5:45 PM: Still peeling apples! I’ve got a full load (7 quarts) processing and lots to go. I’ve been doing some here and there and want them DONE. Of course I’ve taken a few breaks. I read all 3 parts of the “how we came to be” story over at Who Says 8 is Enough? I give them a lot of credit, I don’t know if I could ever handle being a foster parent! Other than reading that I’ve just had the DR show going on my laptop or iTunes playing.
6 PM: Brian called and said he’s going to be at the field for awhile yet. He went to take a load of soybeans to the elevator for the neighbor that we work with and he’s going to haul more than he thought. I did chores: fed the horses some hay, threw in hay and corn for the 2 steers, and checked the chickens. They usually only need their water and feed refilled every few days but we check them and look for eggs once or twice a day. The chickens are hilarious. I bring them kitchen scraps and goodies so often that they come running to the edge of their fence every time I walk outside. They couldn’t keep up today, I took them the second batch of apple peels and most of the first batch was still left. I wish we had pigs. (hey – no rolling your eyes! I saw that!)
6:45 PM: My feet hurt from standing at the counter. I let 2 of the dogs out to play outside. Sam, the medium one, gets to stay in. He’s grounded, I decided, since he led his sister far far away to neighbors the other day. Bad dog!!
7 PM: Brian’s home! Oh, but he left again to go pick up a truck or something.
8:45 PM: I’m done peeling apples. Not done done like I wanted to be but done for the night. Only about 3/4 of a laundry basket to go! I warmed up some leftovers for me and browned some burger for Brian to have with cream of mushroom soup and toast. I sliced the 2 new loaves of bread and bagged them. then sat down and ate.
9 PM: Shopped online for vital wheat gluten. I’m paying $0.35 per loaf for it at the grocery story and could buy it online for $0.21 per loaf including shipping. I think I might call a couple health food stores first and see if they sell it in bulk for even less.
10 PM: I washed sheets today so we put new ones on the bed, then we settled in and watched the newest episode of Cougar Town on hulu. It is pretty funny and we both like it.
10:45 PM: Brian’s sleeping, I’m trying to finish this up with the cat on my lap. I’m going to shop around on here a little more in search of leakproof containers for our lunches. I like taking fruit and veggies but the containers we have always leak and that’s a good way to ruin library books (ask me how I know!).
That’s a typical day for me. Hope it wasn’t too boring! 🙂