In lieu of links

Hi, sisters.

I had put together a post of interesting things I’ve found on the internet recently. For some reason, the links get lost every time I try to post. Wonder what I’m doing wrong. But my frustration means pictures for you! Here are some images from the past week.

Bob lent me his truck one last time (hopefully, for this season) and Beth and I hauled 4 1/2 tons of topsoil from a place in Hornell to next to the garden. I've filled half of the beds since then, using Dan and Corey's heavy duty wheelbarrow. It was hard, hot work, but, like I said, it feels amazing to be able to use my body like this.
That there is 9,000 pounds of dirt. Bob lent me his truck one last time (hopefully, for this season) and Beth and I hauled 4 1/2 tons of topsoil from a place in Hornell to next to the garden. I’ve filled half of the beds since then, using Dan and Corey’s heavy duty wheelbarrow. It was hard, hot work, but, like I said before, it feels amazing to be able to use my body like this.

Had my annual check up with my retinal specialist on Friday. He said everything looks good. In fact, he's not sure that the minor detachment he lasered around after the initial full detachment is even there any more. Huzzah for an attached retina. My right eye is stubborn about opening up with the dilation drops--the doctor often gives up after two or three times the normal dosage. My left eye decided to start focusing again 5 hours afterwards.
4 hours after dilation. My right eye is stubborn about opening up with the dilation drops–the doctor often gives up after two or three times the normal dosage. My left eye decided to start focusing again 5 hours afterwards. I had my annual check up with my retinal specialist on Friday. He said everything looks good. In fact, he’s not sure that the minor detachment he lasered around after the initial full detachment is even there any more. Huzzah for an attached retina.

Frida very curious about the deviled eggs I made for a southern food party that a local South Carolinian threw last weekend.
Frida was very curious about the deviled eggs I made for a southern food party that a local South Carolinian threw last weekend. I ended up putting a little wasabi in the egg filling and I think it worked.
Gardening update. The work is of course going much slower than I expected. The electric fending is up, chicken wire is roughly in place (new this year after seeing some rabbits around), 7 of the 12 beds have been squared and 6 have been filled, and planted. Beth has been amazing helping me this week, coming over several evenings to help.
Gardening update. The work is of course going much slower than I expected. The electric fending is up, chicken wire is roughly in place (new this year after seeing some rabbits around), 7 of the 12 beds have been squared, and 6 have been filled and planted. Beth has been amazing in helping me this week, coming over several evenings to help. Such great friends have I.

Today holds a picnic with friends, maybe some garden work, definitely doing dishes and getting groceries. I have to figure out what to make for the final Game of Thrones potluck tomorrow night. Any suggestions?

Happy father’s day to your husbands. I enjoy watching them parent with you. I’m so thankful for our father. Hope he is enjoying the end of his China adventure.

All my love,

Janna

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2 thoughts on “In lieu of links

  1. I love the dish of deviled eggs with the chive flowers! Sadie is often curious about what I’m doing in the kitchen–she will climb on a cardboard box by the stove, and put her front paws up on the stovetop to watch me cook.
    Hooray for an attached retina, indeed. Dilation means something totally different to me–I always think cervical dilation now. 🙂 So, so glad that you have healed well.
    Game of Thrones potluck, hmmm. I haven’t watched the show or read any of those books (I know! I’m very much missing out, from what I hear). I did a search on epicurious for Game of Thrones and got lots of recipes for Cornish hens, and something called Winterfell black bread. Oh, and locusts. 🙂 Yum, medieval feasting!

  2. Eye dilation is always the creepiest thing to me! It makes me feel like a vampire because walking into the sun is so painful. Thanks for the pictures! I really enjoyed seeing the glimpses into your life. The picture of Frida is just the cutest. You and Rachel could probably do a weekly cat photo post and I would be super happy.

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