Friday, May 10, 2013
This week seems to have flown by. I am still dealing with back pain but I can tell it is slowly getting better. I isn't hurting constantly now just if I am on my feet for too long or sitting for too long. I put up some low sugar strawberry jam yesterday. I sat while I trimmed and mashed the fruit and just stood when canning it. Normally I would stand for the whole process and my back would hurt by the end even when I am not having problems. I need to learn to do things in a way to be kinder to my poor back.
Washington has been the hot spot of the country for the last several days. We are breaking all sorts of records. Some parts of the state have had triple digits. We have only gotten up into the 90's but that is plenty warm. a cool front is supposed to move in tonight and we are supposed to be back to more normal temperatures by Monday.
Monday we have reservations at a ranch about an hour from here to hunt for Ellensburg Blue. It is a gemstone/agate found in only two places in the world. A section of Kittitas County Washington and Israel. We are both ready to get back out doing something fun. I just hope my back cooperates! I borrowed this photo from the internet.
I haven't seem much of DH this week. He has been busy at his DS putting in a Koi pond. I worry about him over doing it in the heat wave we are having. He works all morning there and then comes home & has lunch and then goes to his real job.
Today I have a lot of asparagus to can. I have a recipe for pickled asparagus that I have used for years. I give a lot of my canned foods for gifts at Christmas. I haven't canned pickled asparagus for about 5 years and have been getting requests for it from family members. Another job I have to learn to sit as much as possible.