I had Friday evening, all day Saturday, and half of Sunday to fill. The original plan for this weekend was to just take time to myself to relax and do some lazy stuff, maybe have a girls weekend. At least that's what my therapist suggested. But here's the problem. I don't have many friends. :( And sitting around doing nothing by yourself all weekend doesn't sound that exciting. Another thing I have discovered in the past two weeks of simplifying and canning and homemaking, I enjoy it. A lot. I feel that when I'm doing stuff around the house and being productive, it puts me in a good mood. I've been feeling better both physically and emotionally these past two weeks and I'm contributing it to what I have been doing at home. Being at home makes me happy and being productive makes me feel accomplished. So that was what I did all weekend. Here are a couple pictures I snapped in between my productivity.
Friday I worked all day so I didn't get too much done around the house. I did make myself some french toast for supper and did dishes and overall cleaned up. Here is a picture I snapped of my kitchen once it was cleaned. Take note of the giant mound of tomatoes to the left of the sink and the chicken thawing on the other side. It makes me happy. I like to call this my working kitchen.
|My working kitchen|
Saturday was busier and I got a lot done before noon. I did two loads of laundry and you can see them here hanging on the line. I love having a clothesline. There is something really nice about seeing the laundry flapping in the sunshine and wind. Saving energy and getting the nice outdoorsy smell at the same time. Ahh... contentment.
The big accomplishment of the weekend was freezing corn! I usually get Dan to help me with it but we are busy most weekends and I didn't want to miss the corn season. So I did it myself. I went to the Farmer's Market in the morning and purchased my 5 dozen corn. Which came in a giant bag that I could barely lift. The nice guy I bought it from helped me by using a dolly and getting it in my trunk. But then I came home and there was no nice strong man to help me at this end. Only a cute little dog. But I did it! I got Dan's dolly and heaved and wiggled and somehow managed to get it out of the trunk. That was an accomplishment in itself. I then set myself up in the coolness of the garage with some music to keep me company before setting to work husking it all. As you can see, I had company throughout the whole thing.
|My wall of corn|
|Cobs cooling in the sink|
|My inside work station|
|Cute me, working hard|
|Most awesome method for cutting the corn off the cob|
I collected the eggs on Saturday and chuckled at the size of one of the white ones. It's the size of a quarter, I swear. So tiny!
|Itsy bitsy egg|
|Our first chicken from our flock|