Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Hello from under the bounty from the garden.....

My kitchen table is covered with bowls of tomatoes. And apples. Millions of them. Well, it seems like millions, believe me. I need to deal with them. Soon. Like now, but I am here, so they can wait.

And the letter? It is in a stamped and addressed envelope in my bag. As I am not going to waste a stamp, it is probably going to be posted today. What do I have to lose? Nothing. So we will see. Maybe I should have added a note at the end saying that in the event I do not hear anything, I will post it here, and alert the world via twitter and all my stunning friends in blogdom, and Vee, you are right. It is a very big place indeed. (Maybe that sounds like a threat..... hahahahha. It is.)

So where was I....

Ah yes, vegetables and fruit. There is also beetroot to deal with. And onions. And I have run out of freezer space and bottles. I feel an Ikea visit coming up. I need to learn how to preserve things in jars, which do not require freezer space. Fast. Beth? Crystal? Mary???? I wish you girls lived next door!

Slight pause because I felt the need to go and pick another heaven knows how many apples. I will sit and peel them when I can summon the energy. Maybe I should go and look at freezers.

As you can tell, this post is all over the place, as is the mind. Now the sun is shining, and I have just remembered that I bought some window cleaning stuff yesterday. I remember why when the sun shines. My windows are diabolically grubby. On the list they go. Windows. Mirrors. Sigh. Does the list ever get done? Not in this house. I am always adding to the end of it, and quite frankly, the old magnet I used to have on my fridge says it all....A tidy house is the sign of a mis-spent life. Hear me cheer. There was another one I loved too. It said "I ate my willpower". It was a pig reclining with a tape measure around its waist. Loved it!

Life in the village pootles on, people. I am moving slowly. That suits me right now. My achievement for the day? I have stuck labels on the jam I made. Had coffee with 2 friends. Discussed whether or not my life is complete without an iPhone with people. Is it? Do I need one? Tell me why please! I need to change my phone this month....the dreaded upgrade time approaches, and I HATE choosing new phones. However, my last new one was so dreadful, it is still in the box. I need to make sure I get one which I will enjoy using this time. So any suggestions or tips would be great. I know you are all experts. : )

4 comments:

Vee said...

"I ate my willpower" hahahahaha...as one who grabbed her hubby and took him to breakfast and then, not having had enough, stopped at the bakery to order a loaf of English Muffin Bread and also bought a raspberry square for us both, this definitely applies to me.

Yay for that stamp! Now may it go from your pen and pocketbook to someone who can do something about it.

Look for an email...

Fran said...

I love the sound of your day sticking jam labels on and having coffee with friends. I want one!

Crystal said...

I would love an iPHone!! My son says that they are easy to use and everything about them in ten times better than any of the competitions. We qualify for free cellphones on our plan now but the iPhone is not one of the choices - drat! Every time I go to the store to get one, it's full of people and there are only 2 sales people - and I walk back out. I'm not interested in spending hours getting a new cellphone!

I wish I lived closer too!! Canning is really easy to do. Just grab a book from the library or go online and start with something easy (like applesauce or tomatoes) and you'll be good to go! The prep work is basically the same as for freezing, you just process in a canner with hot water which seals the jars. I like it because I never have to worry about thawing things and I like looking at jars all in a row :)) Let me know if you need more help.

P.S. I always think of doing windows when the sun is shining through - and then promptly forget to do it!

Janine said...

I had a fridge magnet that said "Dull women have immaculate houses" - it was my favourite!