Thank you all for understanding my need for a bit of time away from the blog. I’m not sure I’ll always take off weekends but for the next few weeks, I’m going to take take off. I will admit that I missed sitting down and writing a blog post but not writing posts did free up a lot of time. I’ll make some detailed reports but we had a busy weekend. It’s funny because we had planned to go to the native plant talk on Friday, which we did, and both of us were 100% sure we would not be leaving the house Saturday or Sunday. I guess I should know there’s a slim chance of that ever happening.
Saturday early afternoon Vince mentioned going to get sushi from the food truck and, I’ll never say no to that. Of course, there was a catch. I had mentioned making shrimp stir fry with the fresh snow peas from the garden so Vince wanted to go by Walmart and get shrimp. We only got a few things there, then went by the food truck, picked up our food and brought it home and ate here. We stayed home the rest of the day and the last thing I said before we went to bed was “I hope we’re staying home tomorrow!” Vince assured me we were.
Sunday morning, it was a joint decision but we needed more lids for buckets. Lowe’s in Carthage had them. Vince said “Let’s run to Carthage and get those lids while they have them.” I said ok so we left. Vince wanted to go by Aldi. He loves their microwave popcorn so we went over there, got our cart and I’m telling you . . that place was PACKED! Both checkout lines had people wrapped half way around the inside of the store – like 20 people deep in each line. About all you could do inside was go with the flow . . don’t stop and look at anything; don’t try to backtrack. I asked Vince “Do we need anything bad enough to deal with this?” NO! Put the cart back and left.
Dirt Road Scrapper had a recipe the other day for Pepper Steak and I wanted to make that so I asked if we could stop at Walmart and get peppers. I have freeze dried peppers and I have peppers in the freezer but I like for the peppers in pepper steak to have a bit of crunch left in them so I wanted fresh peppers. Vince brings his own oil and filters to the oil change place and since he had the oil changed in all the vehicle last week, he wanted to go ahead and get more oil so he got that, I got bell peppers. Since the steak is coming out of the freezer, the bell peppers probably cost more than the steak did! I noticed avocados are up to $1.29 each. That’s crazy! Sure hope my pepper plants make lots of peppers.
We came home, unpacked the car, heated up leftovers then I went out and pulled all the radishes and planted more. I have another batch that will be ready within the next 10 days. I can keep radishes growing and harvesting them through the summer just making consecutive plantings in milk jugs. I also picked another quart bag full of snow peas.
I did get a good bit of stitching done and I’ll show it later today or tomorrow.