Archive for July, 2011
It has been about a week since I have last visited with you; amazing how time and days can get away from you.
I finished reading all 619 pages of Host. I really liked it and wonder how a movie about it would turn out. Speaking of movies I went and saw “Bridesmaids” again and enjoyed it very much. It will be one that will be added to the Amazon list so that hopefully it will be added to our video library.
Today the girls came for dinner; the little one brought her boyfriend with her. We had grilled chicken, hamburgers, potato salad, cucumber salad and corn. After a game of “Buy”, which came from the boyfriend’s family, we finished up with bowls of ice cream – vanilla with Hershey syrup for me, an “Eskimo pie” for the little one and vanilla plus orange sherbet for the guys as they said it tasted just like the orange creamsicles that we enjoyed as kids. (The big one left after the card game as she has to be up early for work on Wednesday)
Still trying to figure out what is wrong with the tomato plant. I guess I will have to call one of my farming buddies or the local extension office to find out what is wrong with it and how to treat it. First time I have tried to raise a tomato plant in over a decade and it has to get sick just as the tomatoes are starting to form on it. Color me disappointed!!
Tomorrow should be another busy day so I need to head up to bed to get my rest. Hope you are keeping busy enough but not so much that you don’t have time to enjoy your summer.
So here it is another Wednesday evening. I have been busy reading Stephenie Meyer’s book “Host”. It is really a page turner and very hard to put down. I start reading it and the next thing that I know more than hour has passed me by. So after burying my head in that book every day I had to pull it out and become a domestic goddess for a while. Tonight will probably find me reading it again as I am almost at the end. (And don’t ya hate it when a good book ends?)
My tomato plant is still alive; though I think it has some sort of bug on it. Some of the leaves have turned yellow and have brownish spots on them like little freckles. I keep forgetting to pull out my grandma’s gardening book to see what advice I can find it in, such as what it could be and how to cure it.
Happy Anniversary to Momma and Jay!! They have been together 37yrs!! Congratulations and here is to many more together!!
Well since I am at someone else’s house I suppose I should quit now so as not to be perceived as rude. Talk to you again soon.
Went to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday. About the same vendors as were there last year, minus a couple and add in a couple of new ones. Coffee guy and spice guy weren’t there this time, had some new people there who have a tree farm. They also had some flowers and a couple of cherry tomato plants in 12in tubs. Ended up getting a tomato plant for our patio – hope I don’t kill it. It smells like tomato already and has quite a few little yellow flowers on it. The blueberry guy that we bought a plant from last year was there today and when I told him how our lawn guy ran over the one we bought last year he said he would sell me one cheaper because of what happened. I have to pick it up next week.
The honey lady was there but she was so busy bs’ing with somebody that I didn’t even get a chance to say hello and ask if she knew where the coffee guy was as she took care of his stuff last year.
It was a great time anyway.
Hope you had fun on your Saturday.
Here it is another beautiful sunny Saturday. I am waiting for my friend to come over and then we can go to brunch and hit up the Farmer’s market. Sweet hubby sleeps on…………
Last night we saw the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise. It was a good movie and one that I would like to go see again; though thought that I would like to see it in 3-D if I do go. That could be a bit frightening in the scenes that involve Lord Voledmort’s snake, Nagini; especially when she rears up to strike someone. The girls are going to see it (again) in IMAX on Sunday so I will have to ask them how that is compared to seeing it in a regular theater.
Well, I have to get ready before she gets here. I just wanted to drop in and say hello. Mission accomplished!!
Well, I have done a small turn at being a domestic goddess by cleaning the litter box, starting the many baskets of laundry, washing up things that don’t go in the dishwasher and now I am sitting down trying to catch my breath and cool off after being steamed by hot wash water in the sink.
Today we are back to sunny and warm; though I was looking forward to rainy weather that had been promised earlier this week. Our lawn is brown and the highest things on it are of course the weeds. The flower bed by the back door is sporting some mighty tall thistle plants which I will probably have to use a shovel on to rid myself of them. The one at the northeastern end of the house has once again sprouted a plant that I don’t know quite if it is a tree or a weed. It has “runners” that join one plant to the other. It has sapling like stems with what appear to be branches on them and elongated oval leaves. I have no idea what it is but twice now I have paid people to remove it. The last one being my cousin who dug down under the big clumps of roots and sawed off what we presumed were the tap roots, removed the big clumps of roots, sawed through the runners and we thought that finally it would be gone. HA!! The dang thing grew back, got bigger and I have no clue how to kill it. It goes from one end of the flower bed to the other.
Sweet hubby is once again up in bed sleeping which prevents me from running the vacuum and keeping me to the chores that don’t require any loud noise making. So with that said, I guess it is time to say adios for a while and work on those things that I can do while he is laying in bed above me.
The only sound in my house right now is the noise of my fan blowing on my laptop. The cat is on a pillow alternating between bathing herself and snoozing; so no meows from her. Sweet hubby is still up in bed and hasn’t come downstairs yet. I have been working on stuff for church, so pretty much have only been making key tapping noises. And even though I am getting super hungry my stomach hasn’t even growled.
I keep looking at all CDs in their towers and then over to the radio/turntable/cassette/CD player and wonder if playing music would bug sweet hubby who is sleeping right above me. (I know if I run the vacuum down here that, that will surely wake him.)
So, it is too quiet in here. My fingers are telling me that it is time to take a break (because typing on your blog isn’t one) and my stomach is telling me that it is time to eat!! My brain is trying to figure out what to have for lunch. Soup and a sandwich?
Whatever I decide I will have to make noise doing it. Just can’t take the quiet anymore!! So it is off to slam some doors and drawers and rattle some pots and pans. Even clank those dishes and glasses to break the monotony of this silence.
Have a wonderful and noise filled afternoon!!