Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August and Blogging Don't Mix

To do:


Friday - Make giant batch of granola and then eat some for breakfast. Go with relatives and friends to best blueberry place ever, hands down. Pick 3 pounds blueberries. Swim with kiddos in pool. Finish drying 1/2-bushel of peaches purchased earlier in week. Stay up way too late, unable to put down Harry Potter #4 (third reading in as many years).


Saturday - Return to blueberry field and pick another 7 pounds berries. At favorite farm stand, put in order for another 1/2-bushel of peaches; while there, ask about 1/2-bushel of tomato seconds. Take home said 1/2-bushel of tomatoes. Cook down into tomato sauce. Swim with kiddos and hubby. After kiddos are in bed, can tomato sauce, interspersed with reading HP#5. Stay up way to late again reading HP#5. Swear that tomorrow night will be different.


Sunday - Wash large load of laundry and hang on line. Pick up peaches ordered yesterday. While there, notice a lonely-looking 1/2-bushel of tomato seconds; take home. Take laundry off line and put away. Prepare for and host afternoon pool party. Drink beer and eat cheez doodles and Adele's awesome blueberry pie. Swim, talk, laugh. Make sauce while hubby puts kiddos to bed and then slices peaches for the dehydrator - thanks hubby!. Make yummy fruit roll-ups for dehydrator. Stay up way too late reading HP#5.


Monday - Wash first load of laundry hang out to dry. Continue cooking down last night's sauce and prepare canner and jars for processing. Teach yoga class. Take down first load of laundry and hang second load on line. Can tomato sauce. Swim with kiddos. Get some dinner on the table. Take down second load of laundry and put into dryer, because clothes are not dry due to excessive mugginess. Forget about them until tomorrow. Read HP#5 well into night. At 1AM, smack forehead and SWEAR that tomorrow night will be different.


Tuesday - wash and hang laundry. Make giant batch of waffles with Owen. Grow crystal experiment with Owen. Read The Indian in the Cupboard with Owen. Notice that Owen is attached to right hip today. Swim with kiddos. Take down first load of laundry and put up second to dry. Swim with kiddos and hubby. Make dinner - Spaghetti Bolognese made with extra tomato sauce, love the leftovers! While hubby cleans up from dinner and takes care of chickens, slice peaches for the dehydrator. Read more Indian in the Cupboard to Owen before bed. Make more yummy fruit roll-up for dehydrator, this time in a pleasing peach-and-blueberry stripe. Write blog post. Finish HP#5? (Probably... will most likely stay up way too late :-)

10 comments:

Dana @ Our Sunny Side said...

Yeah...August and blogging hasn't mixed for me either. It must have something do with all the activities absorbing our time and energy!

Your fruit roll-ups sound great! Our neighbor just brought us a bag of peaches from his garden. OH MY GOODNESS! They were like heaven on earth.

The Stone Age Techie said...

Hi Dana, the stripy ones haven't worked out though, the colors separated in the drying... back to the drawing board, I guess :-)

topsytechie said...

Working on Harry Potter 4 (my first time through) right now also, but cannot read it at night or I won't get through a single paragraph before I conk immediately out. I am SO old...I used to laugh like crazy when my grandmother fell asleep reading. Sigh.

Adele said...

Your blog made me laugh out loud! I feel like we are in the same crazy world. But i would never trade busy August days for any other kind!

The Stone Age Techie said...

Topsy - Hubby and I used to have epic fights about my lifelong habit of reading in bed until all hours. He felt like you do, that bed is for SLEEPING, but then he started the HP series and for a while, he was up later than me!

Adele - I agree with you completely, I would not trade these busy August days for any money, they are too precious.

:-)
K

Susan said...

Those sound like perfect August days. My mouth is watering at the peaches. I've been promising jam making to the kids for days without doing it. I really want to make spaghetti sauce with them, too...haven't gotten around to it. Maybe next week...we still have a little bit of August left.

The Stone Age Techie said...

We're making the most of this month, that's for sure! Hope the jamming goes well - :-)

Magic and Mayhem said...

I so relate to this! We've been doing lots of the same things (different produce though, I love the sounds of blueberries and peaches!). I am not ready at all for September. And of course beds are for reading late into the night! :)

sgaissert said...

My goodness, you've been busy! I love blueberries . . .

Best wishes,
Susan

The Stone Age Techie said...

Alicia - what've you got for produce? Our blueberries are now finished, but we still have a few peaches and are moving rapidly into raspberries and apples.

Susan - I love this time of year, even if it's ridiculously busy. I hope your week was great!