Wednesday, March 13, 2013
March snows are like that--quick to come and fall, and quick to melt. The exception might have been that blizzard we had on this date in 1993, when the snow fell so heavily and so deep that trees fell everywhere and we were a week or more without electricity.
But today's snow is a pretty reminder of winter's passing. My first daffodils are bravely holding up their heads in the cold; I think they know that the snow will soon melt--even now the sun is trying to peep out through the flakes.
Anyway, that necessitated a trip to the store yesterday for red paint. I am loving this color, called Candy Apple Red. It's a rosy red, very bright and pretty. The room will look so good when he's finished.
I am canning beans again today-kidney beans, big limas and black beans.I made 17 pints of white bean soup the other day, and 30 of pinto beans the week before so this will complete the bean stockpile for a while. Canning them makes good sense with free natural gas for cooking, and I got a great deal on canning jar lids at the auction last week--about 14 dozen for only $12.50. I also got lucky at Goodwill back in December and bought 4 boxes of jars, most of them pints, for $3 a box. With those prices for supplies, and no cost for utilities to do the cooking and processing, these beans are much cheaper then buying canned beans at the store. And we have a quick meal option whenever we need it. Beans are a good food for my diabetic husband too.
This afternoon I will be working on finishing up my plans for the creative writing workshop I'll be teaching to upper elementary students on Friday. Writing with kids is so much fun; their creativity is inspiring. And after my day at the school, I'll be seeing my sisters! We're planning a sisters day on Saturday, and that means exploring some junk shops and lots of talk and laughter.
Now, back to work...
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