Daily Archives: August 22, 2010
I am thinking… ~that I am going to take a break from canning until apples are ready. I might make lemon or raspberry curd if the urge strikes, but no pressure.
I am thankful for… ~the way I was raised. There are certain things I value that are a dying way of life…home grown produce, canned or frozen for the winter; home grown meat with no steroids or monkey business in it; hard work and simple pleasures like laughing and talking with friends and family.
I am wearing… ~a teal capped sleeve shirt and tan leggings.
I am remembering… ~what a great time I had with my parents picking blackberries this week. I genuinely enjoyed my time with them.
I am going… ~to spend more time with my parents. I didn’t really do this while I was in the throes of depression and I miss visiting with them.
I am currently reading…”Under the Dome” by Stephen King. Excellently written as always. Just finished Delay, Deny, Defend, a book about the inner workings of the insurance industry in the US.
I am hoping…~that I can get Little Man on schedule for school bedtime. He’s fighting it for all he’s worth. This continues. He doesn’t want summer bed time to end…EVER.
On my mind… ~paying down/paying off bills. It’s coming along nicely, but I want more progress.
Noticing that… ~the leaves are starting to turn.
Pondering these words… “You are my sunshine, my little sunshine…” I used to sing this to both my boys when they were really little. They are both still my sunshines, more now than ever.
From the kitchen… ~Lasagna, Chicken Sandwiches, Pulled pork and no more canning. Last week alone I made seedless blackberry jam (2 batches), seedless raspberry jam and pear butter. I need a little break to keep it fun.
Around the house… ~general maintenance. Getting ready to tackle the basement. That is a real job, two rooms of ugly.
One of my favorite things ~spending time with my girlfriends. I don’t really have very many, so when I do get to do something fun with one of them, it’s always great.