Friday, July 28, 2006

The Heat, Swimming and Vegetable Garden

I can't believe I haven't posted an entry in 5 days. I have been so busy reading everyone else's journals and leaving comments that I forget to post an entry. LOL

We have been keeping busy with swimming and the garden. Yesterday we all went to a place called Splash Station. My hubby, daughter Sara and one of her friends went. It was overcast but still humid. They went on all the slides about a zillion times. At about 3 pm the sun came out and it was hot.  I asked my hubby if he was ready to leave at 4 and he said heck no but all of a sudden thunder was heard and we had to go wait in the shower room. We starting asking if we were going to get a rain check and they said we have to wait awhile. We walked outside and the tornado sirens started going off. My husband told us to get in the car and that he would get the rainchecks. The girls were screaming we don't care about the rain checks. I was hoping he would get them because it cost 12.00 a person to get in and even though we were there for 5 hours I wanted the free pass. He got all 4. The girls were so scared. We headed home and everything was ok or so I thought. When we got home the girls decide to go to her house so hubby gets in the car to take them. As soon as he left our tornado sirens started going off. I went outside and started looking around. We have an underground crawl space but I didn't go in it. I was waiting for my hubby. My neighbor came out and we were talking and I told him if he needs to come over and go into the crawl space he can. He said no that he was going to work in 30 minutes.  When hubby came home he said lets go out front on the porch and watch the storm. I told him I would stay in. My hubby loves storms. Thank goodness there were no tornadoes but there was a lot of flooding in the city where we went swimming. 

I was going to go swimming in my neighbor's pool today but I had so much to do in the garden. My hubby took off about 13 cucumbers. I made some with sour cream, salt and pepper. My hubby loves them like that. I am not sure if I want to make pickles with all of the cucumbers. I have been thinking about it. My mother in law gave me some mason jars so I know I don't have to buy to much to make them. I will have to think about it. I also cut down a bunch of lettuce. I have probably made about 10 to 15 salads with all the lettuce I have been cutting. Here is some of it I am drying on a towel. I need a salad spinner.

 I buy a bag of spinach and add it to our lettuce.

I also decided to pull off one of our cabbages. All 4 of them look like they are done.  I made some creamy cole slaw with only half of this. I also like putting raw cabbage in with my salads. My brother is suppose to come over Tuesday to get some vegetables from the garden. I also told him I would make cole slaw for him. I am thinking of making cabbage rolls. I went to the store and got all the ingredients. I remember when my mom used to make them. I never ate the cabbage, I will now because I love it. I am probably going to make the weight watchers vegetable soup. I like to make soup in the winter when it is cold out but I have all these vegetables and not sure what to do with the cabbage. I might get on line and look up some cabbage recipes or if anyone has any suggestions just let me know.

My daughter just came home from a carnival that her friend's mom took them to. She said she spent all the money.  I don't mind as long as she had a good time.

My girlfriend is dropping off her daughter tomorrow morning sometime so she can spend 5 days with us. My daughter and her friend went to school together when we lived in Chicago. My friend moved to Brookfield and then we moved and every year I take her daughter and she takes mine. I don't think she is going to be taking Sara because she started working a few weeks ago. This is one friend that I have a hard time with. She is a person who is always miserable. Everything is about her. I try not to talk to her too much. I think I stay friends with her because of my daughter. There have been times though that I just wanted to endit. Sometimes you just have to put your kid first.

Well, I am getting pretty tired and they are coming over sometime tomorrow morning. Have a great weekend everyone. Oh before I forget, I took Bambi to the vet and they took an x-ray and everything looks good. She put him on steroids and an anti-biotic (sp) She said I might have to take him into Chicago to have a scope put down his throat to be able to see better. She said I would have to pay for it. When she was about to take the x-ray she said she had to call Petland to see if they would pay and I said you tell them if they don't pay I will call the Better Business Bureau and take them to small claims court. I am still going to contact the BBB and find out what my options are about this matter. My poor puppy is still coughing. Petland Sucks!!!!!


stansgirl2004 said...

Wow look at you and little reen thumb I'm so envious. It must be kinda scary to live in a place where you need a crawl space to go into during storms. Scary if you ask me. Have agreat weekend and good job to hubby on getting those rain checks
Hugs. marina

newmomtobe2001 said...

glad you didn't get a tornado. jeez. Your veggies look soo yummy! Good for you! have a great weekend love vicky

chat2missie said...

I'm like your husband, I love storms.  Poor puppy!  I'll remember never to buy an animal from Petland.  Have a good weekend.

yakima127 said...

Poor Bambi!  
How scary the sirens kept going off!  At least you got rainchecks... am sure that made it easier to leave!
What a bounty you have from your garden!  I think you should make the pickles!  Jae

cjitsallaboutme said...

Poor Bambi... Wow look at those veggies.. I don't like alot of vegetables only a few. But, I'm gonna convince Stephanie to plant a garden next year. And I'll help her with it. I live in an apartment so I can't plant one. Have a great weekend.. Hugs~~Carol~~

tkelliher617 said...

I love all your vegatables, you have a green thumb and then some!  Im glad to hear no tornadoes touced down and you all are safe also.  Im glad Bambi is getting better the poor baby.
Tabatha ;)

newsworthy822 said...

wow! the tornado scare was pretty intense I bet! Hailey is terribly afraid of tornadoes. We have a big storm moving through right now, with hail, but hopefully no twisters!! It's still so hot in the house, I can't stand it!

Your vegetables look great! my garden is doing pretty well too...for a first, very small one! WE actually have some peas & beans now & it was very exciting to see the little things on the vines!

dondieroy said...

The veggies look yummy.  sounds like you are enjoying the garden.  Good for you..  Poor little Bambi..  Hope she is feeling better soon.. take care, Dondie