Blue Potatoes, Brain Freeze, and Happy Birthday, Rich!
And three weeks later, I’m back. Whew! Howdy, Friends! …if anybody’s still out there…
TODAY (yesterday actually) is Kid#2 Rich’s 25th birthday! Happy Birthday, son. I love you! He and his lovely wife bought their first house two weeks ago. Rick and I moved them on Mother’s Day, the best Mother’s Day I’ve ever had. If you believe that houses can look like the owners, they can, and it does.
I know you are as busy as I am. The last time I wrote you, I was coming upon my first college final in 28 years, and I actually got through it without throwing up. It helped to have 15 other people just like me in the class taking the final. The youngest was maybe 35, too young to be an AARP member and who can’t relate to senior moments and brain freeze. My required portfolio has produced this brain freeze in me; truly, my brain just stopped producing, and I’m fighting it! Just go, brain. I have until June 3 to submit it, but I’m shooting for Friday.
Kid #4 Sam and Emily are marrying June 4. The little couple is so excited. Sam is working while here, moving furniture from the old middle school to the new. I’m thankful he found a temporary job for this short time. Emily is working out the details of the ceremony, ironing table cloths, making pew markers, gathering vases, etc. It will be a beautiful wedding and reception.
Several weeks ago, Rick planted Adirondack Blue potatoes in the garden. Today, I harvested a few.
If you can call a potato beautiful, aren’t they beautiful?! I boiled these until tender, and the taste was very mild. The texture was more firm than russets or Yukon Golds, but I may have pulled them too early. Don’t they make a colorful plate?
Can’t wait for the tomatoes!
God bless the folks in Joplin and Oklahoma. I’ve had the telly on all day watching the progression of the storms and praying for all those affected. The stories coming out of Joplin are so sad. Praying for those waiting to be found in the rubble.
The storms are moving in now.
I’ve signed up to work on his presidential campaign. Netanyahu for President! I love him. God bless Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. God help America.