One of my favorite pictures of my son, with his ex... today is his 42nd birthday. Happy Birthday, boy.
It's raining again. And tomorrow too. Sigh...So, no garden work today (it's okay, I did a little yesterday). It's not the rain that bothers me, but the lack of sun. It's 61 degrees right now, at almost 10 o'clock in the morning. That's not even a night time LOW for this time of year here. The chickens are all befuddled and not laying well. Not enough daylight or something. I am grouchy, all this dampness is a mess and makes my bones hurt. Blah. Rain, rain, go away...come again another day...
Yesterday I cleaned the big master bathroom and finally finished that damned walk in closet. I've been sort of chipping away at it...and we all know that gets you nowhere. Finally I just cranked up the tunes, got a big glass of iced water, and headed in there. Glad it's finally done. Thinking I will tackle laundry today...cool enough to run the dryer.
I also did quite a bit of harvesting yesterday...blueberries, raspberries, cherries, kale, spinach, chard, lettuce, sage, and parsley. Not a lot of anything, and just enough of the greens to make a nice grilled lemon pepper chicken breast salad for supper. I'm thinking about putting on a pot of beans for supper...hmmm..it's not supposed to hit 70 today. I have some buttermilk in the fridge that needs using (cornbread). That's a good idea...wonder what kind of dried beans I have on hand...I could use some good smells coming out of that kitchen today. I know I have great northerns (not one of my favorite, but still good) and I think I have some adzuki beans too. I could serve them over rice or quinoa with cornbread. The husband also needs some dessert. maybe I'll bake a cake...I think I have all the stuff on hand to make one of those pineapple coconut cakes...
I'm just full of big ideas today...lol
We were going to have a big steak cookout for supper for the boys birthday, but he is working tonight after his regular job and probably staying down in southern Illinois depending on where they are sending him to work tomorrow. Either way, he wouldn't be home til late. I promised him a Porterhouse--his favorite cut. Doesn't matter when we do it...I am grateful to be able to spend it with him...he works so much it's ridiculous. lol (He says that's the pot calling the kettle black).
We may have some company this weekend for a bbq if the weather cooperates. A young family --mom is a friend of mine-- and it will be fun. If it happens. Can't tell about the weather from one day to the next it seems like.
Okay. I just put on a pot of red (adzuki) beans. I'll cook some brown rice later. The beans are seasoned with bay leaves, black pepper and garlic. A handful or two of dried onions from the pantry. I'll probably throw some dried okra in there later...and some ribboned Kale. And maybe some dried carrots. Not a lot, just enough to give it little dashes of color. I've got them on low...they'll cook all afternoon...I also found in the pantry all the ingredients I'll need to bake that cake. It'll be a Birth Day cake for me. LOL
I'm sure there are chores I could be doing, but maybe I'll just spend a lazy day laying around, reading, and listening to some good piano and guitar music. We'll see...who knows what could happen ?