What can I possibly say about why I haven’t written for so long? Let’s see:
1. I was doing homework.
I’ve been taking on-line courses since January in Horticulture from the U of MN in order to become a master gardener. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I didn’t realize it was going to be SO MUCH-this picture is just the book. The real work is done on-line.
My favorite section:
My least favorite section:
I confided to another master gardener that I was very nervous about answering questions because, well, I won’t know the answer. He told me that I only need to know one answer – “I don’t know the answer to that but I’ll look it up and get back to you”. Good advice I think.
2. My dog ate my homework.
OK, that is old news – it happened a long time ago and I’m sure Baxter didn’t mean to eat my newly finished pillow. He’s almost perfect now……
3. I was busy babysitting.
What can I say? Wouldn’t you?
4. I was involved with Garden Day.
I’m still a master gardener “intern”, but I have to help with the annual Garden Day. It’s a big deal here. 42 speakers, 90+ class offerings. Trying to pick the 5 classes you want the most is a challenge. We served lunch to somewhere between 600 to 700 that day. Flower pots held Honey popovers filled with chicken salad – they were so good. And the cake pops for dessert were equally yummy. These are just a few of the lunches being prepared.
5. I was on a Tour --- of Tables as a fundraiser for an organization that provides services to people that help them stay in their own homes. Our theme this year was the Wizard of Oz:
I designed the booklet as well as the tickets which were also bookmarks -
Each table was decorated with a kid’s book as it’s theme. Our menu included:
Auntie Em’s famous Chicken Salad with Kansas Croissants, Emerald City Salad and over the rainbow fruit. Each table hostess provided their dessert to match her theme.
Some events might have a kids menu that would include a corn dog, chips, fruit, knox blocks and a drink. At our event, kids’ meals were: Toto on a Stick, Munchkin Munchies, Rainbow Fruit, Wicked Witch Wigglers and Lollipop Punch. They also got a bottle of Glinda the Witch’s bubbles.
There were 14 tables. I took pictures of 13 tables – say what? And guess whose table was the one I didn’t get a picture of? Yuppers – Jean & I did a Wizard of Oz table but I have no picture to prove it. Jean dressed her American Girl doll as Dorothy – even had the ruby slippers and Toto in a little basket. Our dessert was cupcakes:
I made the raffle quilt:
Dorothy had to work extra hard because of course she had to sing her trademark song – Somewhere Over etc, etc.
Let’s say that you were just now arriving. You’d have to start on the Lollipop Lane:
Then follow the Yellow Brick Road:
then under the Rainbow on your way to see the Wizard in the Land of Oz.
The little sign on his arm says: “well what would you do with a brain if you had one?” Gosh, that is so profound. Don’t you think?