Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘yellow zucchini’

FFF daisies

Friday’s Fave Five is hosted by Suzanne at Living to Tell the Story and encourages us to put in writing five blessings from the week.

1. I have not posted for several weeks. Why? So I could spend as much time as possible with these two!  We had a wonderful summer. I was feeling much better than I did last summer, and was able to be more interactive with my grandchildren. Since next summer should be post hip replacement, maybe I can even be more active with them!

???????????????????????????????

???????????????????????????????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. My herb garden is winding down. It brought me lots of pleasure thus summer, though not quite like I expected.  It was an herb and vegetable garden, but the zucchini corporate takeover took out my kale, and a mighty wind storm took out my zucchini it all its golden glory (I planted yellow zucchini.)  The entire crown of the plant with its broad, bristly leaves and five golden fingers of zucchini-to-be ended up on the deck.  The plant never recovered. I planted ten peas and only two came up and my green beans elbowed the zucchini for sunlight before the demise of the squash.  Next year my husband is making me a second planter so I have veggies in one and herbs in the other!

DSC09277

3. I am grateful for the wonderful privilege of having all five of my children together in one place for a few weeks each summer.  Our house was loud and messy, full of comings and goings, laughter and tears, discussions and debates.  We do Christmas in July (well…August this year) complete with holiday dishes, decorations, Christmas crackers (and the antics that go along with the hats and prizes), and Christmas readings. The China-based part of the family has left us until next year.DSC09573

4. Watching college football with my husband is one of my favorite pastimes. It’s that time of year and he is actually able to take a day off each week (well, most weeks) after years of having a too-heavy workload to do this.  I have one thing to say about college football:  Go Buckeyes!!

5. No word yet on my surgery date.  My first hip replacement was 8 years ago this December.  I am praying that I can have this one done before the snow comes since ice and snow hinder my mobility and make walking around on crutches or with a walker a little more tricky. Good news:  I am much more mobile this time than I was before the last surgery.  I’m very grateful for that!

 

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

FFF tulipsI’ve missed a couple of Fridays but wanted to make sure to post today.  Thanks to Suzanne at Living to Tell the Story several of us have taken up the offer to post five blessings from the previous week.

1. Family arriving!  I am very excited that our family from China begins arriving starting tonight.  Our son will be teaching a block course at the college starting on Monday and is due to land here in the wee hours of the morning.  Our daughter follows on Monday, and our daughter-in-law and grandchildren will come at the end of the month after spending time with her family.

2.  Wonderful warm weather The weather has been warm, with long days and lots of sunshine and my raised garden has taken off.  New this year for me is a yellow zucchini plant, which is growing so fast it looks like it is taking over the garden!  The tiny yellow squash are developing nicely.  DSC09277DSC09276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  New ministry website Several colleagues and I have launched a website aimed at encouraging women in ministry.  If you’d like to check it out it’s http://www.picturesofsilver.wordpress.com.

4. Improved health  God has granted me good health the past few weeks.  It’s hard not to think there is an association between the warmer weather and relief from fibromyalgia and arthritis symptoms.  I’ve also been very careful to avoid any known food intolerances which likely factors in to improved health.  Plus, now that my thyroid issues have evened out I’m losing weight again.  Yipee!!

5. Waiting for surgery On of the prerequisites for hip replacement surgery is to be all caught up with dental cleaning and repair.  I’ve visited the dentist several times over the past two weeks and am good to go.  Now I’m waiting for a specific surgery date.

Happy Fourth to my American friends and family!

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: