Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Please please please, support the charities that are helping the people left homeless from the devestating hurricane. Personally I suggest the American Red Cross, they are a great charity and will use your donation to help those in need. You can donate through their website www.redcross.org or if you don't like online systems, go to your local chapter and they will forward the money to the relief efforts. Trust me they are a great organization, feel free to email me if you have any questions about them.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
I did it! I canned my own food. It wasn't much, just some dill pickles, but they are so pretty sitting there in their little glass jars. Making something for yourself is very rewarding. I've been wanting to learn to can for awhile, but I didn't get my garden in this year so I thought I wouldn't be able to try canning this year. But, veggies are so cheap right now, I thought well why not just buy some and try it out. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. While I was cleaning up, you could hear the jars sealing with their pings, it was so exciting!
I've also been drying some veggies, have done tomatoes, peppers and onions so far. It's a great feeling to see my food storage start to grow.
Ok, ok, I know this isn't the sarah you know, but things and times change. Welcome to my new world.
P.S. the picture above isn't of my pickles, but I did take pictures of them. Will post them as soon as the roll is developed.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
decisions decisions, seems like no matter what I do, I’m still faced with a million decisions, maybe everyone is that way. I hate making decisions, I stress and fret and worry over every single one of them, do I pick A or B, then the minute I think I have one picked, someone will say something to make me consider the other option. Round and round I go, debating in my head the pros and cons, the implications of every decision, it’s like an evil, cruel merry-go-round in my head. This morning I couldn’t even decide on what to pack for lunch, and by lunch time I was starving and couldn’t decide where to go out to eat, ughhhhh! Truly not every day is that way, or else I would total be insane already, but just one of those days is enough to drive you up the wall.
There are so many decisions I have to make right now and not little puny ones like what’s for lunch, but big huge life decisions. And every decision I need to make will impact other areas of my life. How did I ever get myself into this?? and more importantly where the heck is the exit to this merry-go-round?!