Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm a contradiction, that's for sure . . .

I've been busy (don't I always say that when I haven't blogged for awhile?) with the end of summer and school starting up again. I'm not happy at all that Fall just seemed to arrive all of a sudden. I was hoping for an Indian Summer, or at least a more gradual move to cool temperatures. But temperatures have been highs of 70s and lows in the 40s for over a week now and it isn't looking good for a return to 80s and 90s. Thankfully, I do love Fall quite a bit . . . .

Anyway, over here in Simple Land, I've been busy with gardening and budgeting and canning and reading. LOTS of reading. I'm set to get starting with the actual start of writing my book next month, but I'm trying to get as much research done before the writing begins. Not that I won't do research along the way too, but not as much. And I've been busy with homeschooling and child care and getting used to Flower being back in public school.

Next week, we will have some surplus in the budget, and I've spent the last few weeks thinking about what I would like to use with some of the surplus. And I think I've decided.

I'll be purchasing:

1) Canning jars. Mostly in pint sizes but some more quart jars too. The jars are starting to go on sale, so even better, although I want to make sure and buy them before they are gone for the season.
2) Apples and Peaches. I'm hoping to can at least a couple dozen jars of sliced peaches and cinnamon applesauce.
3) An iPhone. :)

Contradictions, I tell you.


normal mom said...

I hear iphones make people's lives easier if that makes you feel better.

That's a heck of a surplus, I'm impressed!

And I'll be in the library every Thursday when Flower is there, so at least you know there will be a shining light of glory in there with her.

Stacey said...

Yay for the iphone!!!