Friday, November 14, 2008

Well it's been a long time since I've updated the ol' blog. The past year has been filled with challenges, some good and some that I would prefer not to face. However, it's also been a great learning process for me. I've learned a lot about myself through facing some worries and questions that seem to not have any answers. I hope that I am now at a place of acceptance so that I can move on and enjoy life.

I have spend the past few weeks dealing with all the apples from our tree. Making applesauce, apple pies, Waldorf salad, etc., etc., etc. I love apples, but I wouldn't mind not seeing any for awhile!

We also dried a lot of apricots, canned peaches and tomatoes, made tomato sauces, salsa, and juice. My pantry is stocked, and not a moment too soon. My DH is one of the many thousands waiting to learn if he will still have a job in 2009. It isn't looking good, so since I don't work, that means a real retrenching for our household.

Luckily, we are simple, frugal people who believe in being prepared for things like this to happen. We hope that we'll have enough set aside to last us until one of us finds employment.

But, since our home is filled with good food, a warm fire, and many, many wonderful books just waiting to be read, puzzles waiting to be put together, and yarn waiting to be knit into something cozy, we will weather the storm and hope for a brighter Spring!


Blogger PJ said...

AWESOME! (that you posted) I'm so glad you did!I'm sorry to hear about DH's employment, but that last paragraph seems absolutely serene to me...we ALL need a lot more of that. On a greater level...(although you guys were always there) may respects are making people dig a little deeper for what really matters. I think this is good. Your apples sound wonderful..pie sounds good-yum! Glad you peeked in! Peace to you.

9:59 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

ok, weird I saw a new posting in my bloglines, but when I clicked on your title and went to full blog..I don't see it? things that make you go hmmm. Have you posted just recently or did I just see things?

8:34 PM  
Blogger Cyn Pip Pics said...

Hi Stranger!
Sorry to hear that you've been challenged lately. Hope it all subsides soon. It sounds like you also have a decent plan for surviving what so many of us will likely face in 2009. I hold my breath at the end of each quater as rumors float about numbers let go in other departments. Best wishes to you!
- Cyn

4:31 PM  
Anonymous kiwi said...

I just discovered you are back. :>)

2:28 AM  

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