Oh my gosh you guys, where did the weekend go? Oh wait, I know. It went into making and canning a LOT of tomato sauce, making and canning my own pectin (!), and freezing corn for the winter. And also making a cake. An Orange Ricotta Cake. Witness:
The kids helped too! As I’m typing this, it’s still cooling, but I did sneak a crumb taste and I think it’s going to be pretty killer.
I also did some reading this weekend. I plodding on through The Stand. I am really enjoying The Stand when it’s with Larry, Franny, Stu, Nadine, Joe, Tom Cullen, Mother Abagail (LOVE HER), and the other good guys. When it turns to the Dark Man, Lloyd, and the Trashcan Man, it’s all I can do to pick it up. Since I’m reading the “director’s cut” of sorts, this makes me wonder…how much did he add to the story? Anyone brave enough to read both versions and know?
I’m also reading The Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (for my classics read this month), who is a lady I was surprised to find out. Gene is such a guy name! Anyhoo, I’m alternating between loving it and finding it slightly schizo. I should finish soon.
I’ve been listening to Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, while Andi is reading it and we’ve been discussing. And it’s been quite hilarious. The discussions, not the book. We are in agreement about so many things, which is typical as Andi has a strange tendency to read my mind. I haven’t even told her, but the other day I was listening as I drove to the library and the whole way I was thinking of what I was going to email Andi (don’t have to give away any spoilers). When I got back to work, I opened up my email to do just that, and she had emailed me EXACTLY what I was going to say to her. Freaky huh? Considering we’ve never actually “met?” I love it.
Let’s see…I think that’s all I’m reading at the moment. I’ve been crocheting like crazy, as I finally focused on a project. Here are a few samples for those who don’t follow me on Instagram:
I can’t wait to see it finished! Thank goodness I can crochet and read (on my Nook) at the same time!
Have a good week!