I poured myself a fresh cup of hot coffee, fed Kitty, and sat looking out the window watching the two geese that are making our home their home. The sun coming up on the horizon was blood orange, the sky was deep blue, and the pond was steaming with white clouds. Now as I am writing, the sun is hiding behind a gray sky and it is 42 degrees.
|Sunrise on a cloudy day|
my furry assistant
I also hope to do some grocery shopping at the bigger supermarkets. Locally, we just had another grocery store close because they just can't compete with Walmart, we now have 7 Walmarts.
Our Sams Club just completed a big remodel and if you use their app, you don't even need to check out. You can go right to the door.
On the menu:
Tonight will be smoked pork shops with cabbage, sweet peppers, and potatoes. Maybe some chili mac tomorrow. Since we are traveling, I have no new recipes in mind this week even though Pinterest peaked my interest yesterday. You can check out my boards and see who I am following by searching for Gee Dazee. I love Pinterest and I am turning to it more than I am my treasured cookbooks. I guess I am changing with the times.
In the garden:
The peas are up. I was a little worried about them, they took a week longer than they should. I think I planted them a little too deep. I added compost and peat to the soil mix along with a natural fertilizer. Uncle Carl loaned me his twist and turn tiller and it worked out really well. It took me two days and I am only halfway through turning and mixing the black Missouri dirt.
|Peas poking through that black Missouri dirt, hoses, more hoses, that twist and turn tiller and some dirt vitamins.|
I planted one bundle of Texas Baby Sweet onions, and two 15 foot rows of red radishes. I will plant more in 2 weeks. Then I will be planting potatoes, green beans, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lots of marigolds and other flowers. I wanted a drip watering system, similar to Kdaughters big nursery, but after I added up all the parts, the budget said no. So I invested in two 50 foot soaker hoses (and will probably get 2-3 more), a brass multi faucet (I can hook 4 hoses up) and a watering timer. No more dragging that heavy hose around on those hot summer days in July.
Living with Fibromyalgia:
It's been a tough week with not being able to sleep because of the joint pain and fatigue. I so enjoyed being outside two full days this week. I work for 20 minutes in my garden then sit down on the front patio and rest for twenty minutes. At night while I lay there awake, I can blame my pain on something other than my body.
was caused by
I wanted and needed,
not this awful disease.
Living with an Ileostomy:
I met a "new to me" blogger who also has an ileostomy and she sent me a nice note. I'm still trying to learn more about fiber, thanks to scar tissue, fiber is not good for me. I am also trying to lose those extra 20 old age pounds. Raw veggies, nuts and grains are not going to be part of it. I
Living with an ostomy
has taught me that
no matter what this body does to me,
I can and will adjust to it.
Thank you to the two little men (Maymay's angels) for the handmade Easter Egg! They are strong and caring little boys whose Father is in heaven. Big brother is now 5 years old and big enough to drive their golf cart all by himself. He was issued his official "drivers license" and he is very proud and cautious. Growing up in the country comes with stuff like that.
Time to say goodbye. Till later...
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Sandra over at
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