Monday, August 27, 2007


Last week was busy, and somehow I never got around to doing any laundry. I had been trying to get a load done each day, and it was working out well. But not last week! So today I went down into the basement and got started on my mountain of laundry! I got my exercise by going up and down the stairs changing loads around! It is so nice to have all the laundry done (I even ironed everything as needed!)

I also tackled a mountain of dishes. Somewhere around Thursday my dishwasher broke. Oh wait, I don't have a dishwasher...I do the dishes.

On Sunday afternoon, I went through my cabinets, fridge and freeze, and wrote down a list of everything I had in the house. Before I wrote it all out, I would have said that I didn't have much food in the house, but I have quite a bit to work with. When I wrote out my menu for this coming week, I tried to plan around what I had on hand, so that I wouldn't have to buy as many groceries this week. Then I headed out shopping.

So you see, lots of mountains got tackled today! Tomorrow I am making ketchup. I quartered, cooked, and ran the tomatoes through my food mill, and the puree is ready to go! I'm excited about the ketchup I'll get, but not necessarily excited about tending the pot while it simmers! I'll post the recipe I'm using tomorrow.

Have a great day!


Mrs. H. said...

I know you probably don't answer such questions, but I HAVE to ask about your clotheline holder thingy. Our yard is situated where I can't have a permanent clothesline...dh would strangle himself walking across the yard, and I am short, so I can't hang a line any more than 5 1/2 feet off the ground. I have been looking at retractable clothelines but they seem too flimsy for a seven-person family. So, where did you get your clothline thing, and was that a rope attached to it, instead of a thinner cotton clothline? Thanks.

Mrs. U said...

Wow, Tammy! You have been SUPER busy!! Look how much you've accomplished! Isn't it a wonderful feeling?? :)

I can't wait to hear all about your ketchup. I really want to try my hand at it next summer when I'm SURE we'll actually have tomotoes (I plan on camping out next to them next summer!! HAHAHA!!)

Mrs. U