Archive for July, 2011

My garden is going crazy with tomatoes! My big beef tomato plant is now nearly 5 feet wide, 4 feet tall and covered in tomatoes.  I think this one plant is going to yield close to 100 tomatoes all by itself.  They all seem to be growing in clumps of 5 or so.  I have some that have turned shiny so I think they will soon be starting to turn red (oh I hope so! I want to taste them so bad!)  The Roma tomatoes are going crazy as well. There are two that will be ready soon and whole bunches that are growing.  Also both plants have a lot of blossoms yet, I think we will have a bumper crop.

big beef tomato plant nearly 5 feet wide

I picked beans this morning, there are more out there, I am going to let them get a little bigger.  There are more blossoms so we should get a few days worth of beans.  Only one of my pea plants has survived but it does have some peas growing.   I think I counted 7 pods.  Better than nothing, which is what I think we will get from the carrots.  It is so sad; I love carrots from the garden.  Oh well.

the most mature big beef tomatoes

I have one pepper so far.  I am surprised that some of them have as many blossoms as they do.  There are two pepper plants and some parsley that shares the space with the big beef tomato plant, the amazing thing is they are doing pretty well considering.

our one pepper so far

This garden has been an experiment.  I have never had a garden before; I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. It has been more and less work than I expected.  More work because I look at it every day that I am here at Gpa’s and I pick at the weeds and I look at my veggies and worry about whether they are going to grow; less because there hasn’t been as much weeding and stuff as I expected.

I look forward to posting more pictures of my (hopefully soon) ripe veggies and the recipes they are used in.  one clump of many Roma tomatoes

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Cart-wheeling crows, I think that would be a good name for a band. It isn’t such a great thing when you encounter one on a motorcycle. Hubby and I went for a ride last night; it was a beautiful night for it. It was hot but not so hot you can’t breathe and we were totally enjoying it.

Let me set the scene for you; we were riding down one of the county roads a big RV was coming towards us.  There had been a lot of crows along the road on this ride; one was flying above the RV when it seriously miscalculated its flight plan.  The top of the RV hit the crow in mid-air and sent it cart wheeling through the air, right at us! Luckily Hubby saw the whole thing as it unfolded and aimed us towards the centerline of the road and the cart wheeling crow landed with a thud behind us.

It was the second scariest bird encounter that we have had on the bike.  The first would be nearly being hit by a turkey.  This time we didn’t have to pull over and catch our breath, but it certainly got our hearts racing.  We continued on to the restaurant that was our ultimate destination.  We had a good laugh about it.

Another interesting thing happened, the Harley we have is a rather rare version, they only made 1200 of them and it is 25 years old.  We have only seen the same model a few times, when we pulled up to the restaurant there was another couple getting off a bike, after we parked Hubby was looking at it and realized it is one just like ours only a different color and theirs was all decked out.  We would have like to have found out what year theirs was but didn’t get a chance to talk to them.

It was a lovely start to the weekend, I hope yours is off to a great start as well.

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I am not sure what upset the devil but it sure is hotter than hell here.  It has been in the mid 90’s with at least that much humidity.  At one point the outside of my house was sweating.  Luckily we have some window air conditioners that helped dry the place out.  Between that and the dehumidifier in the basement the house was almost comfortable.  Good thing I am used to it being nearly 80 degrees even with the air on.  Gpa thinks he is freezing when the temp gets much less than 80.  Hopefully he is staying inside and not overdoing it in this heat.

Last weekend Hubby and I went apartment hunting.  We found me a nice two bedroom townhouse right in the town where I will be working.  I will be able to move in by the end of the month.  Life is changing so much.  I am just trying to keep up.

I saw a story on GMA this morning that was about a couple that because of the economy has been forced to live together.  They have been married/together for 10 years and had never lived together, they now “share” and apartment that has been bifurcated.  They each have their own space except for the one bathroom in the apartment which they share.  Hubby and I will have two separate places, four hours apart.  Well it is two hours closer than before.  I am pretty sure there are a lot of people out there that have to live apart.  Every military person that is deployed lives away from their families, everyone who has a job that requires a significant amount of travel lives apart from their families, everyone who is divorced and whose kids live somewhere else lives apart from their families.  Most of us do not find it news worthy; we do what we have to do to support our families.

I am thoroughly enjoying my week home, in spite of the heat.  It will be a while before I can spend this much uninterrupted time in my beautiful bedroom.  It is one of my favorite places on this earth.  BFF painted it for me in soothing green; I have sheets and blankets that match.  I have light airy white curtains that finish off the look.  I am hoping that I can make my room in my new apartment as soothing a place as this one.

Had my yearly mammogram yesterday! Have you had yours?

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It has been a ridiculously busy few weeks.  I am sorry about not posting sooner.  I just started a class in international business that requires massive amounts of time.  And this has been a time period where I really don’t have massive amounts of time.  After all I am apartment hunting next week.  Now before anyone panics, Hubby and I are just fine.  It’s just that after 17 months of looking for a job, one found me!  I am very excited and thrilled beyond belief.  Hubby and I will live apart for now, not that that is anything new, and we will see how things are going after a year or so.

My garden has gone crazy and I am pretty sure we will be overrun with tomatoes, which is not a bad thing.  I like tomatoes a lot.  I am going to be looking for recipe for salsa, so if anyone has a good one please let me know. I also will have quite a few peppers as well.  I am so looking forward to eating our good veggies.

Last weekend we went to my family reunion.  It was so good to see people, some of whom I have not seen in 20 years.  Reunions are so much fun, especially when you actually like each other and get along.  My family is so lucky we have never really had any feuds that I am aware of, although sometimes I am not the most aware person. I try to look on the sunny side of things.  I know that it can be annoying to some people, but it is my nature.

I am totally procrastinating doing more homework.  I guess I will have to quit procrastinating and get back to work.

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