Yesterday morning we ran to town to look at stain colors for the deck. We made a decision. I liked Natural Cedar. Vince liked Pecan so . . Pecan it is. 🙂
Vince cut the grass in front with the push mower. It’s an area where he had planted some kind of winter grass last fall. It grew very well but then summer came along, the grass died and weeds took over. We no longer have the grass cutter cutting our grass weekly and I fear that one of us thinks the grass could be cut every 10 – 12 days right now and one of us figures two to three weeks is good.
Here’s a weird story. Yesterday Vince was in the shop putting the push mower together. He had the roll up door open and the sun was shining in. There was a box sitting several feet from the door with a bottle in it. Vince said he thought he smelled smoke, looked around and didn’t see any, kept working, kept thinking he smelled smoke . . looked up and the box was on fire . . inside the shop! The sun had been shining through that glass bottle which was acting like a magnifying glass and caught the cardboard on fire. Vince threw the box out in the yard and it burned right up.
If Vince had not been standing right there or had walked away, he could have lost his new shop. I try to be so careful with the magnifying lamps, close the ones that have lids and cover the ones that don’t have lids, but there are plenty of times I forget. I think I’ll be more careful after this incident. My chair sits by a window but it has a blind over it. There’s a transom over the front door and in the afternoons, for a few weeks this time of year, I have to open the door to the entertainment center to block the bright light as the sun sets. Magnifiers and sun are not a good inside combination.
I didn’t order anything but a lot arrived yesterday. It was mostly charts I’d already mentioned or charts from a friend. I’m not mentioning names but I have a friend who seems to accidentally order the same chart twice and I’m certainly laughing with her because I do the same thing so we both sent off packages to each other with our extras – without even planning it, we sent the packages on the same day and they were supposed to arrive on the same day! Weird.
I seared fish and steamed asparagus yesterday. The fish was tilapia I had purchased that wasn’t frozen, though it may have been at one time. I seasoned it with salt, pepper and Cajun Redhead, then seared it in browned butter, added fresh lemon juice and simmered the fish a few minutes in the lemon juice. It was good. We had just a lettuce and tomato salad with that.
Videos I Watched:
Contented Stitcher had a new one – #26. I love seeing what she’s working on.
I worked on Addie’s Cat-O-Lantern. This was a picture I took and printed for her to show her mom. I got more done on the pumpkin, got the sun stitched and several more of the yellow border blocks stitched.
Plans for Today:
Today’s lunch is going to be keto pizza casserole, probably with steamed broccoli and a salad. I’d like to plant some lettuce in pots. Vince found some neat pots at Aldi that connect and I think I’ll plant lettuce in them – make consecutive plants every 5 – 7 days and see if we can have fresh lettuce for a while.
I’d like to stitch more on Addie’s pumpkin but it’s kinda hard without the other orange. I don’t do well counting, leaving open spaces and then stitching more. I think I’ll finish as much as I can in the border and then I may put this aside til that other skein of floss gets here.
I might have said yesterday that the rick rack arrived for Harvest Tina so I’m going to try my hand at stitching a pillow today.
That’s it . . as far as I know.