Saturday, July 12, 2008

I'm alive!!!

Phew - I continue to be quite busy and because of that, off-line for the most part.

This last week has probably been the busiest I've had so far this summer. But, I got what I needed done - although I still have lots more I need to do in the upcoming week too!

We threw a garage sale (with my mom) and I earned a little bit of money. I'm saving for a new camera. I am not sure specifically which camera I want to buy, but I want a digital SLR - well, I've wanted one for quite some time now - but I decided that it was time to get serious and save up for it! I still don't see me getting one for quite some time, but hey, at least I have something saved for it! LOL

I also had 24 pounds of strawberries to deal with this week! Yes, that is a lot of strawberries. I have a TON of jam now, a couple pounds just frozen in the fridge. Can I just say - I LOVE canning now. I just love it. I really enjoy it. I do feel slightly guilty - it takes a bit of water and lots of stove time - but I just love it. I love being able to take strawberries and making it into something else. I can't wait to work with other things - tomatoes, different berries and fruits, vegetables! I have so many plans! I filled 24 1/2 pint jars this week and 8 pint jars! Yummy!

Next week is another crazy busy week again. In August things will start to slow down a lot though and that will be absolutely fabulous! Not that all this business lately has been bad! It's been fun. But I do look forward to relaxing more and getting more sleep and "me" time! =)

Sorry again I've been so scarce. Expect it to last through the end of this month and then I should be back more!


  1. Yeah for yard sales! Mine always turn out horribly! :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  2. Anonymous11:27 PM

    Welcome back, glad to see you, and ::hugs:: for getting through the busy times! In the same place myself here right now.

  3. busy busy.. summer is always busy.. we are having a garage sale with my mom and grandma next weekend.. but I'm all set and ready to go for it, Had to be since we are leaving on vacation in 30 minutes and won't be home till the day of the sale.

  4. 24 pounds of strawberry. Wow.


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  5. I'm jealous of your jam, but I've never really caught on to the love of canning. I think I would just like to raid your freezer....:)

    I hope your next busy week is going well.....


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