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!