I started this morning breaking one arm off my reading glasses. Well if this is how it is going to go today I should just tuck my old butt back in bed and forget any plans for the day. Ahh but Gorilla glue saved the day. It held the glasses in one piece and other than trying to glue a finger to a thumb I solved that problem..
My first project this morning was to clean up the top of my stove.
With a Scrub Bud and hot soapy water she was shining like a diamond.
Now later in the day I bathed the top of it with spilled sugar so that was a repeat performance when my jam was done.
Next came Spirit’s cage because Cindy had cleaned Erin’s cage the day before.
When I fed Erin I wiped down his little present from the morning.
His cage was still neat this morning after a tiny bet of wipe up.
I continued to feed the rest of the zoo (as I usually do) so that every one but the dogs were taken care of.
The next move was to get more jars from the garage and start the dishwasher. While I was out in the yard I cut up some cardboard that was in the spare room on the floor. (I’m sure the neighbors enjoyed me standing in my nightgown and fleece jacket with a sharp object in my hand.)
After that I started setting up the canning equipment. I used the food processor to prepare the apricots I measured them out. got my sugar ready, put the lemon juice in the pan with the fruit, added the pectin. I also filled the canner for hot water, put the jar lids on to heat, and counted out my rings. A while later I had 16 cups of Apricot jam to put on the shelf after I labeled my jars.
In between times I did my laundry, washed up all the dishes from the canning, peeled potatoes for David who put a roast in the crock pot with onions, carrots, and the potatoes.
I was a little shaky so I laid down for a while. I slept from a little before 4 to after 6:30 pm. Then I took Brandy and we went to Rite Aid to get some more reading glasses.
I sat down with the checkbook, entered what I had written plus wrote out a check for AT& T. Next it was get out the old Kenmore to shorten Cindy’s pants (scrubs).
Cindy came in a while later so we measured and shorten her scrub for school tomorrow. She put her patch on the scrub top and with David’s help I got the old Kenmore put away again.
It is now around 10:30 pm, I’m beat but at least I have more jam made, 2 pair of new reading glasses, and the feeling that by golly I did It. How’s them apples for 82!!