Monday, July 25, 2011

Such Randomness

 Well, I have been away quite awhile.  How have you been?  I hope well.  I have several things to show you.  Even though I have been away, there has been some fun stuff going on in my little life.  I got a belated birthday gift from a sweet friend.  She knows I love vintage stuff....and pink just makes it even more special since it is my most favorite color in the world.  :)  Isn't it lovely???
 And, she also gave me these darling puppy salt and pepper shakers.  I love them!
 I put up thirty jars of strawberry jam for the winter.  That will not be enough for the mass quantities of peanut butter sandwiches we consume around these parts....but it will be a start.

 We stopped at the local farmers market and bought some tart cherries to make some cherry jam as well.  I was pitting them here.  Now that is a messy job....hence the apron.  The fruit is tucked away in the freezer until I can take the time to make a batch of yummy tart cherry jam.  After the cherry, I need to make blueberry.  That will be a first for me.  Can't wait to see how it turns out!

 I bought a couple new magazines lately.  I saw this one on a blog and it looked really neat.  And, it is!  It is full of fun ideas.  I already have my pages dog eared with things I want to do someday.
 Have you ever caved and bought these little magazines at the checkout line in the grocery store?  Please tell me I am not the only one who becomes weak when she sees yummy chocolate carmel goodness on the cover.  :)
And we also went to say goodbye to our beloved Harry.  I am pretty sure I was the only 44 year old woman crying in the packed theatre.  :)  Harry and his adventures have been in our family for 9 years.  It was sad to know this was the last movie.  I love it when goodness prevails over evil.  LOVE IT!!

So, I guess that is what I have been up to the past couple weeks.  Besides working....and that is not fun stuff to report.  Right?  :)
Have a lovely day!


traci said...

i love strawberry jam. great way to start the day. yum. the magazine looks like a good one. might have to pick that up. i am a magazine freak.

Kathy said...

Wow! What neat birthday gifts you received! And your homemade jam will be so delicious! I've only made blueberry jam and it didn't last long at my house!!! No, you aren't the only one who buys those little cookbooks while waiting to check-out:) Have a great day!!

Jennifer said...

Happy belated birthday to you! Your jam looks delicious!! Yummy! My daughter went to the last HP movie with my aunt and loved it. It is their tradition....and i know she is sad that it is over. She loved the books. Hope all is well at work. Missed you and glad you are back!

Freckled Hen said...

Thirty jars of jam? That's a lot of strawberries! Happy belated birthday, I love that tablecloth!