with one thing and other things are neglected? Well, that's what has happened here in my little apartment. I've been working on turning all those bags of cranberries in my freezer into juice and canning them. And while in the middle of that, I ran out of quart canning jars. I had some dry foods like rice and cornmeal and instant mashed potatoes stored in quart jars, so it became necessary to empty all that into freezer bags. Now I have enough quart jars for a while, but I also have several boxes of rice and cornmeal and instant mashed potatoes in freezer bags that need a place to live, so it is necessary to rearrange my shelf full of dehydrated foods in order to make room to put away the stuff in bags. It's a vicious circle, I tell you.
And then there is my kitchen. I'm really not quite sure how so much cranberry pulp and cranberry juice wound up on my floor and on other surfaces, but there it is. And my stove top has gone from slightly dirty to downright disgusting. Something needs to be done about all of it.
So I am taking Thursday and Friday to see if I can't get things back in order. I'm not as young as I once was, so it takes me longer to accomplish what I need to do, but it will be done. I just can't stand a mess.
And I have decided that because I am usually busy with homemaker kinds of things during the week, I am taking the weekend to do something fun. I haven't done anything crafty for a long time and I watched a couple of videos while waiting for the cranberries to cook down. They were about an easy method of making scrapbook-type photo albums, which is something I want to try. I have the supplies on hand so I think I will get them out and play.
I'll be back on Monday with more in the Canning series. In the meantime, I wonder where I put my mop...
I NEVER KNEW THIS
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