Sorry to those of you who love coming here on Thursdays to get your thankfulness on, but I have nothing for you today. Sure, I’m thankful, but my brain seems to think that it can’t handle cranking out any meaningful thankful words right now. I have a new 93-year-old pen pal named Grandma Joy who has lightened my heart the last couple weeks with a recipe that has been in her family since 1890 (at least) and stories of Dennis’ ancestors from when they came to homestead in Abilene, KS. I got a bunch of great fortunes (a take out place went crazy with the fortune cookies and put five in a sack for one order) that said I will be successful in my endeavors. (Not that I put any stock in fortunes, but they are fun and affirming. :)) And things I can’t even think of right now. Like I said, my brain is kind of on strike.
So yes, I’m thankful, but all I have for you is a breakdown of my current state of affairs. I’m only going to be posting a few things within the next couple weeks, things I already had scheduled. Because, here it is, confession time. You knew it was coming but I haven’t admitted how close it is. Fair time!
I signed up for 50 baking contests (!) and right now, have only baked and frozen like ten things. And I have only SIX DAYS to get the rest done. Although I won’t be actually entering all 50 I signed up for, I’m going to do as many as I can (it’s a 1 1/2 hour round trip so I like to make entering the fair worth the drive) and so I won’t be blogging or much of anything else online. I also have a family reunion, a baby shower, two birthdays, and two potlucks all coming up in the next couple weeks. Not to mention a certain doctor appointment that I’m pretty nervous about. Crazy times, man. ;)
Please don’t get your hopes up for me this year because I don’t’ want to disappoint you! I almost hate to tell you I’m entering the fair at all since I probably won’t win anything this year, but I suppose you’d think I was crazy if I made 27 banana breads to find the best one and try to beat my baking nemesis, and then didn’t enter any of them at the fair. OK, so obviously I’m crazy either way, but I’m not a quitter and I’m seeing this crazy quest through to the end. Anyway, I’m not entering many things I’ve already won ribbons for in previous years because I wanted to try some new things this year and since I’m limited on time, I decided to cut back by nixing most of those I’ve won ribbons for already. Which means I likely won’t get many. Just warning you. I hate letting you guys down so I’m doing it in advance. lol
So yeah, that’s pretty much what’s going on. I’m sorry for the lack of a Thankful Thursday today, but I will make it up to you soon!! And I do have a post tomorrow–it was an easy one I scheduled earlier this month. And one next week! So I’ll still be present, even while absent. :) See you soon! I will update on the fair stuff in the second week of September. Peace out!