Don't forget to order your supplies for this year's International BookCrossing Day (April 21)! The last day to order them is March 25, because we'll need time to get them to you before the big day arrives. And this year's labels were designed by Azuki and they're great. So don't miss out, get your orders in while you can!
Since it involves reading short stories about the various match-ups, and since I read a LOT of short stories, it's not really all that far out of my usual range, but I've never actually followed the matches before.
In a more real-life "different", I acquired a small chest freezer so that I can make larger batches of favorite soups and stews, and can lay in multiples of freezable things when they go on sale. But it all means I now have to manage the freezer inventory, which is pushing me to do more meal-planning, which requires cleaning out the fridge and cabinets so I know what I have... Good for me, undoubtedly, but a lot of work!
You will be able to make fruit pies and the like when you have excess in summer and freeze them for the winter. I am always impressed when you describe what you have grown in your vegetable garden, but I just thought, do you have fruit trees, or access to some? When I didn't have fruit trees I would get I my bicycle and go find some feral ones, or an abandoned orchard. I have my own trees now. I have made and frozen plum and peach pies, but only have the freezer section on the fridge, and I wish that was larger.
I don't have any myself, but there are loads of apple orchards in the area, and other pick-your-own-fruit places with strawberries and blueberries in season. And lots of wild blueberries, for those ambitious enough to go looking for them (and beating the bears to them!). If I can get in the habit of using the freezer regularly, I'll definitely plan some harvest-time freezing!
Finish my first painting for an exhibition at the Logan Artists Association Send off a few 5kg Book bags across Australia Start editing a book I've been meaning to edit (yes I'm the great procrastinator). Read Tom Hanks' new book Pick up some canvases on Sunday
Was totally worn out by the time I got home Saturday evening. And it took a few days of catching up on some much needed sleep. Did not buy any books though ... it was way too busy to look for myself. Besides that I've still got loads of books to read & release. :)