Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I remember my Mom making strawberry freezer jam when we were little. We don't have our big freezer anymore, but we do have a big pantry which is why I opted to can them. They are also all made with the low sugar pectin, so about half of the normal sugar amounts. We all think they taste great, I can't imagine what it would be like with the regular sugar/pectin amounts! Oh and our local grocery store was running a sale last week, buy two boxes of pectin get a free 5lbs sugar! That was nice :) We're going to start canning green beans soon. Not my favorite thing, but most people like them. Then it's on to peaches and pears, which we will probably be able to get wholesale this year also, very helpful. I am worried that we will get 60lbs of fruit to can and I'll go into labor....
*** I found this website very helpful:http://www.pickyourown.org/cherry_preserves.htm I also added some spices to my cherry jam from a recipe that I found in the Ball home canning book, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp cloves.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
**I guess I need to add that we do have an A/C unit for part of the house, it's in the kitchen sliding door. It does a good job of cooling the kitchen and greatroom areas but the bedrooms are still toasty! We've had the A/C blasting on the highest setting for a couple days now, and it's kept the temp at about 75 and about 80 in the other rooms. We also have several fans around the house to keep the air moving, so it could be a lot worse!
Monday, July 27, 2009
George liked how well my bowl of watermelon was sitting on my belly, just a few more weeks and I'll be able to bend again!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RHEA AND EVOLY!!!!!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I got a pedicure today, ahhhh so nice! Hopefully it will still look nice by the time Norah decides to arrive. I picked a beautiful purple of course :) but I won't scare everyone with another picture of my feet! I'm happy to report that I haven't had any swelling of feet/ankles yet, yay me!
I've been making jam lately. Something new for me, and it's pretty easy. So far I've made strawberry which turned out yummy. I used berries from our garden which are now done for the season, bummer, so there was only one batch. We have a couple pounds of sweet cherries left so I thought I'd try those. And I picked up a flat of raspberries today, they're huge! If you're local, go by BiZi Farms and get some, they're called Cascade Delight and they are wonderful!
I'm missing Georgie. He will be home on the 24th. He's going to have to figure out how to fit on the bed with my million pillows hehe. Baby shower is tomorrow so I'll have some pictures to post later.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
If you lay down you will fall asleep, prepare to wake up two hours later.
Eat as many cherries as you want, it can only help.....
The baby will move the most when no one else is around
-baby will move the least or not at all when you actually want them too
It's okay to eat three ice cream sandwiches in an hour, and then a piece of pie, and then.... :)
Padded bras are a good idea
Your brain is like swiss cheese, you must learn to write things down or you will forget.....like the rest of the stuff I was going to add to this list.
Oh but lastly what I learned today. Don't dive after a barfing cat when 8.5 month pregnant. Your body no longer moves like it should, and the carpet will clean.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Back to work tomorrow :)
The guys did a great job with the rest of the show, lots of big, loud, colorful exploding things! Clean up wasn't bad today at all. Probably the smallest clean up we've had since everyone was lighting from the same spot. It was a fun day, but I'm ready for George to be home tonight. I'm not looking forward to his two weeks of active army......