Frustration is my middle name at the moment. We got a little rain last night (about 0.06 inches) with lots of wind, lightning and thunder. I'll take any rain I can get at the moment but I could have done without the wind that knocked down my cherry tomato, a pepper plant and broke a few branches on other tomatoes. With the new drought monitor maps out this morning we've moved into the extreme drought zone. No surprise there from me.
My big frustration comes from work. I left a bit early today for a dentist appointment. Later, I checked my work email account. There was a message that our new therapist- who started last week, and on whom we were counting to take up some of the load that has been nearly unbearable in recent weeks- didn't pass her national certification boards. AAACK! So, effectively immediately, her temporary license is void and she can no longer work until she successfully passes. And she can't try to retake them for a minimum of 45 days. So, the stress will continue- and get even worse since my student that I've had for the past three months will be finished next week. She is fabulous and has been a great help. But, we will survive- we always have in the past. I just may be ready to check myself into the unit after a few more weeks. I do feel very sorry for her, though. I can't imagine what is going through her mind at the moment. How awful for her.
I made peach jam this evening. Mmmm... tasty! It is a different recipe than I have made in the past and while it's really good, unfortunately it didn't seem to make much. I got just over 2 pints. I've still got some more peaches so maybe I'll have to make another batch as more peaches ripen. Of course, as I was skimming the foam off the top, V came by with a dish of ice cream and Justine came by with a cup of vanilla yogurt for me to add a bit of jammy goodness to so I may have not ended up with quite as much as I could have.
We're nearly out of peach jam in the pantry. K12 has been inhaling it recently, having suddenly 'discovered' the pantry. He has also been going through another growth spurt. I'll have to check to see if any of his pants fit before school starts next month. I think he has grown another inch or two this summer.
I had hoped to get a few pints of diced tomatoes canned this evening but I ran out of time. There is always tomorrow- and maybe I'll have a few more tomatoes ripe by then.