Monday, September 29, 2008

The reason for my absence

Maybe no one has even noticed my absence since my blogging is sporadic at best, but there are actually a few reasons I've been MIA.

1. The canning took a long time - After all was said and done, I think I can say it was a successful attempt. I've lost count of all that I canned, but I have peaches, pears, peach jam, pear jam, apple butter, applesauce, elderberry jam, and blackberry jam. One of the ladies that Paul works with heard him talking about the canning I'd been doing and asked me to make her 20 jars of pear jam, and then another lady, 6 jars. And I'm embarrassed to admit how much they offered to pay me. Let's just say that I offered to not only make the jam, but to decorate the jars too - it was the least I could do!

2. I should be busy getting ready for a boutique that I have coming up in November. I guess I have been doing a little to prepare for it, but no where near as much as I should be.

The real reason is:

3. I've discovered the Twilight series! My sister has been recommending these books for years and I always intended to read them, but it took a friend of mine giving me Twilight to get me started. I'm TOTALLY addicted and borderline neglecting my family! In the last week and a half I've read Twilight, New Moon and I just started Eclipse.

My sister asked me if I'm an Edward or a Jacob fan. Well, I would like to go on record as being a die hard (pardon the pun) Edward fan. I seriously think I'm going through a mid-life crisis! There's just something very magical about the excitement of new love, and Stephanie Meyer does an incredible job of telling the love story between Bella and Edward. That said, I can honestly say that I relate to part of their attraction because I have always loved how Paul smells. Mmm-mmmm.

If you have not read these books, I highly recommend them. But I also recommend reading them when you have no other pressing responsibilities! I can't wait for the movie to come out in November!


Anna Marie said...

I can't believe how much you've canned. WTG! There's no way I could ever even come close. I haven't read the twilight series, but have met quite a few who have. It's nice to just enjoy a book from time to time. :)

Shanna said...

Welcome to the Twilight club. I totally understand. I am so in love with Edward myself. But Hugh doesn't mind because Edward is non-existent. Good luck getting through them without neglecting anyone or anything.

Great job on the canning. I am impressed and inspired. I MIGHT do some next year.

Emily said...

I'm jealous of your canning business! And all your different flavors! Yum! They look cute too. Good luck at your craft boutique, I miss those days. I did miss your blogging too. See you soon!

Oh, and I'm not a twilight fan. I know, I know...

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