I just came back in from giving the patio plants a bit of water to get them through the day. In containers plants can get hot quickly. I will water more thoroughly this evening.
I have to keep an eye out for my plants during the hotter days to make sure they aren’t getting too hot and stressed.
I’m going to my second acupuncture session this morning. I have had little pain in the six days since I was first there. Today I do have some nerve pain in my arms and hands however.
I figure I will have to keep this up on some kind of maintenance basis to reap the benefits.
I cleaned my apartment yesterday afternoon. It only takes about an hour these days to dust, vacuum, mop and clean the bathroom.
I used to be more deliberate with my cleaning. I’d schedule cleaning for once per week. I no longer do that. I clean when I feel like cleaning.
That is the good part about living alone. You clean when you want to. You prepare food when you are hungry.
Speaking of preparing food, I’ve found an easy way to prepare fruit for smoothies.
Last week fresh strawberries were $1.20 at the Walmart market. So I bought that. I purchased fresh bananas and frozen blue berries.
I bring the fruit home and slice it up. I put each kind of fruit in separate plastic bags and then freeze.
I’d like to be able to take the fruit directly from the freezer and put in my smoothie blender. But that was how I ruined a Kitchen Aid blender a few years ago.
When I want a smoothie, I take out enough frozen fruit for one smoothie and put the various frozen fruits together in another small bag. I then run hot water in the sink and submerge the closed bag of fruit.
In just a few minutes the fruit is thawed sufficiently to go into the smoothie blender.
I then add 3 ice cubes, almond milk and protein powder, and in about a minute I have a tasty smoothie to drink.
While we were outside I got a photo of Charlie sunning himself on the rug on the patio.
Yesterday on my Pinterest feed I came across this and thought I’d share it with you…
By the way, I added a photo of Abi to my blog sidebar yesterday. I still can’t think about her without crying. I imagine that will be the case for some time.
Rest in peace, my sweet baby girl. Mama will always love you.