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This has been a crazy week. My work has been very busy, with only a few hours to rest in the evenings and do our Netflix bingeing. We just finished The Blacklist and started on The Practice, which is a late 90s/early 2000s legal drama. I also want to try Virgin River.
Yesterday there was not much time for rest. After a trip with Doug (my husband) to the wholesale store and one of our favorite antique stores (I also collect vintage glassware), I confronted the large pile of banana peppers and turned them into six pint jars of banana pepper rings, adding some jalapenos to create a medium heat, as banana peppers are quite mild. All of my jars sealed and the pile of peppers is gone for now, so I’m very happy. I might use the same method to pickle some spears of squash.
Today I was going to go to the store and then create a tomato tart, but Doug saw how wiped out I was and suggested just eating leftovers and canning the remaining tomatoes that I have in a small batch before they go bad. We have some tomatoes gifted by my Aunt Bonnie, from whom I get my name. Our tomatoes are just now beginning to ripen, but we’ll have a bunch in the next couple of weeks. I’m also excited about some habaneros that are ripening right now. I have nine watermelons (nine!) ripening on the vine. Doug went out and pinched all the remaining flowers off of the vine because nine is more than enough for the two of us. The idea I have so far for preserving the excess watermelon is to puree it and freeze it in ice cubes trays to use in watermelon slushies later. I’ve also seen recipes for watermelon fruit leather.
So I’m sitting on my couch watching the Escape to the Chateau series on Peacock in its entirety. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a British couple who buy a 19th Century French chateau (Chateau De La Motte Husson) and completely restores it, going from rubble and holes in the roof to glorious over several years. It’s not only about home restoration and crafts projects, but they also show clips from the weddings they host there and the food they prepare. It’s wonderful and is literally an escape. It reminds me how much I loved France the two times I’ve gone there.
My weight loss is still going well. I’m at 18.5 pounds down with a weigh-in coming up on Tuesday. I haven’t been exercising much, so I’m trying to come up with a realistic plan with baby steps that I can stick to. I need something that won’t burn me out. I tend to take on too much in everything I do.
LAST WEEK ON BONNIE READS AND WRITES
On Monday I did a book review as part of a Bookouture blog tour for The Orphan’s Mother by Marion Kummerow.
On Wednesday I did a book review of The Pilot’s Girl, the second book in the Hanni Winter series by Catherine Hokin.
NEXT WEEK ON BONNIE READS AND WRITES (schedule subject to change)
On Monday I will do an audiobook review of In the Middle of Hickory Lane.
On Tuesday I will participate in Top Ten Tuesday, if time permits.
On Thursday I will participate in a blog tour for Elodie’s Library of Second Chances
.On Friday I will participate in Book Blogger Hop and Friday 56 if time permits.
On Self-Published Saturday I will promote/review Self-Published/Indie books.
SOME OF MY BOOK HAUL THIS WEEK
Although this is another WWII-themed book, it has a different take–a library on the home front. I also used to live in Maine, so I love to read books set in Maine.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK, EVERYONE!