Yesterday was apple day! We had a few baskets of picked apples from the 3 trees around our house, and those apples needed to be dealt with before rottenness set in. It was a day! Let me tell you!
~Why did I make the decision to go with recipes that called for peeled and cored apples? I definitely started to question that decision around 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon when the crockpot was already filled; and it seemed the mountain of apples was not subsiding!
~There were some tears shed when, about 45 minutes after pulling 12 quarts from the canners, the jars of apple pie filling STILL HAD NOT SEALED!
~School was fit in the nooks and crannies of the day yesterday. Last night right before bed I was quizzing Abigail and Jacob on their Science material. I was asking which of the 5 senses would the "optical nerve" be related to, and my son replied with, "the sense of humor"!! Oh, folks, where do they get these things? Rapidly to follow was this question from him: "What does 'humor' mean?".
~In the midst of the hurry and scurry yesterday....did I mention my husband came home from work to set about on his project of insulating the garage......something was forgotten. I woke up with the dreaded feeling, you know, the feeling of having missed putting the garbage bin out to the curb. Hahahaha....waaaaa.
In conclusion, I will leave you with hope. The jars did seal, and I will probably tackle more recipes with peeled and cored apples (next year, though). Apples are a wonderful thing, and we will enjoy the fruits of our labors this winter (haha, get it? fruit). As my husband said this morning when I shared the garbage bin revelation, "we will survive". As I read in 1 Corinthians this morning: "....as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing...." we will do more than survive! TTFN, my dears.