Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tuesday in Review

I'm a day behind with my blog posts!  I like to wait until night to write my posts because I usually write about what I did that day.  But, some days end a lot later than usual, and then, my wanting to write a blog post loses out on my need to get some sleep! 

It was a sunny, but, windy day, yesterday.  I brought in the trash cans, watered the back garden, practiced the piano, and did three loads of laundry, including the clothes cousin V gave and the sheets from my bed.  Later, Dancer and my daughter both helped me to remake my bed!

I picked a green pea pod and a purple pea pod from the garden, yesterday, and daughter and I did a taste test.  We each ate half of each pea pod, raw.  I couldn't taste any difference, but, my daughter thought the green one was sweeter.  The green pea pod was bigger and had bigger peas; the purple pea pod was smaller and the peas inside (which were a bright green) were tiny.  I am waiting for the next purple pea pod to get a bit bigger before I pick it - I want to try steaming it to see if the pod color will remain purple or turn to green!  

Poor Dancer ate a bit too much cat grass, yesterday - my fault for giving him so much!  Not only did he throw up, he also had an accident on his way to the litter box!  He felt very bad about it, though, because he was rather subdued the rest of the day.

Neighbor S called to let me know that she is extending her break from teaching piano for the rest of February, which is fine with me.  It means I can take my time learning the two new pieces I was assigned (the theme from Godfather and Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter - both are simplified arrangements to suit my level of piano skills, but, nevertheless, challenging for me to play).  She asked me if I wanted any new pieces to learn during her break, but, I declined the offer!  I do have other easy piano pieces to learn, if I wish to, or, I can go back and brush up on the pieces I learned, earlier.

In the evening, I watched news and crocheted.  I ran short of the grey yarn I was using to crochet a border around each granny square half way through and switched to a lilac.  But, on the very last row, I ran short of the lilac yarn, too!  Oh, dear!  The last three granny squares have been bordered with the pale green yarn that my daughter used for the leaves of the sunflower she crocheted!  I am now joining the rows with yet another color - a pale lemon yellow that was leftover in my stash!  Just how it will turn out is anybody's guess!  LOL.

Later in the evening, I called friend R and chatted with her for a bit.  Then, I read for a bit, before going to sleep, around 3:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, I was grateful for:

- No damage from the wind
- A sunny and bright day
- Working appliances (the washer and dryer)
- Freshly laundered bed sheets
- Dancer seemed to have recovered from being sick, earlier

My joyful activity yesterday was picking pea pods, purple and green, from the garden!

How was your Tuesday?


  1. One thing is certain, your blanket will be warm! Seems your stash is getting used up.
    I went for the mail and met a neighbour from another road with a large, friendly German Shepherd. His only fault is that he hates small dogs and barks at them, and guess who was being walked towards us - a very small dog!

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. It's coming along nicely. :)

      Oh, no! I hope the two dogs were able to pass each other without a big commotion!

  2. Sounds like another good day, except for the issues with poor little Dancer. My cat has taken to pooping on the floor right in front of the litter box the last few days. I guess that's a sign for me to bleach out the boxes and start over with brand new litter, at least I hope that will solve the problem.

    1. It was a good day. Dancer could do with a bigger litter box, but, he's usually pretty good about going in there. Hope cleaning the litter box will take care of the problem for you.

  3. Your granny square quilt is going to be colorful!

    1. That it is, June! But, I took a look at it, yesterday, and, somehow, all the colors seem to blend into a pleasing whole. :)

  4. Oh, sorry to hear about Dancer and hope he's back to normal today.

    I'm disappointed that the purple pea pod had green peas inside - I was hoping they'd be purple as well. Did you both enjoy your taste tests?

    How are you getting on with the Harry Potter music? I'm still waiting for my book to turn up!

    1. Dancer is back to normal, now, thank you.

      I was curious to see what color the peas were, myself, but, I had read somewhere that the purple peapods that someone grew had regular green peas, inside. I wish I had remembered to take a picture - maybe with the next pea pod I pick. Personally, I prefer my pea pods cooked in a stir-fry, but, daughter prefers them raw. I think she liked the green pea pods, more.

      I am teaching myself the HP music, because S is taking a break from teaching. Making slow progress, but, that's OK. Hope you receive your book, soon!

  5. Reading through the comments I see that Dancer is feeling better - I'm glad!
    I'm sure your blanket will be very pretty. I can't wait to see it.

    1. Yes, Dancer is fully recovered. :) The blanket is coming along nicely!


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