August 11, 2008
Saturday out bright and early for bikefest over in hillsborough. Eunice and I did the 35 mile ride on the new tandem and were feeling pretty good about things. This is the first time we’ve done any distance greater than about 19 miles together and the first time on this tandem. Worked well. A few adjustments need to be made but overall, very smooth and comfortable ride. Nice day in hillsborough, beautiful weather, felt like april instead of august, most welcome.
Come home, nap, get up, start to work on the fig preserves. Screw them up pretty damned badly. Be angry and sad all at once. Watch Buffy episodes to improve my demeanor.
Sunday, slept late, went to Watts for brunch, come home, start working on pickling/canning okra. Come to discover that no, in fact, the plans we made to do that won’t work. That we’re just pretty much SOL b/c of complexities with the stove + canner + etc.
Decide to consider our cooking/canning/preserving adventures a complete wash for this weekend and we get food and ice cream from wholefoods and spend the evening watching a movie and not thinking about cooking at all.
After that read a little bit and think about going to bed early so I can get up and get a fresh and good start on monday. Hopefully, w/o any cooking for me. Seems like the only thing I can effectively do is brew tea and fry things. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you)