Friday, August 10, 2018
Friday, Hot and hotter
I sometimes think, he thinks I just sit around and read romance novels. Anyway I handed him the baby and went outside and picked another sink full of tomatoes. So while we wrangled little ones all day, I put up 9 quarts of tomatoes and 7 quarts of spaghetti sauce. I had the tomatoes in the jars with salt and boiling water and realized that I was short seals. I usually buy these on sale at the end of the season, but have not purchased any in years. So I covered the jars with a towel and let the spag sauce cook down all afternoon.
I sent Hub's to store to get seals, while I stayed with the babies. Finally after babies left about 4:30 I told hubs he had to can everything outside. I was not going to do it. The kitchen was a complete wreck. Hubs ate left over Chinese for dinner and I had cheese and crackers. Hub agreed and did a water bath for tomatoes and the large pressure canner for the sauce.
The shtick was it was 111 at the airport and 116 at our house. Yikes the canning is done on the back porch in the full hot sun. (He, he) (You nag at me I send you straight to hell) I have my ways. I continued to clean the kitchen until about 6:30 and then went down stairs to rest and work on a wedding dress. I did not finish the kitchen until after midnight when it had cooled down and this picture was taken after midnight. Now I have to arrange the food storage to accommodate all this food.
I have several things to get done in the shop that people want for the weekend so I had better get busy. Why is it I feel like I am forgetting something important ? Or that I had this hole or feeling of anxiety that I am not doing enough. It is so weird and I don't like it. Is this grief? Trying to control pain? I am flummoxed.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.