For those of you who have faithfully visited my long neglected blog and left empty-handed, this post is for you! I am sure you were under the impression that I had run away to join the circus or perhaps I was abducted by space aliens...alas, it was nothing so outrageous, just summer chores heaping themselves onto my "to do" list.
Now....the garden is planted...the trim on the house is almost completely painted....and the pantry is starting to look a little barren....
Time to take inventory and plan for my canning
Canning jars are making their way upstairs...ready and able to hold the season's upcoming bounty.....
I believe that I will purchase a pressure canner this year...I have always been so leery of them, but after reading so many blogs regaling their virtues, I think I shall succumb.
The painter's are coming next week (hopefully) and they will tackle the upper roof line trim. I am so thankful to be able to hand this job over to professionals. Dearest and I are pretty much dyed-in-the-wool do-it-yourselfers, but we just did not want to risk life and limb for the sake of a fairly small investment.
I am expecting a package in the mail either tomorrow or Friday...I will give you a hint...I have never had a set of these...and I have been married for almost 29 years. Curious? Well so am I...these are being gifted to me, sight un-seen from a beloved Auntie. Stay tuned, I will post just as soon as they arrive!
Now, I must see to our supper and then I think I am going to curl-up in my easiest of easy chairs and stitch a little mouse just for fun.
Yours so kindredly,
P.S. A note about PLAYLIST ...if you have not listened to your blog over the last few days and you have Playlist embedded, you may be surprised to find out that:
A. There is no longer an autostart feature available (for some, this is not an issue, but for me...since it is MY blog and the music I choose is an important component to the overall composition, I think I have the right to decide if I want the music to autostart and then let the visitor have the option to pause the music).
B. There are now COMMERCIALS playing every few songs...yes, COMMERCIALS...it is insidious!
I found out about all of this by going into the Playlist forum...and let me tell you, there was quite an outcry! I deleted my account after receiving an e-mail from the the powers-that-be at Playlist that they were sticking to their guns and this was the new law of the land...well, no thanks!
I am now using MixPod (see my player at the bottom of my posts...you can go to their website from the link, should you be interested). Hopefully, they will remain user friendly and commercial free!
Ooooh, sorry to be so long-winded...