My bumper crop of garlic is not one. I pulled almost all of the rest of the garlic I had planted, only to discover most of it didn’t bulb in the desired fashion; many plants had deformed bulbs with most of the individual cloves exposed. I wonder if this is because I used garlic I had saved instead of seed garlic purchased from a nursery/store. I believe that it’s all edible, but the non-standard bulbs won’t store well and will need to be used sooner rather than later.

I think that my metabolism has ground to a halt. On both days this weekend I ate lunch out, and had absolutely no appetite for the rest of the evening. Admittedly the heat and humidity meant that I wasn’t overly active in the afternoon, but still, I used to get hungry regardless. This is also occurring after never eating three meals while spending time with my mother last week. Weird.

I solved today’s Wordle in six attempts; my starter today was BUMPY. I could have had the answer in five if I wanted to risk failure; I did not, and that speaks volumes about me. And predictably as time goes on more of the words that we guess cannot be the correct answer because they have already been answers.

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28 Responses to 2023-05-15

  1. steve says:

    Wordle in 6… grumble grumble.

    23 Saturday on the road bike. F it was hot. I took a 2 minute shade break and that helped a bit, but I was drinking but not enough…

    Sunday started with blueberry pancakes and ended with schnitzel! In between, there was finishing hanging the sunshade over the wash rack, oil and filter changed on the scooter, clean and ride the scooter, and enjoy a malt beverage upon arriving home.

    So the winner of the TT yesterday moved into the leaders jersey, then tested positive for Covid and is now out of the race. It’s still out there…


    • Good on you for riding. I thought about it, which is unhelpful.

      I missed yesterday’s stage, but heard them talking about COVID on Saturday.

      I had waffles for breakfast today. Yum!

      • Barb says:

        Mary & TJ joined us for dinner last night – so we heard all about the Giro (since Kevin had called her for Mother’s Day) – and I of course had no idea what they were talking about.

  2. And just when I tried to care about Werder Bremen they let me down by losing (a-gain…) yesterday by giving up a goalie six minutes into extra time. Dangen!

  3. David says:

    Wordle in 5 starting with STAKE. I had three letters in 3 but couldn’t wrap my head around the word so I used my fourth turn to eliminate 5 unused letters. That identified my 2 missing letters so I had to do was arrange them on the fifth attempt.

    I swam 1/2 mile on Saturday and Sunday, so that’s a mile of swimming for the weekend. I’m still swimming on my back but I’ll be ready to start on my stomach soon. My trip to Belize is six weeks away.

    • steve says:

      Well done! You’ll be crossing the English Channel in no time!

    • Jenka says:

      On Saturday I chatted with the other people who did the catamaran trip in Belize last week. One couple spent two nights in Placencia after the boat trip and they said it was magnificent.

  4. Jenka says:

    My Friday was rough with meetings plus a funeral (co-worker passed away). Luckily I had a very quiet weekend. We had no kid so we slept late, went out to lunch, got mani-pedis, and went to a 50th birthday party for a dear friend in Grant Park. This week should be much quieter and we head to Chicago on Friday.

    Even weirdly shaped garlic would get eaten in my house! You can never have too much.

    • Oh if it’s edible it will get eaten. I’m not one of those people who need “perfect” vegetables. If not for the moniker “Wee Little Farm” my plot of land may have been named “Land of Misfit Vegetables”. Lol

  5. steve says:

    Other random thoughts from the weekend:
    I rescued a turtle on Saturday as big as a salad plate. With no water nearby, I wasn’t sure where “he” was going.
    I have hopefully fixed the AC in my car. It was only working occasionally and a little Googling led me to swapping the horn and AC compressor relays- Ta Daa!! New relay on order.
    We watched the ISS flyover last night. SpotTheStation emails me when and where to look.

  6. Back from errands. I had to run up to Sani’s house to drop off something I brought back from Raleigh so I also hit a bank and Target near Tucker. I was going to shop at an Asian grocery, or Your Dekalb Farmers Market, but didn’t have a good shopping list and dropped into a Publix instead. I just realized that I was also going to shop at a Dollar Tree but forgot to do so. Dangen!

  7. Barb says:

    Back at my desk after a week off – I just can’t wrap my brain around work today, so this is harder than it should be.

    Tomato plants didn’t die while we were gone, so I’m guessing it rained a little, I forgot to ask anyone to check on them.

    Speaking of garlic – We made 40 clove garlic chicken last night (found some good 50% off deals at Aldi on Friday when we were sopping for camping supplies) – it really doesn’t make the chicken that garlicy – it was tasty.

    Camping at Clemson was fun – water in the lake is still a little cold – but we did get in after riding Saturday. I managed to crash, and my neck is still sore. Wanted to ride Sunday, but I couldn’t turn my head enough to make me want to actually go. But – nothing was broken (unlike Zoltan, that broke his collarbone on Sunday)

  8. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 5 starting with BEAUS.

    Nice weekend. Steve pampered me yesterday on behalf of our furry children. I binged to the end of A Million Little Things and ugly cried through the last two episodes. Really well done finale for the series.

    Saturday I rode with my friends and we stopped in the shade near the trailers to Chatt for a few minutes. When we continued on something in a clump of bushes made the horses spook hard. No one came off, but one of my friend’s broke her nose in the chaos. Her face hit her horse’s neck and crunch it went. Disappointing way to end the ride for her. I still had another 30 minutes to go to get home after we got her horse loaded and summoned her husband to drive her home.

    Another trip to the clinic this morning in the ongoing attempt to get the mare pregnant. This is the hail Mary pass so if she’s still not pregnant we’ll give up. Fingers crossed that we’ll see a baby on the ultrasound in 2 weeks.

  9. Well, sometimes things in WLF go okay. I just harvested a couple of pounds of beautiful, small, new potatoes. These were from three buckets I started late February, and the plants had all but died. I am pleased by this and look forward to eating them. 😀

    • Barb says:

      Congrats on the potatoes!!!!

      I just went out & cut the grass, it really needed it. I just can’t quite get into working today, so needed the break.

      Bonehead move I discovered this weekend – I booked Victoria Bryant campground (on reserveamerica.com) & not Victoria Campground (on recreation.gov). I was looking at the reservation & noticed the directions were from I85, not I75. Thank God I looked at it. So I got the 1 cancelled, and have been stalking the app for an opening at the correct Victoria. Today someone cancelled, so we got a site. We will be going up to Lake Allatoona this weekend as I had originally planned.

      • David says:

        I feel you on this one. Last year I booked a rental car for San Jose, California, instead of San Jose, Costa Rica. Fortunately I had let Gmail add the car rental event to my calendar. About 2 days before we left for Costa Rica I saw Hertz – San Jose, California on the screen. Everything sorted out easily because I caught it in time.

      • Thanks.

        Still sticking to “No Mow May”.

        Yowza, another trip? You two are crazy, but at least you are making use of the new camper.

        • Barb says:

          This weekend is just up to Allatoona – maybe a 30 minute drive. a 90s hasher friend from FL is coming up for her nephew’s graduation, and she’s solo camping with a new camper. So, we thought we’d go up & see her, so why not camp at the same time?

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