July 4, 2010

Ahhh, A Holiday

This is what we’ve been busy with for the past few weeks:

  • Painting the downstairs ceilings – a huge project.
  • Choosing a color for the kitchen walls.
  • Deep cleaning one room at a time.
  • Picking almost 12 pounds of cherry-sized plums.

Making and canning the following crazy delicious things:
  • Cherries in Wine
  • Brandied Cherries
  • Plum Jam (51 jars!)
  • Blackberry Jam
  •  Trying to figure out if a reduction of zinfandel, cherries, cocoa powder and a few other ingredients is safe for canning, because, omigod, if it is, everyone on my Christmas list is going to looove me.

  • Harvesting basil, making and freezing pesto.
  • Harvesting lavender and hanging it to dry.
  • Oh, and working full time.

Today we’re hanging out at home, resting, catching our breath, letting life slow down for a while. And remembering why I love living in this amazing, frustrating, busy, beautiful country of ours.

Happy Fourth!


Christine said...

Sure would like to be on your Christmas list!

culdesacchronicles said...

You sound so productive, and your projects sound very fruitful. Hahahaha! Couldn't resist.

As for the deep cleaning, don't you just love how it feels when you finish?

51 jars of plum jam! Wow!

Just wow!

culdesacchronicles said...

Oh, I'll send you the name of the paint in my office as soon as I find the can.

Amber said...

This sounds like a beautiful life.