9/21/2011

WHAT?

I just can't seem to post on a regular basis lately. I've been busy cleaning up after our recent electrical update. Dust seems to have settled in every nook and cranny, including the closets where the lights had to be replaced. Most of the furniture had to be moved to give access to all the outlets and light fixtures. Slowly I'm getting it all back where it belongs. I must say I rather enjoyed the spacy emptiness of rooms without beds, but I'm not sure my kids would appreciate having to sleep on the floor when they come home for visits.

Yesterday was occupied with making grape jelly. My husband paid a visit to the family farm this past weekend where he picked grapes that grow at the end of the barn. Some of the vines are seen here early in the spring before leafing out. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the laden vines.


This year was a bumper crop. I made two batches, one of which didn't set properly. So I now have both grape jelly and grape syrup. So it goes. Oh well, the syrup will be great on pancakes or over ice cream. It still tastes delicious! The labels are compliments of How About Orange, which you can download yourself here.





I'm introducing a new category to the blog which I'm calling WHAT?  It's for things that strike me as utterly ridiculous. Today's entry is a $199 toilet brush called the VIPP 11. So yes, it is sleek and shiny with a nice design. But for almost $200 it had better be able to clean the toilet by itself! Wait, make that the whole bathroom. I can think of better things to do with my money than that. It's not the kind of thing I like to leave in sight anyway. A toilet brush as a status symbol? No thanks. Not that my blog is sponsor worthy, but if it ever is I'm safe in saying they won't be contacting me now, will they?

Do you have any WHAT? things to spill? I'd love to hear about them. Have any pictures of the bounty of your gardens? Been finding any produce left on your doorstep by anonymous friends and neighbors? Zucchini for instance?

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