Thursday, October 17, 2013

And I Don't Have To Go In!

One more day for jury duty and I'm in the clear for a bit.  I don't know what the time frame is on these things--I was called only once before, and it was about 10 years ago.  Andy has only been called once ever, but there were people on the jury panel who had served two or three times.  Let's hope for another 10 years at least.  My back is a bit better, but I'm still VERY thankful I have physical therapy today.  It's probably going to be one of those painful sessions, but I usually feel better the next day, and if I do have to go in on Friday, I'll be taking a cushion and a note from the therapist.

Blogger is FINALLY fixed, and I have ornament number 278,
leaving me TWELVE ornaments behind.  Not great, but I was 14 behind last week, so I'm at least catching up.  And
I still have a lot of ornament shapes to be sewn together, and..................

A REAL crafting vacation in two weeks!

As you know, my planned "crafting vacation" at the start of October was waylaid by the garden, but THIS time I'll be ready.  Andy has a business trip, and while he wouldn't care if I were taking a vacation or not, I find it easier to do while he's gone.  If he's here, I feel like I should still make a real lunch and still do "my fair share," especially after all the extra he's had to do during the Back Saga.  On my own, I can eat toast over the sink three times a day and not feel at all guilty.  This time I'm guessing on a big pot of some tomato-based soup as
I still have plenty of tomatoes to deal with in the next two weeks, but I think you can see some progress from where we started during my LAST attempt at a crafting vacation:
or we're going to pretend for my sanity's sake, at any rate.  The sweet red peppers are all used up now, and most of the sweet green ones.  I shudder to think how many poblano peppers I still have, but I roasted, peeled, and froze about 3 dozen of the silly things AND used them in several batches of salsa and they are STILL in two big bags in the refrigerator.  I'm thinking eight poblano pepper plants was perhaps a bit over-zealous.  I think by November my friends would like to come over for something besides Mexican food.......Though maybe there's a traditional Thanksgiving Chile Relleno recipe somewhere........