Sunday: Spent the day quietly as we are wont to do. Church/quiet time. Coffee and blueberry muffins. There is always dishes and laundry, so I did those up as quickly as possible. Farmer really overdid it Saturday in the heat and humidity so I was glad he spent the day quietly watching tv and napping until late afternoon.
Lunch was whatever we found ourselves. I had a deli ham sandwich, cucumbers and carrots. I have no idea what he had.
I spent the majority of the day reading blogs and making lists. I also napped in the afternoon.
Later we did chores. It had cooled off and was not as humid. A really nice evening. He opened up the small pasture for the beef calves as the flies were so bad. They were happy to move out of the pen. He mowed the lawn and I picked a few cucumbers and harvested some herbs.
|Clockwise upper right: Basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano and dill|
I made some Pasta Salad using Amy Marion's method of chopped veggies (tomato, cucumber, summer squash, onion & herbs in my case), pasta (I used shells) and a lot of Miracle Whip. That was what my last attempt needed. That tanginess.
AND Then Life Happened....
I had every intention of writing down what I did each day to make this easier to post. Well, this past week just done did me in. It's late July in Nebraska. It's hot, it's humid, it's Hay time.
We both worked all week. And came home to do the outside things in the heat & humidity. And then ate supper at 9:30-10 p.m. Which meant I was going to bed around midnight and then not sleeping well most nights due to leg cramps and hot flashes. But we don't need to talk about my aches and old lady stuff. Let's move on...
A friend met me for lunch on Thursday and treated me for my birthday. We both used to work at the local paper until I didn't anymore. She keeps me in the loop of what is going on there. We contemplated margaritas but it was noon on Thursday. Somehow we thought that would be frowned upon.
Friday after work I stopped by a garage sale and found a pack & play for our house for Little #4 and some "new" toys for the others. And bought some sourdough cinnamon rolls for Farmer. I went up to deliver the goodies to the Littles and got some hugs & kisses.
Saturday we went to pick up our new Amish-built Glider Rockers. My old one had a bearing going out and with a new grandbaby to rock, I needed a quiet one. They are so comfortable. I napped in mine in the afternoon.
Before we picked them up we did errands: Menards for farm shorts for Farmer & canning mixes for pasta sauce and chili base that I will be canning for DS2. Rotated pickup tires. Went up to a further away farm store to use a gift card Farmer had. We bought him a new shirt, cat food, pickup additive, ratchet straps. (so exciting, I know!) Walked through a meat market in that town to see what they had. Nothing we didn't already have in our freezer and the home-made buns were too expensive for me. I can make them cheaper.
Home by 1:30 p.m. We brought in the chairs, rearranged furniture and then rested for a bit. Farmer went out to do farm stuff and I cleaned the farmhouse and did laundry. It was nasty hot with no breeze so I only went out when I had to. Couldn't even dry the sheets on the line.
Supper was grilled hot dogs, green beans (for him), chips, cole slaw and pasta salad for me. Fresh berries for dessert.
And that ended our week.
Today is my birthday. I have been thanking Almighty God for all my blessings. My readers are included. I don't use this blog for income, just an outlet for all the stuff in my brain. I appreciate that you all like to stop by and read my musings.
Now on to this week. We are going on vacation Wednesday with our best friends. I can't wait to just sit and relax for 5 days. We are heading to South Dakota. DS2 and our neighbors/friends will be checking the cattle and the farm house.
I'll be back with another round up soon.
Now that I am old and my hair is gray, don’t leave me, God. I must tell the next generation about your power and greatness. God, your goodness reaches far above the skies. You have done wonderful things. God, there is no one like you. Psalm 71:18-19