This is the time of a year when large boxes of tomatoes in the living room and canning jars in the entryway aren't even remarkable enough to be explained. It's also the time of year when Finishing Friday gets usurped by 15 pints of salsa and 12 pints of crushed tomatoes. But at least it's followed by a season of eating well, even if I am a little sick of tomatoes at that point.
First, to prove that there were indeed two new mitten ornaments,
I can now also show you my latest rope basket experiment,
I did have a crafting day on Thursday, but it was by accident. Wednesday I had been busy most of the day, but decided to go out for a quick walk to loosen up my back muscles. Thinking I'd get my heart rate going, I started out with a modified version of race-walking. I call it "modified" because I never could master the whole hip-swinging movement of actual race-walkers. Well, guess what is really bad for hip and back problems?????????? Yep--race walking. Sharp, massive pain, which even WITH therapeutic massage and heavy drugs put me in bed for a day and a half. There are probably more insulting injuries than walking, but probably not many of them.