I've also been teaching myself to can/preserve. Mark and Kait helped me peel a frillion peaches....which netted us 7 quarts of peaches! Definitely not as much as I thought we'd get. And if I never see another peach - it will be too soon. So, I switched to strawberries. I made 4 jars of strawberry jam (and it's delicious).
I peeled and sliced the rest of the peaches and froze them - they will be good for smoothies and baked goods that way. I cannot wait to make pickles and can pears! mmmmm!
Mark's good. We're good. He's been cooking really good food for me lately, which is always much appreciated. We haven't really done much outside of the house. We went to a baptism last weekend. And his Thursday night softball team played really well last week. All of us in the bleachers were yelling and jumping around. It was super fun.
The animals are all doing well too. Minnie is starting to integrate into the household. She hisses when she thinks anyone is getting too close (but she's stopped hissing when Chance is just in her line of vision - so that's good). Jack got to her a couple times and there was some fur flying (she hasn't tried to bite anyone though...and she's hardly ever the aggressor.) The one time she was the aggressor, she was putting Jack in his place. After he beat her up twice....she waited until things were calm and when he walked past her, she reached out and smacked him twice on the rear end. She was too cute.
Chance is doing well. He's drinking a lot of water (apparently a side effect of having the liver problem). And the water drinking is causing him to wake me up three times during the night to go potty. :( But his attitude is good and he's been playful. So for now, I'd say he's doing well.
I think that's all for me. I've got a ton of stuff to do this week. Book club on Monday (you should read our recent book - Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella - it's really good). On Tuesday we have the award reception for the Y-Me walk we did on Mother's Day (our team raised over $1,500), and Wednesday a bunch of us are going to see the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants II. It's gonna be a fun week.
What are you guys up to this week?