The above title makes me think of the book A Day No Pigs Will Die written by Robert Newton Peck. Have you read it? Wonderful book, just wonderful. Very appropriate for reading aloud to your kids, too.
But I digress. Back to this post.
Yep, canning pickled beets was on my list for today. But, hallelujah, we are getting some much needed rainfall. Okay, so I could put on rain gear and slosh out to the garden to harvest the beets, but life doesn't need to be any more challenging.
Oh, how we've longed for this rain. The garden has been so dry that I'm surprised it's done as well as it has. I did some weeding yesterday afternoon which proved to be next to impossible. (Wanna see my blister?)
Our small pond is fed only from run-off from the hills behind us, and we've been sadly watching the level of water go down day by day. If only this falling moisture would continue for a couple of days (dare we hope?).
Our deciduous trees (although we don't have many in these here parts) are already starting to turn color. But rather than giving us glimpses of orange or red, the leaves are turning a dusty yellow/tan. I'm thinking our dryness combined with intense heat this summer is causing funny things to happen.
If we get an all-day rain (which is forecast), it will be the perfect day for me to expend some serious effort toward unpacking the last of the items extracted from my old desk and fitting them into my new one. Not that it isn't due time for me to manage that task. It's been a week today that the new desk got set up.
Also would be a great day to cook/bake for the freezer. The only items finding their way into the freezer lately have been veggies from the garden. What about some cookies? Some what? C-O-O-K-I-E-S. You know, those roundish, yummy things that we haven't seen around here in an age?
The bank statement from July still hasn't been reconciled.
Or I could pull all the valances down from over the windows and wash and iron them. I'll bet that hasn't been done in . . . oh, a year or so? (Maybe it's longer since I have absolutely no recollection of doing it the last time.)
Let's face it, there are a myriad of inside housekeeping chores to do that have been ignored all summer.
Okay, so I'm sure I'm not going to have any trouble using my time on this blessed rainy day.
The first hurdle will be to walk away from this computer and get myself in gear.
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