My sister and BIL came out today and ate breakfast with us. We cooked nad ate under the gazebo..had a great visit...and they went home with garden goodies. Got a short walk in before the heat became unbearable...going to have to start getting out early to walk. Humidity is terrible..Thought we would get rain today as we heard thunder but it went north of us..we really really need it.
So besides their visit I've rested today...haven't done much at all. Going for a hot bath and to bed early and read.
This is what I've been working on today. I put up 35 pints of plum jam...We won't eat it all but they make nice gifts at holiday time..and it is so yummy...it is from our Ozark plum tree. We have picked 20 gallons off it and it still have about 20 gallons left...very productive tree. Got lots of exercise today too.
I thought I would give you a few pictures of our place. First bounty from our garden. Every container has some kind of fruit or veggies.
This is our gnome garden update. We put a concrete border and then gravel. It makes it easier for hubby to weedeat around it.
Check out the hidden gnomes in the small gardenia bush.
The 2 ponds surrounded by ivy. New trellis is the the right, firepit behnd them, gazebo area with our house plants to the left. I also have 2 old wringer washers with ivy and plants. (see previous post on goldfish that explains our ponds)
Pottie garden. These are at left side of porch going out to the carport. I have been lucky to collect 3 of them and think that is all I want. They have been in full bloom.
This little garden cart is directly in front (across the sidewalk) from the potties. We found out with our heat, that those faux sweet potato plants do the best rather than flowers. Also notice the dead grass in the background...most of our yard looks just like this all over...and this is just May..usually it won't look this bad until July or August..But last year and this year have done a number on our grass.
Thats all folks. These photos are just the front of our house. Not much in the back. We have a yard for the dog and storage buildings in the back.
I just love this saying and it really reminds us that we can't go back and live our past...once it is gone...it is gone for good...so we need to concentrate on the present and plan somewhat for the future but still you never know what the future holds for your life so enjoy each moment as they come. Do your yourself and making yourself healthy in the present moment and don't regret the past or worry about the future.
I'm giving myself flowers..gardenias that is...(bush is in full bloom)...but it is to celebrate finally making it under 200lbs...just by half a pound but hey I will take all I can get..last time I weighted I was 201 so that is a drop of a pound and a half...I'm so excited...and really have been naughty this week and ate at the top of my calorie count and also didn't log them in like I should have this week...so it is surprising to me. Tomorrow is my official weigh date so maybe I will be down that other half pound..I can wish anyway..It has been so slow this time around but has been steady...about half a pound a week...and I will take that anytime...the longer it takes to get there, then I can enjoy the trip that much more..
Have a great memorial day weekend..no plans for me..I don't do the rush at this time of year.