Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Very seldom do I ever see the sunrise, I am not an early morning person. But this morning was an exception. Woke at 5:30 with a screaming burning throat and stuffy nose this picture was definitely me today.
I got up gargled with warm salt water, sprayed my throat , ran steaming hot water and held my face over it, you name it I tried it this morning just wanting some relief to get back to sleep. Finally after 2 heatings of a microwave hot pack I drifted off to sleep.
Woke up a couple hours later and gave sleeping up for the day as I felt a lot better standing up than laying down.
I did the morning chores and had breakfast and all though I have a head cold with all the symptoms I didn't really feel all that bad. A couple people called on the phone and didn't recognize my froggy voice but at least my throat doesn't hurt any more.
I iced 12 caramel cakes this morning before lunch. Then I had a decision to make.Deal with this basket of tomatoes or clean the floors? Although I had planned to do both I really didn't feel up to both with the aggravation of this cold.
The tomatoes won !!!!7 more quarts to add to the winter pantry.

As I looked at my dining room table this evening you can surely tell what season it is here.We are so grateful to God for the bountiful harvest we have had so far this summer.
Peaches,tomatoes,cucumbers, yellow and zucchini squash have done well in this hot dry weather.

Between weekly paperwork and paying this weeks bills I talked to daughter as she came through going to a pet sitting job. She is suppose to close on her house Wednesday at 3:00. Prayfully all will go as planned for her.
I iced more caramel, chocolate and coconut cakes tonight. Hoping for a good long nights sleep tonight I am signing off here at 11:15 and heading for the bath and bed.
God is love !!
Good Night and God Bless.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Marilyn, So sorry that you have an old summer cold. I take 1000 mg of Vit. C every day ---and haven't had a cold since Oct. of 2008 I think.. (Knock on wood!) Hope you feel better soon. That is NO FUN.

Glad you were able to get some work done today despite how badly you felt. You all have been blessed this year with lots of fruits and veggies...

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, I agree that summer colds are the worst! When you have so much to do and are hot a miserable, the cold just makes everything worse. Hope you are better soon.

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