Well guys I am finally back to the blogosphere ! Even though I returned on June 8th, my son was still on leave until the 13th, so needless to say, I never once even checked an email...I was washing all those disgustingly filthy camo's with socks so stiff they felt like they still had feet in them !!! I had to wash those uniforms 3 times to get all the dirt out of them !!! His dress uniforms looked immaculate, but when I opened his sea bags the smell made me almost (hehe) not miss the boy !!! Then of course, we had a little get together with his friends and some family who couldnt make it to graduation and then I made all his favorite meals that were too elaborate to make at the vacation condo...you get the idea...trying to spend every second I could with him because he has 59 days of infantry school and then ???? Afghanistan ? Libya ? Who knows and I selfishly wanted every moment I could get with him and never picked up my rug hooking, never pulled a stitch on a project, never glanced at my or any other blogs...My spare minutes were used up secretly crying and worrying, which could almost be categorized as a second hobby of mine !
So, I have been dead-dog tired, but now that my son has safely reported for duty at Camp Leguene, I am back in action too ! I have not forgotten about my giveaway. I will be drawing the names tonight as soon as I get them all typed out and will post that asap. I know I set a pretty high goal and didnt make it, but you guys are all so terrific and after having spent all morning reading all your sweet comments that I wish I could make each one of you a hooked gift. I will try to get all your posts answered as soon as I can too. Truly you are all just so wonderful and I have really missed you. I am so anxious to see what y'all (hehe, guess my trip rubbed off on me) have been up to since I have been gone.
Oh and for those of you who wanted to know how my trip to Savannah went and eating at Paula Deen's place...here are some pics and then I will give you the details.
Now, let me tell you though that I was a little disappointed though and here's why. I had been dreaming of going here for years. I just love the woman behind the business, all of her gumption and her truly American story of starting her life over in her 40's with just a few hundred dollars and building a wildly successful empire...she's been an inspiration to me and I so completely agree with her philosophy that a little butter makes everything taste better. I guess I had it built up that is was going to be the BEST meal of my life. Now, it was delicious, no doubt about it, but the best meal of my life ? Nope, sadly no. But did I receive one of THE BEST compliments EVER that day ? Yep, happily yes. When the meal was done and everyone finally ate their last bite of their delicious chocolate gooey butter cake (which was THE BEST thing on the menu in my humble opinion since it consists of 2 of my favorite ingredients...butter and chocolate), I looked around the table and asked the family what they thought ? They said it was really good, but not what they were expecting either since I had been talking about how this was definately going to be the best meal they had ever eaten. Now, I know this sounds like bragging..., well , um, HELLO, I am bragging here, but they said it was a wonderful meal, but that was just like the everyday meals they get at home when we have Sunday dinner. Good Lord, my family thinks I can cook as well as the queen of comfort food herself !!!! Of course I started to cry...it had been one heck of a sentimental week already and this was just the icing on the cake for me ! Never in my life would I have thought my cooking was even in the same league with Paula Deen's.
I am glad we went to The Lady & Sons and would encourage everyone to go if you're in Savannah. My hats off to Miss Paula who has helped make me the cook I am today. But in the future, if I am going to drop 100 bucks on lunch it will be for a type of food I dont know how to make or is pricey to begin with like steak and lobster perhaps. But I think that having my family give me that nice of a compliment might just have been worth the price of admission. WOW, what a trip !
OK, guys, you;re probably all sick of hearing all this stuff that has nothing to do with the Prim world, so I will go for now...will post the giveaway winner later and give you the details on the largest thrift shop I have ever been to later on and share my wool score !!!
Grace to you,