All I could think about was the deliciousness of blueberries, and how very thankful I am that I have a God who is so loving to make such wonderful food!
Fred naturally turned it into a competition. "I bet I can pick more than you can." Ha!--fine game as far as I was concerned! Anything to keep him focused on winning, and not on how much I was likely to spend on buckets full of mouthwatering yumminess.
Of course, I made the mistake of feeding my family Mexican food for dinner. Too many beans. Fred kept gassing the area, and the kids and I would be forced to move upwind. Call it his secret weapon.
He underestimated me, though. Something about the passion of berries got my blood flowing, and I easily topped a bucket before he did. In fact, I would have stayed, maybe all night, if my husband had not dragged me away.We took the Artist and Naturalist with us, and left the LiveWire and Little Lad. When LiveWire got into his carseat, at my parents' house, he saw the blueberries and grabbed a bag for the ride home. That's my boy!
Just so you know, my new "gift list" has only one thing on it: blueberry plants! I told Fred that's what I want for Valentines, Mother's Day, my birthday, Christmas, you name it. Just buy me a plant here and there!
In fact, my long-term plan now is to live out in the country somewhere and have some geese (just because I like them,) and berry plants of all kinds, a huge veggie garden, and an orchard. Oh, yeah. MmmHmmm! That's what Eden must have been like.
Actually, you all know I love my yellow cottage and I've put a lot of love into it. It would be hard to leave. Too bad we can't just pick it up and drop it somewhere out in the woods...