Thursday, September 11, 2008

Picking Grapes and Freezer Organization

Last night my hubby and I decided that it was past time to pick our wild concord grapes for his annual wine-making. The only problem is, the first two weeks of the wine process is an essential time. You must stir up the mash every day of the first two weeks. Well, we aren't going to be around for a good part of the next two weeks! But in the meantime, the grapes are almost past peak and we can't wait any longer to harvest them!


Frozen Grapes.

So simple.

Except I had to rearrange the freezer in order to make room for flash-freezing 30 pounds of grapes! Yup. 30 pounds. Oi.

First, I took everything out and put in on the counter. Then I made piles according to like items. My piles ended up being: Veggies, uncooked meat, cooked meat, fish, icepacks (medicinal or for lunch boxes), & staples (like butter, frozen spices, eggbeaters). I then used shoe-box size plastic bins (labeled, of course) to hold three of these categories. The staples and icepacks went on the door, the open veggies and cooked meat went in one bin, fish in another, and uncooked meat went in another. I also had a few items that didn't fit in the bins, like unopened bags of veggies and family packs of meats. Well, that's okay. Because just organizing what I was able to do was a huge help! I'd already cleaned out the whole bottom shelf!

Just imagine how much more space I can make if I actually finish the job!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ah, the sweet, familiar strains of...

...depression. Well, maybe not sweet. But familiar, yes. I spoke with my counselor awhile back about how many of my episodes seem to come after major events in my life. Like getting married, a flood, a job change...

So this week I've been noticing more and more of my behaviors drifting toward depression mode and Uh-Oh!

I have fought it off for most of the year, I can keep it up!

I think what is getting me right now is the uncertainty of it all. Yes, this is something I've wanted for awhile, but under my own terms, in my own time. God (and my boss) had different ideas. I've already had an interview and have a few other applications in to other companies. I'm not concerned about loosing pay, but not knowing what the future holds for me is very hard.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Long time, ...

I think this is the longest I've ever gone without posting on this blog! 4 long days.

Well, to catch you up...the biggest news of all...I've only got two weeks left in my current job. I met with my boss this morning and he said let's transision sooner rather than later, offered to keep me for two weeks and I guess that's that.

I feel like my head is spinning!

And with that, I'll go back to scrambling to make sense of it all...oh, and I have an interview in the morning.