Okay, Pam, here goes:
Mom and I have canned over 20 quarts of apple pie filling, 9 pints of green beans (didn't have too many), 38 pints of salsa, 15 half-pints of apple sauce, 17 pints of hamburger dill pickles, and 11 half-pints of apple butter, along with some jelly.
Right off the bat, I burned the bejeepers out of my hand after spilling the pie filling goop as I was ladling it into jars. Lesson learned. It didn't really hurt all that much, but certainly blistered up good the next day. I tried to get "injured reserve" status on various chores and stuff, but the boss-man (DH) wasn't buying it. It's been about a week, so it is looking much better.
It was my first time making applesauce/apple butter. A word to the wise - make sure you have a good food mill. I sure thought I needed a better one after I finished up. I used an old cone-type colander and wooden dowel. It did the job, but was a LOT of work! I will check out better options before attempting that again.
On Tuesday, I was not in the kitchen, but was on a horse helping DH and my dad gather bulls from the pastures. Had some cattle to move as well. Rode in the rain. We left the barn in sunshine, so none of us had slickers. I kidded the boss about not checking the radar before we left. Outside of being wet & chilly, it was still a nice day for a ride.
Little Merrick is 9 months old and is trying to find his legs. He pulls himself up and walks around the furniture. He can sit up from a crawling position, but really doesn't crawl up on his hands and knees. He gets around by army crawling, but would rather be trying to walk.
I've told Mom I'll paint her bathroom as soon as she gets the paint. She's been wanting it done for some time. I used to dislike painting, and granted, rolling on paint is not my favorite thing, but I actually like cutting in the paint doing trim work. Her bathroom isn't too big, and it won't take long.
I'm still trying to find my quilting motivation, but since I have a niece graduating this year, I'll find it. Deadlines do help sometimes.
Hope everyone is quilting away - or at least enjoying these last days of summer.