...into Mondays, unfortunately. lol Ah, the beginning of a new week.
And today there was a total eclipse. Of course we couldn't/didn't see it here. Storms passed through and we had dark cloudy skies and high winds, with not nearly enough rain. lol It's been very hot and dry around here and we've been watering about every other night. I managed to get laundry done and even get the string trellis made for the peas. Himself hammered the stakes into the ground for me and I did the rest. It's an easy and cheap way to keep your peas up off the ground, and I've been doing it this way for several years. I never grow regular peas, only the edible pod types. The other ones are too labor intensive for me, lol. I grow edamame and that's all the shelling I can stand. lol
The gardens are really going well...everything has sprouted, including the 2 celery butts I planted in the ground as an experiment. AWESOME! Those monster lima beans are going nuts, the potatoes just got hilled again and in a week or two we'll be strawing those bad boys. I'm happy with the way everything has germinated so far...even the quinoa has come up already (6 days from planting). So, it's looking llike a real garden out there finally. I'll have some shocking pictures on Wednesday! lol
Been a nice weekend. I baked some more artisan bread, and the Irishman has almost eaten it all already. I have dough enough for one more loaf in the fridge and then I'll have to remake that. Yesterday I made a cold soba salad for supper and it was a hit. Lots of zip and zing from wasabi and fresh minced ginger (not too much though, thank goodness--just enough to really make it flavorful). I posted that recipe on Dragon Woman's Kitchen... it was easy enough to make and excellent. Here's a plate of it:
Hasn't been a really exciting time the past few days, lol...but sometimes life needs to quiet down a notch. Our family reunion will be in 2 weeks, and our second cousins from southern Missouri are all coming to meet the rest of the family. It will be a really good time and I can't wait. I think they are a little nervous, but excited too...I told them we're all a bunch of nuts, and they'll feel right at home. lol
I have been finding old long lost friends on Facebook the past week or so, and that's kind of weird and neat.Lots from here, from my misspent youth and some from California too. Looking at pictures, I can see I'm not the only one that got old. lol A friend of mine became a grandmother for the 16th time (she had a passel of kids) and another one found her long lost sister. They were put in separate foster homes and adopted and never knew for years what had happened to the other. The kind of story that makes you cry. I'm really feeling my age lately. lol I watched the movie version of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan this afternoon and cried almost all the way through it. I remember when I read that book the first time...and another of hers that is a favorite of mine is called Saving Fish From Drowning. Feeling all emotional and sad for some reason or another. Not in a bad way, necessarily--just is what it is.
The computer signal is a little better, but has still gone away a time or two. I think I will still call them this week...As you can see, I'm able to actually get a little posted. lol
And now it's midnight and I am tired. Think I'll hit the hay. Hope you all had a great weekend. and will have an even better week ahead.