This cold kept me up all night long. When I layed down I flooded, then coughed. When I sat up it was in my chest, which was uncomfortable but doable. So I sat up most the night, knitting and writing, reading my Bible chapters for this week and anything else near the bed. Dearest was up and down all night chocked up,but at least could get it out.
So when it came time for morning chores I did them, made him his lunch and made a chocolate cake , steamed three batches of spinach and put them to freeze and am cooking up a turkey roll in the large toaster over I have out in the mudroom on top of the freezer so as not to heat up the house. When the cake was done a turkey roll went in. That should feed us through our heat wave this week.
By 8am eldest daughter called. She was coming to pick berries. She only has today off work. This was fine except usually her pickin' means me makin' her jam. She is so afraid it won't set. Oh she starts off with good intentions, like hulling and putting the berries and sugar to cook but when it isn't done in 20 minutes she finds things to do rather then cook down the berries. So far today she has come, picked and left. Perhaps to bake a cake for her berries.
So this morning I am cooking down two batches of strawberry jam at the same time. The rain has begun. this is a good thing as it will keep me inside to get much needed work and sewing done. Perhaps a nap as well.