Friday, August 29, 2014

Thank God It's Friday! Really!

I will be the first to say that I am glad it's Friday and that a long weekend is ahead of me.  However, after the way today went, I don't see how Saturday will be much different except that it won't be a workday.

Today was a bit annoying in that I worked eight hours and then started on my schoolwork, all while my teen son spent six hours on his smartphone (texting and eating up shared data); my young son used a computer for a summer assignment and then played on it; and my ill husband watched t.v. because he really couldn't do much else.  I spent the day in my office, closed off from everyone except my dog (who sleeps in my office), typing away and editing documents and then writing an analysis of a news article for school.  All day at a computer.  My eyes are dry, my rear is sore, and I would really rather be anywhere but here!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Left-side Issues

I've just realized that most things that are wrong with me at the moment are on the left side of my body:  my left eye has the worst of the Blepharitis that my eyes are encountering; that same left eye has a slight birth defect in the pupil causing much blurriness in vision (I wear glasses now); my left ankle has an ugly scar on it from surgery a few years ago (I broke the thing in three places); my left ear doesn't hear so well (thank you, Victoria Clipper!); and my left cheek area has an ugly bump that just got frozen by a dermatologist.  Makes me wonder if my whole left side is just going to fall off and die.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Preparing the Garden

We're planning on doing pole beans again this year but not where they were last year.

Here's a picture of the garden as it is now.  There is straw on the top portion covering the soil. The straw is turned into the soil on the bottom portion.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Head cut off for sure!

I always think I'm going to have time to update my blog but it never turns out that way.  My last post was in September and here we are in January of a new year!

What's been going on in my world, you may ask?  Back in October I went back to school.  I am continuing to work full-time, however, along with cooking, cleaning, carting kids to and fro, and guess what?  I think I gained the "Freshman 15" that is so often talked about concerning Freshman in college.  I'm a Sophomore, but the stress of going back to school after three decades, working, raising a teen and a tween, helping my husband with his homework and his finals, I made bad food decisions and became rather sedentary.

The title of this post is self-explanatory, don't you think?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Canning 2013

I hope to show our jars from our canning event tonight. We did 6-8 large jars and probably 8-10 pints of pickled beans. These beans we grow in our own garden, and there are hot peppers from our garden in the jars as well.

Do you grow veggies?

Do you do any canning?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

White Wines

Just so you know, white wines are not created equal. Take, for instance, Turning Leaf's 'Crisp White' wine. I bought it because I was looking for a new white wine and I knew from previous purchases that Turning Leaf wines were superb.

'Crisp White' is crisp, yes, but it's also somewhat sparkling or lightly carbonated - something I did not expect from a white wine. The aroma, when I took a sniff from the newly-opened bottle, was slightly sweet. Groan! I don't like sweet wine! Imagine my surprise when, after sipping from my glass, I found it to be very crisp and not sweet at all! Sure, there's a hint of sparkle or carbonation, but it's a welcome surprise!

Kudos to Turning Leaf for their imagination and ability to create new things which keep consumers coming back for more!