Friday, September 09, 2016
September Heat & Humidity
And my best friend. Benadryl. See the second line on the left? Itchy, watery eyes. That's me.
Yesterday I went to the grocery store. I had been going every day and spending a fortune ( I have the proof as my credit card bill arrived)--so I have been trying NOT to go to the grocery. Yesterday, well, I needed to see if there were any peaches (for the smoothie I now love) and I needed deli ham and swiss slices for my "roll ups" (just a slice of ham with cheese on top, rolled up into a cigar shape) which I eat instead of a sandwich. I loved roll ups for lunch when I was doing Atkins.
Anyway, back to what I was saying. I stood in front to the allergy pills section and decided to try Claritin. For allergy. I have tried all the rest. So far, one hour in, my eyes are drier than usual, I am not sniffling and except for the tight dry skin around my eyes, I am feeling pretty good. Of course, we have the AC on. I'm thinking that days when I am feeling great, are days when the AC is on.
The library called. I now have FOUR delightful books to read.
I made G a very nice 9 inch square lasagna the other day. Using the items in the fridge (which I purchased on my frequent shopping trips). Ricotta cheese, frozen spinach, fresh pasta sheets, frozen ground turkey (for testing turkey). I wish I could say I used my own oven roasted tomatoes for the sauce--but G only likes commercial sauce. I had a salad late in the afternoon and the last of the blueberry peach smoothie in the evening. I'll be going into the kitchen to make more smoothie when I finish typing this.
My employer should be calling this afternoon to let me know what days I will be working next week. I'm hoping for three short days.
The figs on our potted fig tree are starting to turn color. Getting ripe. I think there may be over 50 figs on the tree, perhaps even 100? We finally learned to water, water and then water some more. The young "bush" fig (not a tree shape) has 4 figs. A good beginning effort. This, I believe, is year 4 for the potted tree. I will be able to make quite a few jars of fig preserves.
The part of Maine where I live is now in a "drought". We are 5 to 6 inches short of the normal rainfall. Wells are drying up, farmers haven't enough hay to cut and feed to their animals, a goat farmer hasn't enough grass for the grass fed goats. The rain goes by us to the north. Hermine brought us nothing but humidity. My vegetable garden looks like a disaster. I am going out to water the few things still growing. Eggplant, beans, carrots and beets.