Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I love reading what people comment to my blogs. Yesterday was really interesting. I've not been one to be fearful of much of anything. I can't say I was always that way as when I was a child I feared the monster under my bed. But that was a child's fear. I love taking walks around our property at night and don't take a flash light either. Just something about the night sky that is lit up with stars. I had planned to get up and go look at the moon this morning when the blood moon was to occur but was just too sleepy..so I missed it. I just love the idea of strange happenings in the skies. I can remember one year when we had an eclipse of the sun. I was working at a teacher center then and we got pictures of it on blueprint paper. Can't remember how as our science techie did it. But we did get welder's glasses to look at it. I've seen a few eclipses of the moon. Thought it was interesting that someone wrote why the moon eclipses were being brought to attention due to corresponding with the Jewish holidays. Though I am a Christian, I have traced my blood line through my mother's side of the family to a Jewish musician back in Denmark. And I have been to Israel and would go for an extended visit if I could afford it. But as for fearing of the things happening....I'm not. I know it is predicted in the Bible for things to happen but really if you know where you will wind up after death then things shouldn't matter that happen on this earth. (ok enough of my soap box stand)
We had a light freeze this morning and think it got about half our fruit. We are to have another in the morning so guess it will get the rest. I'm really not too upset about it as we still have fruit in the freezer and lots of jams and jellys so really looking at it being less work this summer. I am worried about our fig tree as usually by this time it has tiny leaf buds. It is a blessing it hasn't put out yet but then the deep freezes we had this winter may have killed it back. It will come back out from the roots if it did but then will be several years before it fruits again. Thankfully I have lots of fig preserves put up. It did bite our potatoes back but usually when it bites the leaves the plants produce more potatoes. It didn't seem to bother the lettuce and we picked the asparagus close but noticed some popped up today.
On a crafty note....I finished the hooking on this new rug and will get it bound today and tomorrow and then will hopefully get it blocked before Saturday. We have our main shopping of the month in the city this week too.
I'm doing so much better on my walking. My back has been hurting but I'm still walking. I've kept my calorie range in check too.