Daily Archives: August 14, 2012

Long days

Truth: getting up at 6 a.m. to can pickles, and then returning home after 11 p.m. from seeing a live show, plus having a full day at the office — this can all make one very tired.

And I have more peach jam in the morning.

My student Charlie was in The Sound of Music at Stages St. Louis tonight.  ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’ alone was worth the price of the ticket.

I got a new toy today: a big, black, leather piano bench!

Pickles

Three and a quarter quarts of pickles are now canned.  This is my last batch for the summer.  I put nearly a quart away in the fridge too, and will take some to work today for sampling.

I smell like spiced vinegar, at least pre-morning-shower.  And I love this smell, because it reminds me of home and G-ma and Mom.