I was able to pick and use strawberries, raspberries, green onions, lettuce and snow peas this week from my garden. I froze a pint of raspberries and there are many more to pick.
I picked snow peas several times, and got a handful each time, until early this morning, when the bowl just kept filling…I will share some and plan some meals around them for the upcoming week. Yum!
For Ja’Ana’s birthday dinner, she wanted pizza, so Rob went to Little Caesar’s and got extremely inexpensive pepperoni pizza and some bread sticks. I ate gluten-free pizza I had made and frozen a couple of weeks ago, saving around $20 or more. Seriously. It costs so much to buy gluten-free pizza from a pizza place around here. Ice cream has been on sale lately, and so I’ve grabbed a few cartons to stash in the freezer for occasions that I know will come up. I was able to pick enough strawberries from our back yard to serve with the ice cream. J isn’t much of a cake person, so she was happy with ice cream.
I think we attended the last party for a while, last evening. It was lovely. All of the parties have been very fun, and we have enjoyed ourselves. I am looking forward to settling down to normal, everyday life, though. In my room, I’ve been tripping over bags of gifts, cards and decorations now for over a month, and I’m looking forward to cleaning it all up! Most of it has been given out, so that should be quite easy at this point.
I cleaned, gardened, did laundry, etc. for 7 hours straight on Friday, at which point I plunked down on the couch and did not move for quite a while. Believe it or not, I could do it again tomorrow–there’s that much to do:). However, I will try to do a little each day, as I don’t have that kind of a block of time available this week.
I have been preparing for a backpacking trip on Friday. I’ve already loaded the pack part way and have been walking around to make sure it’s as comfortable as can be, and not too heavy. I’ve practiced putting up my tiny, little tent. I’m going with the teen-agers from church, including Patsy and Alissa, and am not in charge, I’m just a woman sponsor. I have absolutely no hope of keeping up with those young kids, so will let the youth pastor and his wife do that. Instead, I will bring up the rear, at my own pace, and enjoy myself, nature, and being with the kids. When I catch up. Possibly much, much later. But, I’ll get there. After all, I’ve been taking Pilates for 9 months now. Right?
We have gone through things in the shop, gathering up what I think I will need. I haven’t backpacked for many years, so I’m trying to remember everything I need without being ridiculous. I don’t want that pack too heavy. We bought a few items we think I will need that we did not have. I am taking all my own food. Even though there are some of those freeze-dried meals available that Mountain House donated for the trip, they all contain gluten as far as I can tell. I’m very excited, and will be packing and re-packing all week, I’m sure, in-between working, doctor’s appointments, and so on.
How did your week go?