Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Afternoon Tea

Just the quickest of Sunday Teas today as I briefly fall arise from the sofa to write.  It is the unknown that at times makes this temporary (as in... this, too, shall pass) annoyance well, annoying.

My husband did some dishes before getting ready for church and since he 1) hates doing dishes, and 2) shows love by doing them especially when he needs to be somewhere on time... I did not complain at the way he does dishes.  So differently than I do but then again, Downstairs Staff is hard to come by and I accept all help gracefully.

Since I was not quite so dizzy this morning, I felt it safe to walk out to the garden to check on the pole beans.  I could tell from the deck that there were a lot of tomatoes ready to pick. 

Outstanding, not only tomatoes but lots of pole beans had matured in the past few days.  I did have a thought, though... when one does not feel the best, one wishes pole beans were as easy to find amongst the vines as red tomatoes are on their vines!  Just thinking...

I was able to bring in the veggies and water the deck flowers.  Many of them have died since we had little rain and I couldn't get outside.  The garden itself is overrun with weeds (Hubby is taking care of all the weeds in between the rows and laying down new, heavy landscaping fabric).  

So life goes on in the midst of adversity but you know what?  It is better to do something than nothing at all and stay on the sofa!  Some parts of the garden are not producing as good as they would if they had daily attention but pretty much everything has produced.  The only item that did not produce much was an heirloom variety tomato and I have had trouble with it in the past, anyway. 

We have to grasp the good amongst that which is not so wonderful.  I had just walked back through the French doors of the deck (gently nudging a Maine Coon with my feet who was hoping I wouldn't notice her attempt to escape into the Big Beautiful World) when the dizziness hit again. 

I decided to very gently walk to the office and take advantage of this computer owner's absence.  He is stopping by Kroger on the way home from church so there was just enough time to send out a hello to you all.  Good thing I type fast.  He just arrived home.

All of the above to say... I'm here, still need your prayers for healing of the inner ear, but life continues to have its' good moments.  I mean, really, how can I complain when PBS is showing Elvis from Hawaii during their Pledge Week.   It doesn't get any better than that...

Back to the sofa.  Ran Spell Check... sorry for other spelling and grammar errors.

Picture:  Holly Pond Hill


Anonymous said...

Praying for you! So glad you were able to get up and around and out to the garden, at least for a little while. And I'm So happy you were able to get a copy of Susan Branch's new book! I splurged and preordered it from her website. And Absolutely Love it! What a treasure! She really outdid herself with this one! Enjoy it!
Take good care.
Laura C. from WA

Connie said...

Sorry to hear of your dizziness. Hope you feel better very soon.

Anita said...

Thanks for sharing even though you don't feel well. I'm envious of your garden! We live in a woods and have so little sun.

Vee said...

Saying a prayer for you to get back on your feet pronto. I can't think of anything much more annoying that being dizzy. I had a bout of it last spring and it just about sent me bonkers.

The little cherry tomatoes show up so nicely in the greenery. They are about all that is ripe here yet. We have had two batches of broccoli and my daughter-in-law said that if I just took off the head that it would grow back. She is right. It is growing back. That was very good to know.

What are your very favorite tomatoes? I'd love to know!

Praying for you...

zooperson said...

We will keep you in our prayers for a speedy recovery from the inner ear problem. Be careful and rest yourself .

Cheryl (Copperswife) said...

Hoping that the vertigo is soon gone.

Judy said...

Take care - snuggle up like that bunny in the picture.
God bless.