It seems like just a few days since I wrote my last post, but it’s been…gulp…2 months! I swear that I just barely blinked and summer is almost over!
I hope you’ve all been having a great summer! Mine has been fairly dull, TBH. We’ve hung around the house a lot. I’ve cleaned and worked around the house. Hubby has done a good bit of yard work when he’s not at the office or helping with youth activities at church or in a meeting at church. Daughter has been working hard and enjoying her job. I finally jumped in the pool with Hubby last weekend – yes, it was my first time this summer! I think it was only his 2nd time swimming. We’ve had such a wet summer, there hasn’t been much chance to swim…and the water is pretty chilly, too!
I haven’t been doing much cross-stitching, thanks to tendonitis or something that’s making my arm ache (probably too much Candy Crush, lol). I did manage to complete the 3rd part of my big project. I’ve started the final section and am trying to stitch a bit on it each day; we’ll have to see how that works out ;-)
As some of you know, I’ve been trying to find a part-time job for about 2 years. Still no success, though I was finally called for an interview. I really wanted that job, but it just wasn’t meant to be, I guess. Oh, well…I’ll just keep looking and applying :-) Being out of the workforce for 21 years isn’t helping my search, but I would not trade that time with the kids for anything.
I’ve been doing some canning this summer. So far, I’ve made strawberry jam, peach jam, bread & butter pickles, zesty cucumber relish, and sweet cucumber relish. I want to make more peach jam, as well as can some peaches. Hubby requested corn relish and several kinds of salsa. I will definitely make apple butter this fall, and I’m thinking about putting up a batch of Italian-seasoned tomato sauce to use when I make spaghetti. Then, of course, there are a few things I want to try, just because they look interesting…more on that another time :-)
Well, it’s just a little after 7pm. Daughter and I just got home from Friendly’s, where we had supper – a little bit of girls’ night since Hubby is helping with a project at his parents’ house. I think I’m going to load the dryer, turn on the TV, and cross-stitch as long as I can.