National Novel Writing Month has started. I completely forgot about it until I saw it pop up in my email. Oops. Now that we are getting up early for the gym, I can squeeze in more writing time. The exciting part about it, is that my computer area in my kitchen was the first thing I cleaned up, so I'm starting the month less stressed from less mess. Speaking of writing, November is when I paint my fingernails as sort of a muse for typing on the keyboard. I use my chemical free nail polish. I had to laugh. My nail tech-in-training noticed right away and scolded me. I had promised her she could do the first one when I was done with tomatoes, ha ha! I'll let her do the next one. After apples are done.
Our 17 year-old daughter made this in her ceramic class. It's about 6 x 6 inches. I used it to keep my bill paying station organized. I love it!
I've been crocheting a new set of pot holders for any upcoming craft bazaars. So far, I'm not locating any, but crocheting when I can. Ha! Which is very little right now.
I have a large basket of swiss chard to blanch and freeze today. I hope I have enough ice. It rained last night, so all outside work is halted. That's okay, I have more inside work than I'd like right now. I just tend to get distracted when there is no one home but myself, ha ha!
Recipe Hoard Update: I threw away about 20 recipes. I saved a few, but I'm still tempted to toss the rest. I think the only answer to my madness is go through them quickly. If the recipe is one we made, save it in one pile, and just toss the rest. Then go through the saved pile and make sure I have a copy in the recipe box or homesteading binder. Sounds like a plan to me.
Then I need to re-organize my homesteading binder. It's a mess too.