No rain, today, and no sinus issues, either! I am very, very relieved and thankful!
I spent a relaxed morning, replying to blog comments, reading some blogs, and downloading and printing a calendar to help me be a little more organized, next year!
In the afternoon, daughter and I ran a few errands. First, we went to pick up the two bags of dry cat food and two packets of clothes hangers we had ordered online for curbside store pick up. We are going to need those extra clothes hangers for the new and new-to-us clothes we received! At some point, though, we are going to run out of closet rod space to hang the clothes hangers! When that happens, we will really have to implement the one in/one out rule!
After that, we went to friend R's to exchange Christmas gifts, curbside. In addition to her gifts, I took her several sprigs of curry leaves and lemons from my trees:
|One of Three Meyer Lemon Trees|
|Another of the Three Lemon Trees|
|Ginger Chicken and Vegetable Soup|
Today, I am grateful for:
- My sinuses have cleared
- Being able to order items online and pick up curbside
- R sharing some of her delicious chicken soup
- Gas for the car
- Time spent with my daughter
Today's joyful activity was visiting friend R.
According to the forecast, we will have more rain, tomorrow and Thursday. Plans for tomorrow include some tidying up and putting away of holiday gift making materials. How was your day? What are your plans for tomorrow?
Your lemon trees are gorgeous! And your lemons so plentiful. That’s wonderful!ReplyDelete
Wanted to share a Meyer Lemon Blender Pie recipe that is very good. Meyer lemons are so good for pies, because they are much less tart than regular lemons.
You can also squeeze and freeze the juice for future use.
What a blessing they are!
The recipe is here:
Thank you, Carolyn. I remember reading about your Meyer Lemon pie! Thanks again for the recipe! :)Delete
Your lemon tree looks lovely with a generous supply of lemons. Would you believe lemons were the one thing I forgot to buy for Christmas! I'm glad you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen. If you lived closer to me, I'd have given you some lemons from my trees! :)Delete
Just look at your lush Meyer Lemon trees! What a wonderful thing it must be to live in a climate where you can walk outside a pick citrus.ReplyDelete
M has done a nice job keeping them to bush size so you can harvest the fruit easily.
Gosh that soup looks good from your friend R.
I'm glad you were able to arrange a way to visit with her that was comfortable for everyone.
I planted my paper whites one year after they were done blooming indoors but they didn't come back. Too cold here but it was worth the effort to make sure.
I have an amaryllis for this year. I wait until after all the Christmas stuff is put away to pot up whatever indoor forced bulbs I have for the year. It brightens up January/February for me to watch something grow indoors.
The lemon trees are doing well, this year, after not producing as many fruits, last year. I think there just might be some lemon marmalade in the future!Delete
R's soup was very tasty. A curbside visit was all we could manage, this week, but, I'm hoping she'll be able to come over for a proper visit, next week. We shall see.
The paperwhites are the only bulbs that will come up for me, every year. I planted daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, etc., in previous years, but, they need to be dug up and refrigerated to rebloom the next year. Your amaryllis will provide a lot of color as it grows indoors. M gave me an amaryllis, one year, but, it never bloomed!
Wow! Look at those lemon trees! So beautiful and bountiful! What are you going to do with all of those lemons?ReplyDelete
They are having a good crop this year, to make up for last year, I guess! I might make some lemon marmalade with them and give some of the fresh lemons to whoever would like some. Make lots of lemonade, too! My mother used to dry and salt them to make lemon pickle, but, I don't like lemon pickle enough to make it.Delete
Glad to hear your sinus woes are clearing. The ginger soup sounds tasty. Mr Man is bogged down right down with sinus aches, so maybe some hot soup for him. WOW to your lemon trees.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary-Lou. It's another damp day, today, but, so far, my sinuses are OK! The ginger chicken soup was very good! Hot soup of any kind is good to clear the sinuses! The lemon trees are making up for last year, when they had a very poor crop! :)Delete
Your lemon trees look so good ... another great harvest for you to enjoy and share.ReplyDelete
Did you have to buy a lot of new clothes hangers? It's difficult to juggle the delight of new clothes with the practicalities of storage and deciding on a sensible amount to retain. I don't think I'm at the one in/one out stage yet either.
I met a friend for lunch which was lovely. We chatted for 4 hours (!) so I really haven't done much else at all.
Yes, I'll be enjoying and sharing those lemons! I bought 2 packets of 18 hangers to share with my daughter! I probably won't need all 18 hangers, but, she might! LOL. She is also planning to go through her wardrobe and do some decluttering!Delete
I'm so happy that you were able to spend the afternoon chatting with your friend! We all need that kind of interaction, especially right now! You can catch up on other things, later! :) It's a grey, wet day, here, but, so far, my sinuses are OK!
I'm glad your sinuses are better. That chicken soup with lots of ginger should keep them well, I should think. The lemon trees look amazing. My little lemon tree in a pot is in winter dormancy but come spring I will fertilize it and hope for more growth. At least I haven't killed it off so far, and DH bought me a moisture meter so I can find out when my plants are really in need of watering, not just guesswork.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Bushlady; yes, that ginger chicken soup really cleared out the sinuses! :D The lemon trees are a joy to see. These lemons are sweet enough that I can just add the juice to a glass of water and drink it without sugar; I plan to drink more lemon juice to top up my vitamin C levels! Oh, I do hope your little lemon tree will grow well in the spring! The moisture meter sounds like a good thing to have! So often, we overwater and kill our plants!Delete
Sinus trouble can be so painful and annoying. I'm glad your sinuses have cleared. Your lemon trees as are beautiful! When I first moved here I planted a cherry tree, sadly it died after a few years. I never have luck with fruit trees. Gardener M has done a great job pruning! Best, CelieReplyDelete
Thank you, Celie. I think, my sinuses just went into overdrive, the other day, what with the rain and being exposed to other family members, etc. I'm so sorry your cherry tree died! Fruit trees do require quite a bit of fuss, but, theuy are so rewarding to grow. Don't give up because you couldn't get your cherry tree to grow. Try growing an apple tree instead! My Wisconsin memories include going apple picking in Door County! :)Delete
Seeing those lemon trees makes me very happy. I have some new shoots on two of mine, so I'm hoping there will be even more growth over the summer.ReplyDelete
Your soup looks delicious. X
Glad you enjoyed seeing the lemon trees, Jules; I hope your little lemon plants will continue to do well and grow. Then, you'll be posting pictures of your lemon trees, too! The soup was very good - there's one more portion left for tonight!Delete
Like everyone else, I am in awe of your lemon crop! Such bounty! The soup looks great too. I have been eating mum's turkey soup and enjoying it. Belongs to the time of year!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lady Ella. Last year's lemon crop wasn't quite as good. This year, I've so many I don't quite know what to do with it all! I'll probably take a box of them to the temple for people to take! This is the time of year for soup, isn't it? Although I like soup all year long. :)Delete