It's no secret that I have to pace myself when taking on big projects. With my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, making jam or canning is a huge undertaking that I need to do over several days since I don't have the energy or the extra help to do it all in one day.
Today I decided that I had to get the nectarines all peeled, pitted and sliced up so that they would be ready to go. I put on some YouTube videos on saving money to watch while I worked.
It took me about an hour to get a huge stainless steel bowl full all done. My hands were feeling the affect of all that citric acid on them by the time I got the last nectarine in the bowl done.
I packaged up all the fruit into 2 heavy duty Ziplock freezer bags in 10 cup portions. I then froze them so that they will be ready for me to make jam with on another day when I do have more energy. Since we are heading into hot weather again over a very busy weekend for us, I will save the actual jam making for a nice and cool day when I know that I will have a full day or more to recover. So that my friends, is how I break things down when making jam and living with a chronic illness.