Friday, September 20, 2013

Have I Mentioned There Have Been No New Ornaments?

So the thing about deciding to do 365 of anything in one year is that it's quite easy to figure out where one stands at any given time.........like today, which is the 263rd day of the year.  Not being at 263 ornaments, I would now be behind.  And it's early in canning season, and the holidays are coming, so time is not on my side.  Today didn't actually help.  Finishing Friday fell prey to desperation canning and the cold.  We refer to it as "desperation" as I've been freezing tomatoes as I pick them, then taking them out to work with when I'm ready, and the freezers are about ready to burst--obviously one of us is not keeping up very well.  So today was Basil Simmer Sauce, and tomorrow--if I can keep the cold at bay--will be a triple batch of our favorite salsa.  Then picking more tomatoes--it's a vicious cycle. So we'll be eating well this year--and we're certainly covered on our lycopene for the foreseeable future--and I WILL be caught up from last year's pathetic garden showing, but there had better be some serious Christmas cheer this weekend.................