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I’ve been away for almost two weeks again, but I haven’t had much energy for blogging lately. First a rather lengthy battle with strep throat, and then fun with a lymph node infection. I slept a lot. And had two different types of antibiotics. My stomach is still trying to get back on track.

Last weekend, Kari and I made some strawberry rhubarb jam and some plain strawberry jam, both from the Bernardin Guide to Home Canning book (circa 2009 I think?). I didn’t use nearly as much sugar as the recipes called for, nor did I take any pictures. I was pretty wiped out by the time we got around to the jam-making, and I just wanted to get it done and go home.

I’m trying to get my place cleaned up a bit (both at home and at work) in preparation for the nine days I’ll be away starting on Friday. I think I’m going to have an early bedtime tonight so I can rest up in preparation for the long drive! We’re going to spend 9 days in Chicago with Rob (sadly, without his boy, who will be fishing with his grandparents in Canada.) So far, there are plans to visit the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute, and possibly the Shedd Aquarium.

Yes, this means we’re going to miss Canada Day.

Knitting has been going fairly well – the vanilla socks and the crocheted baby blanket are THIS CLOSE to being done (I have a tiny bit of foot left to knit and the toe decreases on the sock, and I’m within a couple of rows of binding off on the baby blanket). I’m bringing a few long-standing projects to Chicago with me, although I can’t guarantee how much knitting time I’m going to get.

Right now, I feel like a nap.

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