Well I am a little late but always worth the wait. On Tuesday I was able to go to dinner with Brooke, Pat, Cheri, Kristy, and Bree. We ate at Paradise Bakery (one of Brooke's favorites) and since she is only in town every so often we always eat somewhere she wants. Also she is usually the most picky eater, so we try to go somewhere where she can find something to eat. And who doesn't like Paradise Bakery!
Always good to talk and catch up with what is going on in every ones lives. Brooke is counting down the last 18 months of Greg's schooling, and I can't say I blame her! South Dakota would not have been my first choice but she is surviving and having a fair bit of fun I think!
I have been really busy being an old fashion lady this week. I have put up about 5 batches of apricot jam, 16 bottles of apricot halves, 12 bottles of apricot puree, 20 bottles of apricot syrup, and 10 bottles of green beans.
The apricots came from Grandpa Wood's HUGE apricot tree! I think I got about 3-4 bushels of fruit from him and there was still tons left on his tree!
I have had so much fun remembering what it was like to bottle and can and make jam with Grandma Wood. She is quite the women, I forgot that she told me about sterilizing the jars in the dishwasher and then putting them in the oven to keep them hot! She had hands of steel because she use to take them out with her hands, I tried that and even with a had towel I thought my hands would burn right through. I really learned a lot, and now that I am doing that again I am starting to remember what I learned all those years ago in her kitchen.
I dropped so syrup and zucchini bread off to them today, and I makes me so sad to realize that she doesn't know who I am, and that after I leave she is not going to remember that I was there. It is depressing to see her now, I know how important it is that I go, but the rides home, crying are just really hard.
I am getting ready for a fun fun time at girls camp and I can't wait to see how everything turns out! I should have lots of pictures this weekend or next week when I get back. So until then, I will see you later.