having it spun into wool and making it into jumpers !! Thankfully my wee Dee the dashhound does not shed much hair at all. Hope Steve enjoyed his day's away..
what lovely photo's of the birthday girl and the cake...The Italian cookies sound good as well, might just pop over on my magic carpet and try some out LOL. Now going to try to get this comment to comment !! Love sybil xx

Lynda said...

I have been around dogs with that undercoat - - even our chocolate lab had some. Our cats lose it, too. It's fun to pull out - - - when you don't have a large animal. You have had a busy week - - birthday, church social, and fun with the dryer. I'm glad you had time to update us because we love hearing from you!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Jo, You should have had Far Guy come to look at the dryer..he is cheaper:) You can get those fancy brushes to clean out the long runs of lint at L and M I think.
I hope the expo was fun, when I went to town early I saw the signs. I am sure it would have been more fun than working!
Thanks for letting Chance and his company out! :)

Country Whispers said...

Your welcome Jo!
Glad that it worked for you too!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Ice cream looks wonderful, we're making some Saturday, God willing.

Anonymous said...

Wow Mom you look great!!! I wish I could have joined u!!! Odda looks good too!! Love ya! From steph