It has been a few weeks of craziness here! Last week was a whole mess of stuff going on. I had a big test last week that I thought I was going to fail for sure! But, instead, I got in the 90s 🙂 I had dinner Thursday night in Chapel Hill (about 30 minutes away) with one of my best friends, Kaitlin. DELISH dinner and great company as always! I didn’t end up getting home until late that night so I wasn’t able to get much done around the house.
Friday, I was supposed to go see my favorite author, Nicholas Sparks, to get his latest book Safe Haven signed but wasn’t able to with so much going on. Later that night, JZ and I went with some of his friends to SPARKcon in downtown Raleigh. We caught the tail end of the fashion show, which was amazing, and then walked around and watched the circusSPARK fire dancers. That was pretty crazy. I took these photos of a few street painters. Can’t believe how talented these people are!
Saturday, I worked early because JZ and I were supposed to go to more SPARKcon stuff that day but he had to work. Earlier that morning, I went to the Midtown Farmers’ Market in North Hills where I work. I picked up some muscadine grapes while I was there so I could make Muscadine and Plum pie and cobbler filling recipe I got out of this great new book I just picked up called Canning for a New Generation. There were no plums available at Midtown’s market so after work, I headed down to the NC State Farmers’s Market to search. I was actually told plums in NC were in season in early spring. Unfortunately, since I really wanted to make this recipe, I picked up some CA plums instead. I had a pretty bad day on Saturday so I decided to pick up some beautiful flowers to brighten my day!
I also got some raspberries to make raspberry preserves and potatoes to make Potato Leek Soup! I did a lot of cleaning and rearranging Saturday. Our desk has been stuck in the extra bedroom with unpacked boxes and yard sale boxes so I decided to move it out into the dining room to get some office stuff unpacked and actually have a place for me to do my school work and JZ to do his work work! I am very excited about it. In fact, that’s where I am sitting right now 🙂 Saturday night was spent at Walmart picking up a sieve and searching for a kitchen scale that was no where to be found, both for my canning.
Sunday involved football and more work. Later, Sunday night, I started on my muscadine and plum filling. Here’s what ensued:
Monday morning, I had my wisdom teeth out. I slept most of the day until about 7p then got up for some food, more meds, and ice, then back to sleep. Today was much better. JZ left for GA this afternoon for work but I was able to get some stuff done today, dishes, homework, etc. Tomorrow should be better. I’m hoping to actually get out of the house and run a few errands and make the raspberry preserves and Potato and Leek soup! I’m not sure how well I will do though since I have to be on these meds for the rest of the week. I have to work on Saturday but I’m sure I’ll be fine by then.