July 30, 2007

Sunday At Mama's

It ended up bein' a pretty darn good day.

A table laden with food. A homemade ice cream cake set a-fire. Some laughter and hugs. Yeah, a pretty darn good day.

It was good to spend quality time with my family. It's been a very VERY long time since that has happened. Oh, there are always "reasons" - someones having a bad day. Someones got things on their mind. Whatever. All that really matters is that yesterday, July 29, 2007, was a damned good day in my family.

The laughter that filled the kitchen as 'we three girls' worked together was a wonderful treat. The teasing was missing some of the acidic feel it so often has. We worked together and had fun doing it.

And it all served to RE-remind me of a lesson I just can't seem to learn. It's all about the memories.

For years now, I've had the misconception that in order to be successful I had to have nice THINGS. Good furniture, a house well equipped, beautiful clothes. And every chance I got, I bought a "memory". Something to remind me of a special time or place.

But you know what? Things go away. They get lost, broken, beat-up, gone. But that video in my mind is still there. Thanks to this blog the transcripts of those videos are written down. And shared.

Yesterday I walked away with 27 quarts of corn and a memory. The corn will be gone in less than a year. That memory of Mama and Dee and I laughing at me dancing in the kitchen, corn everywhere? Or Mama standing at the sink doubled over in laughter, eyes sparkling watching Dee and I try and bag that corn up? Yeah, that I'll have forever.

Posted by Tammi at July 30, 2007 07:30 AM | TrackBack

sounds like a great day. :)

and wow, that's a lot of corn.

Posted by: sarahk at July 30, 2007 07:52 AM

Sounds wonderful!! :)

Posted by: pam at July 30, 2007 11:44 AM

I always like a project to keep family hopping, then there is little time for the other stuff that might come up...

A project is always fun

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 30, 2007 06:10 PM

Oh wow... that's great!

Posted by: Richmond at July 30, 2007 06:56 PM
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