I'm back into the writing seat today. The past two days I've spent working on other things.
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Tuesday my mother and I headed out early to drive to Memphis. It's about a 60 mile drive, which amounts to about an hour and a half spent driving. Our first errand was to stop by a friend's house and pick up a small, waist deep pool that they were getting rid of. We were interested in it because my two nephews (who are 3 and 4 years old) will be visiting us for 2 weeks, and they love to swim. I've spent a lot of this morning setting up this pool. It's filling with water as I type (It's about 15 feet in diameter and 42 inches deep).
After the pool was safely folded into the back of our van we trundled off to Millington where we picked 1 1/2 bushels of peaches and 2 gallons of blackberries. If anyone is interested, there's a nice pick your own orchard there called 'Jones Orchard'. The peaches are very good this year. Last year was a terrible year for peaches, but with all the warm weather we've had lately, it's been perfect for them.
With the peaches packed safely in the coolers we brought along for that purpose, we headed down to our clogging class. Every Tuesday my mother and I clog (dance) with a group. It's a lot of fun. We learned a more advanced song that night and did pretty well with it. I'd show you a video . . . but I didn't take one. :) You'll just have to imagine it.
Yesterday was a 'non-writing day' (as we call them) day as well. We had to do something with all those peaches we picked the day before! Half of a bushel was carried off to my aunt and the rest had to be processed. I made about 2 gallons of blackberry jam in the morning before driving to my aunt's house and spending over half an hour cutting okra with my sister Red. We cut about 2 gallon buckets full of okra. Of which we only took a little home, because in my family, only my dad likes to eat okra!
When we returned home we finished up the blackberry jam and started the peach jam. We didn't finish the peach jam until 8:30PM (I started making blackberry jam at 7AM), and we still had a bunch of peaches left over. So we made peach cobbler and went to bed. In the end we canned about 6 - 7 gallons of peach jam.
And now today is back to writing on CCB3! Have to get a character out of some mortal peril with quick thinking on other character's parts. We'll see if they're good enough to do it!