Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ramblings ...

Oh my darling husband - gave me some great birthday gifts!!
First:

Simply In Season Cookbook
I can't wait to make some recipes in there!! It all looks so yummy!!!

Second:

Complete Canning Set
I have been wanting this since last fall - so I was extremely excited to get it!

Excellent gifts that made me smile for sure! =)

In other news, I'm not sure that I told you, but I am now working weekends out of the house. Overall, it's a good job to have and it's good for me. But, truthfully, I hate it! I hate leaving the house on the two days that my husband is not working. I miss being home and with the family. And it's tiring work! I am so tired! I'm working at a nursery right now - so I'm constantly on my feet and I'm moving plants and helping customers and watering and rearranging and all sorts of fun things like that. Although I am learning a lot about plants. My first weekend (3 weekends ago) I could not answer any questions at all. Now I can answer about, oh, maybe 30% of what I'm asked. Thankfully I never work alone and I can always find someone else to answer the question (and then I listen carefully to try to learn the answer!).

It has come in handy because today we broke up the ground to start preparing for the garden. We have the fence up to keep the bunnies out. And I have brought lots of plants home to go in (I think I have too many actually and I doubt it will all fit, but that's okay! We have tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, potatoes, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and a few other things. I can't wait to get them in the ground, but for real, the weather has been AWFUL. We haven't had two good days in a row on a weekend yet. May 15 is our frost-free date and well, we aren't planting anything yet because although I doubt it will frost, it is getting down close to 32 around here still.

I promise though take pictures of it through out the season. And I'm hoping we get enough out of to allow me to use that canning kit a LOT as the year progresses. Regardless, I'll be canning lots because I'll get veggies from the same farm I am working at right now.

Aside from all of that, I have been knitting a bit, sewing a bit, and reading a bit lately. Promise to update it all soon, but this week is going to be crazy busy.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, I knew you were busy...but I didn't know how busy. I think you will be answering 100% of the questions in no time, because that's just what kind of a girl you are....:) I hope the canning goes well for you. It's something I have done, but not for years now.

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  2. I'm sorry that you are tired. Guess that's what work does to us, especially when there's children to love. I do know that you miss them and hubby; but yes, it does sound like a great job to have. Maybe, eventually your days will change from week ends to week days.
    I think your are going to enjoy that canner, too. I love the satisfaction preserving food gives me.

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  3. I'm with Tina you will know everything soon enough!

    It is hard working when you know hubby is at home with the kiddos, I did that for a season and I was exhausted and my eart broke.

    I covet your canner, seriously! You can't post how wonderful it is! ;)

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  4. Wow, you are such a handy person. I have fond memories of living with my dad and stepmom during the summer, when we would plant a garden. We had a huge yard and lots of room for all kinds of good things. I loved eating green beans right off the stalk -- delicious! My stepmother would then can a lot from the garden and serve the veggies up through the fall and winter. Best wishes for a great gardening season!

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Seeing your comments makes me smile! Thank you so much =)