The future doesn't look that friendly in BC what with the new HST tax, budget cuts to programs and services and the overall rise in the cost of things. I can't help thinking that if the provincial government had not given themselves that huge pay raise there would be a bit more money going around. Admittedly not billions but if we all have to tighten our belts I would like to see the politicians do it too. It is dreadful that the minimum wage has, yet again, not been raised. How do they expect people to live? Not everyone living on the streets is into drugs etc. they can't afford to rent let alone buy a home. It isn't just students that take minimum wage jobs, sometimes that is the only job one can find. Now we have a federal election looming, the fourth in six years. Voters have not been turning out, probably because the choices are not great. I think my philosophy at voting time will be 'better the devil you know that the devil you don't'. Anyway enough politics, boy it makes me angry though! I can't say the politicians are particularly productive, at least to my mind, except to line their own pockets.
Washed my car this afternoon and then finished another bracelet. I want to make a whole bunch for the Christmas bazaar that is held just before we go to Mexico. I sold a few pieces of jewelry this summer at the Crafter's Hut in the village so I guess I should keep on keeping on with it. At least I can wear what doesn't sell.
Canned all the salmon today, it took most of the day but it is all in my pantry now. I have two turkey carcasses tumbling off the top shelf of my upright freezer every time I open it. I keep promising them I am going to make them into soup and then can it. Then the raspberries need to be made into jam and hubby is gently reminding me that he is all out of marmalade and store bought is not as good as mine. I will have to make his bread tomorrow and I am all out of my flax meal bread. I want to try making my own chocolate bars. I bought unsweetened dark chocolate and I am going to try sweetening it with stevia and put nuts in it.
I had a go at making low carb pie crust this evening. It tasted alright but I couldn't roll it out so had to pat it on top, but next time if I let it get cold, which I should have done I know, it will work. Hubby said it was a good substitute and tasted and looked a lot like pastry. I used whey powder, coconut flour and a little bit of soy flour, butter and water.
I don't know how I found the time to work a full time job, with a part time job on the weekends plus doing typing for a local business man and homeschooling three boys. I must be slowing down but at least I am productive.