Friday, June 25, 2010
Back to making a home
I'm feeling a little better each day, praying these antibiotics take all the sinus infection away. I told Stephanie in an e-mail that my first sign of life was tweaking the accessories in the living room. After spending days upon days on the sofa in that room, I needed to make a few changes (will take pictures of that eventually).
How do you tell a blogger? They take their camera with them as they go about their day. :)
I had to take a picture of the above scene for it showed getting back to "normal"... the crock pot slowly cooking dinner, the basket with today's green bean harvest, and apple mint draining from its' morning shower... back to making a home... slowly but surely getting there.
We're getting a break from all the storms and heavy rain. Once the soil in the raised bed dries a bit, I will plant the last of the green beans in the area where I had to pull out the lettuce and broccoli. That is a lot of green beans from a package costing less than two dollars.
I enjoyed all the comments about growing green beans. I also have fond memories of snapping green beans as a child. There is a small framed picture of my mother... a black and white photo from the late 1950s... sitting on a bookcase in my bedroom.
It is one of my favorite pictures of her as she was sitting in the yard of our home in the country when I was but a toddler... snapping green beans for dinner.
My apple mint did not like all the wet weather so I've cut it back a lot. May as well use the good mint in tea.
My husband thought I was planting the tomato plants too far apart... little did he know.
The crock pot has a small roast in it with two cans of Cream of Mushroom soup and nothing else, not even onions... a simple, simple dinner that the guys love. The soup makes a lovely gravy and the beef will fall apart after cooking six or seven hours on low.
I must admit I will use instant mashed potatoes since I'm still getting very fatigued by dinner time but you can't even tell since the meat and gravy are the star of the show.
Green beans fresh from the garden and the last of the corn from the freezer (purchased last summer from the farmer down the road who sells it from the back of his pickup truck) add to the simple dinner.
Can you believe it has been nearly a year since I was sharing how I froze the corn?
While there are major projects eventually to do, it is good to be back to the simple day-to-day tasks. Nothing like a prolonged illness to make you appreciate the little things of life.