Does this mean that I won’t get lost in London now?


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I think these little Fitbit badges are kinda sorta cool when you receive them.  I do have to admit that it’s keeping me motivated to get and stay active, watch what I eat now and drink plenty of water.  My doc was happy when he saw me this morning.

  • Down 12 pounds since the last visit.
  • Glucose is down to normal ranges.
  • Cholesterol is getting under control.
  • More importantly, my blood pressure is back to normal.

I still have a long way to go tho but I’m pretty content with what I’ve done so far.

Woo hoo!  Do I celebrate and dare to indulge in a little chocolate???

Looking out my front window


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Something yellow and warm is in the sky this morning.  I think they call it “the sun” but I’m not sure.  It’s been so wet and cool lately and I’ve forgotten what it looks like.  But it does feel really good on you when you stand there soaking it all in.

Maybe I’ll actually have to mow the grass now that I have the garden tractor all sorted.

Sunday Afternoon


It’s a damp and cool one out there today in this neck of the Hundred Acre Wood.  My sweet potato plants arrived on Friday and they’ve been in a glass of water ever since I opened the box.  They perked up nicely and today was a good day to plant given our wet conditions.  I even found a Yukon Gold Potato that is going to seed, so I decided to try to plant that to see if it wil grow.  The gummys had a good time digging in the garden but quickly lost interest just like any other 6 year old would do.  They decided it was more fun to dig for worms in another bed.  Who am I to argue with that sort of logic?

Everything else is looking and coming along nicely.  The green onions and carrots are doing great and will need some thinning in due time.  The bean are sprouting and coming out of the ground.  The peas are looking great and even the peas in my new bed look like they’re gonna catch up with them.  I’ve been doing a little thinking and I think I’ll try a different variety of peas once I move the other trellis over to the new bed.  Two varieties can’t hurt and something that I can freeze pod and all would be good.  Suggestions are always welcome.

So I need to find a day this week to make a nursery store run for some green pepper plants.  I was given a suggestion to plant some garlic this Fall and I’m putting some thought into it.  I really need to put some thought into some kind of long term storage options for the garden produce so it will last into the winter before I have to actually buy it at the market.

So there ya have it for a quiet Sunday afternoon.  A Sunday garlic beef roast will be going in the oven fairly soon for an early supper.  The whole house is gonna be smelling pretty good fairly soon.

Art Sunday #123: Jules Breton – The End of the Working Day


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Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton (1 May 1827 – 5 July 1906) was a 19th-century French Realist painter. His paintings are heavily influenced by the French countryside and his absorption of traditional methods of painting helped make Jules Breton one of the primary transmitters of the beauty and idyllic vision of rural existence.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Breton

Saturday Afternoon


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The problem with my garden tractor is all sorted and taken care of.  The big box store had a tech come out and we took care of business between the two of us.  I think they do a pretty good job of taking customer service seriously at this place and I’m just happy that it was resolved.

It’s close to Memorial Day now and the local VFW is out asking for donations for poppies.  I always kick in some money and keep the poppies somewhere.  I have two in Petey and they’ve been there for over 4 years now.  I’ve got others scattered about the house and I picked up two today.   I added them to my mesh bins in the kitchen.  I’m sure you’d find them still there a couple years from now.

It will still be a tad cool tomorrow and I have a beef roast to go in the oven on a slow roast.  I can hopefully get out into my garden tomorrow and up to the nursery on Monday for some plants.  It’s time to plant some peppers.