We have segued into the time of year where every lunch is a salad by default. As I was rummaging around my fridge this morning, mining various unmarked containers for potential lunch ingredients, it occurred to me that what I was creating might not be deemed a 'salad'. Case in point: Today's Salad
Leftover rice, sliced green onions, peanuts, avocado, chopped tomato, chopped egg, ginger sesame dressing. There are times, I must admit, where the end result is - while not repulsive - odd. This does not stop me. I did draw the line at adding raisins to my 'salad', as the combo of tomato + raisin does give me pause.
Let's see. What's new. It's not raining yet! This is the first day in over 10 days that I have not had to slog through the rain to do morning chores and try to reach my car without my 'style' dissolving. Of course, it had to occur NOT on a weekend day, but a day where I can only enjoy it virtually - out my office window with a view of other office windows. Not to worry, it will rain later today. There is a slim chance that it may not rain at all tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath. At least this constant dismality has made it easier to harden off my seedlings.
What it has not done, however, is given me a chance to replace my raised beds. I managed to get the cross pieces cut under the cover of my carport and I did transplant a peony, but that has been the extent of my outdoor activity. That and scraping the square meter of muck that sticks to the bottom of my shoes every time I go out to do chores.
Enough about the weather. Safe to say, it stinks.
I am soldiering along on another pair of short socks and I managed to push my way (virtually) into a charity crochet-along with the home office. Truth be told, it was listed as Knit a Square and, as always, I read no further. Apparently, the home office is full of crocheters, not knitters. Not to be dissuaded, learning to crochet has been on my bucket list (you will note that I have low expectations of the lead-up to my demise) so I volunteered. I am relieved that I am going to be at the end of a phone line, as my crochet speed is still in first gear. I watched a quick YouTube tutorial for Slow Instructions for the Very Beginner, taught by a 14 year old, and found, much to my delight, that it is fun! Tomorrow I labor along, trying to achieve two squares to their fifteen. No matter, it's given me the impetus that I needed to take it further.
I had every intention of celebrating Cinco de Mayo with bells on, but I was having a friend to dinner who has an extremely limited palate. I did manage to squeeze in a modified huevos rancheros for breakfast.
I also found a new home for my potato grow bags - I've decided to plant my potatoes in tires, when I do plant potatoes. Between Marianne and my neighbor, I get plenty of potatoes in the late summer/early fall, so I don't have to plant them and that frees up precious space in my garden. I am hoping that the rain gods move their focus somewhere else and soon, so that I can get cracking on the one million items on my List and that's only in the garden!