Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Past 2-1/2 Weeks....Picket and Time...

Today I was one of 8000 support staff from 24 Ontario colleges that went back to work after a 2-1/2 week strike. Yikes!  It has been 32 years since the College support staff have been in this situation.  I've been employed there for 27 years.  We were so happy to have a settlement and be back to work.  Everyone on the picket line worked so well together and that was a good experience.

I had to put in 20 hours/week on the picket line which left me with extra hours for making...Jalapeno Pepper Jelly...Confetti Zucchini relish...and painting my mosaic table....

Then I separated the pulp from the skins of grapes...discarded the seeds and...
baked a grape pie....
                                           
       I am still in the process of making lavender scented sachets (not yet completed)..
I spent more time at the cottage and we made pizza on the new Weber grill...it was so delicious....
We attended a lovely wedding in Stratford (2 hours from home) ....this might have been a nice picture of Marc and I if the camera hadn't been so shaky..(or the photographer)
saw a wonderful  white cabinet in a store in Stratford but with the glare its not very clear...it was made from doors of all sizes with vintage glass knobs.....can you make something of it?
While it was good to have fun productive things to do with the extra time off...it feels so much better to have a settled feeling...  Work is good....Judi xoxo

9 comments:

bj said...

O, I'm so glad it's over and you are back at work.
Jelly looks awesome..:) and the pie...oh, my.

bj said...

You know, I just remembered that Mr. Sweet says his mom made a Green Grape Pie that was out of this world. I have never made a grape pie..sounds good, tho.

Neabear said...

I have never heard of a grape pie! Interesting! Sounds like you took good advantage of some of that down time to get a few things done. I can understand having the work situation settled is comforting and you are back to a regular schedule again.

Have a great week!

~Linnea

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Judi, I'm glad everything worked out well for you, and I love all of the things you made on your time off. Yum!

I want to thank you for your prayers and well wishes in my last blog post. You are so sweet to remember me in such a nice way, and I really appreciate your sweet concern.

I decided to try and blog a little, but there is still so much going on here. So I will try to do this as I can. But I didn't want any more time to slip by without me properly thanking you.

Warm hugs, my friend...

XO,

Sheila

Marilyn said...

So happy for you that you work has settled. Love the cabinet & recipies!!!
Marilyn

Bunny said...

Nice for you to be back to work and goo that you used your time off to be productive. Great photos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those sweet lavender sachets! Look like fun to make, too! And it's been years since I've made a grape pie...it was a muscadine grape pie!♥

Theresa said...

Good for you to be back at work! You have surely been busy and I know that while you got lots done... work was a welcome sight:) Have a blessed day dear Judi, HUGS!

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks beautiful!