Oh, nothing. Just making a little jelly. And the best pie ever. I would have taken a picture of that because I was pretty proud that it turned out, but we inhaled it too quickly. Just spending some time picking sour cherries from my neighbor's tree. You know, your basic domesticity stalling tactics when you have a few major deadlines and you don't particularly want to deal with them. Fruit doesn't wait, people! When it's ripe, you have to do something delicious with it.
What should I be doing (at this very second, in fact)? Finishing up a major contract at work, and planning and packing for our vacation, which takes place in less than a week. Instead I have been canning, cleaning, painting our basement stairs, reading, and now blogging. I'm halfway through Jennifer Weiner's Little Earthquakes. Like all of her books, I alternately love and hate it, but I keep on reading. She would be so much better if she would just let us, the kind readers, figure out the motivations of her characters, instead of beating us over the head with it from the first page on. Mommy issues! Fat issues! Every single character is defined from the beginning in no uncertain terms, and then predictably, has to figure out how to make peace with herself.
Why do I read them? I think Weiner has an engaging style, they are often funny, and she nails so many details of what it's like to be a woman. Also, this one is all about pregnancy, and giving birth and babies, and I could read that stuff all day. Sometimes she writes a real gem, like In Her Shoes, which I loved. I don't know if this one will be up to that standard, but it is perfectly distracting and exactly what I need right now. Have you read anything by her? What do you think?