Someday my life might get back to what I call normal and I'll start posting on a regular schedule again. I'm not there yet, though, so I'm just passing through this morning.
Hope all of you had a great weekend. We had some fun this weekend. We aren't able to take long vacations because of Shane's work schedule, but each year we try to attend one big festival or theme park. Last year we went to Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, and the previous year we went to the Missouri State Fair. The year before that we went to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. This year we attended the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
I have been to the KC Ren Fest several times in the past, but probably not since 1999 or 2000. This was Kat's first time to go and she had a great time. Here are a few pics from our visit on Saturday.
I didn't get a chance to talk to him Saturday, though).
Yesterday we didn't go anywhere. I had traded some of our last meager tomatoes to my friend Janelle for some of the apples she had picked from her brother's tree. Shane and I spent several hours yesterday "working up" some of them. I made a pie and assembled 6 more bags of pie filling for the freezer, which appears to have used about half of the apples. I'll be working on the other half of them today making applesauce. The apples are small, but they have big flavor! The pie I made for last night's dessert is half gone already.
In addition to working on apples, this week I'll be having lunch with my friend Dawn, and I hope to find/make a dedicated spot in the basement for all of the canning I've done this year. We have a little utility cabinet in our garage that I use for a pantry, but I'd like to have a place downstairs where the temperatures are more consistent throughout the year.
How was your weekend? What do you have lined up for the rest of the week?