Wednesday, 28 December, 1864

A very disagreeable day. I am suffering with headache and severe cold, am sick enough to be in bed, but persuaded myself it’s best to keep up if possible. – – Went to the kitchen and instructed Bartlett the best I know how to fix up the rack that has fallen down. – – Bake and the children are busy fixing the evergreens in the parlor. Finished at last, I believe, this evening. Pigeo has been on horseback several times with the little servants to get running cedar. – – Made Jumbles this evening, though I am feeling very badly.