Morning Meanderings… You Say Tomato


Where did the week go?

It has been fairly quiet around here which I really appreciate.  It is nice to have a break from all the outer world “to do’s” and just be around the house doing my inner world “to do’s”.  I needed the break from the public and this last few weeks since Wine and Words has really been blissful.  Lots of time to just be with me and cry as I want to.

I have been keeping myself occupied with canning.  I canned a lot of apple butter and there will be more after the first freeze up, and now… I seen to have inherited…


Tomatoes.  LOTS of tomatoes.

And that is ok with me.

The work of prepping jars, and containers, cutting into the tomatoes, blanching, and cooking is very good for me.  My mind stays busy and at the end of the day I actually have something positive to show for it.  I find tiny satisfaction in this new domestic side of me.  Winters are long here and this year I am especially worried as I do not like that season anyway.  Perhaps thinking of tomatoes ready for hot dishes, chili, and pasta sauces will assist with having good things to do.


While “tomatoing” away today I am listening to Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth on audio.  I am enjoying this memoir while working away.  Better go, time to blanch more tomatoes!

11 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… You Say Tomato

  1. Sheila, these tomatoes look incredibly ripe and delicious! I’m assuming you have a large freezer, as do we 🙂 I can’t imagine life without one and am SO grateful for it! It’s nice to hear your life is in a calmer place. You need it and I’m glad it’s been afforded to you.

  2. Hi shelia- thank you so much for opening up and sharing your grief with us . It helps my almost broken heart settle and not make me feel the deep despair and loneness I usually feel- and for you to move forward so bravely gives us a path to follow. I know you will be ok because Justin is there rooting for you and giving you his love…. Again for sharing your struggle you are helping others to survive.. God bless you and your family, Judy Barry

    Sent from my iPad. Judy


  3. Sheila, after Greg died, I found sometimes the simple things we do are the things that help us through grief. It is always comforting to immerse one’s self into projects that keep our mind’s busy, let it wander or grieve. It is painful, but it is necessary for you to do. Sending you hugs and love.
    Have you tried making pickles or relish?

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