A. She has been spending her time dipping her toes into the pristine aquamarine waters off the dock in front of a rental bungalow in Bora Bora.
B. She was busy preparing for her favorite holiday of the year, Halloween, and was hoping to spread the joy posts out so that the last day coincides with October 31.
C. She has been swamped with dehydrating, freezing, and canning tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples, peppers, salsa, and squash. Did I mention apples? Oh yeah, and apples. And more carrots.
Which one did you pick?
A. Nope. It will take me a couple of decades of devoted couponing to accomplish this feat.
B. Another nope. I hate Halloween! More on this controversial subject in another post.
C. Aw, you peeked at my gray hair and fruit-stained fingernails, didn't you? Or did you hear me utter these words a few days ago, "I can't wait for winter."
Seriously, although preserving food is a colossal pain in the patootie, I am grateful that we have been blessed with an abundance. And even though I have to spend my days being someone I am not, i.e. a domestic diva, I am confident that this coming winter, having food to eat will make all the stress (oh, trust me, canning food is stressful) worth it.
Let's bring on the joy! Today's joy is brought to you by...
The color yellow!
The last time I recall wearing yellow, I was in college and had bought a bright yellow ski jacket. Not that I've ever skied. (Shhh...don't tell Utah, home of the greatest snow on earth, that I said that.) Since then, I have never purposely bought any yellow clothes.
That doesn't stop yellow from being the most joyous color ever! (Shh..don't tell purple--it thinks that because it's my favorite color, I can't say anything nice about any other color.)
My yellow back yard
Someone's random yellow tree
Em's happy yellowness
Happy yellow grandson with a toddler-proof indoor basketball
Lemons are such a happy fruit, despite their ability to make us pucker
The nice thing about yellow pens, is that they never run out--
what can you really use them for besides highlighting?
Teenage joy--the trampoline
I meant to take a picture of that yellow boy joy toy known as TONKA,
but some yellow-haired two-year-old distracted me.