Thursday, November 3, 2011

I fought the Lawn and the Lawn WON

It seems like not long ago I was fighting with lawn mowers.  I resolved that problem, partially, by hiring a guy to do my yard.  I continued to mow the fields that were not being used by Growing Washington.  Well, yesterday was a bright sunny day, and it looked as if I had a small window of opportunity in which to mow the lawn one last time before winter sets in.  We've already had frost at night.  Interesting aside here:  Last year this day it was 74 degrees!  So anyhow, I would have had my lawn guy come, but he was not available, and yadda yadda.  So I barely got started with the lawn when my John Deere broke down.  Sigh.  I crawled around on my hands and knees for awhile, trying to assess what was wrong, knowing that I know absolutely nothing about vehicles of any size or shape.  So there she sits.  Next week Terry will come and take a look at her.  I did get the job done with my old Lady Bug, but I swear she has no cutter blades left.

 I then decided to make another batch of homemade, canned spaghetti sauce.  I had made some a couple weeks ago, and since it turned out Fantastico, I wanted to make more.  I started by using canned tomatoes from last years crop.  Fresh herbs, Pasillo peppers, and it cooks for at least 5 hours.  I ended up with 16 pints.

Last weekend, I made Mushroom and Spinach Manicotti with my sauce for dinner.  Here is our breakfast the next morning.  An omelet with red peppers, mozarella cheese, and my awsome sauce.

So, the last 4 months, I've been really struggling with some "head" issues.  I had a CT scan, then an MRI, an appointment with a Neurologist, and today my eye Doc.  Seems in July I developed an extreme change in my double vision, and I've been miserable ever since.  When the doctor told me he had a fix, I started crying with relief.  I get my new glasses next week, and I can hardly wait.

Now I need to go clean up my kitchen and put all my canning supplies away.  That's it for the year, so she says for the 5th time.  We shall see.


Gene Black said...

Yaay... I am hoping the fix works very well. Vision problems are very frustrating for those of us who are artistically inclined...and I know you are one of us.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Great news about the new glasses - hope they make all the difference.

And I say - let the lawn win, it is turning to winter here and I'm done mowing (well my lawn boy is done mowing) for the season.

You coming in to town soon - let's have tea.