... if you consider 70 and rainy wonderful. I certainly do! It has been a cool drizzly day here all day. I got up early since I had so much to do and wanted to pick tomatoes before it rained again. I was a bit disappointed. I lost more than I would have hoped while we were gone. The first week in August would not have been my first choice for a vacation but we were coordinating with 4 other schedules and this was the one week that worked for everyone. sigh. I probably would have been better off if it hadn't rained. I lost quite a few ripe tomatoes because they split due to the sudden influx of moisture from the big rain last weekend and rotted. But I still got enough to can another 7 quarts of tomato sauce today. And the cool weather made canning a joy- well, as much of a joy as canning tomato sauce can be....
I fed overgrown zucchini to the chickens and picked a couple of small ones for dinner tonight. I discovered only 4 oversized cucumbers so that's not too bad. But the weeds. Oh dear. The weeds have grown huge in just a week. And I discovered that a couple of the tomato plants blew over in the storm last weekend. But since the tomato vines, too, have had explosive growth in the cooler, damp weather we've been having there is no way I will be able to right them now. So, it's a tomato jungle out there.
I'm trying to have some of Justine's favorite meals in the next few days since they leave on Wednesday morning to take her out East for college. V will be back home on Monday. So, the boys and I will be here by ourselves for a few days. We would all go east but the boys start school on Thursday this week. It seems so, so early. And we've got to get them fully registered for school. We missed registration/fee paying days last week when we were gone. K12 has Jr High orientation on Wednesday so I'm sure we can get it done then.
V picked the dog up from the kennel this morning and oh, my he was stinky and tired! So, it was dog bath day as well as tomato and laundry day. The cats have started to forgive us for abandoning them for a week. At least things are starting to get a bit back to normal. NORMAL!? hahaha We'll never be considered normal! And thank goodness for that!