Saturday, December 19, 2015

My git up and go

I am whupped and Jilda did most of the work today. We cooked for several members of her family that are celebrating birthdays in December.  She baked a ham, prepared butterbeans, rutabagas, baked sweet potatoes, mac and cheese. I whipped up a pone of cornbread, Jilda's sister Pat brought collards, and our sister-in-law Debbie brought a grape salad. Our niece Samantha brought green been caserole. The food was out of this world. 

I ran to the store before everyone arrived to grab a bag of ice and on the way back, I drove by a field of what looked like cattails growing in a filed of sage, but I've never seen cattails grow except close to water so I'm not sure what they were, but I like the way the sun played on their tassles so I stopped and snapped a photo.

We sat around for a long while enjoying each others company, but by the time everyone left and we cleaned up the kitchen I realized that my git up and go got up and went. 


  1. They do look like cattails.

  2. You've reminded me of one of my late dad's favorite expressions My get up and go got up and went.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful Southern meal. Busy days like that are wonderful, but like you leave me tired out too. It's a good kind of tired though.

  4. The meal sounds delicious and I am sure it more than fits the bill. I always like your eye for a good 'shot'. I like it when I read a man say 'WE cleaned up the kitchen', most of the ladies do put forth a lot of effort around a holiday. Some men never seem to know that.
    The best to you guys.

  5. Anonymous2:09 PM

    I have no idea where your git up & go went, but I can assure, it didn't come here!!

  6. Extra bodies take extra energy. I have said for years that nothing makes me happier than to see my grandchildren come in the door... except to see them go back out. I love having them around but I am exhausted when they leave.

  7. I haven't seen your git up and go. Maybe someone stole it...cause they lost theirs.


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