Getting Out Saturday

It still amazes me how close the the country I really live.  What was even more amazing was I actually got away from the house this morning.  I found the sweet corn stand only to read the sign saying they were only open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Oh well, it was nice to get out and travel down some back roads of the south metro where urban sprawl hasn’t ruined it.

I’m gonna have to remember this route for when the trees start putting on their Autumn colours.  I bet it looks fantastic.

Five for Friday

Well it’s that time of week once again and it’s time to struggle with my brain once again to see what I can come up with.  Let’s see …

1. My granddaughter’s sunflower that she planted in the pumpkin patch has grown to an amazing 7 feet 9 inches tall.  She is so proud of it.  We got the 8 foot ladder out yesterday so she could climb to the top to see the flower budding.  She can’t wait to see the flower.  I’ve had my fingers crossed all summer that the wind doesn’t blown it down even tho I staked it somewhat.


2. Still no surveyor yet.  I get it that this is a busy time of year but I have things waiting too.  I so need the city to go away soon with my easement issue.

3. Wow!  I couldn’t believe the number of green peppers that we picked yesterday.  I have green pepper coming out of my ears this year.  Tomorrow is sweet corn stand visit day to try out what they have before buying bulk.

4.  The gummys are dead to the world asleep in bed right now.  Two more Thursday night sleepovers and Friday watchings after this week and they start school.  They’re so excited for a new school year to start so they can see their friends.

5. I have a project that’s in a bit of a mess and it’s gonna take some focus and some time to clean it up.  I really hate it when things don’t go according to Hoyle.  Oh well, I suppose it’s job security.

There ya have it.  Feel free to comment and/or leave a ‘HOWDY DOO!” on your way thru if ya want.   🙂

Thursday Morning


The Physician’s Assistant that works with my Neurologist wants me to give up coffee.  Completely.  As in ‘None”.  “Nada”.  “Do without”.  Understand?  After picking myself up off the floor from laughing my ass off, I told him I’d give it some thought.  He then proceeded to give me a list of foods and beverages that I’m supposed to give up or avoid.  Oh gee.  I love lists.  They’re fun to look at.

So let’s see some of what’s on this list …

  • Coffee.  Yeh right!
  • Artificial sweeteners.  No problem since I don’t use them anywho.
  • Chocolate.  Who wrote this list?  A communist?
  • Lima beans.  That’s an easy one.
  • Herring.  Ditto.
  • Pizza.  Pizza? F **k off list!
  • Nanners. Hey now!  I’m getting older.  Nanners help me .. well, you know.
  • Citrus fruit.  No oranges?  How am I to drink screwdrivers without OJ?
  • Sour cream.  Shaaaa!  That means no baked potatoes which obviously goes with steak.

OK, I’ll cut down on my coffee cuz I do like it blonde and sweet … well, really sweet actually.  Besides, I kinda sorta hit another brick wall with offloading this excess weight that I’m carrying around and cutting back may help break that logjam.  Give it up completely???

Sure, when I can fill my cup with Grey Goose instead.



I’m hanging on to summer even if it is raining a lot lately which i kind of a signal that the seasons are starting to change around these parts.  That and I took a look at my green beans in my garden and they’re starting to play out as well.  It’s too late to plant a second crop so we’ll hafta wait until they’re just plain done before I pull them for the year.  I don’t think it’s gonna be too long from now seeings how a couple of them are turning brown and drying out already.

I think Saturday morning will be a corn stand day to check out their sweet corn before we buy mass quantities for canning.  It’s too bad I don’t have a hobby farm with a few head of calves to feed.  They love the corn husks and cooked cobs.  It’s like candy for them.