Monday, August 29, 2016
Summer is almost over and Ripley the Cat is aptly named!
Being attacked by a flying bundle of teeth & claws is hard to get used to, but we're working on it.
These are just a few of them. To be totally honest, my camera chip is full and I've been either too lazy, too tired or too forgetful to take care of it.
Call me ignorant (but not to my face!), but I found out the hard way that the little memory disc/chip that goes in my camera has a teeny tiny little lock on it that slides up or down.
We spent a couple days camping at the beach and I couldn't take a single picture because I couldn't get my camera to work. Of course I would have Googled the solution if I'd been home, but we had no Internet service while camping.
Hard to live without Google, lol!
Today we canned a dozen jars of green beans and started the applesauce. I'm aiming to can about 48 pints of applesauce, maybe a dozen apple butter and then a bit later, apple pie filling. We're working through the Gravenstein apples at the moment and waiting for the Kings to get ripe for pie filling. We will not starve this winter.
One can only accomplish so much, which is quite a bit, but then we run out of gumption. Wonder where you can get a nice big pile of gumption?
The next day, this little beauty showed up in the kitchen at our building with my name on it! What an unexpected blessing!
When I was a kid we would gather in costumed groups and stop at as many houses as we could to Trick-or-Treat and gather up as much candy as possible. I remember many happy moments spent later in the evening, our bags dumped out on the floor in front of us as we all examined and compared our loot! The neighborhood was a safer place back then. Oh good grief! Here I am, talking about the 'good old days'...and me so young! (DO NOT LAUGH AT THIS POINT!)
It's a tiny chainstitcher machine. Isn't it cute? It's very small.
My hubby has a nasty cold (at this time of the year!) and I have to go to the dentist tomorrow for a night-guard fitting because I clench my teeth. Life is full of such things, but God is good and blesses us every day. Until I write again, may He hold YOU in the palm of His hand and may you know Him better!