Anyway it was a nice week and I'm sharing a few things that made me smile.
First on my list are the veggies from our garden that we've been eating this week. Things you've grown yourself are always tastier and Lord knows they're fresher, talk about farm to table freshness. So this week we ate our own lettuce, broad beans, sugar snap peas, strawberries and red potatoes. . The potatoes went into potato salad and the peas were blanched and put in my salad along with the lettuce. Plus I froze green peppers. The tomato plants are finally forming tomatoes so I'm thrilled. We don't have a lot of luck with tomatoes so fingers crossed.
|No more lettuce for a couple of days and the beans are finished,|
but still lots of potatoes, peas and strawberries. We have to pick
the strawberries early to keep the critters away from them.
Second is seeing the local pond turtles coming out to lay eggs. Mac always worries when he sees them crossing the road and helps them across. He's raising a couple of box turtles that he found last year, one is about a year old and the other 2. He'll keep them till there bigger then let them go in the backyard. We already have 3 that live near the pool.
|The one-year old|
|The two-year old, aren't they cute.|
Third is my, or is that Miss Kittie's, new bathroom sink. It's finally done and all we have to do now is paint the bathroom. It's not a huge room, so if the weather cools a bit we'll get it done. Right now it's a rather light sand color and we're going to go a bit darker with a brown that has pink undertones.
|And the after!|
Fourth is not something that made me smile, but was an interesting fact I learned. While reading the novel North and South I learned that in the mid-1800's women were not allowed to attend funerals. They were considered too emotional. So the main character in the book was not supposed to attend her Mother's funeral. How strange is that.
And Fifth is the book Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson. But then Bill Bryson always makes me smile. This is book he wrote in the early 1990's before he moved his family to the States. He wanted to revisit the places he'd first seen when he arrived in England in the early '70s. He was a little cruel, but most of it was written with love for he does love England. And after a few years in the States he moved his family back to England.
That's my Five, hope you have a great weekend.