Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The rain is following me!

I swear to you, the rain is following me! I cant say rain during the summer in Mississippi is a bad thing though, so I wont moan about it.

Im home!

Some minor disasters on the way home, but nothing we cant handle. I had no tv for the duration of my 9 hour flight from Amsterdam. Only unfortunate because I was actually looking forward to watching some movies and because they actually had some I wanted to watch. Lots of people actually didnt have tv's in service, so it wasnt just me. I found the government car that Danny had left me just fine, although I did have to put gas in it, yeah thanks Danny. Picked up the dogs and drove home, getting increasingly tired. Went to the lab to get the car, let the dogs run around the grounds a little, unsurprisingly they were extraordinarily excited. This is where we hit our largest issue, although it was easily fixed, thanks to Megan and Andy... my car was dead. Someone (mentioning no names, Danny!) had left an interior light on and the battery was dead. Luckily Andy was just down the road and also luckily Danny had recently bought jumper cables, so I was on my way in no time! Left the car running a while when I got home, just in case. Picked some tomatoes and cucumbers as night crept in, ate some ice cream and went to bed, absolultely exhausted!

It rained on and off all day so I didnt get outside into the increasingly unkept garden. I cleaned the kitchen thoroughly, fridge and oven and all! Very satisfying. Shaved and shampooed Mr Mojo, at least until the thunder started up again and he wanted to go inside, but at that stage I only had his belly left, so I figured it wasnt so bad to leave it. Had my full body massage during the afternoon and bought a few things from the Farmers Market, since my vegetable patch isnt doing very well. I did make a lovely salad for lunch though, from my garden, mostly... cucumber, tomato, corn and pine nuts ( the last of which were not from my garden) with soy sauce, rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar and a dash of honey, salt and pepper. Delicious! I did enjoy being waited on hand and foot and my parents house last week and ate yummy dinners in Lower Bourne but if you like cooking, there is nothing like cooking for yourself. For dinner today I had some white fish from the freezer (I think Charlie Bryant caught it in the spring) with a peach and blueberry chutney (which incidentally was delicious: peaches chopped, blueberries, onions, balsamic vinegar, nutmeg, cinnamon and a small amount of honey, yummy!), zucchini, green beans and boiled potatoes! So simple and so delicious. 20 minutes from start to finish.

Going to try and stay busy this week so that I dont notice that I am man-less for four more days.


  1. The recipes sound great! I'll definitely have to try the Peach Chutney, since we have loads of Farmers Market peaches.

  2. Ditto about Summer's comment about the recipes! Do you have yellow summer squash too? I've got a great squash chow chow (relish) recipe that is a little spicy (which I love)if you have squash. I'm hoping to get some more of the stuff so I can make the relish soon! Thanks for letting me sneak a peek into your lives. I so enjoy knowing that some of your generation enjoys playing with their food!