Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Twoderful Tuesday

Busy busy today. Tried to get outside and do my digging before it got too hot, but alas...it was already hot when I woke up. I planted 4 beautiful cone flowers around the birdbath in the front yard, 2 pink, 2 white. I moved the birdbath a tad...forgot how heavy that darn thing is. I also planted the pine tree out near the woodpile along the tree line. And I got 6 sweet banana peppers in the ground. By this time it was 11:30 and I was about to pass out, it was only about 92 degrees, but the heat index was 102. Then I moved inside, for the air conditioned part of our program. lol I showered and washed my hair and then took a break before beginning on my "LIST". I accomplished more than I thought I would, because I was feeling pretty wonkey from all that sun. More than once I thought of napping, believe me.

Made a lovely pasta/chicken salad for supper because I couldn't bare to even think of eating anything hot. I grilled the chicken and then cut it up into the farfalle pasta with a bunch of spices and parmesan cheese, as well as red peppers and carrots and snow peas and onions. Mixed it up with some mayonnaise and threw it into the fridge. Then I made a Waldorf salad too. I just ate a small bowl of that...ooohhhh is it good. I've been craving it for a week.

I have overnight guests again, sleeping in the spare room. One of my sponsees and her 13 year old son. They've just retired for the night, and so the house is quiet again.

Had a wonderful conversation with a friend today, reminding me that life is precious and good, and there is so much more to wealth than money. Something we probably all need reminding about, from time to time. I came away from that phone call feeling especially blessed.

BTW--Butterburgers are a trademark of a Wisconsin company called Culver's. They make a mean frozen custard as well as the yummy butterburgers. I'm not sure if the name comes from the buns being buttered and toasted, or if they actually put a slice of butter in the middle if each hand pattied burger. (That may sound a little weird to you, but it's an old tried and true restraunt trick). Try it sometime, you'll be amazed by the rich change in flavor.

Okay, my head is starting to hurt. Must be time to get off the computer.



Steve E. said...

Annie, it is SO MUCH FUN reading about your planting, the gardens, flowers, veggies growing-since I have BEEN THERE!

Ya know whay I mean, I can picture your whole yard (GOT pictures, in fact...not good ones, but goodenuff) and can 'see' you out there in the dirt...well? OK, in the dirt! Makes you sound like a "mud-wrestler"?

I just received you phone message of one week ago...found my cell phone at home, right where I left it--fancy THAT!

Anyway, you receive the "Hostess-of-the-Year Award" from ME...just don't have a suitable pic yet.

Love ya, Blogger-Girl-Friend.

Zanejabbers said...

Now, I never plant anything. It's the fatal finger of death.