My goodness, summer has flown by and we're heading into fall! I've spent a lot of hours canning peaches, peach preserves, peach jam, beans, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. I feel very "Proverbs 31 Woman" when I'm canning: "She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family..." I now have both a water bath canner and a pressure canner so I can preserve any type of fruit or vegetable. I'm already planning on putting in more garden beds next year so we can produce and can even more vegetables. I'm glad I can go to the grocery store and buy fresh or frozen or canned fruits and vegetables but I'd prefer to grow and can them myself. I don't know that it's necessarily cheaper but it's definitely healthier and I like to know what my family and I are eating.
The Kansas State Fair is going on this week. After fighting the crowds on a Saturday last year, Daniel was planning on taking off a morning during the week this year. He has a few things to finish up on the yearly audit though so we're waiting to see if he can get those done today. If not, we'll have to go on Saturday. Fortunately, waiting until the last half of the week or the weekend has turned out to be a great idea. The weather at the start of the week was mid-90's but a cold front came through last night and it's supposed to be 70's or 80's the rest of the week into next week. Friday is supposed to be a high of 59. I'm definitely ready for fall, although this summer hasn't been near as bad as it could've been. And after fall - winter! And Christmas! I've already started to think about Christmas gift ideas for the little guy. We'd like to get him a full-size wagon but we might wait until his birthday in March for that, since it'll be closer to the time when he'll actually be able to use it outside.
Speaking of the little guy, I gave him his third haircut a few days ago. The previous two were more like trims than actual haircuts but not this one! I took off a couple inches from the front and back and made it as even and professional-looking as I could. I know some parents like to take their kids to children-oriented salons for their first cuts but I'd rather spend that kind of money on something else and cut his hair myself. Besides, if I get good enough, maybe my husband will let me cut his hair.
Well, I suppose I should sign off and get some things done today. I know I had a few weeks lapse in posting but I'm determined to get back on a twice-a-week or more posting schedule. I enjoy writing and I need to keep it up, if not for others' benefit, at least for myself. Sayonara!