PICKIE98   273,325
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
PICKIE98's Recent Blog Entries

Rainy Monday again..

Monday, June 10, 2013

Yesterday DD and I went to the fruit market on our way home from walking the State park again. The swans are not near their nest, so we think for the second year in a row, their eggs did not hatch. We did not see that little mink again, but I saw some fish, we got a pic of some birds and a painted turtle sunning itself on a chunk of wood in the marsh near the weir.

The fruit market gave up some of their asparagus and green peppers and a couple cukes for us to take home.
His prices are very high in the past couple years and I normally buy most of my produce at Aldi's , BUT this week the sale items are all imported. That is why they are so cheap. LOok great, BUT as we all know, any produce from outside the U.S is sprayed with DDT, a cancer-causing agent. The cukes were from Costa Rica, the grapes from Chile, the scallions from Mexico.

We carefully checked everything out and ended up with nice lettuce and cauliflower form the U.S. The seedless watermelons were on sale, from Texas, but my fridge is not that big!!

We love produce so much, I tend to go overboard buying it..

We had nice salads last night, today is cleaning the asparagus, radishes and "brushing" the mushrooms before making my spaghetti sauce.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CASTIRONLADY 6/10/2013 8:30PM

    We always check too for country of origin. Great luck with the farmers market. DD just told me about A Bountiful Basket program all over the states.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAAK 6/10/2013 8:05PM

    Yum to fresh and local produce!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 6/10/2013 6:21PM

    Fruit markets are always good to ahve around. I love mine down the hill. Outdoor stands are always on sale in store is higher priced.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GABY1948 6/10/2013 1:52PM

    I go overboard on the produce too! But it is SO good...glad you found such nice things!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALICIA214 6/10/2013 1:38PM

 

I like fresh produce too especially when it is local not only is it ripe but it is cheaper too.
Here in Vancouver our strawberries are appearing in our markets and you can smell
the ripeness..unlike those that are imported which unfortunately are picked before
they are ripe, so, very little flavour and quite hard.
I love the farmers markets too so much to choose from and all locally grown.Yum.. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Sunday

Sunday, June 09, 2013

I am making a conscious effort to up my produce portions today. A trip to the fruit market will help.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HICKOK-HALEY 6/10/2013 5:16AM

    Sounds good. We bought some Strawberries. I was a bit disappointed though. Not real sweet. I am thinking of going to our Farmers Market and check out their fruit.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 6/10/2013 1:37AM

    Good for you.
I need to do the same plus up my protein.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAAK 6/10/2013 12:30AM

    Enjoy the fresh produce.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALDEBARANIAN 6/9/2013 9:45AM

    It's such a relief to see the domestic grapes, cherries, and strawberries beginning to show up in the stores.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GABY1948 6/9/2013 8:56AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOHNMARTINMILES 6/9/2013 8:07AM

    I love fruit.

Make Today a Great Day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SFREY217 6/9/2013 8:01AM

    Congrats ! You've got a plan ! You can do it ! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Saturday

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Feeling pretty good this morning.. Slept in until 8!! Was up late too, but took my meds, ate my Cheerios and nanner..
today is about dirt, shoveling and hedge trimming. We will move our grill up onto the deck. DD was patiently waiting until I waterproofed the deck ans the BBQ is under the tree nearby. It is very heavy, so it will get wrestled up onto the deck later,, she is itching to make patty melts on it for dinner. On onion rolls.
Ah! SUmmer

MIchigan has free fishing weekend today and tomorrow, so we are steering clear of the marsh and parks. There should be hundreds of kids out there now all over the place..

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HICKOK-HALEY 6/9/2013 7:15AM

    Patty melts sound good. What time are you eating? emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALDEBARANIAN 6/8/2013 7:46PM

    It all sounds so nice :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 6/8/2013 7:15PM

    Busy, busy Girls today

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAAK 6/8/2013 3:53PM

    Great plan!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GABY1948 6/8/2013 10:52AM

    Have a GREAT day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CBLENS 6/8/2013 9:22AM

    Enjoy the day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RSSSLHB 6/8/2013 9:10AM

    Have a emoticon day emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Early Friday!

Friday, June 07, 2013

I woke early this morning, woke DD up and we dressed and went to the Marsh for a long walk.. We did about 2 miles at the Marsh, then walked around the state park a bit. We had little success with animal pictures,,first trip we did not see a frog or turtle, no mink or deer, beavers or fish, but w did see the white herons flying over our heads, a few different birds following us from tree to tree as we walked.
We did notice that neither one of us got winded, did not need our inhalers this trip, we did sit a few times only to cool off in the shade.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GABY1948 6/8/2013 8:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 6/8/2013 1:51AM

    sounds like a fun day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CASTIRONLADY 6/7/2013 8:56PM

    Early morning is a good time for a walk. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAAK 6/7/2013 7:49PM

    Sounds relaxing. Impressed that you both are improving your health to the point of not needing your inhalers.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALDEBARANIAN 6/7/2013 7:24PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSTETSER 6/7/2013 3:44PM

    Sounds like a great way to start a day!
I just got home from work, and am ready to relax on a rainy Friday.

Report Inappropriate Comment


thursday

Thursday, June 06, 2013

I am determinded to work in the yard this week,, not today,haha!! i just got out of work, showered, went through my mail, some of mom's bills, paid a few, , ate breakfast. I am supposed to meet with my ccousin from Sand Point(near Pigeon,MI) while she is in Saginaw, about ten miles from here. SHe has a class at teh University where I graduated, tehn is to talk with a profesor, so I will wait for her at Hunan, a great Chinese place near there.

I havee about eight bags of organic soil to split and shovel into my berries. I have decided against a garden. My arthritis and fibromyalgia are taking atoll on how I am able to move now. I can walk for hours , but bending and lifting are verboten!!

I had grand plans of a a garden where the pool was, but now cannot afford to pay somebody to till it and then the plants and caring for it all summer,, We will be gone for a week right about harvest time, so I will just go for the deals at the fruit market. I may do some canning, but I am starting to (DUH!) realize that I am no longer 20 years old and able to go from pre-dawn until midnight anymore. Caring for dad's house and ours, has become more work as time goes by. DD is now with my ex again at dad's house to unload dad's lawn mower and I am sure, mowing that acre and a half of backyard grass.
I am slowly coming to realize that I can't actually do things just because I WANT to do them... IT is depressing, painful and just plain reality. There is a big difference between giving up and recognizing one's limitations. It is ahard fact to swallow, but I still try to do things I know in my heart are physically impossible ever again. Not that I am a stubborn German/Scotch/French old lady or anything!!!

If wishin' were gittin' we'd all be millionaires!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEBBIEANNE1124 6/7/2013 1:25AM

    Do what you feel most comfortable in doing not jsut for yourself for for K as well. It's her future as well as yours. Good luck and ahve a blast with your friend.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALDEBARANIAN 6/6/2013 9:58PM

    emoticon I'm also learning to have different goals, choose new things to enjoy, and move ahead with deeper appreciation for things I put off noticing in the past. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAAK 6/6/2013 7:42PM

    Welcome to the 'golden years'! I'm in the same realization phase.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 Last Page