"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NATURE'S BOUNTY IN AZ.................




My friend, Lainey, is one heck of a gardner!!!  She had to leave town unexpectedly this week to drive to Wyoming; before she left she told me to go pick tomatoes as she didn't want the birds to get all of them.  So......I did!!


The lemons are ours from our tree out back.  We have been harvesting them for months.  LOL LOL

Anyway, I make tons of homemade salsa so these tomatoes are going to be used for this as well as some homemade spaghetti sauce.

I'm only growing a few herbs and some easy veggies in our garden out back...since I seem to be a little intimidated to grow REAL VEGETABLES as I call them.  

Mint, basil and oregano

But.....visiting her garden today inspired me to buy one tomato plant and some cilantro.  I don't know if it is too late to plant the tomato but I'm going to plop it in with my flowers and see what happens.

I'll keep you posted!

(O:

Jo









Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LIVING ALONE..................................................




I  have never lived alone....although I have a few lady friends that do.  

This morning my wonderful soul mate had an early meeting.  That meant I was here alone with my pups for a good part of the early morning.


I tried to imagine my life without Brad....it was unsettling to say the least.  
As we grow older together it is inevitable that one of us will end up being alone.  I'm not trying to be morbid here but just addressing reality.


You build a life with someone and suddenly you are the one who remains.

I don't really know what a person can do to prepare for this.....but it will happen in each of our lives if we have a partner.  How do you adapt to doing everything ALONE that you once did with someone else.  It really is almost overwhelming to think about it.

So.....for the time being....I just treasure each day that I have with my partner and I know he does the same with me.

You know.....when you are young you never think about this....but as you age together.....it becomes more of a reality.

Just me thinking out loud today.
As I said.....not trying to be morbid just speaking the truth.

xo