Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer is over .....

I know that this is a strange title as it is only July 31 but dh is back to school so as far as our little family is concerned summer is over. David actually went back to work last Friday and he has student for a half day tomorrow and then all day starting on Friday.   This was a shorter than normal summer with it only being eight weeks long.  We will see if we like this balanced calendar by the end of this school year.

On to other news,  the garden is still giving us tomatoes, banana peppers and a cucumber every now and then.  I have already made two batches of salsa with enough for one more batch, I think.  I also have enough cucumbers for another small batch of pickles.  Yummy !!   It is time to start thinking of plants for a fall garden.  I am thinking cabbage, broccoli and maybe some lettuce.  I need to sit with dh to figure out what he wants to plant.  It has to cool down eventually, right?

Yesterday I had my quarterly visit with my doctor.  We did a A1C and found that my numbers are still coming down.  Yeah !!!!!!!!!  I have gained weight though which perplexes my doctor.  His answer, too much stress.  Grrrrr  that always seems to be the answer.  He would like me to start swimming again.  Dh is going to be able to carpool this school year so I can have the car twice a week so I can go to the pool.  I hope my bathing suit still fits.

Well I am going to sign off for now.  I hope everyone has a blessed day.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July is almost over ...

This year seems to be flying by. July has been busy also. Canning is in full swing with our tomatoes coming in now. I bought 20 pounds of beets end of last month and got them made into pickled beets. Yumm This summer seems to be much hotter than normal and I don't like hot weather - I mean really hot weather. We are still having mid 90 temps with the heat index being in the 100s. David enjoyed his trip to New Jersey and is already been back to work for over a week now. Inservice starts tomorrow and his room had to be done before then. We painted it this summer with an ocean scene and it looks really nice. I got to help ~smile~. He has social studies this year as well as science. Not good but what can you do, at least he has a job. This is his 19th year teaching. Around the house, the master bathroom is almost done and the master bedroom is done. Yeah !! The bathroom just needs the faucets and a new light fixture. Now we just need touchups here and there. We really want the house to be sellable so that if something happens it can go on the market quickly. We do not forsee anything but for peace of mind it will be a good thing.