http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Dill-Bread. If you want to impress your guest,bake some of this bread, roast a chicken, toss a nice salad and serve them picnic style out on a blanket spread out on the lawn. There's nothing finer! Who says entertaining has to be expensive or complicated?
My dear friends, I have a prayer request. Let us all pray for the poor farmers. This drought is really taking a toll on them. I just read today that 97% of the cherry crop was destroyed and also heard that the corn crop is in jeopardy. Since corn is widely used in food, not to mention to feed livestock, we can only wonder how expensive groceries will be this fall. A prayer for the farmer is a prayer for all.
Speaking of droughts, I've read that some people are having trouble with their tomatoes. A lot have blossom end rot, which is caused by the lack of water, or inconsistent watering. It leaches out the calcium. Tomatoes need consistent watering, strangely, if you get a big rain storm it can leach out the calcium also. I once heard that you must treat your garden like a guest and give it a nice long drink of cold water to refresh it. That is why, this summer, I haven't accomplished much. Too busy watering!
Now for something silly. I wanted to cut my hair, but I have a major phobia of hairdressers. It seems they never listen to me. I could go in with a picture of a six foot high beehive and request it and will come out with a bowl cut. Bowl cuts, seem to be my lot in life. The other problem with my hair is that it is what my hairdresser call heavy and silky, which is just an euphemism for stick straight and doesn't hold a curl. It's a teenager's dream, they wouldn't need to use any straightening irons, that's for sure. But on a fifty year old woman, it's not so dreamy. I try to pin it up, but the silky part resists pins and elastics, so I always look disheveled. So anyway, I was studying hair-dos, trying to find the perfect one for me. First you have to determine what your face shape is, which is where the troubles begins. The experts disagree. On one web site, they'll show a starlet as having a round face, on another site, she's considered square and on yet another they think she has an oval face. So if they can't figure out face shapes, how in the world can I? Oval faces are the shape we are all supposed to strive toward. But who determined that this was the ideal and why? What's wrong with a sweet round face or a pretty little heart shaped one? Why must we all strive to look alike? What a boring world it would be. It reminds me of the 80s when everyone was wearing shoulder pads, because we heard on Oprah that shoulder pads balance our bottom heavy figures. We all went around looking like linebackers. The silly things we do for fashion. You don't see men behaving this way, by the way. We women are so hard on ourselves. Remember when getting our colors done was the thing to do? I went around wearing colors I hated because they were supposed to be flattering. Never liked to draw attention to myself with bright colors. Wonder if the look on my face from feeling uncomfortable in orange and gold, made me look attractive? Long story short, I decided not to cut my hair. Guess if women my age don't have long hair, I'll be considered eccentric.
You know, the word, eccentric, is a wonderful word. I so often read on blogs, that people considered themselves outsiders and that they don't fit in. If we would only consider ourselves eccentric and artistic instead. It's really just a matter of attitude. Just have the confidence to be the authentic you! The people that love you, will still love you, and those who can't accept you as you are, are not true friends anyhow.
Having at length accepted my place in the universe; mine and no other; I grow quiet like my hemlock tree; tranquil, like my elm.