Today, after the older 3 kids got up and left with their father, I decided to get started. And let me just say that it is amazing how quickly the process went with a stove that actually worked - I couldn't believe how quickly everything boiled! I got 5 batches done in about 4 hours - but I was also washing stuff in between batches so that the whole kitchen wasn't totally trashed. I do still need to clean the stove top - I want to try to keep it just as shiny clean as it was when it was delivered the other day, if at all possible.
By the end of it, I had quite a few jars....20 pints and 10 half-pints, to be exact.
Then I got to sit down and watch my beloved Penn State football team play against Alabama. We got killed. I was sad. But, at the same time, I was very happy that I had the chance to sit down and actually WATCH a game - something that I haven't done in a very long time.
On top of that, after the game was over, I got to watch a race. Yes, I am a huge fan of NASCAR, and especially Jeff Gordon. Now I will admit that I didn't focus on the race very well - I'm sleepy, and with only Daniel here it was hard to stay awake - but I did watch. It was a crazy race with tons of wrecks...Jeff was in the lead toward the end, but ended up coming in 3rd. *sigh* Oh well, he's still in The Chase. AND it was the first race that I've watched in a while.
I was so excited when I realized that the Penn State game was being televised out here - and that it was on a non-cable channel! And then when I saw the race was on too....oh yeah!
It was a good day. But as usual, I'm exhausted. I should just give up and go to bed now, because otherwise I'm going to get my second (third? fourth?) wind and stay up all night - and I want to try to get up early enough to toss Daniel into the stroller and walk to church in the morning, but we'll see if that happens or not.