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........


RobinH said...

We have a bag of hot peppers in the freezer that were simply washed, bagged and chucked into the freezer with no other processing- and we've been using them like fresh peppers in food for ages. It's not like they aren't going to be cooked when you use them. So if you get tired of processing peppers, give it a shot.

As for the tomatoes- wow! Good luck!

...hmmm- can hot peppers be dried and made into Christmas tree ornaments? Maybe with a little glitter...

Mereknits said...

A crafting vacation sounds like just what you need, I am looking forward to a crafting weekend, my husband goes out of twon this evening until Sunday at noon, I think I can get a lot done. I love that I can sit in front of the TV, or outside and knit or crochet, When he is here I feel like I have to be doing something, although in his defense that is not the way he feels.
Keep your fingers crossed I get a lot done.

Wanda said...

What if you put the roasted peppers in the freezer without peeling? I think the skins would come off very easily after thawing, and it wouldn't be such a chore doing only a few at a time.