Friday, May 27, 2011

Serendipity

I came home tonight to a filthy house, a lame dog (that will likely need knee surgery) and a hankering for a glass of wine, a good book and a warm breezy evening sitting outside in the shade of the big maple.

Instead, I got on the phone to call the Vet and refilled an RX for Rimadyl (doggie NSAID).  Drove to said Vet in a "frog choker" (heavy, heavy thunderstorm), shelled out my $22 dollars and asked the Vet to call me Monday to discuss surgery. 

Once I got back to the house, SM pulled in beat down from another day trying to earn a buck.  "What's for supper?"  He asked.

"How about Pizza?"  Since I'm gluten free I stopped making my own bread and pizza dough.  Pillsbury to the rescue.  While I'm fixing dinner, I'm filling SM in on the likely game plan for Ginny's patella surgery.  (Hell, I can't afford $66 dollars a month so that she can be pain free.  She's only 6 years old.  I'm a wimp when my pups are sick or hurting.  SM agrees.)

Then suddenly he brightens up. 

"Have I got a surprise for you.  And it didn't cost me anything!!!" 

"Oh yeah?"  I asked stirring the mushrooms that were frying up.

"Yeah...A (customer) and I were talking about canning...(How did that conversation start?)...and he told me I was welcome to take 5 boxes of jars that his Mom used to can with out of his basement.  Free!"

"Free?!?" I squeaked.

"Yep...come and see!"  

So I went out into the garage while SM dodged the raindrops and brought in the booty.



Nice old jars.

Kerr...

Ball...



And Golden Harvest.  All quart jars.  60+.  I'll just have to buy the lids. 

Score! 

SM gets BIG bonus points for this!  Gotta love that man!  (I think he was just as excited as I was.  He says it took him back to his childhood seeing all those old jars.)

Ooops!  I forgot about the mushrooms frying on the stove!  I ran back inside.  Slightly crispy but just fine.  I threw the pizza on the stone, grabbed a glass of wine and watched the downpour.

So Ginny's not limping now and the mushrooms didn't catch fire.  The house is still filthy, but I don't care cause I've had more than one glass of wine.  I've got a husband praising me that it was the best pizza he's ever eaten and a pile of jars in the garage waiting for me to fill them.


Life is good.

6 comments:

  1. Tami - I'm happy for you - all those lovely jars :-)

    You sound upbeat - wonderful. Here's to an excellent weekend...

    Dani
    (and why can I comment on your blog but no-one else's - driving me crazy LOL, and yes, I reported it to Blogger on Tuesday when it first happened to me)

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  2. tami-If you could see me drooling over your jars...and free, no less.

    Okay, a mother lode of free jars, rain and homemade pizza. Does life get any better?

    Baked polenta slices make a great substitute for pizza crust. I'm gonna be posting soon on a gluten-free homemade crust, as we eat pizza at least twice a month here.


    Enjoy your jackpot!!!

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  3. tami-I had the same problem posting comments. You need to uncheck the box that says "Stay signed in" and you should be fine.

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  4. Oooo...Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Ain't life grand! Wonderful husband! Can't wait to see what you fill those beautiful jars with...yummy!

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