Roundup 2012 August

What special or unusual event occurred?
Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. That was a weird day, that really reminded me that I rather like their chicken.
What were my accomplishments this month?
Canned 22 pints of peaches as well as three pints and two quarts of cut-up tomatoes
aspberry picking and canning and freezing and making of sorbet
What were my disappointments this month?
The raspberry jam didn’t quite work out the first time. I think I overcooked it. I’ll try again the next week, which will be September.
I also didn’t get as much done as I‘d like at work, but that is par for the course.
What books/music/shows did I enjoy this month?
  • Tangle of need browse
  • Ice cream book
  • Seeker by Jack McDevitt
  • Enchanted no more by Robin Owens — didn’t really like it
  • Re-read the Sons of Destiny series by Jean Johnson out of order
  • Legend of the seeker tv series – must check out the book it is based on
  • Chuck tv series
  • Have gun, will travel tv series – interesting to watch versions of things I listened to as a radio show
  • Warehouse 13
  • Little bit of the Olympics
  • Poirot episodes (Agatha Christie’s)
What crafts did I work on this month (not what I finished, but what did I work on)?
  • Percy shawlette
  • Cat Bordhi socks restarted with a simpler pattern, but trying to use the Cat Bordhi pattern of increases & decreases for the Sky architecture
  • Seaming together summerweight sweater
  • Finished blanket shawl
  • Finished weaving in ends on old bamboo skirt
  • Did leftovers yarn scarf to sell. Includes sparkly yarn
  • Felted wool applique quilt
  • Spinning brown roving for a sweater
What fun things did I do with my family, friends, or by myself?
I went to my regular scrapbook crop and got some good stuff done. I focused on digital. I need to organize myself for the next crop, as to what I want to print out vs. do digital.
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Gathering stuff to give a thank you gift to the Secret Sister who gifted me over the past year. I’m late, but persistent. But I do need to get a move on! I just found out she is moving away soon.
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
  • Ball mason jar lids
  • Citrus juice press, which I haven’t even tested yet. Lemon sorbet, I’m on my way.
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
A bit more sinus pressure this month, mostly related to the many thunderstorms that roll through. ‘Tis the season.
Anything else noteworthy to include?
Took an online class on photography with Katrina Kennedy.
What rest did I achieve this month?
It’s a struggle. But I do have to remind myself again and again – I do not sleep well with cold feet. Even in the midst of summer, I had to sleep with wool socks on.

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