Thursday, September 24

Life is Busy! Too Busy!

Sorry I have been so negligent in  posting lately, life has been busy and not in a good way!
I haven't done much quilting, but I'm making a surprise Halloween wall hanging I will show a little later. (the recipient may read my blog). I did manage to finish my large batik quilt and send it to the long arm quilter. This one may be donated to a cause close to my heart. I still haven't decided which quilt to donate or since the Fall auction has been  postponed until Spring, I may just make another one. 

Then there has been canning. Our tomatoes have been coming on so fast I can't give enough away and don't want to waste them so, I'm making spaghetti sauce and canning it. It takes about 8 hours for the tomatoes and seasonings to cook down enough. I start with a huge stock pot FULL of peeled tomatoes, onions, celery, parsley, garlic, basil and seasonings and then cook till it is just a little less than 1/2 full. I have to stir it often so, no naps for me. We also got the cider press out, made and canned 100 quarts of apple juice. YUM! We make so much because we like to give it to friends and neighbors.

Yesterday was a work day and I got a call from my son needing to go to the emergency room. It seems like he tore a disc in his back or something similar. He was in a lot of pain. They said they couldn't do too much but did give him steroids, muscle relaxers and tylenol 600 mg. Not much in my not so humble opinion but he is doing better today so I guess I will have to relinquish my medical diploma!

Today, I have to make applesauce and finish canning the pears, give my husband a haircut, go to the bank and do the grocery shopping. Yikes, what a day off huh?

See you in the funny papers as my dad used to say. Have a good one. Carline


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I know I shouldn't feel this way but since I have a wedding in a couple weeks it is nice that our garden didn't really amount to much this year. Even though my husband worked hard, it just didn't work out for some reason. It ended up nice for me because of all the stuff going on. It is good to see someone has some bounty from their garden to harvest.

Micki said...

I love working in my garden too...what wonderful produce you have gotten from it. I hope that your son is better soon. You take care too!


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