This week is jam packed with work. In the process I completely forgot I had library books here. All is good though. My fine is only $.60 (this time).
I had a long list of catching up to do:
. . . .and the list continued.
Before I get scolded for working while sick, I did keep up with hot teas, cold teas and water. I made a gallon jug of organic green iced tea with spearmint from the garden as well. I love my homemade vapor-rub too. Now Hubby has the sickness, and one of the girls has the sniffles.
Threatening the girls that I will take their ipods if they cannot assist in the kitchen also helped speed things up. One volunteered to bake the zucchini bread too. I don't have a photo to share, because the two younger ones ate an entire loaf of bread while I was up delivering some garden bounty to my mother. My mother's bread recipe is delicious. We used non-gmo chocolate bits (Semi-sweet mini chips made by Enjoy Life) in it too. Next time we bake it, I'll have to share her recipe, with her permission of course.
The nice part about fridge pickles, is that I can re-use the brine. I had 4 cucumbers yesterday, so I simply sliced and added the brine. I can then add a few more as I get them from the garden.
Right in the middle of canning jam yesterday, one of my burners quit working. They don't make the burner plate I need anymore in stores (already replaced one large one a few years ago), so I will have to find a close replacement and hope for it to last until next year. I will most likely be buying a new stove next year. My appliances just don't like me this year.
Hubby loaned his truck to his nephew, to haul a camper, while we were gone in SC. On his (the nephew) way back to our place Sunday, the brake line failed. He attempted to repair it, and got it here okay, but work needed done. Hubby is working on it every night and now needs to buy unexpected parts.
The day is already flyin' by so I better get canning. Say a prayer my stove holds out for another year. I guess one burner is better than none. I don't have time today to drive the 23 miles to buy a new burner plate today. Hopefully I can squeeze that into next week's list of to-do's.