Busy week with Doctor appointments that just slice up the week. But the weather is gorgeous, highs in the 70's and loads of sunshine, so I have no complaints.
First: This is a lovely Camellia that Mac cut and brought in for me this week. Our Camellia blooms in January and it is doing a wonderful job this year.
Second: Lettuce is growing out in the greenhouse and we'll be eating some in our salads today. How great to have homegrown lettuce in January.
Third: I love the cigar plant Mac has growing in the greenhouse, don't know its real name, we've always called it a cigar plant because that's what it looks like. It was one of my Mother-in-law's favorite plants and this is the first time we've had much luck with one.
Fourth: The smell of fresh vegetable beef soup. We're having steak sandwiches for lunch today and I cut up some of the steak to make soup. I've never made vegetable beef soup before, so I just winged it, chopping up carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic and green beans. When they were about done I added kidney beans and stewed tomatoes. Sure smells good.
Fifth: I finished another book, Coffin Road, by Peter May. I usually enjoy his books, but not this one. Told from 3 POVs just didn't hold my attention. The first POV starts with a man washing up on shore with no memory, that was interesting. The next POV was a rebellious, yawn, teenager, the 3rd was a rather boring policeman. By †he end I just didn't care.