Monday, June 2, 2014

I'm A Big Dummy and Other Stuff

First the dummy part.  I succumbed to Carolyn of Krazo Acres challenge to post a Blog-A-Day for the whole month of June.  (This is June 2nd.  How'm I doin'?)  I truly don't know if I can muckle it, but I'm giving it a go.  Wanna join?  There's still time.  Just pop on over to Krazo Acres and let her know you're in.

Now the other stuff.  I just checked our rain gauge, and we got 1-1/2" yesterday and last night.  (I reminded Papa Pea that he should feel good it's not still winter because that amount of moisture would translate into 15" of snow and he would be spending a good portion of the day today removing and moving the white stuff.)  Forest fire danger is now way, way down.  And that's a good thing.


The rain is still steadily coming down this morning.  I tried to get a picture of the drops splashing in the birdbath on the deck railing, but my photographic skills leave a lot to be desired.


This is a graphic illustration of why doing a re-roofing job is a biggie on our list for this summer.  Yes, it's "raining" inside our enclosed entry porch.  This is not a good thing.

The rain all day yesterday kept me inside so I used the time to make soup for the freezer.  The end tally for my effort was 2 quarts of Barley Beef, 4 quarts of Black Bean Chili, 4-1/2 quarts of Navy Bean with Ham and 2 batches (about a quart and a half each) of Chicken with Dumplings.  Minus the dumplings which I'll make and add to the soup when I serve it.  Kind of amazing how pooped one can feel at the end of a day of doing nothing but standing in the kitchen cooking, isn't it?

I'm doing laundry today, but none of it will be hung out on the lines obviously.  Hmmm, wonder if between loads I can sneak some time in my quilt room on this wet day?  I could go back to the wood shed and start working on next heating season's kindling supply.  Let's see . . . quilting?  Making kindling?  Quilting?  Making kindling?  What a hard decision to make! 

12 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, the Universe is so unfair! You'd think that it would give us all a break and spread the watery wealth around a bit, wouldn't you? I vote for quilting. If I can vote, that is.

Carolyn said...

Quilting. Definitely quilting.
And you're doing GREAT on the blog-a-day!!

Kristina said...

Ha ha, some decisions can be so difficult, right?

Kelly said...

I think we got your rain :))) Go quilt!!!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - I like your vote! We've gotten at least another 1/2" today but it's stopped now and almost looks as if it wants to break up. Maybe it's coming your way!

Mama Pea said...

Carolyn - Darn right! Two days in a row I've got going here. I'm really fantastic. I did get into the quilt room briefly, but then we got a call from an old friend who is in town and will stop over tonight for a visit. That meant I had to get out the vac and chase dust bunnies and clean the bathroom (just in case). Hrumpf.

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - Some decisions CAN be so difficult if one suffers from a guilt problem regarding taking "time off." (Which I do, drat and blast. Of all your natural remedies, you must have something for that, don't cha??) ;o)

Mama Pea said...

Kelly - Onto each garden, a little rain should fall. Enjoy your day inside!

Endah Murniyati said...

Difficult decision, Mama! The rain sometimes is annoying...

Mama Pea said...

Endah Murniyati - Especially when there is so much to do outside! But we were getting VERY dry so the rain is a good thing. :o)

Sue said...

Ha--if I know you--you'll do both!
You're not fooling anyone here. I bet you got a TON of kindling made. And three quilts. And potholders. And more soup. LOL!

Mama Pea said...

Sue - Didn't. Did not. Nope. It was raining hard enough all day that I didn't feel like getting that wet making my way back to the wood shed and the kindling so I chopped nary a stick. I DID work on a set of potholders (!) but mostly cleaned house because of company in the evening. That was okay, too, 'cause sometimes I think the house would NEVER get a once-over if nobody was stopping in!