Not Enough Hours…….

Honestly, I can’t believe that I am still going! I had another one of my bright ideas last night…..yep..I was up until 1:45am. The end product was worth it though…..WP_20140726_001

This is what 9lbs of fresh cherries looks like after it has become cherry pie filling and what a mess! Whoever invented the cherry pitter was a genius and I hope that they are living the posh life that they deserve. I shudder at the thought of that task without it. It was a complete family project, the boy did 6lbs and the girl 3lbs, but the girl went shopping with me and helped me find the pitter.

I didn’t start until late and the boy and i were already stained purple when I realized that I didn’t have lemon juice…ugh! At 10:15pm nothing local was open and there is road construction everywhere, I didn’t even bother to change my xx t-shirt that looks like a dress, I was on a one track lemon juice mission! I mostly followed Mavis’s recipe….http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/canning-101-recipe-cherry-pie-filling/

The cherries were on sale for $3.49 for 3lbs…who walks away from that price? Not this girl and since this summer is less than stellar and once again the temps will be below normal…… I might as well start filling up all of those free canning jars that were given to me.

I had an appointment near the labyrinth that I walked earlier this month, I am trying to find a more creative way to escape my current work “hell”. I just want to break the cycle, I always end up staying because “I can’t afford not to” or a million other lame reasons. I want to be able to choose to stay, although I still have no idea what the heck I want to do. The classes that they offer aren’t really what I am looking for but I did walk the labyrinth since I was so close.

The kids and I went to hang out with SB at her garage sale for awhile. It was nice to just hang out and I got some bonus vitamin D, I even have a little color on my shoulders. I really think that the sun is why I am still going at this late hour. I tried to get most of my cleaning done tonight so I can relax a little tomorrow.

The girl and I took the dogs down to the car wash this afternoon. It costs $5.00 per dog and it was worth every penny! This is the girl with Z…..WP_20140726_003

They even had aprons for us to use, not that we tied them but it did help. Everybody takes such good care of it there…..or we just got lucky and didn’t get stuck cleaning up a mess. It was so much better than trying to do it at home.

It was a very long and productive day and I now I must sleep……Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
This entry was posted in life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Please feel free to share your thoughts..........

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.