Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday, Monday

Mondays seem to always have me hitting the floor running. Getting the feeding,watering, and care of the animals done so I can catch up on laundry and take care of the veggies that were picked or given to me over the weekend. Today the kitchen was buzzing with tomatoes cooking to be made into sauce later, peaches peeled and readied for canning and a cobbler. There was lots of corn to freeze on the cob and cut off for cream corn. Cucumbers turned into cucumber salad and made into bread and butter pickles. In the midst of this was baking biscuits to make sausage and egg biscuits for William and his work crew. I also cooked beef stew, squash casserole, cauliflower with cheese sauce, creamed corn, tomato and cuke slices, with dinner rolls for lunch. Needless to say supper was leftovers from lunch. Laundry is done and all but one load folded and put away. House is fairly clean until Wednesday when I hope to spend the day cleaning and doing more decluttering. Tomorrow will have me doing something with about 25lbs of onions and cleaning a couple chicken pens and couple rabbit cages. We had a wonderful thunderstorm last night that gave us some much needed rain, The gardens may not dry up afterall. Miss having grand R here to help but know she is happy to be home for her mom's big 40th birthday this weekend. Trying to get a schedule going so I won't be so overwhelmed with all that needs to be done. Today was the first day and the schedule seems to be working. At least I didn't feel like no matter how much I did I was still way behind. I just mark things off my list of things to do for today and move on to the next one. Summers always bring so many extra things needing done that I feel guilty sleeping. Think that is one of the reasons besides the cold and snow is why I love winter so much. I have been catching up on everyones blog but haven't left many comments this time. I have a night each week scheduled to just relax reading blogs and leaving comments so please forgive me for not leaving one more often. As I go about my day I think of my blog neighbors and friends and what they are doing and say a prayer for each one. Thank you for coming back to visit though I have not been posting regular. I now have blogging post time in my schedule so it will be more often! LOL  Wishing you a quiet and relaxing night and don't forget..... count those blessings no matter how small!

10 comments:

texwisgirl said...

yum. leftover beef stew for dinner. nothing better!

Lynda said...

You exhausted me just reading your post...I thought I was busy!

Granny said...

Your days are always so full I'm surprised you're able to finish anything. I'm glad you received a good rain.

amelia said...

I would think that blogging would be at the bottom of your list of things to do!!
I am tired just reading about your day and I'm say it again, I don't know how you do it!!
Just the cooking, canning, freezing etc would kill me without all the animals to care for as well!
I really don't know how you do it...

PEA said...

Good morning sis:-)

My goodness, I always thought I kept busy but it's nothing compared to your days! It's no wonder you were feeling so overwhelmed. I'm glad you were able to get a schedule together, sometimes that's the best thing to do. I wish I lived nearby so that I could go help you:-) All that food you made had me drooling, it all sounded so delicious. Regarding the onions, I was reading a blog the other day that mentioned onions...she cuts them all up and then freezes them in baggies to use when she needs cut up onions. Love you sis. xoxox

Rain said...

and I thought I was busy with summer things!! But it all makes us appreciates our blessings!! Thanks!~~Rain

Mike said...

The rain was a godsend indeed. We got another last night. My maters are just now turning. Soon I'll be slicing and dicing. Glad to see you posting again. Tell William to hurry with his clean up details and get back to help you out. ;)

If you ever need anything, let me know. I'm right around the corner.

Mildred said...

Busy days for you dear Peggy! I know you must be so tired at the end of the day. I always keep you close in my heart and prayers. Love to you, your family, and all the critters. Happy 4th!

Kelly said...

Summer has it's way of keeping us busy. There are so many times when I take pictures while we are working and just don't even have time to blog. I do when I can. Take a deep breath and enjoy the sunshine and your beautiful farm.

Connie said...

Dear Peggy,
You are getting a lot done. Just keep crossing off your list and blog when you can. People understand when its summer with all you have to do. Your kitchen sounds like one busy place. Glad you got some rain too.
Hugs to you!
Connie