As extra days go….this one was productive. My brother and sister in law did not have their annual shin dig because she had to work. The girl was here in the morning and then she went to her dad’s so it was just me and the animals. Both of them are currently hiding under my bed. Amateur fireworks have been going off for the last hour and a half and neither of them like it.
I spent my whole day in the kitchen….by choice. I had planned on doing some canning and maybe starting the new book I bought, Midnight Texas. Have you seen the preview for that new show? That’s my kind of television! Shows that hold my interest are few and far between but this one looks promising. Sadly I did not get to start the book. Last night on my way home I stopped to pick up a few supplies for what I planned on canning today. The had a flat of fresh figs for $9.99 and I got the last one. I also saw a rainbow on my way there.
I think it would be impossible to drink out of this mug and not smile. I was going to bring it to work but that would be silly. It’s rare that I finish my only cup of coffee and at work I drink water all day. It’s such a fun cup and I know I’m a dork so it’s okay if you are thinking that thought.
It doesn’t look like much but it really did take me all day. I made bourbon cherry pie filling, blackberry & pinot noir jam, fig & pear jam, fig, rosemary & red wine jam, apricot & fig jam with anise, peach chardonnay jelly, and lavender lemon jelly. I had always wanted to try and can some things with figs and I just happened to be at the right place at the right time.
Last night I had the girl take another picture of my new tattoo. The picture that I posted makes it look like it takes up my whole back. I have had quite a few people say “oh it’s not as big as I thought.” It’s in the itchy stage right now and it’s driving me crazy.
I can’t wait to get it home and clean it up!
Today was just what I needed. Dicing and chopping and stirring things always seem to make me feel calmer….Zia