Thursday, June 2, 2016

a quiet Thursday...

Some days just don't go as planned. It's alright though... in the end. This morning I awoke feeling 'not quite up to par'.  Nothing specific... except my back ached and I had a slight headache. I tried a few stretching exercises to see if my back muscles would relax, but ended up using heat - which did give me some comfort. 

However, our plans to both walk and patrol went out the window as I didn't feel up to either. And besides that, our area is under a 'flash flood warning' - which isn't unusual as it 's been raining for days. Luckily for us, our specific area usually doesn't flood, so not too 

Harry Potter's Hogwarts

I spent the morning watching the first Harry Potter movie on DVD, "Harry Potter and the Socceror's Stone". I've read all the books and seen all the movies, but it's been quite a while. And besides, we just finished the last of the 6 seasons of Downton's Abbey (which were given to me for Mother's Day).  I think I could watch DA over and over... don't know why, but I really enjoy it.

So after my back started feeling a little better and HP was over, I cleaned up the kitchen, arranged our 'shelter in place' things in the the middle bathroom (should we get a tornado warning), ate some lunch, and retired here to read some blogs and  write a post.

DH just stopped by, brought me a bottle of water, and said that it was almost tea time. We have a tradition since retirement of stopping whatever we're doing and having coffee/tea between 3 and 4 each day.  

BTW, have you ever heard of asparagus beans?  My SIL grows them in Bulverde, TX and my daughter says that they are very good. She sent me a picture by iPhone.

I love most vegetables... just made a chicken and broccoli quiche this week and added bacon and cheese sprinkled over the crust before adding the rest. Yum!  

And I can't remember if I mentioned in a previous post that my project for the summer was getting our bedroom painted and un-cluttering our drawers and closets. Well, we did get the bedroom painted and are well on our way to un-cuttering. However, in the mist of un-cluttering, there are 'things' all over here and yonder waiting to be sorted. So... at the moment, our un-cluttering seems to have caused more clutter.

the now blue bedroom

Oh, one other thing, have any of you out there read "Lost and Found" by Jacqueline Sheehan?  I saw this book the other day in Barnes and Noble and thought it looked interesting.

Well, best get our tea/coffee together. Happy TGIF tomorrow!


  1. Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed HP and i'm with you, I could watch DA again and again. Sending you big hugs! :-)

    1. Thanks, DJan. Feeling better this morning.

  2. Sorry you weren't feeling well, hope whatever ailed you is past. I was wondering if you were affected by the flooding. It's a scary time with the wild weather.

    Have a great Friday!

    1. It has been strange weather lately, hasn't it? Lucky for us, our area hasn't had any flooding problems... yet. We do live on a creek, but the land from our house to the back fence where the creek is gradually drops down about 5-6 feet to a flood plain. So, although we have had the lower patio flooded, it has never come all the way up to the house.

  3. We hope you feel much better today!

    Love your daily tea time, what a nice ritual. Things we don't have time for, or don't make time for, when we're in the daily work slog.

    Nope, never heard of asparagus beans! A quick Google gave me this:

    "Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis is a legume cultivated to be eaten as green pods. It is known as the yardlong bean, bora, bodi, long-podded cowpea, asparagus bean, pea bean, snake bean, or Chinese long bean."

    Well, there, I learned something new. :-)

    Stay safe! We've seen brief news blurbs on flooding in Texas, looks scary.

    1. Thanks, Kim. I do feel better today. DH and I do enjoy our tea time. And thanks for the google on Asparagus beans. I googled it, but didn't get as much as you did.

  4. I can't say I have ever heard of asparagus beans, I wonder what they taste like? I do like the look of your quiche though. That looks like a good book to keep you in and out of the rain, keep dry.


    1. We did order the book, so I will let you know...


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