Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It won't be long...

Till it's football time in Tennessee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Around this time of year I start getting tired of the heat and I'm ready for the cool crisp air of fall, but most of all I'm ready for some football. I love football, it is truely a passion. I love to have tailgate food, friends over and I get so wrapped up in a game that it is almost silly. I think I love football more than my husband does, although he gets pretty wrapped up in it too. I have reserved season tickets to the local high school games, I print out all of the schedules for our favorite college and pro teams, I plan get togethers, vacations or any necessary trips around the football schedules and my house turns orange and two shades of blue for football (funny how all our favorite teams have these colors in common). I love it. This year we will have to work around the baby, but I don't think that will be a problem. She needs to learn from a young age what is important in life, FOOTBALL. We have already started teaching her to say "Go Vols!". For those of you who might be as crazy as I am, and have started to look at the fall line ups, here is a great link to remind you of last year and get you excited about the future.

Let's hear it, REBS! Go Vols! How about those Titans! And charge on Broncos! Let's get ready for a great season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Look for local boy, Eric Taylor, on the LP Field this year for the Titan's defense. We are really proud of him.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Well, I canned my first batch last night and we chose Salsa. I cheated a little and got a seasoning mix to use, but we ended up with a good salsa. Clark really liked the flavor and it had just enough punch. Since most of my tomatoes are still green and they are larger tomatoes, not best for salsa or tomato paste, we bought 8 lbs. of Roma tomatoes from a farmer friend that Clark works with. It made 5 pints of salsa and all the lids were sealed good by this morning. So far, so good. Now tonight we will work on pickles. We also bought 15lbs. of pickling cucumbers and again I bought a cheat packet of dill pickle seasoning for the brine. I can't wait to work on it tonight. I enjoy seeing fresh food preserved. It brings back a lot of memories of how my family would pull together and put up food from our garden when I was young and it has become something that Clark and I enjoy doing together. I think my parents and grandmothers are impressed with us too.