Friday, April 8, 2011

Catching up and finding time

   The past two and a half weeks were completely devoted to the construction of the costumes for Big Love.  We opened the play on Tuesday, so now, after catching up on laundry and vacuuming and such, I have time to start, well, everything else.
  This weekend is going to be devoted to nothing and everything.  I have sap to boil into syrup, but nary a whole day to do it.  So , Saturday I will get the outdoor fire started early - 7 a.m. or so, and get some of it boiled down, before heading out to a dinner engagement with my husband.  My youngest is sick at home today, or I would have started it today.  I may cheat a little and start some of it on the stove - this can be tricky, because the sap requires so much evaporation, you can literally steam the wall paper off the walls if you boil it all inside. Hmm... maybe I should set  it up in the dining room and get rid of the nasty "old lady" floral wall paper in the process!
    I have to get the process of packing going for my daughter.  Her class is heading to the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park for Spring Break - well that is if the government is still open then - if it is not, I guess they will be sitting around in hotel rooms in Utah and Arizona. She needs lots of things she has outgrown since last year, like a swim suit, water shoes and the like.
    I am behind schedule, but some of the "start indoors" seeds are finally getting planted today.  Spring is definitely on the way as the snow is gone except in the lingering plowed piles in certain parking lots, and the daffodils have buds ready to burst.
    Hoping all of you are well and enjoying the warmth that is slowly creeping into our weather.

1 comment:

  1. You are a busy lady! I think your idea of sap steaming your wall paper off is a good one, run with it. :)

    Hope your daughter enjoys her spring break!