Well I'm recovering, finally, from the swine man swamp flu! I still have a cough hanging on. The canning came to a near screaching halt, John took 4 days off from work but the reality is 1. I'm more organized than he is, which isn't saying much btw, and 2. there was way more that needed canning than one person could do alone! He did get a dozen or so pints of pear butter put up and a dozen or so quarts of tomatoes canned. I'm feeling better but not by much, a simple drive across town and back still wears me out and I need a nap just to recover from the experience. To make matters worse I have a show coming up this weekend and I"m no where near being ready for the event. More later from the kitchen!!!