Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tiger in a Pot ~ Random Tidbits ~ Sore Throat Pops
In between running here and there, I have brought in more onions. I am so glad we planted over 300, or we would have had zero.
Tiger, can smell certain foods a mile away. I caught Tiger trying to get in a pot that I had used to bring in some onions. Hilarious! There was nothing in the pot a few scant onion tops. He loves squash, watermelon, corn cob husks, and onion tops. The pot was on the floor, because I made too many dirty dishes that day. Don't worry, the pot was sanitized.
I spent some time with the herb garden again, stocking them up some more. It needs weeded again though.
Visited the vegetable garden. Dug up two carrots. They are very small, and not developed as they should be by now. Not sure if they'll have time to grow yet.
The grass is about three feet tall, and I am surprised I found these peppers (above). I may have a few more hot peppers, so I'll be weeding that out soon.
I'm still deep cleaning. I try to fit it in where ever I can, considering it will never be done if I don't. Like all those recipes that I found again (lurking in a hidden spot).
I'm finally setting a goal to put one new recipe on the fridge, and replace it with another each time I try a new recipe (until my small pile is completely gone). The key, however, will be for me to have self control and not cut any more out of magazines (or print any more).
Our 16 year-old that caught a virus of some sort, took a long tea tree oil bath, and became worse over night - stuffed up, sore throat, vomiting, etc. No fever. Another day of tea, and tea tree oil, she was feeling better but still had a sore throat. She went to school, but got sick at school yesterday. School time always brings an onslaught of unwanted germs. We took a quick trip to the doctor, but the doctor could not diagnose her with anything but "something viral." At 4am, she woke me to tell me her temperature was 102°.
I made her some sore throat pops, but decided to buy reusable "pop" makers on clearance. These are nice tasty treats too. Especially on a hot humid day.
My older brother gave us some fish recently, and we had some of the blue gill. It was the first time my kids, and myself, have ever tasted blue gill. Delicious!
It is so peaceful here today. Even with the windows open. A perfect morning to start my day with a bit of porch time. That is, after my 2 mile walk. Then it's back to decluttering, organizing, sanitizing. I really think I can get this place to look good, and actually stay that way for once, along with everything in it's proper place. I even put up a "Warning" sign with "Operation Clean Up" on it. I gave the kids a week to clean their rooms too (and to help me with the rest of course).