It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.
1) I thrifted an old fabric shower curtain into custom curtain panels for our awkwardly sized kitchen window. Doesn’t that sound so Martha Stewart? Really now, it was just using the old worn out panel as a pattern, cut cut, sew a seam or two, and hang. It was an eyelet curtain, and mercifully the rows lined up.
2) The list of canned tomato goods are now up to 39 quarts of salsa or spaghetti sauce and those 17 jars of tomato sauce. I can’t say I’m done yet because our jalapeno plants are still producing. We picked them bare for the first and second wave of salsa and now it looks like we’ll be doing a third. However, I declare this coming week to be Haus-Frau-Will-Not-Can-Tomatoes week. I need to get to the blackberry jam. 😉 Anyway, I was dissatisfied with the latest batch of salsa–everything looked great after being processed through the uber food mill, but once the pre-canning boil took place, the whole pot seemed half water. Next time–remember the strainer! On the plus side, Haus Meister found that the super salty sauce mentioned last week worked well in vindaloo.
3) I vacuumed beneath the couch cushions. This is probably my biggest success of the week. 😉