Spinach that lived through the winter (such as it was) and started growing again a couple of weeks ago. I harvested those leaves last week, and we’re nearly up to another salad’s worth.
I needed to sew something today.
Took me a while to figure out what.
And then it took me an hour and a half to put it together.
I’ve got this slipcover thing on the loveseat in our living room, but it’s one of those that’s supposed to fight great but never stays put. And, of course, no one ever rearranges it when they get up, so it’s constantly pulled forward and forward, until it’s like this, barely covering anything.
The cats don’t help – they like to scoot in between the cover and the couch and creep along, waiting for unsuspecting feet and ankles.
Yesterday afternoon the sun was streaming in the front window and Softie was snuggled in the slipcover, toasty warm in the sun’s glow.
I got my camera.
Just tomatoes – not our cats. Or kid. Bill repotted and divided up the tomato seedlings and brought a bunch of them in to work to hand out to some of his coworkers who garden. Look how big they are! And after today (showers and fifties), weather’s supposed to be in the 60s and 70s… Continue reading Going to New Homes
First off, I want to say thank you to all of you who have given me words of support, advice, and encouragement after my last post. I feel hugged by the universe. Thank you. I’m still not great, but I’m trying to shake this off, and there are things on the horizon that are good… Continue reading Clouds Parting
Posting’s been light, and may continue to be so for a bit longer. I don’t know what to write about. I’ve got pictures for food posts. I just don’t have the enthusiasm for the writing. I haven’t done much of anything creative lately. I know, loss of interest in hobbies and creative pursuits is a… Continue reading Breathing
Basil, assorted tomatoes, assorted hot peppers, and thai basil.
Yesterday was a weird day for me. There’s a lot going on and I’m not writing about it, but suffice to say I feel stressed a good portion of my waking hours, and I don’t sleep, so there are more waking hours than I’d like. Most of the stress is of the worry variety, one way or another, though there is, finally, some good stress in there too. I’ll explain some of this eventually, maybe.
Anyway, late afternoon Bill took the kids to City Park for a little baseball practice. The season is starting next month for Alex, and he’s got tryouts coming up. The league he belongs to has all the kids his age tryout so it can be determined whether or not the are ready to progress to the Majors or need to stay in the Minors one more year.
Tuesday is becoming our “Make Your Own Salad” night. We all look forward to it, and we all participate in the preparation. I look on it as a little kitchen class for the kids. They get to use sharp knives – great fun!
Anyway, here’s a look at last night’s culinary adventures…
Yeah, that’s sausage hanging in our music room. Yesterday Bill and John mixed up a batch of soppressata, which is a dried sausage similar to salami. Right now it’s hanging in our music room, which is closed off and has a space heater keeping it toasty warm so it can incubate for about 48 hours. … Continue reading Soppressata in the Works