Friday, April 22, 2016

I TOOK A BREAK FROM GARDENING TODAY




It was another wonderfully sunny day.  But I didn't see much of it.  I slept most of the day.  I needed it, I guess.

Last night Joe's nephew came over to cut our grass.  He is a gardener/landscaper who is currently out of work.  We hired him for the whole season.  He and I walked around the yard and we discussed what needed to be done, identified different plants (finally someone who knows a weed from a plant), and got a plan to clean up everything.

Look how nice the yard looks now.


And it's only going to get better as the summer goes on.
 

I just noticed that you can see how swollen my leg is today.  That's what happens if I'm on it too much.  It's painful too.

But I didn't garden today because last night I pulled a muscle in my back that went under my arm and around to my stomach.  So my back, side and stomach all hurt.  The problems with getting old.  I just got one back muscle feeling good and another one goes.

We had some errands to run so Joe and I ended up at IHOP for lunch.  Breakfast for us.  It was good and our waitress was excellent!  But as usual the food did not agree with me.  I figured I'd give it one more chance, but no luck.  Even down in Tennessee I had the same problem.  I guess no IHOP for me anymore.


  
And now it's off to make dinner.  Flounder, fries and yellow squash with onions and mushrooms.

Have a good night everyone.  And happy Earth Day.



Kathy

14 comments:

  1. the garden looks great,, I have never been to Ihop, they don't have them around here,, I hope you feel better soon,

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    1. It's an OK place, but I've been to better. Thanks, I just want all the pain to go away.

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  2. your garden is lovely. praying you feel better soon.

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  3. Your garden looks ship-shape !
    There is always something to take care of, I have to pace myself since I've gotten older :)
    Hope you get feeling better real soon !
    ~Jo

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    1. Thanks, Jo. You're right about always having something to do. Hope you are feeling better too.

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    2. Thank you sweet friend, I'm getting stronger by the day :)
      I hope your friend who is in the same boat as me, is fairing well, and feeling better too.
      Hugs,
      ~Jo

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  4. Wonder what it is at IHOP? Do you always get the same thing?

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    1. I think they use a lot of butter in their cooking and I am allergic to dairy. That's the only thing I can figure. I've had pancakes, eggs, fish and chips, chicken and always the same thing.

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  5. Your garden is looking good, I bet you'll enjoy it over the summer. I find home cooking is always the best as you know what goes into it.

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    1. Even though I like to eat out, with all my food allergies it's safer and easier to eat home. Since I like to cook that makes it better. I do spend time outside when the weather is nice.

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  6. Your garden looks so pretty! Sorry to hear that you're hurting & praying you'll feel better soon.I did notice in your photos that you seem happier,more peaceful,in your garden. Maybe find even a few minutes to sit out each day. I sometimes even stand for a few minutes when there is a gentle rain. Love the sound of drops on leaves! woof

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    1. I try to spend hours in the yard when the weather is nice. But I have to spend time inside too to get this house in shape. I'm trying to get a lot of things out of here.

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  7. We gad a nice breakfast that was a fundraiser and it was so good. Sorry to hear that IHop and you don't agree, stomach wise. Bummer. I don't like it when that happens either. Phil and I did a bit of errands after the breakfast and back home and am working on things, like mixing up cookies and vacuuming and getting strawberries planted. Hope your garden grows well. Have a good weekend!

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