I guess I’m getting old. No comments please! 🙂 When I leave home for a week, it seems to take forever to get the routine going again. One thing is that when I cook, I plan so that one meal kinda leads into another. If I’m making chicken spaghetti tomorrow, then we have roasted chicken tonight and I use the leftovers for tomorrow’s spaghetti. If I’m having posole tomorrow, we have roast pork tonight and use the leftovers for the posole. I came home Tuesday night with no menu done for the week, we ate out Tuesday night so yesterday I made out the menu for the rest of this week and next week, then went to the grocery store and . . the food/meals will be back to normal soon.
Hatch chili peppers are arriving in the grocery stores. I think I like those things almost as much as I like Dr. Pepper! I got a few yesterday just for eating and will probably get 25 or 30 pounds of them this weekend and can them. Then I’ll have my home canned Hatch chili peppers instead of having to buy all those little cans through the year.
Let’s see . . what else is going on around here. While I was gone, a 7′ snake got tangled up in the bird netting over the strawberries and died . . all woven in and out of the netting. That was a huge snake!
My old laptop was on its last leg so Vince, aka Mr. Bargain Hunter, found a new laptop for me. It had lots of this and lots of that . . it’s all Greek to me but I wanted to be able to run Photoshop, EQ, the internet, and Word all at the same time without it dragging so he found a good one at a good price but I just didn’t like it. I didn’t tell him I didn’t like it . . figuring I’d get used to it but the keyboard felt cheap and . . well, I just don’t adjust so well to change and I wanted my old Toshiba back. I used the computer for a day or two before going to Chad’s, took it with me and while there, it began having a hard time connecting to the internet. When I got back, I told Vince about the problem. He called them and went through all kinds of steps for about 2 hours on the phone and they decided something that helps it connect to the internet is bad so they’re giving us a refund and we’re sending it back. The computer guy at work told Vince to get a Toshiba . . that makes me happy so now we’re looking for a computer again. I told Vince I want to touch it and feel it first . . I don’t want to order one. We’ll see how that goes.
The baby calves are gone. The mama cows are so sad. I could make a mountain of cheese if I could milk those girls but they’re not used to being milked and they’re so distraught about their babies being gone, I’m not about to try it. They’d surely feel better if they didn’t have quite so much milk though!
Vince got the garden all tilled up while I was gone. I need to look at my list and see when to start planting. All that’s left is the okra and I won’t be sad to see it go. I’ve had enough of it and have canned about 40 pints and maybe a dozen quarts so that’s enough to get us through til next year’s crop. My fall tomatoes never got planted because of the grasshoppers. They’re still growing in the little cups where they’re shielded by screen. Since we’re going to be late getting them planted, Vince thinks he can rig up some kind of “greenhouse” setup around them so any early frost won’t get them.
Enough rambling . . you get the picture . . nothing exciting or blog worthy happening around here right now.