School is high on the list. We started back on Monday and the kids have done a great job already. I have been under the weather this entire week, but Jacob and Hope have been diligent all on their own. I am feeling better today than I have all week so I have high hopes for the day.
The other thing that is high on my priority list is canning tomatoes. The garden produce doesn't slow down just because I am not feeling well. No, the tomatoes just keep coming! I am thankful for each and every one of them because I need to make as much sauce as possible for the upcoming year. If you have ever eaten homemade pizza with garden fresh tomato sauce then you know why I put so much energy into this. Making tomato sauce is a time consuming endeavor, but the rewards are worth every minute spent!
Last week when the lightning struck several things in our home we also realized that we had lost our oven and our refrigerator. We decided to purchase a new refrigerator and we have been pleased with our decision. I haven't had an oven since then, but today the repair man is stopping by our house to fix our oven. We have eaten a lot of sandwiches and grilled things this past week. I haven't minded the easier menu. It truly has been a blessing because I just haven't felt like cooking any way. I am ready to make some homemade bread. I bake bread several times throughout the week and this past week we have eaten store brought bread. It hasn't been that bad, but it is time once again to have homemade yums fresh from the oven. I know my family will agree wholeheartedly!!!!
grace and peace,