May 16, 2021

Weekend Wrap Up


Hello there friends and family. Thought I'd share this past weekend with you....

Saturday I spent much of the morning in the garden checking things watering things, harvesting things as you can see from the photo above I harvested a good amount of romaine lettuce, kale and snap peas. By the time I got done working in the garden, cleaning up the house washing laundry and putting laundry away my body was pretty much done for the day. 

We were going to go to the Blue Crab Fest in Little River last night but I heard it was insanely packed with people more than any other year, probably because it was cancelled last year because of Covid and this year my state, South Carolina is wide open for business. I live on the coast and the tourist industry needs the people because last year businesses got killed with the shut downs and in this area, hospitality is where the jobs are and I can tell you people have been coming in droves. Not just for the many festival's we have in my area but for the beaches, then there was spring break and this week is the Blue Crab Fest and Bike Week and Memorial Day.

I've never been one for enormously large crowds. I can handle a smallish crowd but if it's too much I'd rather not go and besides, I was very tired after working inside and outside yesterday so instead I put up all the lettuce and kale and for dinner last night I made Cod fish marinated in lemon juice and zest and I took those snap peas and sautéed them in olive oil, parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Hubby said they were delicious. So that was a win. I have one of the typical traits that always seem to be attributed to Italians which, I am one. I show my love through cooking. Kind of ironic for a woman who can't swallow 98% of solid foods but, I like to see others enjoy my cooking. 

As for Sunday, today... the plan, there's always a plan. Which for me, most of the time doesn't go as I wish. I wanted to do only the minimum of what I absolutely had to do like cooking because after all it is the Lords day.. I also wanted to attend the Divine Liturgy at the Greek Orthodox Church but by the time I took my shower and was done with that I felt very tired and run down so plan B was to just hang out, study scripture, listen to a Messianic Rabbi online and do nothing else. Well, we called Walgreens about my husbands medications which he told me needed to picked up this morning and they were having a hard time getting it through the insurance which never happened before. So there I was at eight thirty am on Sunday on the phone with Blue Cross Blue Shield trying to figure out what the problem was. 

Turns out it was on the pharmacy's end so the BCBS called them and got it straightened out and off I went to pick up hubbys medications. When I came home, I reheated my coffee, my husband went outside and started working on the chicken coop again as you can see in the photo above, I took the new towels I bought and put them in the washer, I haven't bought new towels in almost seventeen years, I know, it's embarrassing but it's just not something I think about until they get to the point they are almost thread bare and, we were there. Changed the bed sheets and then I grabbed my coffee, my Bible, my study guides and sat out on the deck and spent some time with the Lord which I hope to do more of later on today.....

For lunch I will make hubby an egg salad sandwich on flax bread with a couple of oranges and dinner tonight is steak on the grill with a veggie and a salad..

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend...!



  1. Robyn, You are an inspiration even though you were tired, the food sounds great. I am trying like heck to cut carbs or have foods with a low glycemic index. This is a different way of eating here. Your veggies are gorgeous! That kale is divine.

    1. Hi Deanna,
      I need to cut back on the carbs and sugars as well because of the hot flashes but it's pretty much all I'm able to swallow because of my swallowing disorder so at this point I'm not sure what to do..

  2. Does the dog protect the chickens? Or, will they need protection from him? When I take a shower or bath, I need a recovery I have to go lie down to recover as I am so exhausted.

    1. We have 5 dogs and they chickens will need to be protected from them. my husband is putting a very strong fence around the coop so they can't go through it or dig under it.. if I had one dog it would be okay but more than one and they have a pack mentality and they don't like cats birds et..

  3. I understand needing rest after a shower. You've really been busy lately. Your veggies look wonderful. I don't do very well at gardening any more. Just trying to grow a few tomatoes is quite a challenge for me. But I keep trying every year. One of these years, I'm actually going to get to eat one that I've grown. hahaha. Your chicken coop is going to look nice when hubby is done painting it. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

  4. I sure understand no wanting to be in a crowd. Your marinated Cod sounds delicious.

  5. awwww, hard work but it always feels good to accomplish a lot!! your lettuce looks awesome!

    i wondered why you have trouble swallowing food? i have swallowing issues from time to time, it is caused by MS for me!!

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