I took a couple of weeks to think about this. With the proper southern baby girl, I was questioning whether or not I should continue the website. The nice comments were certainly helpful. I also thought back to my motivation for starting this project. I hadn't mentioned this before I don't believe, but we did have some difficulty in becoming parents. I started writing to take my mind off of a particularly devasting event now 3 years ago. This has been such a positive experience. I have tried new things and gotten to know some really nice people in the process. Thank you to all who have been visiting the website. Please spread the word, and we will keep going. Feel free to send suggestions of what I should try in order to become a Proper Southern Woman.
I cooked dried pintos beans this week. I am not as ashamed as I should be to say that I felt like I was on Little House on the Prairie. Typically, I would open a can, but I went all out and put water and dried beans in a slow cooker. I'm claiming "from scratch" on this one. What I didn't realize was the quantity. We have two plus a child that eats like a baby bird. We didn't need forty gallons. I did freeze some and then made chili. I realize that it is hot outside. A missionary at GA camp once told me that they drink hot tea in hot climates to stay cool. She also made us drink hot tea from a cup made of notebook paper. I don't think they actually did that in the country in which she served; if they had notebook paper, I suspect they had cups. You have to put on a show for 10 year olds, I suppose. Anyway, the dried beans were good, but took a little scrubbing to remove from the baby girl's hair.
I have to decide whether or not to continue Proper Southern Woman. Let me know if it is worth the investment. :)
We have been out of town, so I have had little time to post anything. It was the Proper Southern Baby Girl's first birthday, and we are overachievers. We took her to the Magic Kingdom on her birthday. Please do not tell me that she will not remember it. I am fully aware of that. The rest of us remember it and will tell her about it. We just thought it would be fun, and it was. I highly recommend the Winnie the Pooh lunch at the Crystal Palace. They made her day very special. We were there for quite a while, but it was worth it to hear the little one giggle as she played with Tigger. And, nothing was a special as seeing her giant smile when she saw her friend, Mickey Mouse. Now, we must plan the little one's first trip to the beach. I am thinking Tybee Island. What do you think?