Monday, September 26, 2011

The Pill?

Go here for an excellent read about the pill.

Ignorance sometimes can be bliss but in this case it can sometimes be so much more.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Half way!

We're almost half done with the pears, yippee!!! 46 jars line my counters, its a nice feeling.

I have a tip, a wonderful tip. It was learned from the Prudent Homemaker, she is my new BFF she just doesn't know it yet. Give her time:-)

Oh, okay, the tip- place the pears in boiling water for 45 to 60 seconds then drop in cold water then proceed to rub the skin off with your fingers- ZERO peeling.

Racky can do 6 a minute and Lula 7. Puddin can do around 4. Hello that is 17 pears a minute!!! I can't even halve and core them as fast as the peel them.

My life just got easier.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

In which I equate another thing to child birth

I tend to equate any thing torturous to child birth. Beginning another homeschool year, 18 holes of golf and CANNING PEARS! You just don't want to do it again.

I'll be trilled with the outcome but all that work- augh!

Remember last year and the 97 jars of pears that I canned? It was torturous, crabby mom, crabby kids and a disaster of a house. And yes, they are all gone- already!

At the time I vowed never to do it again, ever.

I told myself I would spurge and buy the big pears so there would be less peeling and peeling and peeling....but a year later I did it again and bought the much cheaper small pears. Why oh why do I torture myself. Oh yes I remember because I'm cheap.

Well they're ripening in the garage so I have a few days to prepare myself. Like you can prepare for that. Like child birth you just got to go through it and pray you make it out on the other side a stronger albeit slightly more traumatized individual.

Now on the other hand if the hubby has the audacity to ask me why I didn't make it to 100 jars like he did last year he might want to take cover:-) I jest! Okay not really.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Vacations Pictures

Benna walking in the sand was priceless as she looked like a drunkin' sailor. She's not the most graceful already so she gave us quite a few laughs. The obligatory Mac Dune Rides. The kids thought is was great. Daddy and grandma and grandpa were golfing so this was our activity while they are away.

Racky took this picture by zooming into the rear view mirror on the truck, quite imaginative.

After climbing the lighthouse we had a picnic at a park with a channel that leads from Silver Lake to Lake Michigan. It was pretty chilly that day but we still had fun.

On the top of the lighthouse. They wouldn't let me wear Benna in the baby carrier up the lighthouse. Everyone has to be able to walk up it alone so daddy went up with the other four kids. We watched a handful of sunsets. That week was the first time the hubby and I ever watched a sunset together:-) A walk out on the Pentwater Pier. While walking down it grandpa keep telling Lula that he was going to walk off the end of the Pier. She kept saying "no you're not!" Well we all did, pictures on the rocks at the end of the pier.

While we were there puddin' had a birthday. We wanted frosting for his dessert. Well I forgot the cake mix and frosting so we hunted down three different kinds of baked goods. Chocolate brownies, pumpkin cake and white cake.

His face was priceless the next morning when he jokingly asked for cake for breakfast and I said YES. It was so worth feeding him sugar for breakfast just for that face.

That's pretty much all the picture because my sweet four year old deleted all the pictures off of my camera, so these are from Racky's. Thanks for taking some pictures baby!

Most quotable quote of the week:

Lula to Racky as they were leaving to ride their bikes down to the beach- "we have to watch Puddin' like he is a $5000 dog!"


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stay tuned!

I'm HAVE TO CLEAN my house and I mean REALLY clean my house. I should look at the kids school stuff too as we start TOMORROW. Whatever.

Oh deary I'm off, but first a picture of my peeps, the reason for the insanity! I love these people!!!