I’m been absent for awhile – going through a period of no words scrambling to pour out of my brain. Or even dribble out for that matter. Now I’ll see what I come up with and hope I don’t bore all of you to tears or worse.
Not sure where my hummingbirds and Orioles are this year. I have a few, but not like in more recent years. I was going to say normal, but I’m not sure there is a normal anymore, especially when it comes to weather. Back to the birds – I suspect I was negligent earlier in the year about keeping things filled when they were all out looking for housing. So it goes.
I spent the last week of June up visiting my daughter and her fiancée. We had a nice time. They’ve just moved into a new house and were busy overseeing outside work being done. When I came home, my son drove up to visit me for a week, so I’ve had time with my adult kids this summer. It’s wonderful.
I’ve been doing a lot of cooking this week. My son likes his food. We’ve been eating healthy foods. Except for the day we went into town and had lunch at the brewery. I made the mistake of having fish and chips which is my usual there, but it’s been a long time since our last visit and I’ve changed my way of eating a lot. This time, the grease in the fish and chips just didn’t sit well with my stomach. We’ve had a butternut squash/kale salad, a rice/bean/veggie salad, pulled pork with cole slaw and potato salad, more stuff like that. It’s the season for me to be thinking cold salads for the most part, but one cool day we wanted some warmth so I made a veggie pizza with spelt flour dough. Yesterday I cooked a chicken to have with leftover salads. Today will be a bok choy/Napa cabbage stir fry with rice and tofu.
You all were holding your breath to hear about that, weren’t you?
Cutting back on the news I read and listen to. I keep thinking we’ve hit the lowest points of stupidity, but they keep proving me wrong. Denmark is looking good, but they have that winter weather stuff.
Wondering – why is curious spelled with that second “u” and curiosity doesn’t have that second “u”?
What? Oh, you want to know how my garden is growing? Well, my first Early Girl regular size tomato plant has four tomatoes, and I don’t know that I’ll get anymore from it.
My smallest cherry tomato plant has tons of little green tomatoes.
Do you see them? A couple maybe, but there’s a bunch. I’m excited. My large cherry tomato plant is getting lots of blooms so tomatoes should show up before too long.
In my flower gardens, they’re doing their thing. In too many of them, the grasses that insert themselves quite readily in places they are not welcome are also doing well. I’ve developed a “win a few, lose a few” attitude towards that.
My Nong kitty
And my Shasta girl
are adapting quite well to one another. When Shasta says “don’t bother me” Nong is smart enough to listen. The Queso kitty comes near me when it’s time for soft food, otherwise he still maintains his distance. That’s just his thing.
Apparently I’ve used up my allotment of words for this time.
Wishing you all enough, today and each day going forward.