Thursday, June 10, 2010
Slow Progress and Green Beans
Ah, finally finished my Monday page on Thursday. Hoping to catch up somehow over the weekend. At work I completed a boring frond print that I won't bother to post, and a parrot which I will post tomorrow.
Meanwhile, my tiny garden has produced some edible vegetables and I was able to eat a single serving of fresh green beans. They were very tasty, and it made me happy to snap them because it reminded me of my childhood when we would sit in front of the TV and snap loads of beans for my mother to can. To me, canning is like using cloth diapers though - the effort and discomfort dwarfs the savings you earn by doing it. It was fun to watch her though...pushing all the bubbles out with a butter knife along the sides, lifting out big jars from a giant steaming pot to line up on the counter top, and hoping they all seal. Good times.
We are flying my mother here at the end of July for her birthday. Should be fun. Perhaps I will plan a cake for her.