Wow.. the title of this sounds a bit disjointed! :) Well it is.. but they are a few things that have come to my attention in the last couple of days.
IE.. It is official.. I hugely DISLIKE Internet Explorer. It freezes on me and shuts down and restarts at will, it does not display some pages correctly, at times can take literally forever to load a page or completely abort the operation altogether, and other various annoyances that I could name, but won’t .. because if you use IE you most likely already experience some of this.. So after a lot of urging by my kids I made the switch to Firefox.. I tried Google Chrome and it was not bad, but Firefox has won. I think it took me so long because I just don’t like a lot of change in life.. I work more efficiently when I do familiar things repeatedly each time (like opening up IE when I turn on my computer in the morning). But there is a point where it is a way more inefficient use of my time to fight with something. So now I am a Firefox user and won’t be going back to IE! Any other Firefox users out there? :)
I went into town yesterday and after a few cool days I guess I was just not thinking about the fact it was supposed to be in the 90’s. I have long hair and halfway through my shopping day I was feeling pretty hot.. Looked through my purse only to find I did not bother to bring hair clips.. had to stop and buy some.. little things like this bug me. I have this tote bag that I always pack before I go into town. I pack up things I might need for the day (like a bottle of water and some hair clips). So when I forget to do this little bit of pre planning I get frustrated with myself when I have to purchase stuff that I have sitting at home already. Just a reminder to myself to go through my mental “town checklist” the next time I leave.
Well it happened.. I went down to water the garden and there it was.. my first red tomato! There is hope! I may get tomatoes before the weather turns too cool. As I was looking through some canning books I was reminded that it will take about 30lbs of tomatoes for 7 quart jars of spaghetti sauce.. I was hoping to get about 25 or so quarts.. so I am figuring I will need about 120lbs of tomatoes.. we will see if this happens..
Today’s to-do list includes taking my son Jacob for his 6th and final drive with the driving school. If he passes the drive.. he is done! Then as far as I am concerned he still needs a few more hours of practice before getting his license. But at least the end is in sight and my three times to town a week trips will be done.
Then I have garden work to do when I come home. The weeds need some picking! Plus there is dinner to get made for the family.. thinking it should be something like bbq burgers since it is going to be another hot day..
That is all from my Homestead today.. Hope you have a great Wednesday!