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Blitz-It Friday # 24

Welcome to another week of blitzing! Yes, this indeed is where you are reminded that this is somewhat of an organizing blog. Somewhat.. that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

So, on my list of tasks for last weekend, I had ironing on the list. I was kind of disappointed that on Sunday night, I only had 6 things ironed. But then I remembered that on Friday I spent all day canning, and in food preparation. On Saturday, I went the the plant swap, the airshow and closed out the night at the Winnebago County Fair, helping to man a Gospel booth, while having approximately 37 minutes in the home for the entire day…

So, I did little mini blitzes throughout the week to get the ironing in. I worked for 20 minutes at a stint. I set up a quiet spot in my bedroom, put in the ipod, and let the iron zoom…

And you remember all of these tomatoes?

Well, I learned something. If you process them all down and cook them for 24 hours in the crockpot, they reduce down to about half their size.

Then I added: salt, sugar, one can of tomato paste and 2 cups of parmesan cheese to get: spaghetti sauce!! I actually came up with four jars, which is less than I thought I would get. But it is a nice, thick sauce and it tastes good. As far as canning goes, I am not an expert. Even though I followed “proper canning procedures”, all the jars are sitting in the refrigerator because I’m not confident about canning parmesan cheese!!

And we can not forget the favorite Webber activity for fun and frivolity: the Rockford Airfest..

Some parachutes..

Yes, it was a good show! You can tell Rockford is a small town (compared to Chicago) because our people are just not used to traffic. We had to actually endure an hour (or more?) of waiting to get in and parked. We live about 9 minutes from the airport, so I’m sure the others were really waiting. A funny thing happened on the way. Someone said, “Hey! that looks like the Mac Adam family” and sure enough.. all the boy and daddy Mac Adams were jogging along the traffic to get to the airshow faster.. Were the wife and kids still in Belvidere, Tom? That was quite the walk! And then of course, we never saw them after that.

So, for this week:

Weekend Inspiration: Be still and know that I am God.. Ps: 46:10

Last week was very busy, so we are hoping to be home and be calm this weekend. Also, the kids started school this week, so we are needing to make sure they have enough time to do homework.

Weekend Tasks:

1. Finish this quilt top–the piecing at least. I’m not sure how big I want it, but whatever size it is at the end of the weekend is it.

With all of the rain we’ve gotten, my pumpkin patch would be sogged out. I was bemoaning my lack of pumpkins until I realized how God had actually spared me the agony of seeing my pumpkins die off in the rain. The few squash that I’ve gotten have gotten too much water and died before they got big enough to plant. I think I’ll end up with about 3 or 4 acorn squash for the entire summer.

3. Make a dress from this fabric. (if I have time)

Weekend Food:

Friday: burgers on the grill, homemade fries, green salad

Saturday: Thai fried rice (without the seafood, just chicken)

Sunday: Ritz chicken casserole, pasta (yes, this is fat-pill) and veggies

Monday: clean out the fridge soup

Tuesday: chicken lasagna/ fumi salad

Wednesday: Southwest chicken and rice

Thurs: Butter chicken, indian rice and lentils OR tomato pie (gooey pizza)

Weekend Treats:

Since I did so many fun things last week, my treat will be something new and different: taking a nap…

And if you want a little packet of lists to get you organized: Martha’s Organizing Lists are really well done. (Maybe over-the-top on some things, but you can imagine. This is Martha already)

Free Organizing lists by Martha Stewart.As for me, I plan to print them all out, laminate them and attach a dry-erase marker with a clipboard for each of my female relatives for holiday gifts. Useful, cute, and oh so practical. Go ahead, make your self some–for free!

Well, I hope your blitzing for the week is going well. I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!

New to blitzing? Here are some links to get you started:

Basically, blitzing is forcing ourselves to focus for a set period of time on hands-on tasks.

Read about the: one hour blitz and staying focused.

Getting started with posting for blitz-it Friday.

Also, blitzing with kids is a blast if you are an airchair general.

Glad you could join us! Now you have MANY choices about using the blitz. You are welcome to do/ try any or all of them…. and so many photos to choose from!



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