Sunday, July 24, 2011


A daisy in Michigan, a preview of a post soon to come

Hello. I just canned pickles for the first time. It was fun, and I hope they turn out okay. I like cooking, but I'm not a strict recipe follower. I didn't see a refrigerator dill recipe that I liked well enough to copy it, so I combined a few. And now, I have to wait somewhere between three and seven days (based upon different recipes) to know if I added too much garlic and dill. Or not enough.

Since I last wrote (almost two weeks ago!) I have been on a miniature roller coaster...lots of ups and downs, but minor ones. Still, everything seems to be rushing past. The jolt from two weeks of blissful vacation into full-speed-ahead work mode was more intense than I thought it would be. The heat wave didn't help. And recovery time is not happening, because I just went on vacation. So, I press forward. I try to sleep enough. I unplug for a little while.

There is so much more I want to share from Michigan. For instance, I went to see U2! I was here!:

(I didn't record this, but thanks to the spectator who did!)

The concert was awesome. The strangest part may have been the picketers standing outside Spartan Stadium trying to convince everyone walking in that we were about to go to a satanic rock concert. Certainly they have never listened to U2?

This was a nice acoustic version of a good song - nice, nice, nice...:

It rained today and it's already so much cooler. What a relief after such a warm week. I'm so thankful for air conditioning. I'm so thankful for so much.

1 comment:

Valarie said...

I LOVE pickles and the only kind I can find down here are sliced dill hamburger pickles. Which is better than nothing. But, if your pickles turn out, please share your recipe!