Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday....Waiting for Rain


This was my stack n' grow a couple of days ago. The petunias look great, but more work than I had planned to keep them looking this way.

I slept well last night. So well that I thought I might have missed the predicted rain :) I got up at 5 and looked out the deck door....nothing was wet, although it was a bit foggy. I was so disappointed. Our new weather man said that it would rain for sure during the night. Couldn't miss us. Well, it did. 
I am refinishing the table where we eat. Well, sort of refinishing. I read on FB that you can use 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup olive oil mixed together to make scratches and blemishes less noticeable. I rubbed this mixture onto the table with a soft cloth and let it sit for a couple of hours. Then I buffed it with another cloth. It looked pretty good. When I got up this morning there were two spots that were still noticeable. So, I took some artist's oils the color of the table and dabbed the spots with the paint. Now, I'll let it dry and do the oil and vinegar thing again tomorrow. I feel that it can't hurt and it definitely looks better than when I started. 
I thawed a chicken for dinner and then decided to go outside and give everything a good watering. I pulled the lawn cart as I went a watering...Hi Ho Hi Ho...it's off to work I go...I hummed this as I went. An hour and a half later, I'm back where I started. A full lawn cart with trimmings and weeds.....and one tired lady. Now as I sit here, it looks like it will rain. Good.....there's nothing like a good rain.
I'm going to search for a recipe for that chicken...so that it can cook while I get my hair cut this morning. Maybe I'll use one of those cooking bags...I'll let you know if it turns out.
People seem to be not blogging so much lately. I don't know if it's because they can't think of another thing to say about their gardens or if it's the late summer doldrums. Kids are back in school, moms are pooped, visions of Christmas are in the back of their heads, fall house cleaning, or just plain boredom with blogging. Pretty soon, we will be blogging about every little thing in the house. Now, we are outside and should have so much more to blog about. So, if you think that your blog is getting repetitious, think again. You may be the bright spot in some one's day. 
Balisha

Back again....
That rain never came. So glad I watered everything. I haven't watered anything in the back yard this summer until now.
The chicken dish was good. I put seasoned cut up potatoes, carrots, onions in an oven bag and then topped with a cut up chicken. I had seasoned the chicken real well with paprika (for color) garlic powder, seasoned salt and lots of pepper.I added 1/2 cup of chicken broth, careful to not pour it on the chicken.  I fastened the bag... that was in a 13x9 heavy casserole and put it in the oven at 350 for 2 hours. That and an ear of corn was our meal this afternoon. I have had great success with these bags. 

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    1. Thankyou. I think that you are a new reader. Welcome...hope you enjoyed your time here. Please come again.

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  2. I have used those cooking bags before but not lately ...good idea! :)

    I blog WAY more in the summer time / it's the winter where I find it harder or there's less to talk about...but while the readers pick up my posts right away ( like blog lovin or feedly ) it's hit and miss with the blogrolls updating. So many that you see that have not posted recently may have but the updates are not showing up all of the time ? Not sure but I've encountered this a lot.

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    1. I try to post something just about everyday. I know that some people are homebodies and like to have something new to read. Sometimes I wonder what people find interesting in my humdrum life......I sometimes delete things....but not often.

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  3. Your flowers are so lovely draped over the stacked pots.
    I am taking a little break from posting but I will still be visiting and commenting on your blog.
    Have a good evening.

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    1. Enjoy your break.I'll miss reading your posts.

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    1. I know Margie....I appreciate you so. Love to visit your blog...you have such a busy life, I'm surprised that you find time to blog with your new job.

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  5. The patchwork blanket sounds lovely--you know I love patchwork!--and I also love the Bean Plant photo in your last post. The bean pods look like little fuchsia BIRDS! The stem makes their "beaks." I'm charmed by that.

    'Just read your post about your son's birthday too. Those anniversaries are so bittersweet.

    Love to You,

    Val ♥

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    1. I know how you feel about patchwork. I have always loved it....from the days of reading the little house books and the Walton's on TV, when they would have patchwork quilts on their beds. I used to quilt and did quite a bit of patchwork. I think that some think it's out of fashion right now, but I'm a bit old fashioned and still love to see it in decorating.
      Anniversaries are bittersweet. We miss him so, but that's life and we have to roll with the punches....so to speak.

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  6. Your chicken recipe sounds delicious. The cooking bags really save a lot of time cleaning up and everything turns out browned but moist for me.

    Your petunias are so pretty. Some of what I thought were supposed to be petunias that I bought from one store for my flower pots this year, are not the big pretty petunias like yours. They must have been mislabeled or they are some type of "puny" petunia variety. The few petunias (that cost just a little more) that I bought at a different store turned out to be normal pretty petunias. Next year, no more cheap "puny" petunias for me.

    I always look forward to seeing your post and what is growing and going on at your place. I pop by just about every day.

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    1. Thanks for reading when I post. As for your petunias...mine are called "Wave Petunias" and don't require dead heading. I like to pick off the dead flowers, because they look a little neater in this container. If they are planted in the ground...I don't bother.

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  7. Your flowers (and yard) are just beautiful. I love reading about what you do.

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    1. Thanks...I love seeing your photos from the past too.

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