I'm back, and a day early. The tulips are blooming and we have beautiful colors surrounding the front porch - pink, purple, red, and white.
My break from blogging gave me more time to work on our "extreme" house cleaning. I got all the windows washed and cleaned of winter mildew, washed all the curtains, a few walls, and boots are put away. I spent time cleaning out my closet (holds my crafts supplies, so you can imagine how packed in it is), and tidying up and dusted. I also got work done in the gardens.
Here's what else I got accomplished:
I finished the brightly colored tablet cover. It was too short for my youngest daughter's tablet, so it went to my 13 year-old. However, I will still make her one. I just won't make these for sale. They will make great gifting ideas though. The pattern is on Sugar n'Cream (http://www.sugarncream.com/search.php?pspt=o&advps=y), and you do need to register to view the free pattern.
I finally found a hot pepper jelly recipe that tastes hot, but it turned out too thick. I've only had this problem once, but with another jelly. If you have a hot pepper jelly recipe to share, I'd love to give it a try. The one I made yesterday used habanero and green peppers, and the peppers get strained out. Hubby said he'll eat it all, but I can't sell any of it, so I'm a bit bummed about that. It's just too thick.
~The Funny ~
I was sitting at the computer this morning, loading photos, updating blogs, and making the last of the market signs, when I hear my 13 year-old screaming in the bathroom.
Those of us who were up, began looking at each other, wondering what was going on in that bathroom. I thought, hmm? maybe a spider?
I got her to unlock and open the bathroom door (after much more screaming, and by then I was thinking snake?). We found her sitting on the top of the toilet, with her feet up on the sink, screaming even more.
Guess what it was?
A mouse! Ha ha ha! We got the biggest laugh. Even though we sent in a mouser cat to get it, it escaped through a tiny crack in the floor.
I was still laughing when the school bus arrived. Ha ha ha!