Friday, September 10, 2010

A whole lotta nothing

Getting done around here, that is. Dang, I have 9 million projects I need to work on and I can't find my gumption. I've spent the last 2 days reading 6 mos worth of archives at Judy's blog. She's so fun, I can't get enough of her chicken chatter & man can the woman cook & garden. I originally started reading it for the quilting info...umm, lately I roll past those posts because I'm ashamed I have too many UFO's & I'm afraid to start another.

It feels like fall here in PA, it was in the 50s this morning & I didn't even complain too much when the dog needed to go out 3x in an hour before the sun came up. I slept really good for a change (3 nights of insomnia this week, sheesh), it's so nice with the windows open. I'm missing having the canner going every other day though, everything's slowed down out there, we went from picking a full basket of goodies every other day to maybe one in the last week :( I had to pick a bunch of green tomatoes that were growing along the back fence, sprawled on the ground...they were extras I over purchased, by then we were out of cages AND garden space so they got delegated to the way-back. Some critter has been eating them, totally green, just starting to ripen, very few have actually ripened on the plants. They're turning a pretty pale pink on the windowsill though (Brandywines & a new to me heirloom variety called Old German that's very tasty). Last night J was begging for some banana bread, with chocolate chips like I made a few weeks ago on a whim from some overripe nanners. Well...since the car still isn't fixed (my fault) & I've been maga lazy all week, avoiding a walk to walmart...I pulled a package of "just add water" chocolate chip muffins out of the cabinet last night & spent all of 30 seconds mixing it up for him. Yummm, the house smelled so good & it got toasty warm in the kitchen with the oven on. It's almost that time of year when I can cook a nice potroast, or a pork roast with sauerkraut, or a big pot of chili full of hot peppers & home canned tomatos. Oh boy...I really have to kick this 20 lbs so I can eat yummy cool weather stuff. He's already requested a huge pot of my ham & bean soup to take bear hunting in November.

Speaking of that 20 lbs...ugh, seriously, what's wrong with me?! Last summer I lived in the cutest pair of jeans with a really tiny size tag...affectionately known as the "come hither jeans." Ha, I haven't fit in those for 6+ mos. OMG, too funny, there's a story on GMA right now about vanity sizing on jeans. Yeah mine probably aren't as tiny as they claim but most of my fav Gap & London bootcut jeans fit me right & are super comfy, I don't even try other brands anymore. Last summer I paraded around the pool & beach like I owned it, proud I had a hot little body that no one would think bore 4 children in 8 yrs. This year...dang, I was hardpressed to take off my towel if anyone was around, I don't even want to see myself in the mirror in my bathing suit. One of today's must-do tasks is mowing half the lawn, that's a little exercise, right? My bike is collecting dust in the garage again, after I spent 2 days doing maintenance on it last month. Seriously, I've got lazyitis happening big time.

Hmm, apparently I'm dying for some conversation too the way I ramble on...I found out last night one of J's brothers is expecting their first baby. Woohoo, I get to make another baby quilt! Actually I have a couple tops done & one is gender neutral in a design I love so I think that's the one for them. And we're going to a Christening tomorrow for another of his bro's baby's, I already made that little one a quilt so today I have to either make (I hope) or buy (which means a walk...) a gift. I have the right fabric, if the pattern goes up to the right size I should be able to knock that out by noon.

OK, enough already, it's not like anyone reads this drivel. One more cup of coffee & then to work I go :) Have a great weekend!!

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