Saturday, August 29, 2009

Curtains and Quilts

That's right. That's what I'm going to be doing this next few days. Funny how the chill in the air brings on the need to do all things domestic. It has been getting into the lower forties at night here, and staying cool a little longer in the mornings. So, as happens every year, the domestic diva in me awakens! That is why I have spent the last few weeks canning, cleaning, baking, and quilting. I forsee a long and crafty winter.

In the spirit of cooking, I made the worlds best fresh tomato soup last night for dinner. Now I have to figure out how to trick my family into eating it every night until I run out of tomatoes. (That is after the seven thousand tomatoes on my plants actually start to turn red!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Should have written sooner!

I know, you all thought I'd dropped off the face of the planet. No such luck! I just got very lazy with my posts. So here it is, canning season, and I have been one busy beaver! I have put up Peach Jam, Blackberry Vanilla Jam, Chokecherry Syrup, Sour Cherry Jam and made Refrigerator Pickles. Not to mention the batch of 40 homemade breadsticks. So, yeah, my kitchen has been crazy.

During all of this canning and baking my sewers backed up. SO... No dishes, no showers, no laundry. This is the second time. Lucky me, I have an awesome plumber! He is downstairs as I type cleaning my drains. Thank goodness for awesome plumbers! I can flush again! Vive la toilette!

Other than all of that, school started again for my two oldest kids. Back into the swing of things, and back to learning. I hope everyone has a great school year, and we all remember the last days of summer to hold us through this LONG winter!