I would blog today, but I have no power.
I mean, literally, no power.
The lights blanked two hours ago along with all my plans for productivity because I was going to hit the ground running this morning and accomplish great and mighty things before meeting my friend Samantha for lunch, but now I’m just trying to figure out how I’m going to show up quasi-presentable and hopefully without smelling rank.
Fortunately, we’re meeting at a hole in the wall Mexican joint and there’s no way I’m divulging the name of it for fear that someone else I know will show up to see my unwashed hair that got slept on funny.
In addition to power fail, I also have canning fail to report. Mr. CPQ and I went to the farmer’s market yesterday and bought a half bushel of peaches and spent hours peeling, cooking, and water bathing only to have an epic pectin fiasco.
On the bright side, C was able to salvage the peach goo and turn it into a habanero peach BBQ sauce that will knock your socks off and I’ll get added experience in perfecting my jamming technique because after freezing six quarts and canning three pints, I still have over half the box left so I’m going to try, try again. (And can anyone tell me how to avoid having all the peach bits float to the top of the jar?)
This weekend also held kitchen timer fails (I ended up with meatball hockey pucks and bricks of banana bread), a wardrobe malfunction (that caused me to be late to Sunday School), and a mishap with killing a spider that sent hundreds of her just hatched babies scurrying through my laundry room.
Other than that, i don’t have a lot to report. Hopefully the lights will come on soon so I can upload some pictures and in the interim, I’m going to throw on some presentable clothes and head out for lunch.
Because when it comes to meeting friends for chips and queso, failure is not an option.
Have a nice day.
Updated – 2:00 p.m.
Power’s back on. YAY!