If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


We had our lawn aerated and seeded yesterday, which means I get to water each morning to keep the seed from dying. This morning I was chasing sprinklers when I noticed red patches in my garden. Turns out, half my tomatoes decided to ripen what seemed like overnight. Not a big deal under normal circumstances, but I'm heading out of town for a wedding tomorrow. I picked everything that looked like it was going to ripen over the weekend, and I have tomato sauce going in the crock pot. All that before I went to work! I'll get it done as much as possible tonight and store it in the fridge for a few days. I'll deal with canning it next week. I sure don't have time to do it now.

Heads' up for anyone in the area of eastern MI: I'll be in Lapeer next month on the 10th for a book signing at The Book Shelf, just in case you want to put off mowing the lawn to bring ten friends to see me! (Seriously, if you're coming and bringing ten friends, let me know so I can make sure to order enough books!)

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Six more days!

When I watched the twin towers fall on TV on 9-11 it never crossed my mind that I'd voluntarily get on a plane on Sept. 11 ever again. Turns out I am, and I'm looking forward to it. We're flying to Dallas for Scott's wedding. Of course, I have a ton of things to do to get ready, not the least of which is shopping for gifts and appropriate wedding attire. Life is so hard. ;-)

My house is still in upheaval. It looks like we're moving, but we've been here for four years now, so the timing isn't unusual. In the long run, this is much less stressful than actually moving. I'm hoping to have the new bookcases in place this week, but I don't know if it will happen. I don't think I care too much just this minute! I'll have pictures to post eventually.