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Almost out of canning jars

Saturday, September 06, 2014

My oldest stepson came over this morning to get our car running. He said his wife was busy canning. I told him that I had done up a lot of cucumbers and only had a dozen pint jars left and haven't even started doing tomatoes so I was going to have to buy a whole lot more. He said no you don't. A friend of his has been bringing a lot of jars out to his place and his wife said get rid of them because she has all she needs. After car is going we are going to go and get them. It is so amazing that when you need something others have some to get rid of.



Thursday, September 04, 2014

So sore this morning from all my walking and pickling yesterday. I was exhausted last night. Lots of pickling today. 12 quarts of icicle pickles done this morning , sweet mixed pickles this afternoon. Maybe I can walk tonight when it cools off. Hopefully I won't be hurting so much then. My weight is coming down now so I don't want to sabotage it by not getting my steps in. Yesterday was 11, 322 steps.
Extra hot and humid today then it is supposed to start cooling off with rain of course.


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PEGGY11 9/5/2014 6:49PM

    I have never had them either, but hubbys sister used to make them and he wanted some. I just hope they turn out like hers.

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LJCANNON 9/4/2014 2:53PM

    emoticon WTG on those Steps, and Congratulations on your Loss!!

emoticon (pickle stand-in) The pickles sound delicious, I don't believe I've ever had Icicle Pickles!

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friend found

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Through friends on Facebook I was able to connect with my childhood best friend. There was a space of about 10 years when we did not see each other. Then in 1966 we met again. Both were married and had 2 boys. Hers were Bob and Rick and mine were Rick and Bob. What a coincidence. We had not been in touch since then. She was in Kansas City for awhile and then Winnipeg. After leaving her my number she got back today from vacation and phoned me. I think we talked for an hour. It was great. We are both divorced and in a long term relationship with a super man. We are within a few pounds of each other in weight and both going to TOPS. Hers is in Kingston and mine in Bath. Since my car is still not worki8ng we won't get together until maybe next week at a Tim Hortons near her. So looking forward to a long gabfest.
Back at pickling this week. bread and butter pickles this morning. Icicle pickles tomorrow and then sweet mixed pickles. Then it will be tomato canning. I told hubby we had to save any jars with a seal that we can use. He looked at me like I had lost my mind until I reminded him we still had to get and can tomatoes. two and a half bushels barely did us last year so I want to do more this year. Cucumbers and tomatoes are so good for snacks. You can munch a lot without a lot of calories. September is looking good. SMILE

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LE7_1234 9/3/2014 11:36PM

    How cool! Have fun!

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FINCHFEEDER80 9/3/2014 4:13PM

    emoticon Awesome news on reconnecting with an old friend!

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JTREMBATH 9/3/2014 2:56PM

    It was good to catch up with old friends.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

My friend is dropping by this afternoon with a bushel of cucumbers, some tomatoes, and some beets. I am going to make bread and butter pickles and maybe mixed pickles. Found a recipe for red horseradish. It is a beet and horseradish relish. There is nothing tastier on a burger. It perks them up. On roast beef it is something different from just horseradish. Last year I did half a bushel of tomatoes as a sweet chili sauce that is really good. Did up two and a half bushels as just canned tomatoes and ran out so I want to do a lot more this year. Then if we get even more tomatoes I want to do some tomato juice. Going to be really busy for awhile. I asked one of the men at the supermarket across the street to order horseradish root for me. He didn't know what it was but said he would order it and it would be in Friday. They don't have room for everything the big supermarkets have but they are really good about ordering for me and I appreciate it. It is more expensive but not when I can walk across the street to get what I need. It saves me fridge space and keeps me from having so much on hand that I binge.
SMILE it is going to be a good week.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 9/2/2014 1:22PM

    Sounds yummy

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low hydro bill.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My hydro bill today is the lowest it has been in years. A good part of that is putting the clothes on the line. Sure they are not as soft, but I can live with that. We only use air conditioning at night as it helps us sleep. Last year we used 2 window air conditioners steadily. It is relief to use only one and only at night this year.
I always used hot water for my baths and having been told that is not good for me (Is anything good for me?) LOL. I have started using luke warm water..
We haven't been using the stove for every meal me used it only once a day. Of course now with the canning and pickling season starting, the stove will be used a lot.
With summer being the time of the big bills coming in, taxes, insurance etc. it is nice to have one bill lower.
My car still isn't working so gas being so high is not a problem right now. Walking to get what I need is better for me anyway. When I get too many groceries at once I eat too much. So getting just what I can carry is good all round. LOL.
So I am trying to keep moving as much as my body lets me and I will see how this does along with eating within my allowances.
Love your support and comments. Sparkpeople is such a great all round site.


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