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Frozennoem wrtoe IP There comes a day when your body says crawling on oak is not conducive to good health.
Know the feeling - wife and I decided last week that our flower beds had gotten too unruly and set about "thinning the herd". Got the first part - digging out all the bulbs, combs,roots, etc, but going to be awhile before they get back in the ground. Have to call the Garden Club to see if they've got any events scheduled before frost sets in to see if we can find a home for the half of the plants our knees won't let us replant.
Tuesday am, rain and more rain.But, finally get to begin doctor tag again.
Coffee is calling, mask is ready and I think I’m ready. Tired but, ready decided when I woke up at 5 to stay up.
Think I’ll switch to Bustello Expresso to feel more human or awake. 110 lovely miles to Dr. and back again.
Hi it’s 80* and rain continues off an on, and will continue for 3 days.
Like blizzards I think I enjoy a wild thunderstorm passing through my area.
Did hear about Bournemouth, and watched them on BBC, bunch of twits, packed like Sardines on the beach.
Language my cousins used was harsher, Scots and Brits still living in UK.
We used to visit pre-pandemic, that’s not going to happen for a long while. Neither are the Canadian contingent 2021, maybe if changes are made.😇
Spent the last couple days trying to talk my cousin in NH through removing “t the app” off her cellphones. She finally switched parties, the app, t and her in-laws popping positive, sent her over the edge.😷
Time to clean my rain coat found it, after 2 years in mud room. Think I’ll need it for the next couple of days, and don’t want to wear the Burberry, more of a Lands End squall type.
Time to play
I can't believe it...I got a notification this AM that @DaveMcK had posted something. This is the first notification I've received in weeks! Hope they keep coming.
@LaDolceVita ...yes, thanks, it was a great birthday!
@DaveMcK ...re: the virus...Earlier this AM, Chuck Todd said, "The US blew it." Meaning we were doing so well with flattening the curve, and then too early we started re-opening things and people got carried away, and became irresponsible, careless, and selfish. Such a waste!
Oh, Dave, I like your idea of having a nice cool glass of lemonade on a hot day like this one!
As for me right now I need more coffee first!
Good morning to everyone on the Front Porch on this very sunny Sunday morning in June, 2020! May everyone have have a nice day with a pitcher of ice ice tea or lemonade in your refrigerator.
- Perfect Lemonade Recipe
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Yield: Serves 6For more intense lemon flavor, grate the zest from one fresh lemon and add the zest to the simple syrup as you are making it. Once the sugar has dissolved in the water remove from heat and let the zest seep in the simple syrup for several minutes, then strain out the zest when you add the simple syrup to the lemon juice.
- 1 cup white, granulated sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
- 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 to 3 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 Make "simple syrup": Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir so that the sugar dissolves completely and remove from heat.
Juice the lemons: While the water is heating for the simple syrup, juice your lemons. Depending on the size of the lemons, 4 to 6 of them should be enough for one cup of juice.
Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, water: Pour the juice and the simple syrup sugar water into a serving pitcher. Add 2 to 3 cups of cold water and taste. Add more water if you would like it to be more diluted (though note that when you add ice, it will melt and naturally dilute the lemonade).
If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Chill: Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons. Enjoy!
Morning to everyone on the Front Porch on this very early Sunday June, 2020! We are looking at an other days break in the rainy weather today! It will be around 85* this afternoon. I'm not very happy with the major uptick in new cases of the deadly Virus.
Post from a Facebook friend from England with some strong thoughts about those that are not taking pandemic seriously!
It might be the case that those who flocked to Dorset yesterday represent a lumpen minority. Trouble is, that’s all it takes.
“It doesn’t matter what we do these vile idiots will ignore rules,” tweeted Vikki Slade, the leader of Bournemouth Council, who justifiably described the behaviour of the hordes the heatwave brought to her town as “disgusting”.
She was conversing online with Laura Miller, a Conservative from DorsetCouncil, who reported being sworn at and spat at. “We are trying everything we can – signs, road closures, ticketing, education – you name it but it doesn’t work. They don’t care,” Miller said.
@catwoman500 Glad you had a nice birthday during this trying time! Warm and humid here with rain in the evenings keeping the ground muddy but the garden is happy. I am busy doing chores most of the day but the urge to go and do something different does hit me once in awhile. Not happening for a while yet though. @OscarE1968 welcome to the porch.