No mowing today--can you believe it? We had intended to mow the area alongside the woods, but the weather prevented that. It was either threatening to rain or actually raining, so the tractor didn't move an inch today. Oh, well--there's always tomorrow--and tomorrow--and tomorrow!
Was our day completely without work? What do you think? Well, we didn't do an awful lot compared to some days, but we were pretty busy anyway, especially this afternoon.
Sid finished nailing part of the overhang today, but the rain interrupted that, so we headed indoors and did some work here inside the Cottage. We finished up another double batch of jelly--another eight pints. We even managed to find some old labels from my school days, and we put one on each of our jars of jelly. Of course, we know what's in there, and we only did one kind--so far! Who knows what the future will bring in that area-----
After finishing with the jelly, Sid shucked a sack of corn and I cleaned the cobs. Tonight, we having boiled corn-on-the-cob with our leftovers from the previous couple of days. I'll be eating some steak tips/onions and Sid will be eating the fried fish/fried rice from last night. BOTH of us will be eating the boiled corn-on-the-cob. As you might have been able to discern over the months of reading this journal, we try not to waste anything that we cook--and we don't mind left-overs, as long as we don't eat the same thing every night for a bunch of nights in a row.
Every time I write something like the preceding statement, I get pangs of guilt because at least we have left-overs, which is more than a whole lot of people can say. It seems we complain about just about everything, and we just don't appreciate all that we have, whether it's material things, spiritual things, or anything that makes our lives so good.
I know that some of us are better off than others, and some are better off than just about everyone; yet somehow, we all seem to manage to survive and we often do that in much better style than millions of others folks. Sometimes, I forget that--so tonight I say a special prayer of thanksgiving for all that I have, including all of you!
Before I forget, I want to wish our son Michael's SO, Carla, a happy birthday for tomorrow. Hope your day is extra special, Carla, and that it begins a year of happiness and fulfillment for you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
This weekend will bring lots of activities to the lives some of our grand kids--Tyler and Rett will be in Lake Charles participating in a baseball tournament; on Sunday, Carly will participate in her Dance Recital. We can't go to the tournament, but we'll try to be there for the dress rehearsal for Carly on Saturday, which is also Randi's birthday. More on these events as I get more info.
Have a great evening and a wonderful tomorrow.
"The day, if well employed, is long enough for everything."