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October 17th, 2007

We all have a favorite spoon. This one is mine. In honor of Raesha’s IRL Mousetrap game… this is my favorite spoon. Spoon-n-Tell. Spoon-Aid for Raesha. Won’t you join me?

When I was little, our kitchen was all aqua. Well, back then it turquoise. Oven, stove-top… even the fridge. Years later my mom had that fridge painted harvest gold. Can you imagine! Of course at the time harvest gold was all the rage. Right up there with avocado. So this spoon is all that’s left of my mom’s little Aqualand. I’m thinking it must at least be 40 - 50 years old and treat it as if it was one of the crown jewels of Casa de Zombie Chateau de Zom’bet. Caught hubby once using it to make ice tea - now I keep it hidden.

Because of the Great Watermelon Disaster at Raesha’s house, she wasn’t able to post the meme she learned about from Apron Thrift Girl. Such a wonderful Grateful meme ATG is starting (and I love her dinner table ritual… I’m gonna start that too) - I’m acting upon it as a general tag for Apron Thrift Girl’s meme. Again… won’t you join me?

I am grateful:

* For my family, my friends, my neighbors, my community, my pets and kind strangers.
* For the people in my community who greet you with a hearty “Good Morning!”
* For having an underground water tank while my neighborhood has been out of water since early October way too effing long.
* For rain.
* For not being eligible for Extreme Home Makeover.
* For Adam Carolla who makes me laugh and think.
* For Cheeze-It’s.

Note to Mr. My Love… MOVE. THAT. STOVE. (Please).

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18 Responses

  1. The fabulous June allegedly said:

    That spoon is so cute–love that color! Your gratitude list is wonderful–the home makeover item and Cheeze-Its made me laugh.

  2. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    OH my gosh girl….I love you so much….thank you for the awesome spoon love and for being my friend even on my grumpiest days. Today has been good….so far…I shouldn’t jinx myself as I’m heading in the kitchen to make dinner. Let’s see what debacle comes at me tonight.

  3. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    What a cool spoon. We all have our favorite spoon don’t we? That’s neat that it was your moms. Love the color.

  4. The fabulous Joanna allegedly said:

    Your list is awesome! I love Adam Corolla too - when I first moved to the States 8 years ago I spent many nights (when we were first married, poor, no TV! and my hubby was at work) in our humble apartment listening to Lovelines - that’s the first I had heard of him and I’m a fan! Oh yes and not being eligible for Extreme Home Makeover - though the homes are beautiful, I am grateful to not have the circumstances they have in order to get on the show.

    Great list!

  5. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    Isn’t it nice to have things like your spoon!

  6. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    If only my favorite spoon looked as cool! I love that color; it’s cool and fresh and fun.

  7. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    LOL… well, sadly I think I would be eligible for the home makeover show! Love your list, you always make me giggle! I’m so glad to hear you have water, that would be a hard thing to live without even for a few days.

  8. The fabulous Angela (Cottage Magpie) allegedly said:

    Sigh. Aqua love. Must have some. But first I have to completely relandscape my entire yard and renovate my entire house. Sigh. ~A :-)

  9. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    and i am grateful for meeting you sp!!

    ah, we had that exact spoon but in orange because our kitchen was the orange/brown combo. we even had a brown stove which in nz in those days was pretty wild stuff! i think mum still has the spoon. i’ll check.

    will e mail you soon!


  10. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    I love your aqua spoon. I wish I had one too. I do have a favorite spoon that was my grandmother’s. It’s stainless steel with wood at the end of the handle and the wood bit keeps falling off. But there’s no replacing it. The perfect spoon.

  11. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    That’s a great spoon. In a great yard. Of a great house. With great occupants. :) In a great place in the world. :)

  12. The fabulous WeeBit Wonky allegedly said:

    I have that very same spoon in RED!
    This week has been H*LL! I will email you soon.
    Don’t Forget Sewing Room Friday! :D

  13. The fabulous Yolanda allegedly said:

    I found your blog thru Paula’s and I come often to visit. Stay safe up there in Astoria during the storm.Although I am not a big romance reader I have found I like Debbie Maccomber too. lol.Thanks for the ling to Angelina who lives here in the same town I do.

  14. The fabulous Lizzy allegedly said:

    I love your spoon. I am actually working on a 50-60’s pattern using kitchen utensils. Just love em. Will you be at market next week in Houston?

  15. The fabulous Kairle allegedly said:

    That spoon is quite a treasure! ;-) Although I don’t have any valued spoons myself, your story reminded me of my DMIL’s kitchen with pink appiances. She had three small fridges built into the wall above a lower set of cabinets. I had never seen anything like them or the double pink oven doors! I’m sure they were something special back in the day! lol! She also had a spatula that she used specifically for serving her lime Jell-o salad with cottage cheese and pineapple at each Sunday dinner! I sure miss those days!

  16. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    That spoon is a treasure — and I love your list of gratitides!

  17. The fabulous Nan allegedly said:

    Love the spoon story! I don’t have a favorite spoon anymore - it got busted years ago! Waaaaaahhh! I do have a knife that was my mother’s, and it is very special to me. I only use it to level off cups of sugar and flour and whatever else when I bake. It’s sort of a tradition with me now - silly, aren’t I?
    Love your gratitudes, too.

  18. The fabulous Kelli allegedly said:

    Great list! I hope you are doing well. I am grateful for your creativity and great blog.

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