Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday night Lite...

 For some crazy reason, penguins always make me happy.
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  It's been a strange week. I don't know what's been going on, but I've zipped through this past 6 days or so and haven't the foggiest idea what I've done with it. Not so much, one suspects.  lol

  I did get all the information for my food preservation workshop completed. For the take home booklet that's being prepared. It's ridiculous-I should have had it finished weeks ago.  But, it's finished now and sent off to the woman who will publish it.  We're going to can green beans, but I will give presentations (and samples) of drying and freezing and fermenting as well.

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  Sunday will be extremely busy, it's our District Picnic and then work and then at 8 PM a birthday meeting where I'm giving out a coin for 3 years. I'll be a mess in a dress by the time I get home.

  Yesterday I took a 3 hour drive south to see my baby brother who has just had his 3rd back surgery. I loaded up Miss Roxie and we sailed off....she's a good traveling companion and did pretty well with my brothers cockapoo. Had a nice lunch with a Taco Soup she made that was delish, and then  sat around and talked . My niece got home around 3 from school and we played with her Wii and chatted about school.  They insisted that I stay for supper and so my plans of being back home by 8 got shot out of the water.  Skyler wanted me to stay all night, lol, but I said I had to go.  As usual, my SIL cooked a magnificent supper. She rocks.

  While I was there, I got a really sad phone call from my baby sister, telling me her daughter had lost her baby. She was almost 4 months pregnant. Today she went into the hospital for a D&C, and I'll go by and see her tomorrow...


  I have a splitting headache that came out of nowhere tonight.  It's only 11 o'clock and I'm ready to go to bed....

  On a lighter note,  I got the birth announcement for my great nephew yesterday, in the form of a beautiful photo that says "HI. I'M ROWAN   above his gorgeous little face. Hopefully I get to see him next week.


We harvested edamame today from the garden. There is a lot that dried on the vines, so I am going to try to keep that for seed for next year.  It was a real bust this year, compared to last year's harvest...


All for now..I need to lie in a dark room with my eyes closed. I took some Aleve  but nothing seems to be helping. (And no, it's not a migraine).

  Have a hunky dory weekend, all ya'll. I have to bake a coconut cream for my friends birthday on Sunday, as well as something for the potluck picnic. 

  I'm thinking of joining a book club that my friend goes to.  Have I lost my mind????????

  

Namaste.

6 comments:

DJan said...

Joining a book club? Yep, you're crazy all right. Not like you don't already have a full schedule. But knowing you, you'll do it and give me great ideas for books to read. I'm reading "Ape House" by Sara Gruen right now, it's very interesting about bonobos. Hope you also have a great weekend, Annie...

Beth said...

I love books! I search them out at garage sales and get them online for my Nook. I have never tried a book club. I am hooked on John Sandford, my favorite author.
I hope your headache is much better today.

Kristin H. said...

Girl, I don't know where you get the energy to do so much! Just reading about your days wears ME out! LOL!

Here's to a great weekend....

Rita said...

Such happiness and sadness. An emotional roller coaster. And yet you are ready for your class and have stayed on top of things. Wow! Sounds like a book club might be a great escape from the usual rushing about, actually. A reason to get lost in the pages on a regular basis might be just what you need. If it got to be too much you could aways back out gracefully. Doesn't sound crazy to me. ;)

Towanda said...

Hopefully your headache is gone by now. I want to join a book club also but there are none around here and so I'm thinking of traveling an hour up the road in order to find a group. You're lucky to have the garden. Happy canning!

Akannie said...

DJan--I'm willing to check it out, lol. If it's too...something....I'll duck away. I joined one a few years ago and they wanted to read through the whole Jan Karon series...Not me, but thanks! lol


Beth--Me too!!! I have a ridiculous number of books and somehow keep getting more. I tried library-ing...but LOL!!!And I love Sandford too...


Kristin--It's just because I'm old and the clock is ticking...LOL--Hope your weekend was great!!


Rita--I do read a lot already, in spite of (or because of, lol) my busy-ness. I've always been a reader, and it's nothing for me to have several books going at once.

Towanda--I always like book clubs just because you can get a lot of different viewpoints on the material. I'm looking forward to it...the last book they read was a nonfiction about autism, and this one is Fannie Flagg's "I Still Dream About You"...they seem to have a varied assortment of reading.
I know--I am lucky to have the gardens and the desire to do all this work. lol