In between making the bag we did manage to get the shopping done and voting at our local government election. This had to be timed inbetween heavy downpours of rain. I ran circles around hubby as we are pretty certain he may have partially torn his archilles tendon! He does look rather amusing when he walks at the moment. I Googled how to tape this type of injury and hope to put it into practice before he heads off to work tomorrow regardless of his complaining about having hair ripped from his leg. I did give him the option of shaving his leg!
On Sunday I managed to get the jam made. What a drama that was. Note to myself - never and I mean NEVER leave jam to boil unattended! I went to make the bed after leaving the jam on to boil gently and by the time I got back to the kitchen the house was full of smoke. The jam had boiled over and cooked sugar onto my ceramic cooktop. Has anyone tried to remove baked on sugar? It is nearly impossible, but after hours of soaking the cooktop with water, with no success, I resorted to using some of my Norwex Oven and Grill Cleaner. This, thankfully removed most of the sugar! Norwex is similar to Enjo, but that is another post.
All up I ended with five bottles of plum jam. One will be gifted to the family who donated a large number of jars to me and the rest will be put into the pantry as part of my stockpile. Hopefully I won't have to make jam again until later in the year. I think it is going to take that long for my cooktop to recover anyway.
We spent a quiet afternoon at one of our daughter's house watching the Firebirds netball team on the TV. That was the weekend over!