A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Aug 5, 2017

My Saturday Sighting Becomes A Milestone Moment...

Out and about at yet more yard sales this AM - I spotted this...

I hurried past thinking I'll get some of that 25 cents-an-ear
 corn on my way back... just enough for lunch.

Upon stopping I noticed the sign said 25 cents a dozen!  What?
A quick chat with the owner & I soon learned there was nothing amiss.  
She was simply well supplied and wanted someone else to benefit
 from her 'leftovers'.  Oh my!  Now anyone else who has no corn in
 their freezer would have surely taken most all that was there at this price.  
But you see - at 53 years old - I have never 'done up' corn by myself.  

My story in brief... 
I have a rare neuro arm disease that started when I was 16. 
There have been many things over the years that I haven't and
couldn't do.   Definitely not corn.  We have simply done without
 except what people have given us at times.  But my arms have improved 
in the last while and today I found myself wondering if I might now 
be well enough to give corn a whirl.  My Love assured he'd help if needed.
So I got a few dozen and we husked, cooked, cooled...


and the hard part for me... cut corn.  About 3 1/2 dozen.

Let's just say I cried some happy tears today. I did corn!  
And I did it all myself - except for help with husking.

 Granted - I didn't do a lot... but enough that now if I want to make
  baked corn - I'll actually have something to make it with.  
Cause we all know - baked corn with store bought corn just isn't the same.  

I'm just a little giddy and think I smiled through the whole process.
  I've been offering prayers of thanksgiving for sure.
Thanks for rejoicing with me!  ~Joyce


Earl Zimmerman said...

Oh so happy for you Joyce. Yes, I would say that is quite an accomplishment for you, knowing your journey. Praising God with you for his goodness! 😊 Mim

Tammy said...

What I blessing in both your find and your health! God is good!

D said...

Woo Hoo for Joyce, her 'helper', the generous corn bestower and our faithful Lord!! Deedy

Regina said...

Joyce, I'm so glad you were able to do your corn. And it looks delicious too😊

Betsy said...

That was a wonderful bargain for corn and I'm so happy you had the ability to "do it up". I can't stand for more than a few minutes at a time at the kitchen counter or sink so I do understand your satisfaction in doing the job all of the way through. Yay for you Joyce!

Beca said...

How can you pass that up? Bargain of the year maybe. I'm happy you came across it and were able to benefit from their surplus.
xx Beca


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