Yay – it’s Friday! That means garden time!
I was surprised at how many of you have sleep issues as well. I had a pretty good night’s sleep last night, other than waking up from a bad dream. Hate that. I did a morning walk around the block and took some pictures of my garden. Want to see me pre coffee and with puffy morning face? I took this to show how tall my lilies are (I am 5 feet 2).
Actually, the sleep mask keeps my hair in place, so that is an unexpected side benefit to that. Normally I look like Medusa when I get up
I made up the banana breakfast bread pudding this morning. Topped with some peanut flour mixed up (nonsweetened) and strawberry jam.
Tasty! It almost looks like caramel. I wish it were caramel – that would be awesome!
Trying to get as much work done as early as possible. It was a little irritating today. There are some doctors that don’t dictate very well and they affect productivity. Well, some MTs decide they can skip over those files and cherry pick the easy doctors out of the line up of files and leave all the tough ones behind. That is against company policy, but the management never does anything about it! It’s really not fair. So I waded through crap files today.
I was glad to break for lunch. I cooked up a pork burger and had a pear. Simple, grain free, and delicious!
Along with the Tour de France, it is time for the Tour de Jardin!
Echinacea Razzmatazz (which I keep calling Doppelganger, for some reason). This plant is actually very old. I took it with me when we moved from Illinois. It is about 6 or 7 years old now.
White Swan coneflower:
And I have a single bloom on my echinacea milkshake! It is like the white swan, but the center is ruffed like the razzmatazz.
The garden is a little quiet right now. Still behind compared to last year. This is an annual called Browalia. True blue flowers are not very common.
The liatris is finally starting to bloom. This is also called gay feather. They come in purple and white. I just have the purple.
Next week that one out to be filled out nicely.
This is one of my few garden ornaments. My mom gave him to me. It is a Jim Shore (??)
He’s watching over my annual asters, which aren’t doing much of anything right now.
The remains of the clematis snow queen blooms, aka my truffula trees.
Since it is Friday – I made lattes today and jazzed them up with a little creme de menthe:
That perked the afternoon right up!
John went to the bike shop today and found out he has a broken spoke, which is why his wheel had a bulge in it. Good news because he doesn’t need a new wheel, he just needs the spoke repaired. Bad news is they won’t get it fixed until Sunday. That means a solo ride for me tomorrow and an attempt is going to be made to do 100 miles. I will miss my buddy, although he will meet me periodically during the ride on his scooter. Since I will be solo, I am taking some precautions. I will be looping my ride into 3 segments so that I am never more than 20 miles from home at any given point. I am not riding anywhere new. I will do a 40 mile loop north first, then pit stop at home, then down to Saratoga (cause you all know there will be cupcakes) and back (44 miles), then partway to the lake as far as I need to go to finish it out. I will be in contact with John via text quite a bit to keep him updated. He actually will be going to Saratoga as well and meet me there.
John doesn’t particularly want to do 100 miles anymore, so that is why I am not waiting to do the ride. Not to mention the temps this weekend are supposed to be low 80s, which is really good for July! Gotta grab it when I can.
I wanted some carbs to get ready for the ride tomorrow, so we walked for some pizza for dinner:
Cheap and tasty. Can’t beat that
Tonight is prepping the bike bag, doing a bike tuneup and hopefully a good night’s sleep before tomorrow. If the weather cooperates I should have a good recap come Sunday night!