I am a lone farmer again. The parents + sister + beagle + lab are back in Texas, leaving me with my garden and barkers.
Our Florida trip was lots of fun. We visited sites such as:
Tarpon Springs had great Greek food, dolphins, and shoulder-burning sun:(
My cousin’s segregated HS graduation (kidding! the smart kids wear white gowns, the regulars are in green.)
Back at the farm….
I have eight weeks of work left, followed by a trip to Denver to see The Boy, followed by a move to NC, followed by the beginning of graduate school. Exciting!
My plants are all doing fabulously, despite my being gone for a week and mother nature slacking on her watering responsibilities. I have baby tomatoes, zucchini, and yellow squash on the plants already, as well as cantaloupe and butternut vines that are starting their growth spurts (those vines seriously grow a foot a day later in the summer!)
Without my mom here (I was spoiled for the past 4 months!), I am now responsible for:
grass mowing (my least enjoyed chore)
Sheff’s middle-of-the-night wake ups (why does he need to go out 2-3 times each night??!)
planning all meals (kinda enjoyable though!)
mouse duty (yes, they are back in the bathroom vanity, chewing up my make up sponges… eww!)
Oh… and you didn’t think I could write a Pyrex-less post, did you?
Look what I picked up in Florida!
My first complete refrigerator set! It may appear bizarre to meet a fellow (yet stranger) Pyrex collector in the parking lot of Starbucks for a purchase, but that’s me. I had heard that Florida was the mecca of vintage Pyrex, as all the elderly snowbirds (who have a lot of Pyrex) eventually die and leave their Pyrex behind. I hope that’s not too morbid sounding, but it’s true! So.. I started searching the Tampa and Orlando craigslist weeks before my trip for possible sales :)
This particular seller was very friendly, another collector who has decided to focus on just pinks (more of a treasure hunt for those!) and even held this set for me as I traveled all the way from TN! She packed it all up carefully for me too – thanks!
So… my new apartment in Chapel Hill is going to be full of Pyrex, and particularly this Butterfly Gold pattern. This makes 19 pieces that I own in this pattern, including mugs, juice glasses, casserole dishes and various mixing bowls. Success!
Let’s just hope my new roommate doesn’t mind…..
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