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Weekend in Review

Boy, was this a wild weekend.  I don't mean wild like Puddles would have, filled with cheetos and beer, but wild in that we worked our butts off.  I'm actually very happy to be returning back to work so that I don't have to do 'home' work anymore!

Lets see...
We had a HUGE storm Friday night which caused lots of power outages and me a frightful drive home from watching 5 episodes of Game of Thrones with friends and a bit of the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

I don't like driving in the rain.  I especially don't like driving in the rain surrounded by idiots.  And alas, I was the only sane person driving Friday night.... or perhaps, now that I come to think of it, maybe I was not sane after all.




We took a crap load of peppers we had growing in the garden.....















And we made lots of jars of goodies.  From Harry and David 'like' Sweet Onion Pepper Relish to Hot Pepper Jelly to Vietnamese Garlic Pepper Sauce and even some Sun-Dried Tomatoes.






Now my poor house smelled like I was trying to make enough pepper spray to contain a herd of bath salt junkies, but at the end of the day (and enough windows being opened) we were quite proud of ourselves!!


 This is next on my list of to do's... Pear Preserves, Canned Pears and some Chutney for Smoked Salmon (drool).

I have picked 20 pounds of pears and they are ripening on my porch. (Did you know that the pear is one of the few things that do not have to ripen on a tree? Yup, I'm here to educate, people.)








Sunday morning apparently I regenerated. I was channeling my inner Doctor Who!!  Cool, eh?  I think it was because it was Wil Wheaton's birthday...  And everyone knows I have the most amazing crush on Wil Wheaton.  -sigh-







 While getting gas for the mowers and weed eaters we saw a line of Shelby Cobras (and 1 out of place Ferrari Daytona) pulling out from the hotel... I hope it was the hotel cause right up the road is the Hustler Store and if they were there then the drivers are totally BUSTED.

It was like thunder driving by... If someone was dying of a heart attack the rumbling of these cars would work as a stand in defibrillator, just sayin'....

Gorgeous, eh? This was a Sunday evening meeting of the minds with friends... lamb on naan... grilled chicken... yummy pasta salad and some OMG mouthgasmly wonderful Bourbon Marshmallow Bacon Smores.

Yeah... it was a busy weekend... but who cares when it ends with a lot of stuff accomplished, a lamb filled tummy, and the taste of chocolately, bourbony, bacony goodness in your mouth.

8 comments:

Brian July 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM  

My goodness you had lots going on! Those storm clouds sure look scary!

Lovable Lily July 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM  

Well, we has come to the conclusion that your bloggie hates me! Yup, no pictures today... Oh well, at least you describe things pawfectly so that we can still follow along.

Your canning is moving right along ~ Awesome! Mommy learned how to can pickles last year, or I should really say she learned how to turn cukes into pickles. She's a real magician all right!

Muffin and I love Games of Thrones and would watch it every Sunday night along with Mom and Dad. We also liked Boardwalk Empire.

Lamb, lamb, lamb... One of our very fav's! But those bacon smores sound right up our alley!

Hugs,
Lily Belle

Frankie Furter and Ernie July 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM  

WOW!! WHAT a MAJOR Weekend you did have. THAT looks like a perfect END to it. My mouth is watering !!!!

The Websters July 30, 2012 at 1:14 PM  

SUPER BUSY! We laid around a lot.

Casey July 30, 2012 at 1:14 PM  

Momma started crying this weekend when she realized that her childhood crush (Wil Wheaton) was turning 40. She feels old now. Poor Momma. BOL.

3 doxies July 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM  

Sanity is relative donchoo think? Oh I is gettin' too philosophical heres.
Does you has anymore of dat pepper spray you knows...to protect myself from da Stoopid's?

A meetin' of da minds...bwhahahaha...my mum sure wasn't theres.

Puddles

Bailey Be Good! July 30, 2012 at 2:45 PM  

Happy Monday woofs & huggies! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Willow July 31, 2012 at 12:09 AM  

Thats a lot of Home Work through yeah food always is the best reward

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