Yesterday we went shopping at Valli Produce in Rockford. We fill our car with fruits and veggies and then come home...and I wash it all, cut some of it up, package things for the freezer, and get pooped putting all this food away. Finding room for everything is a job in itself. It lasts us for about two weeks and then we go again.
This morning I was to report to Church to help these three ladies set up for the going away party for our Priest tomorrow. It will be his last Sunday with us and we want things to be really special. Barb's car was loaded with fresh fruit, cheeses, bagels, cookies, crackers, trail mix, coffee cakes, and the makings for lemonade and coffee. We unloaded the car...bringing in bags of melons. We had watermelons, cantaloupes, honey dew, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and pineapples. These all had to be washed, and cut up, and arranged in colorful bowls. Tomorrow they will be put on trays and decorated with strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi. We have done this before and know all the tricks to make it go faster. The tables are all set with floral centerpieces to be made tomorrow. A table with a guest book and a basket for cards is by the door. So, I kind of felt like home there this morning as I worked doing much the same as I did yesterday in my own kitchen....only this is on a much bigger scale. We work well together and have fun joking and talking to make the time go by faster. We love summer parties...the tables look so festive with all the bright colors. I hope that he enjoys his last days here with us. We will miss him terribly, but will welcome a new Priest with joy.
This is half of a huge refrigerator...getting filled up with bowls of fruit.