Morning Meanderings… Storms, Canning, and Miss Scarlett


I am amazed how I can fill up my time.. so much that days go by and I realize I have not posted a thing.  So determined I am to keep my mind busy that I plan to post, and then before I know it, it is 5 pm and I need to plan dinner.  There is good and bad in this… the good is I am busy for sure. The bad is I know I fear a time when I am not.

For busy now – canning has preoccupied my time.  I have been busy processing tomatoes and enjoying it.  Yesterday I canned spaghetti sauce, salsa, pizza sauce, and 7 jars of pickles.


Today I plan to do the same.

It is a stormy day outside – the good old thunder and lots of rain type.  It cramps my style a bit as I like to use my deck for the cutting of the tomatoes, but I can make do.  I am listening to Gone With The Wind now, having to set the book aside as I have no time to read, so have switched to audio and find I am really enjoying it as well as accomplishing my book club read while canning at the same time.

So… a quick update on my relationship with Scarlett, and Tara, and well.. the clan.

Currently, I have made my way into part 3.  Scarlett is still fretting around in her “Scarlett Scarlett Scarlett” attitude… ooh, a more self centered woman I do not think I have met.

I am finding however, in all the petty worrying about the lack of pretty clothes, judging all other women as homely or unkempt, her (still) attempts at winning Ashley’s heart and her belief that any man that pays her a lick of attention *cough cough Rhett cough* must surely want her passionately for marriage.  AND for that, I give Rhett credit for laughing in her face every time she inquires about it.  Oh Scarlett… still trying to add notches to her marriage proposal list while she complains about the down side of war (stinky wounded, needy people, having to work in the hospital, and a child that she admits she often forgets she has). I have to give author Margaret Mitchell credit… I am finding Gone With The Wind to be brilliantly witty and a take on the war that I have never heard before and admittedly…

enjoying it.

Tonight I have a city Library Board Meeting and prior to that I will change the window at the library to Banned Book Week, because yes, Banned Book Week is almost here!  If you have not already, please check out my Annual Banned Book Week Meme – it is fun, there are giveaways, and I am thoroughly looking forward to it.  Join in!

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11 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Storms, Canning, and Miss Scarlett

  1. Wow that is a lot of canning! 🙂 Then again, I’m impressed that you doing the canning at all (so many people I know don’t do it, I don’t but I’ve always wanted to try).

    I never knew Scarlett had a child…. then again, I’ve never read GWTW. I might have to get an audio book copy of it and check it out. 🙂

  2. My mom and I used to can peaches every summer in the old pump house on the property…sometimes aunts would join in, and the camaraderie was great. If doing it alone, I can see how audio might be a good thing…LOL.

    I’m glad you are enjoying the book GWTW…I want to reread it at some point.

    I downloaded my Banned Book, and it’s one I hadn’t read before, but I enjoy the author: Forever, by Judy Blume.

  3. Audiobooks are so great for those times when we need to do other things. I don’t can anymore — I generally freeze instead — but I like making big batches of soups and stews in the fall. As for Scarlet, the last time I read the book I just couldn’t stand her.

  4. Is there a Barnes and Noble near you? If you really want to stay busy, maybe you could get a part time job there during the holidays. I know my store is always looking for good seasonal help.

  5. Increasingly worried as are a lot of other people about the amount of hidden sugars/salt that go into these types of products I’m so impressed that you can your own sauces.

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