|My grandcat, working from home (photo taken by his human mama)|
I finally have the garden all planted, as long as the bush beans sprout this time. Hubby and I have been outside working on the fence line together. I pull little weeds and prune bushes, he does the heavy lifting and fixes the fence. For a 67 year old, he is still very strong!
Oh, no... I don't qualify for Medicare, yet. I'm still 59 for a couple of months. It is still beyond comprehension I am turning 60. I remember when my mom turned 60, I was 18 at the time (yeah, you can do the math...) and she was telling me the very same thing. How did she reach 60? Of course, she was still five years old on the inside! :)
Now for only the good things that happened in my world this last week (and a half)... as seen through the lens of my camera.
I'll share more about the top two books after I read them but I finished Rhonda's Kindle e-book called The Simple Life. More info at this Amazon Associate's link... here.
It's a small book but packed with a lot of information and good advice about living what I call a "Pantry Lifestyle". It was fun to read and I learned ideas to utilize even in our home. If you don't own a Kindle, there are many ways you can download and read them. For more information, go... here.
I still had some apples that needed to be used soon so I made apple crisp on one of the cooler days.
I was asked about eating dessert as a diabetic. The first set of nutrition classes I went through were at the Henry Ford hospital in Detroit. One of the diabetic educators teaching it advised all of her patients to set aside one day a week for their favorite treat. It was always to be at the end of a low carb meal.
She said that helped diabetics cheat less when they know they will get one favorite treat each week. My treat is usually something I bake but it can also be a breakfast favorite like the pancakes at Cracker Barrel.
Sometimes I will have "cheat" days like a Holiday or on a vacation. On this last New Year's Day, Hubby and I splurged with Lay's Classic potato chips and French Onion dip. :)
Remembering that diabetics have to carefully guard all carbs and potato chips, mashed potatoes, yummy white French bread, etc. can raise the blood sugar just as much (and even more!) than dessert. I am really looking forward to receiving my eternal perfect body.
I took advantage of the very cool weather to peel and cube the two butternut squash I've had for awhile, along with using the cauliflower that Hubby brought home from the food pantry that day.
They were placed on a baking pan, drizzled with a little olive oil, sprinkled with Kosher salt... and slow baked until gorgeous. Yummy. The strawberries were also brought home from the pantry, it was the monthly food pantry that often has fresh veggies and fruit.
Lined leather Isotoner gloves, 99 cents each at Goodwill. That will go amongst my very best thrifting buys since they retail for $40.00 to $50.00.
They probably were only recently put on the shelf and I was there at the right (God Wink) time... but I have a feeling some people didn't want to think of gloves after that long winter.
I took my collection of vintage tablecloths off the shelf and washed them before folding and putting away again. Although I transferred the two terrycloth tablecloths (they are in the middle of the photo with big, red roses!) to the linen closet for use this summer.
I learned to do this after inheriting a few of my mother-in-law's items and have them disintegrate, especially in fold lines... because they were never taken out and washed, much less used.
Ummm... don't ask. ?