Thursday, June 26, 2014

Where is the time going ????

Isn't this ruffled lily a beaut ?  They are blooming profusely this year (as are all the lilies). It started out (as lilies often do) the lone plant given to me by my neighbor. I stuck it in the dirt by my front porch and hoped the dog s wouldn't destroy it. The first year or two, it was a pathetic little thing, but would bravely shoot out a flower or two. It survived the weeds, the floods, the drought and the dogs.  This year it burst forth with a vengeance, is about 5 times it's original size, and has at least 20 buds on it.  


  It's been a busy week, sort of. I have been working in the garden a little, working in the house a little, tending to my husband and doing some work for a friend. Somewhere in there, I managed to can about 10 pounds of dried pintos, winding up with 7 quarts and 19 pints of convenience beans. lol  I had used the last of the canned pintos I did  last year and decided that since I had so many dried beans in my stockpile, I'd go ahead and can them.  I made a grave error--when I soaked them, I put them all in one big pot when I should have used 2.  The beans didn't soak as well as they could have, and so when I put them in the jars, filled them with boiling water and canned them, they still had some swelling to do. Some of the jars look a little dry.  I'll make sure to put them in the front so they get used first. They'll probably be okay...I'll just maybe have to add extra water when I use them. That's what I get for trying to cut corners. Luckily I had quite a few canning lids still...didn't have to buy any yet. I have been in the habit of picking up a package or two any time I am at the market...last year in the summers canning time, I didn't have to buy any at all. Nice...


  I went to the doc for the last time about my wrist. He says the bone is healed perfectly, but the soft tissue damage is just going to take time. He didn't think I needed to keep going to PT , just keep using and working the wrist as best I can. And be patient. (AS IF !!)   lol  He said if I have any problem just call and he will see me, but otherwise he thinks we're done.  That same day I had to have an ultrasound done of my thyroid. I still haven't heard the results of that and it's been 4 days. My dr office is dropping the ball here. I may pay them a visit in person tomorrow, as I have called twice already, and the Imaging Center said that my dr would have the results in 24-48 hours.  Grrr...



 This is a chicken of the woods mushroom my son brought us last weekend.  OMG..it is rich and so flavorful...there's a small chunk of it left that we will eat tomorrow. So incredibly good.  He also brought a small mess of chantrelles...another wonderful wild mushroom that grows around here. Isn't this gorgeous > Click on the picture to see it up close and personal...and prepare to be amazed. (One of my friends said she thought it looked like a dragon.  It kinda does.)

  The Irishman is healing, slowly but surely.  In fact, he went fishing with his friend Jerry today, and spent a lazy free day away from his nagging wife, who fusses over him like a mother hen.  lol  He had a good day, but he is a little sore and a LOT tired tonight.  12 days til we go see the ortho again. Hopefully he gets to lose the brace and cervical collar.


 A few days ago I made a batch of hotdog and hamburger buns.  They were beautiful. Actually, I was a little sloppy forming the doggie buns for the bratwurst we had for supper, but they still tasted good. The burger buns were perfect.




 Well...I am sure I have tons more to tell, but it's late and I'm tired and need to go to bed. lol  Rest assured that things are lively on Honeysuckle Hill and probably going to stay that way for a while.  Tomatoes are starting to show in the garden and the green beans are starting to flower. You know what that means...

  Took this picture earlier in the evening of my sweet little Junko Taibei  in one of her favorite hangouts.  And with this lovely little pic...I bid you good night.




Namaste.

12 comments:

Mohave Rat said...

every time I visit your blog I get hungry!!!!!ha ha ha glad your wrist is mending well! good luck with the other stuff. Peace!

DJan said...

That's good news about the wrist and the Irishman getting better. I have nodules on my thyroid which turned out to be benign, but I am starting on a regime of iodine drops, which I've read really helps all kinds of things in the body. They came yesterday so I haven't actually started on it yet. I'll keep you posted. Love those pretty pictures, top and bottom. :-)

Susan said...

That mushroom is AMAZING! How I would love to run across one of those! I wonder if doctors even bother to think of the stress they cause by dragging their feet. The results probably are sitting there...waiting for them to get around to reading them. I would imagine that all is well, however. Thank you for reminding me about canning beans - such a great, handy thing to have around.

Celia said...

Keep healing you two! Wow, that's a magnificent mushrooms.

Akannie said...

Evening, Sir Rat !! Hope all is well in the desert. We just keep perkin' along out here...love to the Missus.

Akannie said...

Djan...thanks, I appreciate it. Someone else told me about the iodine drops too...guess I have to wait and see what we've got going on here. STILL waiting for the dr to call me. I have called them 4 times in the past 3 days. I'm starting to get a little anxious...and a lot angry. I even called the Imaging place and they said that they had sent them, but would resend in case the fax just didn't go thru.

Akannie said...

Susan...right ?? I haven't been really concerned about this at all until the past 3 days.
The boy brought by another bag of all chantrelles today. We finished up the chicken of the woods and all the chantrelles with supper...

Akannie said...

Celia, thanks. and I know--it almost looks like a dragon. Gorgeous.

heartinhand said...

You sound perfectly chipper! I love it! Give yourself plenty of time to heal, same with the hubby. Patience.
Nice buns! :)

Mary LA said...

Annie -- gorgeous pics and you are in my thoughts and prayers. It is freezing cold here and yet we have aloes blazing red all over the mountains.

Akannie said...

HIH---I always try to be positive. Thanks for your support--it means a great deal to me.

Akannie said...

Mary LA--Thanks, dear girl. We're having a strange cold spell here--for July. It's almost chilly outside tonight.

Thank you for your love and friendship....xoxoxox