Are you welcoming in 2018 with open arms?
I am. I totally am.
2017 was a lot. I’m not going to tell you I loved every minute of it because let’s be honest, nauseous, contraction selfies are not showing up in anyone’s top 9. I will say that I loved the vast majority of those minutes though. So many firsts and so much learning. Learning about my self, my relationship, my kid, just so much….
Like just about everyone who’s into canning, I get excited every year at the prospect of tomato season. The one time of year when tomatoes are available in abundance. The one time of year when you can get your hands on a fresh sun ripened tomato. Tomatoes harvest at just the right time and eaten right away can actually be startlingly sweet and flavorful.
Around here, corn is only supposed to be “knee high by the fourth of July” as the saying goes, so that means we aren’t seeing much for fresh ears locally. Thankfully our friends just south of us are already starting to get some perfectly sweet ripe corn and it’s showing up at farmers markets stands….
A few weeks ago I had my first baby shower. Yes, I had two. We decided to have one in Chuck’s hometown as well as my own to make it easier for people, especially the older ladies to attend. The first one was held at my dear friend Amanda’s house for all of our local people….