Time to catch up with my chums here on WP – what better way than by participating in Cee’s Share Your World!
For your main meal do you prefer sweet and sour, hot and spicy, spicy and sweet, bitter, salty, bland or other?
Spicy, because we don’t do salty in this house. Reiner has elevated blood pressure. As do I, so it happens. I know this because, YAY! We found a family doctor!
I met with my new MD on Tuesday. I did not grumble like I usually do when asked to get a mammogram, to get a bunch of blood drawn for routine baseline records, to go to Wal-Mart to have my BP recorded three times before I attend the follow-up on the 19th.
All paid for by Ontario’s health care plan. Not a penny out of my pocket. Other than what I happily pay in taxes.
I am deeply grateful. I know what my online friends south of the border are up against.
Where do you hide junk when people come over?
Ha! When I read that question, I read junk FOOD. Nice, salty junk food…
We keep a fairly clutter-free house. Cat hair, on the other hand…
What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?
Oh boy, this was a long winter, sitting on my butt for long periods of time. Then the spring, with the cold, and the wet, and the bugs and sometimes all three at once. No wonder my blood pressure has crept up. I want to get out and walk daily, even if it’s for a short stretch.
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
Ring Master. I’ve enjoyed being Mistress of Ceremony. And at a circus? It’s the only way I could put my uncoordinated, non-physically fit, and introverted self into the middle of a throng without fleeing the scene.
What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
This past week, I was busy with visitors and gardening and whatnot. Between the rain-showers, that is.
I yanked all of the heat-loving plants that have been languishing in my garden for weeks now. Cucumbers and squash are compost. The sweet peppers are next if this week’s warm spell doesn’t encourage a rally. Even the dill weed that grows like a, um, weed hasn’t grown past the sprout stage. Spinach is pitiful, as are the tomatoes. The mesclun lettuce mix is getting there, but man, it’s slow. The only thing that doesn’t mind the cold are the peas, radishes, and beets. I cannot comment on the celeriac because what the heck do I know from celeriac?
Oh! I forgot! My rhubarb patch has been awesome! I’ve had four harvests and could probably stretch it to five, but the post office lady surprised us with THREE large cartons of rhubarb from her garden. She said that they have a huge stand of the stuff and no one at home enjoys it. I don’t know what I love more: the year’s supply of rhubarb stored in my freezer or the outstanding generosity of the post office lady!
Speaking of being centre ring: I don’t mind crowds if I’m teaching. For instance, I’m leading a kids’ talk on rocks and minerals this Thursday at the library. Looking forward to that. I like watching the kids’ eyes light up when they realize how heavy a rock can be because of it’s metal content. Or seeing them marvel at a hunk of salt that comes from Goderich and making the connection between the mineral, the mine, and their, um, potato chips!