Yesterday, after daughter picked the peaches, we decided to peel and cut up the really ripe and bruised fruits. We both sat at the little table I had used earlier in the morning to make the zucchini waffles to cut up the fruit, so I could help. We had 5 lbs. of cut up fruit! Then, I read out my peach chutney recipe to my daughter and I rested on the bed while she made the chutney! It was her first time making chutney from start to finish and she was able to make almost eight jars of chutney - each jar is one pint (16 fl. oz.) I showed her how to process them in a water bath and all the jars sealed. The one jar that was not filled right to the top was kept in the fridge (she took it out for this picture) and will be used up first.
We were a little worried that I might have done too much, yesterday, but, I had a pain free night and woke up feeling fine.
Today has been a good day, too. I spent most of the morning resting in bed, but, in the afternoon, I moved to the family room sofa and continued to repair the patchwork quilt. I was wearing a short sleeved blouse, leggings, and socks; the quilt I was repairing was spread on my lap and it was backed with cotton flannel. The ceiling fan was on, but, the daytime high was 96F. Eventually, I felt warm enough to remove my socks! LOL.
In the early evening, daughter drove to her friend P's house to drop off a bag of zucchini for P's parents. Afterwards, she watered some of the fruit trees and the vegetable plants in the garden because they were wilting from the heat. I put out some dry cat food and guess who showed up to eat the kibbles?
|Bun Bun! You are not a kitty!|
Later in the evening, I cooked some salmon fillets in an electric skillet set up on the same table I used when I made the zucchini waffles. It's been years since I last used it, and, in fact, every time I decluttered, I wondered if I should give it away since I wasn't using it (along with the electric wok which also hasn't been used in years). But, there was that little voice whispering, "But, what if you need it, again?" And, today, I was very, very glad that I hadn't decluttered it, because it meant I could cook something for dinner and give my daughter a break from having to cook a couple of meals! She says she, too, is very glad that I kept the electric skillet.
Today I am grateful for:
- Another good day
- Peach chutney
- Being able to cook dinner
- Having kept the electric skillet after all
- Daughter watering the garden
Today's joyful activity was sweeping the bathroom!
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?