And how is your Sunday going?

Nope, not blood…just all tomato juice all over floor and me 😦

Mine is just saucy… as in tomato… as in all over the floor! Yesterday I bought about 30 lbs of tomatoes, Roma organic, from the farm market truck that came to Apache Junction. Today I started to prep them for making into sauce/paste etc. Pealed the little labels off each one, popped them into boiling water to loosen skins, then ice bath (ran out of ice before I ran out of tomatoes!) Slipped off skins. Set up the sauce press. Started out well, smooshing tomatoes, and pouring off liquid as the catch pan got full… AND THEN… last batch and a tray full of liquid… The huge silver bowl I was putting the liquid in,,, yep, slipped out of my hands and hit the floor.

I think I was in shock… the phone was close so I got a picture 🙂 Torrie’s dog, Lady, was no help on cleanup, she just watched me. Every kitchen towel was put into swooping up the juice. It even spread to the wood floor but I mopped that up fast. The SHARK will never bite any dirt again, it was a casualty and totally sauced! Mostly cleaned up and all the wet stuff outside… I even stood on my patio and left my well-sauced shorts, shoes, and shirt out there!! (I did go put on clean clothes) Lady did assist ?? on hosing down everything outside. She loves water. (After she went home I really cleaned all the guck off the towels, shoes, floor mat, etc.)

The rest of the afternoon was spent finishing up her dog food. I had already cooked the meat in the oven so I just needed to chop it, fill containers, add rice and veggies, and put them in the freezer. (I do this every two weeks for her.)

Lady supervising

Dog days of summer 2021

Lady wants us all to remember the important things in life… food, pets, tummy rubs, and showers. My dear GrandDog loves water, at least when it is in a dish, from a sprinkler or better yet… in the shower. She will lay in the tub for what seems like hours, waiting for someone to turn on the shower. BUT rain outside… no way. And we finally have rain here in Arizona! Lots of rain and lots of very happy desert plants. Also lots of flooding so let us not forget that people are losing lives in floods and loosing property.

Classes start Thursday for me: Sculpture II (metal work), Wood I, Encounters with Art and Intro to Digital Media (proff already sent assignments as of today, Monday am!) So most posts will be about class stuff for the rest of the year.

Enjoy life, many don’t have the privileges’ that we have!

PS she is an elderly mostly English Mastiff weighing in around 140 lbs! oops trip to the vet and her weight is 154 Lbs!!!