Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Night Chit-Chat

The picture above is my project for the next few days--applesauce! These are the apples that are not perfect so will make great applesauce. This box is 2 feet high and 19" square--lots of apples! I am not looking forward to the work but will be so thankful for the applesauce this winter. We really enjoyed the applesauce I put up last year:) I think I will be able to can some jars of Apple Pie Filling as well but will use the nice apples for that. It is no fun trying to get nice slices when you have worm holes to go around:( This year we had a bumper crop of apples, pears and plums!

Well, it is time for the Sunday Night Chit-Chat started each week by the oh so talented Carla at My 1/2 Dozen Daily! Be sure to check in with her to see what she's been up to. I DO know that she recently broke her fabric diet and bought some really yummy fabrics to use for her custom sewing projects. 

So, let's get started!

I am...

Reading...Not much:( I am STILL on Happiness Key by Emilie Richards! It doesn't look like I will finish it this week unless I download the audio version. Lots of applesauce to make and Thursday will be a town day!

Watching...Ended up watching Detachment. Very good movie; not for children under 18! Dark but true to what a lot of teachers and students are going through. 

Listening to...Ah, the sound of our precious Rocky snoring:) I told my son if he ever moves out he's going to have to leave the dog here! We have all fallen in love with the silly thing! He just laughed!

Cooking/baking...I have butternut squash and sweet potatoes baking in the oven. We will add some Brussels sprouts and that will be dinner. It is one of my favorite meals! 

Happy I accomplished this week...I got our very dirty and messy house cleaned. I was "sick" and then we were gone for 3 days so it was pretty bad! Now, it feels like home again:) Also was happy to get my Secret Sister Swap on it's way to Maryland and an RAK on it's way to Bath, UK! I guess all in all a productive week! I still have one more RAK (Random Act of Kindness) to get in the mail but that will have to wait till next week.

Looking forward to next week...Doctor's appointment I have been putting off. Hope to be able to resolve some issues! Or at least find out what's causing them. Also looking forward to a town day with my son--we don't often get the opportunity to do that! And looking forward to getting those apples taken care of (not fun but necessary)! 

Thankful for today...The harvest from our garden! Lots of Butternut Squash, tomatoes hubby will hang in the greenhouse (we usually have fresh tomatoes till Christmas), apples, pears--lots of yummy stuff to eat. I have lots of fruit I dried--plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines and I plan to dry some apples too.


What was my favorite show as a child? I really enjoyed the Jetsons and the Flintstones:) I enjoyed those two programs well into my teens.

I have a question for my readers--Do you change from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time in your state or country? I know Arizona and Hawaii don't change but not sure who else does or doesn't. I would be very happy NOT to change! What about you?

I hope you have a wonderful evening and that tomorrow dawns bright and sunny in your neck of the woods!



  1. Because we live so close to each other, you know my time changes. DD2 in SC fell back with us & DD1 in the UK fell back last weekend. We have three clocks on our wall (in a row like a newsroom) which show the three time zones for our family. DD2 was in college in AZ when i first hung them. She came home for summer break when both AZ and OR were on the same time and after quite some time stated that if I insisted on having 3 clocks in a row, should they not be the set for the same time. Haha. I explained the two matching were ours and the 3rd was her sister in Washington DC. We still chuckle. it's actually comforting to look up at the clock and think about what our girls might be doing in their respective time zones.

    1. That would be fun to have the different clocks on the wall! When we lived in AZ I loved it when we were on the same time as OR since our extended family was all in OR! Sounds like UK changes when we used to--the last Sunday in October.

  2. Your butternut squash and sweet potatoes sound heavenly but my arch food enemy is brussel sprouts lol! We're in NY so we rolled back the clock by an hour and I really don't see the point of doing this. In my line of work I deal with people in many different time zones so I just get more confused with time than I already do :) Thanks very much for stopping by LDFR!

    1. I don't see the point either! Arizona and Hawaii seem to function just fine without it! Thanks for stopping by!