Weekend Ramblings ~ jams, knotting, and a movie

While my husband was down in Carson City helping some friends move, I pulled out the mangos and jalapenos for a jam session! 😉

OMGosh! I made some AWESOME jam, if I say so myself!

I peeled and cut up 8 large mangos; roasted, peeled and diced 10 jalapenos (both green and red, wanted some color) and 2 Hatch green chiles; added some sugar and pectin and boiled away. I got 9 half-pint jars out of the batch with 1/2 cup leftover that I devoured with some Wheat Thins.

Here is the makings for my next batch of jam ~ Margarita Jam! I’ll have to have a shot for good luck. 8)

Smashed 5-1/2 cups of strawberries for another batch of jam I have planned ~ Strawberry Daiquiri jam. Need to get a small bottle of rum for that one. Don’t drink rum, so I do not have any on hand in the house.

I finished the shark’s tooth necklace and started in on another necklace for the other kiddo. Not sure who is getting which one, so I made them both beach themed. I had a 1″ round handmade bead (I can’t remember who made it! I think it’s off of etsy) with a sea turtle…so I knotted 20-pound hemp into a spiral necklace.

Finally saw Wall-E that was showing at the Grand Sierra ($3 movies) yesterday afternoon. I’m hoping that I’m not the only one who was tearing up over that silly little animated robot when he didn’t recognize Eve at first. Sheesh. And I absolutely loved the wee cleaning robot! LOL!

For Today ~ 29 September 2008 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 29 September 2008

Outside My Window…Was pretty dark when I got to work this morning…the sky is orange now with Canada Geese flying in formation…plane contrails criss-crossing the sky..the sun is just hitting the dark grey clouds giving them a red gold lining.

I am thinking… I don’t want to be at work today! I’ve the makings for two batches of jam made up in the frig. DA BILLS! 4-0! Go figure! Hee! 😀 Wonder how many people will be at the Obama/Biden rally on campus tomorrow morning. Glad the Harley Davidsons are all going home (Street Vibrations)…was hard to get to sleep with them revving the engines all night long. Men and their toys…sheesh.

I am thankful for… That we can still make ends meet and pay our bills and still give out cans of food when kiddos come to the door collecting for the needier.

From the kitchen… – JAM! JAM! LIMES. STRAWBERRIES…and some rum and some tequila, and some triple sec…Hee! Am going to make Margarita Jam and Strawberry Daiquiri Jam tonight. I juiced & zest 8 limes for the Margarita jam last night. Sliced and crushed 5-1/2 cups of strawberries. Will pick up a take-n-bake pizza from Papa Murphy’s on the way home…start in on the jams…and listen to Monday Night Football. This Monday is looking to be a very good Monday, indeed!

I am wearing… My brown/white sundress with berks again. Hair up in a ponytail.

I am creating… I made curtains for one of the big windows upstairs (104×58)…we went to Savers yesterday and I found a really nice muslin colored king size sheet for $4 and a pretty queen size sheet (sorta sage green with spicy mustard yellow fleur-de-lys design on it) also for $4. I used the queen sheet to cut out ruffles for the king sheets. Turned out nice for $8.

I am going… …have to get up in a minute and add more paper to the copy machine, class lecture notes are being run and I’m pretty sure it’ll be empty soon.

I am reading… The Twilight series ~ almost finished with the third book.

I am hoping… that the temporary job my husband is working will take him on full-time.

I am hearing… The copy machine and NPR News on my computer.

Around the house… I’m cleaning out one room at a time. I just finished the icebox room (our house was built in 1915 with an ice cold room…has a 10″ thick door) which houses our laundry and my soap making supplies. I’ve down-sized my supplies and it now houses a PANTRY! Imagine that. I’ve room for my canning and other staples. 🙂

One of my favorite things… Watching geese fly in formation.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Never did get the quilt sandwiched. Big sigh. Guess I’ll keep that on my list to do.

Here is picture thought I’d share with you… My front door yesterday.

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