Sunday, July 12, 2015

Poking My Head Out...

giving a wave and saying "Hi."  I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth.  Just a slow week.

Saturday Son went back to the Farmer's Market, looking for raspberries or blueberries.  He said what he found was way over priced.  So he brought me five nice bundles of fresh parsley.  I snipped the leaves from the stems and dehydrated them, giving me three pint jars of dried parsley.  The apartment smelled really good while they were drying.  If the herb vendor still has some the next time Son goes to the Market, I think I'll have him get more.  I use parsley a lot in cooking.  And home dehydrated is so much more flavorful than store bought.

Son also visited our favorite honey vendor and brought back a two-quart jar of honey to add to the food storage..  The same vendor sells pure maple syrup, so he brought home two quarts of that lovely liquid.

The weather here has turned hot and humid, although not as bad as for those living in the south.  But we here in the north are summer weather wimps, so 90 degrees is miserable for us.  Son went out for a while today and said it was like walking into a sauna.  There are storm warnings out this evening, but so far they seem to be mostly to the north of us.  We are listening to the scanner for the area where the storms are going through.  They have called out their weather spotters and so far the predicted tornadoes and hail have not materialized.  Hope it stays that way.

Me...I'm just hanging out in the cool of the air conditioning, coward that I am.  I've got a couple of quilt tops in the works and am doing some more digital scrapbooking on my computer, working on albums for my own pleasure.  Storms are predicted for the coming week and there is nothing I need to go out for, so here I stay.  Seems like the sensible thing to do.  Old folks tend to drop like flies in the heat and I don't plan to be among them.


  1. You're wise to stay in. I suspect that you'll find a way to stay busy. lol

  2. You suspect right, Gorges. Sometimes I wish I were one of those people who could just sit and stare at a TV all day, but I'm not. So I have lots of projects to keep me busy. On the UP side, I am never bored. :)

  3. Gorges is right. Getting out in high humidity and high heat can make you really sick in short order. I am going outside at dawn and after dusk, for the most part, and staying inside the rest of the day. The weather says a cold front is coming through and it will be cooler and less humid here soon. I hope so.

  4. Don't get me started on the humidity, I thought I was back in Fla. I asked my oldest son about getting us an a/c and we was more interested in being paid back the money. It was a living hell yesterday, Sammy came through ok, but his mom was not doing very well. We picked up 1.5 inches rain. A group from CAP went to Gull lake tonight to help with some clean up.

  5. Harry...Was a time when I would just ignore common sense and go out anyway. But with the health issues that have plagued me this past year, I tend to be a bit more cautious. I hate that I have to be. But it makes no sense to tempt fate when it isn't necessary. Have to keep telling myself that I'm not 30 any more. Not by a long shot. :)

  6. Rob...Yeah, it is miserable in this heat without a/c. I am so lucky that my landlord fixed our heating/ac system last year. I don't know why it is, but the kids seem to be able to take the extreme temps better than the grownups. I don't know how much rain fell here. It only rained hard for maybe 10 minutes.