Monday, May 18, 2009

Roast Chicken, Part Deux

Okay, tenth grade French was.......2009 minus.....carry the three......well, a long time ago-did I misspell the word? Is it a big deal if I did? Does anybody really care what time it is? Oh, sorry, I got a bump on the head today and I'm feeling a little off :)


It was a beautiful day here finally. Not overly warm-maybe 65, but at last there was NO WIND!! We have had gale force winds for days and my poor plants have taken a beating; the veggies look wilted-or actually, sideways. But today was awesome. Got Hermit Crab up and her and I went to church. I know, not a big deal, but with our work schedule we rarely get there anymore. It was such a great sermon and great songs. After feeling such joy we decided to go get more things for the yard to get ready for her party. Joy ended soon after. She had to do all the lifting since I have the restrictions for another week and a half. Hmmm, maybe joy had returned? No lifting-bonus! We picked up some more veggies for the garden. My seeds didn't sprout so well this year, so went and bought some cukes, zucchini and cantalope. I told Hermit Crab that the last time we grew melons they ended up the size of a softball and hard as rocks. She was persistant so they came home with us. We also bought a couple of pavers for in front of our shed. I added a window box and some flowers-thought it would be a fun addition to the back yard, kind of brighten it up where it looks a little junky. She also had to help Dude with the pavers he got for a little patio outside our back door, plus she planted 3 trees. I supervised Dude as he planted some shrubs next to the barn in his little garden he created with his 25 cent retaining wall blocks he picked up. Can't beat making a garden bed for under $20. Dude and I sat down and had a bonfire, roasted some weiners and had a beer. Hmm, still hungry. Ahah! Chicken left over from last night. Okay, it is 10:30 at night. I wasn't up for trying to come up with some kind of fancy left over. Took the easy way out-warmed up the chicken breasts in the oven, made a nice big plate of salad greens, sliced the warm chicken, sprinkled with some nice cheeses and had a terrific salad. Trying to negate the weiners and beer.



yum, melty cheese

Here are a few pics from today:


Hermit Crab laying my new pavers

The pavers are laid and the window box is planted

Inside the shed we found a nest with 3 baby birds.
Mama was busy squaking at us all day.






11 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Love the pavers. How sweet hermit crab is to help you.

I think your leftover dish is just lovely.

noble pig said...

I love that you had another dinner at 10:30, you are my kind of woman! How did you get a teen to do all that work, you must tell your secrets.

Bob said...

Mmmmm, leftover chicken with melty cheese. Love it. Great shot of the baby bird too, those can be hard to get.

avesta said...

I feel you on the wind thing! I am from Ohio and moved to Omaha, NE in the last year and I can't get over this wind! My skin is being beat up!!!! Any advice or sure win skin products? :)

Ali said...

Our baby birds finally flew off a couple of weeks ago and I actually miss the little poopers!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are so lucky that your daughter helps. We have to light dynamite under our two to get them to do anything. She did a great job!

Leslie said...

oh my..those cute little birds!!!

tamilyn said...

Seriously-the kids help very infrequently. I bought her some stuff, so guilt must have won out-plus she knows I can't lift anything yet seeing that I'm old and decrepit! They surprise us once in awhile and help without begging/pleading/crying/door slamming :)

Debbie said...

Oh those baby birds are so cute...sounds like you had a very nice day and evening..good for you!

Jeff said...

Spring is all about getting the yard around for summer. Even if that means late late dinners.

Heck I am more impressed with the 20 dollar bed and the bonfire with hot dogs. That is living.

Pam said...

Your window box and pavers look great! I love the salad - it's a great way to use leftover chicken.