Candlelight and Music

I’m making great progress on cleaning and organizing the house.  Almost have my craft/camping/junk room in perfect order.

Today I fertilized one of my square foot gardens, then planted tomatoes and peppers (with buried eggshells to prevent blossom end rot).  The plants are big enough and our season is so long, we should have all the tomatoes and bell peppers we can use.  I need to plant some cilantro and one other type of pepper still so I can make fresh salsa.

After that I put rosemary/garlic chicken on the grill along with some yellow crookneck squash halves.  And then the thunderstorm hit.  It was ferocious.

Ron went out in the storm to take the food off the grill, while I waited inside with a towel and a dry shirt for him.  But dinner was superb… worth fighting the storm for!

Then the lightning fireworks started in earnest!  Sunny raced to the window, barking to scare the thunder away.  And then the power went out.

So…. I lit candles, got out my ukulele, started playing with fingerpicking patterns, and simply got lost in the beautiful ambiance of candlelight and music.

So nice to be able to entertain and enjoy myself even in the dark of a power outage!

At last the electricity came back on.  By then, it was welcome because the candles were making it hot inside, and the air conditioning felt heavenly!

I figure another couple of days working on the house, a day or two on the yard, then it will be time to start work on the camper.  I’m in no hurry now.  Just thoroughly enjoying having projects to do!

Advertisements
Previous Post
Next Post

2 Comments

  1. One thing I miss about full-timing is having a garden. However, plenty of “Farmer’s Markets” to buy fresh produce from.
    Your evening sounds so relaxing.
    Gwen

    • I’ve always loved gardening. I finally gave it up because we were traveling so much and it didn’t fare well with all that neglect. Had to get rid of my chickens, which I loved, too. Wish I could find some portable micro chickens that would fit into a bird cage! 😀

      So the forced break from traveling is getting me back into gardening on a small scale. I don’t plan to do much more than I’m doing now because I really hope we’ll be back to traveling a lot next year.

      If I am ever blessed to fulltime, I’ll be checking out those farmers markets, too!

%d bloggers like this: