|Freshly Picked Chard Leaves|
The little chard plant keeps giving me a handful of leaves to pick every 10 days or so! I picked this lot, on Friday morning.
It has been a few weeks since I last updated everyone on the mango seedlings, hasn't it? I know everyone is waiting to hear how they are doing! LOL.
|Clark Kent a.k.a. Super Man(go)|
|Conner Kent a.k.a. SuperBoy|
Clark and Lois have been joined by Conner Kent, a.k.a. SuperBoy, who is supposed to be Clark's clone! Right now, he seems to be more of a contortionist than anything else as he figures out how to unfurl his leaves!
It was another sunny day, today, if a little cool in the morning. I had the small electric space heater on in the family room and was bundled up in layers! Blouse, a wool sweater, scarf, and a poncho, too! But, it warmed up nicely in the afternoon and I shed my layers of clothing until I was in my short-sleeved blouse! But, by evening, I was all bundled up, again! LOL!
Last night I had baked some cornbread; I had a piece of that for my breakfast, today. Lunch was the last of the beef and vegetable soup I had made earlier in the week.
In the afternoon, after lunch, I vacuumed part of the house - the living room, dining area, kitchen, and hallway. I had wanted to get the family room vacuumed, too, but, ran out of energy! So, vacuuming the family room and the bedrooms is on the agenda for tomorrow.
Today, I received the deliveries of some items I had ordered as part of my regular, quarterly stocking up - cat food, cat litter, laundry detergent powder, a box of dryer sheets, a box of parchment paper, a box of plastic cling wrap, a box of sealable sandwich bags, etc. Nothing very exciting, but, they are all necessary items. I am grateful that I can order these items online and have them delivered to the house.
In the evening, M came to tend to the garden. He bought us some Japanese vegetable seedlings (purple mustard leaves) and seeds that my daughter had wanted. We removed the last few remaining okra plants (they were not doing too well now that it has turned colder), renewed the bed, and planted the purple mustard leaf seedlings and planted some of the seeds (Japanese spinach and a type of broccoli), which are cool weather plants. The other seeds will wait until spring or even, early summer.
He also put more cardboard to block another part of the gate and, a little later, a poor, rather bewildered Bun Bun stood outside the gate, looking in, wondering what happened! I felt so sorry for him that I gave him a cup of the cat's kibbles on the other side of the gate! LOL.
These days, I am looking for excuses to turn on the oven to bake something at night, partly in order to warm up the house, even briefly. So, for dinner, tonight, I decided to make baked potato wedges and, at the same time, I reheated some of the baked chicken breast that I cooked the other day and the broccoli I cooked, yesterday:
|Dinner: Baked Chicken, Potato Wedges, Broccoli|
I seasoned the potato wedges with salt, garlic powder, paprika, and a little hot chili powder. They turned out well.
After dinner, I chatted with friend R for a bit.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Sunny, warm afternoons
- M tending to the garden
- The chard plant which keeps producing
- Being able to order needed items online and have them delivered
- Working appliances
Today's joyful activities included reading and gardening.
Plans for tomorrow include doing the rest of the vacuuming and laundry.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?