Jul 5, 2011
How we spent the holiday
We were lucky enough to have hubby join us after all! He was off the afternoon, so we went to the pool, as the car was reading 101º, yuck!
I scored a table with an umbrella and had some great reading material with me -
Not to be outdone by Loch's "deep end" pool video, Finnegan insisted that I also film him on his first venture into the deep end. After getting the okay from the lifeguard, off he went! I know his swimming looks rough, but there's only one way to get better, by doing it! Also, hubby is underwater near him to make sure he makes it, LOL.
Poor hubby, works 8 days in a row, 12 hours a day, and we take him right back there for "fun". LOL, this is the view from the pool...
Hubby can't seem to get away from the jets, but the "free" in the base "free pool" shouts louder :)
Any guesses as to what this is in the photo below? You win nothing for a correct answer other than my admiration for knowing :), I'll fill you in later if nobody guesses correctly!
Made a few yummies yesterday...
I made my potato salad with onions, bleu cheese, bacon & balsamic dressing,
along with the last of the bean harvest to go with our grilled veggie burgers. There are more beans planted but it will be a few weeks until they start producing. These were from the plants I had to pull since they were crowding my peppers.
Big harvest day yesterday...
I spent the evening canning pickled sweet peppers, pepperoncini, and jalapenos.
What, no fireworks? Nope - I lucked out there. I didn't want to deal with the crowds of tourists at the beach and worried about being a "bad mom" for not going, but turns out I didn't have to... Mother Nature saw fit to cancel all the city displays and put on her own show of lightning, thunder and rain.
I'm elbow deep in squeezing tomatoes today, hoping to make a decent amount of tomato sauce. Have I said lately how much I love my new canner? :)