How is everyone? I ended up feeling craptastic on Sunday – light-headed and nauseous…not sure what was up as it wasn’t really hot and humid. In fact it was a lovely day with low humidity and temps in the 70’s. I told Fletch I thought I had done too much cleaning – LOL. Anyway, I ended up not sleeping Sunday night, so I stayed home yesterday. The day was beautiful and finally by late afternoon I felt “normal” – whatever that is. So I went to yoga!
But, backing up…Friday night I went out to the garden to pick lettuce for a salad. Fletch had told me we had a volunteer pumpkin plant in one of the raised bed boxes. He failed to say how BIG it had gotten:
On the way back, I couldn’t resist some shots of our Trumpet Vine which is magnificent this year. The blooms are so beautiful and we are starting to see the hummingbirds appearing.
There is a downside to these plants though. Our backyard looks like a Trumpet Vine jungle sometimes. I swear, Fletch will mow the lawn and the next day there are 6” shoots of Trumpet Vines ALL OVER the yard!!
Fletch had picked some broccoli from the garden, and here are our salads from Friday night. (Mine is the one in the back – the brown stuff is actually balsamic vinegar.
Looking tasty, right? Well, after I had a couple of bites, I looked down and saw a fairly large green worm in my bowl. I’m proud of myself for not losing it (and my meal) completely. And, thank God it was a full worm and not half (LOL). But, I had to spit out what was in my mouth and couldn’t eat after that (hey – it’s a diet plan). This has happened before, though I’ve actually cooked a worm or two when steaming broccoli. Obviously, Fletch needs to do a better job of checking produce prior to bringing it inside. This is also why I’m not really in favor of worm-attracting plants in the garden.
Saturday was spent running some errands and making cold salads (chicken salad and broccoli salad – made with store bought broccoli mind you) for dinner. Sunday, before feeling crappy, I did make a peach Dutch pancake for breakfast. These are so easy and so yummy!
And, I wrapped up Sunday by finishing the Mary Glover Sampler!
Not the best lighting - or setting (on my ironing board), but it is nice to have a WIP finished (especially one that was started in 2011!!). Love the birds and stag at the bottom.
Meanwhile, this morning has been slightly crazy at work and I’ve got to get back at it. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week.
PS I love the saying on the sampler: “Away from fools I’ll turn mine eyes nor with the scoffers go. I would be walking with the wise that wiser I may grow.” Scoffers cracks me up every time.