Adjusting the Friday Routine

Another garden driven dinner. I picked a couple of eggplants and some spinach which Nancy turned into parmigiana – of course using our home made, fresh tomato pasta sauce. When you make something like this, you get a couple of meals out of it – just can’t make a little one.

I finally got serious about starting the spring/summer garden. It’s hard to get excited about it when the current garden is producing at peak and there really isn’t any space available for new stuff. Having said that, I have half a dozen zucchini plants started in the garden and a 10’x4’ section planted in bush beans. On the porch I’ve planted seeds in peat pots for tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, and basil. I’m planning that just about the time they’re ready for transplant to the main garden, there will be space available. There are several tomato plants in the garden that are definitely on their last legs and will come out this week to make room for cucumber seeds. I’m also yanking out lettuce at a good clip. It’s bolting and gets bitter tasting when too old. Makes good compost.

I tried my new Friday routine and had to make a slight adjustment. I park at the same waterfront park I’ve been using and walked to the Moonrise brewery – 35 minutes, 1 3/4 miles. Had my blood orange brew and realized that I was running about 1/2 hour ahead of schedule. Even though I stopped at Lowes after dropping Nancy off, with no grocery stop I was going to be way early which meant an hour at the library. I wasn’t wanting to do that. The only option was to have another brew. Problem solved. I think a 3 1/2 mile walk is good cover for a dual brew event. I don’t want to lose any weight.

Nancy went to a quilt show in Daytona. One of her quilt buddies took her and they apparently had a great time. I decided to try fishing off the dock with live bluegills for bait. I used to fish that way a few years back but haven’t in quite some time. The weather was perfect and I had a good book so …………. I hooked a really large catfish which surprised me. George used to catch small ones all the time off his dock but I never fish for them and have never had one attack a bluegill. It eventually got off but I did get a good tussle out of it.

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