Monday, June 18, 2012

Jump Start Today

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 little one and I went down to the field to pick some with eldest daughter. Keep her company. Littlest one always picks the smallest berries. You can tell her to pick dark red, larger ones but she likes little ones, green or pink! Needless to say some in my basket goes right to the chickens!

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.

7 comments:

Buttons said...

Awesome pics. I think you are an amazing strong woman and Mother. Hug B

Jane and Chris said...

You need to rest,my friend. Let your body heal.
Jane x

Maria said...

Take that nap and rest! Let yourself heal properly before it becomes something else...
m.

Paula said...

Send the rain our way when you're done with it :) We're starting to get desperate for some more rain. Colin is trying to use the sprinkler in the pumpkin patch, but the corn and soybeans need some too. I like to make strawberry freezer jam. I'm really the only one who eats jam so it's handy to be able to keep it in the freezer.

Be sure and take some rest. It's hard being sick in this heat.

simplicityinthemaking said...

My goodness it rain throughout the night here and then this morning whilst picking berries. Sun had poked through in the past hour but clouding over again now. I'll blow it your way too!

Karen said...

We had a good thunder boomer up in the Ottawa Valley about 2-ish. There was one big crack close by that had me jumping right out of a deep sleep and feet on the floor.
Oh dear M., you maybe need to see a Dr. about that cold. It's staying with you an awfully long time.

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