We had about 5 minutes of sprinkly rain...really hoped for some real stuff, but we take what comes. Not real hot yesterday, comparatively. Not terrible today, although still over 90. I've had dehydrators going like crazy--drying mushrooms and squash and onions and carrots and okra and tomatoes and fennel and green peppers. The peaches are ready to pick again. Potatoes are about ready to dig, and we pulled onions yesterday. They are all lined up on a table and hardening off a bit. Not very big, but they never are. We need to study up on soil requirements, etc. where they are concerned, I think. The edamame plants are getting close to harvest, maybe another week or two. Looks like a good harvest this year, thank goodness. They are such an awesome addition to our winter diet. The tomatoes are still producing and I'm picking a few every day, coming on in spurts. That's okay.
Have friends coming for supper tonight, so I'm trying to get a little housekeeping done. Nothing fancy or great, believe me. I thought (for half a minute) about running the carpet cleaner, but that's probably not going to happen, unless I just do some spot cleaning. Whatever I decide, I'd better get on it. lol But..I'll clean off the dining room table and clear all the canning jars off the island in the kitchen and wash some dishes. And dust. Because I have more onions to do for the dehydrators. About another 8 pounds I think. I found a nice whole chicken in the freezer, so I'll rotisserie that in my new little oven and have the Irishman dig some red potatoes and cook up the green beans in the vegetable drawer. I have some frozen peaches out from last year thawing, I'll make a peach crisp for dessert and run up to the market for some vanilla ice cream to go on top. Iced tea to drink. A good old midwestern summer Sunday supper. Assuming I can pull it off. LOL
Had an altercation with my sister yesterday over the phone ..about something silly (to me) and apparently not silly to her. She is furious with me. And I am heavy hearted over it, but not willing to give in to her because she's being outrageous and trying to tell me who I can and cannot talk to and have out to my house. (Her son's on again off again girlfriend.) And when I said--you don't get to tell me who I can or cannot have at my house, she blew up. And said not to invite her to my house if I do have the other one there, because she will never come to my house again. So I hung up on her. lol And it isn't funny...I love her, she's my sister. But...this is not acceptable to me on any level, from any person. And I've tried examining it from all sides, I know it is about loyalty and betrayal to her somehow...but that isn't true at all and I refuse to be bullied by her because she's emotional about something. Oh well. It will work itself out one way or another, I am sure.
It's not easy being a big sister...
On that note, I really do need to run the vacuum and get that chicken in some cold water to thaw. The sun is back out now, so I guess our chance for real rain has once again passed. sigh...this drought stricken state is in big trouble...
Hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday. I'm gonna put a spiff on my abode and sit back and enjoy a day of no gardening, and no canning and some good friends and conversation.
Off I go...