It's been raining here since noon Sunday and, according to the weather channel, it will continue to rain through next Sunday. Since we live on a small lake we watch that pretty closely. Our water is up but not dangerously so. I find it hard to get motivated to complete my chores on rainy days - I'd much rather sit and read a good book. But some things don't wait for me to get motivated!
A local grocery store had bananas on sale so I'm dehydrating 4 trays of them.
Yes those are really bananas and yes, they are really white, aren't they? I put them in a citric acid solution as I cut them up so that they won't turn brown but these have stayed especially white. I'll store these in mason jars and will seal the jars with my Food Saver. Later I'll be able to rehydrate them and use them to make banana bread, or we'll eat the "banana chips" as snacks.
I've canned peaches today too.
These were really beautiful peaches that I found at the grocery store. The sign said $1.48 a pound but at checkout they rang at $.88 a pound....wish I'd bought more! They were quite large and had no blemishes so 20 peaches made 8 pints. These will make great cobblers this winter.
And I finished another patriotic pillow this week too.
I love patriotic patterns and have made several now, but I still have more I want to stitch. I'm doing a collection I guess...I'll probably put them in a basket in my sun room when I have enough to fill it up.
And finally, school has started here in Arkansas. Out of my 8 grandchildren I have one who is a junior in college this year, 2 who are seniors in high school, one tenth grader, one fifth grader and one second grader. Two of my grandchildren are already out of school and working, and one of them, if I have my way, will sometime in the next year or two be starting a family. I'm ready for a great-grandbaby. :) Of course, that grandson hasn't yet agreed to the whole baby thing but he's been married for three years now so I'm sure he'll be ready soon!
What do you do on rainy days?