Good morning, gentle readers. Welcome to a new week and if you have connection with the education scene, welcome to half term! I have no idea what the weather is like not it stays dark for so much longer, but fingers crossed it is fine.
Yesterday wasn't nice but I'm feeling quite a bit better today. The cold is 'breaking up' so lots of coughs and sneezes and snuffles but a clearer head and, fingers crossed, a normal temperature.
I haven't yet decided whether to pop into town early to get my new quilt. I shall have my bath and wash my hair which badly needs it and then see how I feel. It has to be early because my young teen is coming at eleven to do a bit of garden tidying for me and, as I cancelled him yesterday and know the cash will be useful for half term, I don't want to disappoint him today.
Flippin' tomatoes! When they were on the plant, they took for ever to ripen. Now they have all been picked and in a bowl for when I have the time to green tomato chutnify them, they're all turning red. :-) I'd have dealt with them ages ago but need to fight my way into the garage to find jars and lids. I'm inclined towards ordering some jars from the jam jar company, I think. It does make life easier and people tend to be very good at returning them to me.
I have, however, dealt with the giuliettas that have been ripening on the window ledge and I have some pots of lovely chopped tomatoes in their own juice with the hard core and the seeds removed (which I then pushed through my mouli to recover all the juice). There's still a few on the plant but I don't think they will ripen outside now so will pick them and see if the window ledge does the necessary.
Dealing with tomatoes is such a squidgy, messy job but at least it isn't sticky!
And since I wrote the above, I have decided to not do an early morning town trip - I will wait until the coughing dies down. I'm thankful that I am not a smoker or I hate to think how it would be.
B: bran flakes and an apple
L: home made tomato soup, an orange
D: chicken and veg pasta bake, yogurt and fruit
And maybe, just maybe, as I am feeling a fair bit better, I will stick to it! Fingers crossed, please, everyone.