Well, it was a very busy weekend! I did push through and go shopping with Grace on Friday. As predicted we got home at midnight. By 7:15 on Saturday morning Dan & I were at our CSA garden to pick beans and cukes. That took a couple of hours and we were home by 10.
The rest of the weekend was a blur of vegetables and canning jars. Here is what we made/canned this weekend:
- 25 pints & 7 half-pints of dilly green beans
- 6 quarts of dill pickles
- 4 pints of dill spears
- 5 pints & 4 half-pints of hamburger slices
- 5 pints & 5 half-pints of dill relish
- 1 pint & 5 half-pints of sweet relish
- 5 half-pints of jalapeno jelly
- 5 pints of freezer slaw
- 4 gallons of cabbage (for soups)
- 5 pints of freezer cucumbers
And then, because my house is hopping by 7 am…we cleaned the kitchen. Including the jelly that boiled over all over the stove. What a mess. But by 9:30 last night the floor was scrubbed too.
And I collapsed.
Remember the sore throat I mentioned on Friday? It never went away. In fact, it invited its friends: body aches, low-grade temp, headache & mucous to the party.
I thought I’d take it easy at work today, but still take kids. I feel bad taking a sick day when I am on vacation all next week. And since I sorta brought some of this on myself (hello super-woman syndrome) I kinda feel guilty about that too. However, this morning Dan said at 5:00 am that he was not working (he & I have the same party goin’ on in our bodies) so I decided that maybe that was a good idea.
I took a 5 hour nap today. yes. FIVE HOURS. So maybe I needed this sick day after all.
And maybe I shouldn’t pick green beans and cukes on the same day again.