Monday, June 8, 2020

Peachy Monday

Monday's Harvest

The Santa Ana winds started to blow, last night.  They are hot winds that originate in the desert, to the east of us, and move to the ocean to the west of us.  They are early, this year.  I worried about the peach tree, but, it was still standing upright (although leaning, slightly) when I checked on it, this morning.  Two of the props had slipped off, so I put them back in place and inserted wads of fabric to cushion the tree trunk from being rubbed against the props.  M was concerned, too, and called me to find out how the tree was holding up. I was able to reassure him that the tree seemed to be fine.

Then, I checked on the peaches and picked all that felt soft to the touch when pressed, lightly.  I was able to pick a colander full.  I want to can this first batch.

In addition to picking peaches, I washed my bed sheets, scrubbed the bath tub (wasn't on my to do list for today, but, it needed cleaning because I didn't get to it on Friday, as planned, or over the weekend), dusted, cleaned the fridge, took the trash cans to the curb, started the car, swept the bathroom, cleaned the litter box, and washed dishes. I didn't call the doctor's office, though; that will be carried forward to tomorrow.

I also took some more photos for the SPSH:

#3.  Something with the colors of your country's flag:

The colors of my country's flag are red, white, and blue.  I took several possible photos, but, haven't decided which one to pick:

Ribbon on a Medal
A red, white, and blue ribbon on a medal my daughter received in elementary school for participating in a jump rope event (for the American Heart Association). Definitely red, white, and blue, but, almost too easy?

Cook Books
These two cook books caught my eye as their covers were red, white, and blue!   I never realized just how patriotic they are!

Porcelain Vase
This vase in my collection of blue and white china has reddish flowers, but, the red is not very vibrant, is it?

Spray Bottle
Just as I thought I had enough photos, I realized that this spray bottle was also red, white, and blue!

Hm, so was my dinner, although I didn't take a picture of it: white pasta, red sauce, served on a blue and white plate!  LOL!

What do you think?  Which one would you choose?

Today, I am grateful for:
- The peach tree withstood the winds
- M calling to check on it
- Fresh peaches from the tree
- The car started
- A productive day

Today's joyful activity was picking peaches!

Monday's To Do List:
- Change bed sheets - Will be DONE as soon as I finish this post (I want to put the same sheets back on the bed, after they've dried)
- Load of laundry (bed sheets/towels) - DONE
- Dust living room & dining area - DONE
- Clean the fridge - DONE
- Take trash cans to the curb for Tuesday trash pick up - DONE
- Call the doctor's office to reschedule appointment
- Clean the bathtub - DONE

Tuesday's To Do List:
- Process the peaches
- Dust my bedroom
- Water the garden, front and back
- Water the house plants
- Call the doctor's office

How was your Monday?  What are your plans for Tuesday?  How is it possible that we are already one week into this month?


  1. Great minds think alike, Bless. My sheets got changed yesterday and the bathroom was cleaned. I wish I could enjoy some of those delicious peaches. X

    1. I wish I could share some of the peaches with you, Jules.

      I thought of you and Lily, yesterday. I read a news article about a 8-year old boy who was handcuffed, apparently for carrying a stick while walking home with a group of other boys in New York, and I thought of how Lily also likes to carry a stick when she walks through the woods with you and how different things can be.

  2. I like the one with cookbooks. 😊

    I was thinking about this prompt, and then remembered the small flag in the office room. But taking a photo of the US flag is cheating, right? 😉
    I need to be more creative. 😁

    1. Ha, ha, I, too, thought about taking a photo of the US flag that I have, but, yes, that would be cheating, wouldn't it? :D

  3. You had a productive Monday, Bless.
    And look at that bowl of peaches. There's so many. What a productive little tree it is. How are the leaves doing?

    I think I would've voted for you (unseen) plate of food - that would've been clever to use.

    1. Thank you, Debra. It felt good to check off so many things on my to do list! :)

      My little peach tree has done itself proud, hasn't it?

      LOL, maybe I'll take a picture of a plate of spaghetti before the link up at the end of June! :)

  4. I thought the ribbon was very decisive and the spray bottle quite quirky. I used to own both those cookbooks but eventually decluttered them!
    I went into town and it worked out quite well, I mailed 2 packages and a letter, got my prescription and got a few items at each supermarket. Small towns are certainly easier to handle in a pandemic and there weren't too many people around so I must have chosen a good day and time!

    1. I rather like the spray bottle, myself! I referred to both cookbooks, today, for canning instructions, so, I think I'll continue to keep them both.

      I'm glad you had such a good trip to town and were able to run all your errands. Yes, sounds like you picked a good day and time. :)

  5. Oh my. I almost missed this post. What a great harvest of peaches. Maybe you should have saved some of that energy that you used today in getting so much work accomplished. The Santa Ana winds must have blown in some extra motivation and energy, which is great because you will need it to process all that fruit. ha,ha.

    I smiled when I saw the photo of the spray bottle, just because it was so quirky. I love it.

    1. I am so happy to have those peaches. I should have saved a little more of that energy, because I almost ran out of energy while processing the peaches! Oh, well, I'll process the rest, tomorrow! Then, I need to rest up for the next batch of fruit!

      The spray bottle is rather quirky, isn't it?


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