Is it Monday already?
Whew, what a weekend. We’ve been going all weekend long. First of all my days are really starting to blend together, not sure what’s up with that. I finally got around to working on those tomatoes on Saturday. What a process! I would definitely do it again though. I was able to get 4 quarts of crushed tomatoes and basil and 2 pints of tomato puree. All 4 quarts sealed too! The little things that make this girl happy. I froze the puree since I didn’t have pint jars. Should be yummy when we use it. Next year I definitely want to do more tomatoes though, this batch came from just two plants. Any volunteers to help? I’ll pay in tomatoes… With all the work to do it I figure I might as well make more to show for it! But aren’t they cute anyway? (The fingers on the edge of the picture are Andrew’s)
After I got my canning done Vince and I started going through the garage to list the damaged items. NOT. FUN. Vince about got sick when I opened my portfolio and found three finished pieces and my portrait sketchbook that had gotten ruined (the rest of the content s were assorted sheets of handmade paper, also ruined but not heartbreaking). I assured him that I was okay and wouldn’t have a breakdown, I couldn’t really say the same for him. I told him as long as our wedding negatives, other film pictures and our Navy portraits were safe I was okay, everything else could be replaced.
Yesterday was the Carnival to kick of Vacation Bible School. The theme this year is Fiesta! It should be fun. The kids had a blast at the carnival. Lots of games and goodies and a pinata to finish it up. Yup, loads of sugar. I have to admit the cotton candy machine made me happy, as did the popcorn machine. Francesca jumped around in the moon-bounce for the first time, but spent most of the day staying cool up on the front porch of the church (smart girl). Andrew knocked himself out and napped half the afternoon inside the church! Evan played and ate candy until we got him in the car, where he gets his energy, I just don’t know. The weather was great (it has been most of this week) but the sun was stronger than I expected and I came home with my first sunburn of the season!
Today I need to do laundry. I was putting it off last week and now it’s shouting my name! Vince is up in NJ for work today and tonight is the first official night of VBS. It runs from six until nine each night so I am going to have to convince the boys to rest each afternoon, wish me luck!