my canning marathon gave me, in addition to the soups I had canned the day before, 12 quarts and 24 pints of soup base. Each jar contains potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, peas and cabbage. I tossed some chicken bouillon in for flavor. This soup base can be heated as is for vegetable soup. I can add a jar of home canned meat for a heartier meal or thicken it for stew with dumplings or biscuits. It can also be used as a base for a casserole. I like having jars of food on my shelves that have multiple uses.
All that canning wore me down a bit, so I took a couple of days for rest and relaxation. Books were read and naps were taken. And now it is time to get caught up again. The washer and drier are humming away. I have been doing some rearranging on the shelves to find room for the latest bit of canning. And in between when I need to rest, I have been adding information to my genealogy program. My genealogy research has been sorely neglected lately. If I want to leave a record of who we are and where we come from for my kids and grands, I need to take the time to work on it.
I have settled into a routine with the home health care people who are here twice a week. They come in, wash my lower legs, apply the antibiotic ointment and bandages and wrap my legs from knees to toes in ace bandages. I thought perhaps they would do things differently, but the routine is exactly the same as Duane has been helping me with for the past two years. I will continue with the home health care if for no other reason than to give Duane a break. He has helped me with this for two years without complaint, so I figure he has more than earned a rest from that responsibility.
I still don't have a cleaning person lined up, so if I don't hear anything positive about this, I will call and whine a bit to see if we can't get going on it.
And that is the extent of the excitement here in my little Home Sweet Apartment. I still check the news headlines from time to time, and then thank God for my quiet, stress free life.
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