The Bag Lady had an enjoyable weekend. She spent most of Friday in town with a friend. The Bag Lady, if you recall, had a flat tire a couple weeks ago, but the tire shop that she deals with didn't have the right one to replace it, so they had to order it. (In the meantime, they gave her a different tire to use so she would still have a spare in case of another flat.)
She finally got her truck in to have the new tire put on, and met a friend for lunch while she waited. The (very busy) shop still hadn't finished with her truck when they were finished lunch, so she and her friend ran some errands and did some shopping. They giggled their way around town and the Bag Lady bought a few things that she probably wouldn't have otherwise, but were absolutely essential; honest! Like a super-duper new electric skillet that comes apart and can be washed in the dishwasher - woohoo! And some new pens and stationery supplies - the Bag Lady has an addiction to all things related to writing, so she cannot pass up an opportunity to purchase pens, or pencils, etc., and her friend is a retired school-teacher with much the same addiction!
On Saturday, more friends came to visit, and one of them repaired the fascia on the edge of her roof that had been blown off in a storm a few years ago. The Bag Lady and the Rancher are both afraid of heights, and the Rancher (the braver of the two) hadn't gotten around to fixing the fascia. Much beer was consumed (after the repairs were finished) and many of the world's problems were solved amidst much laughter. Even some karaoke was sung!
On Sunday, the Rancher and his brother did some repair work at their mother's house. Then the Rancher's daughter and her family came for a visit. Much laughter also ensued.
The Bag Lady processed a gazillion tomatoes yesterday, and will turn them into something interesting today. She will probably use them to make more salsa (this batch will be hotter), and will also straight can some of them for use in a variety of recipes over the winter. Spaghetti sauce is always delicious with home-grown tomatoes!
Remember when she started her tomatoes way back in the spring, and had just planted them outside when they froze and she lost most of them? One of the varieties that she planted was called Pink Ponderosa. And at least one of the plants that survived that frost in July was a Pink Ponderosa. Here is a photo of two different coloured tomatoes. Although it is a little difficult to tell from the picture, the tomato on the left has a decidedly pink cast in comparison to the tomato on the right (which, if memory serves her correctly, is a Sub-Arctic):
Her peppers are also ripening rapidly, and she will deal with them, too. Well, except for the Habaneros, because she is still afraid of them! One of her visitors on Saturday ate one of the Habaneros and pronounced it a little hot. Judging from the tears running down his face and the steam coming from his ears, the Bag Lady thought he was probably right!
How was your weekend?