Saturday, July 21, 2012

sorry to have been away but i know that you all understand!!!

 

 i haven't been around the interwebs very much for about a week - but i know that you all understand! ya know, hubby came back from the city, i layed on him on the kitchen floor for 3 straight days without either of us moving (no Rob, buddy - not THAT! just laying on top of him and hugging him!!!)

then there was the usual catching up on watering and starting new building projects and of course the river!!!

i have tried to make it through everyone's latest posts - the terribly, sad event in Colorado, of course, leaves our hearts heavy. but we have been praying for everyone that was affected by this senseless event, whether they were in the theater or not, and will continue to do so.

what do you have for breakfast when there are no fresh trout and the frozen ones will take too long to defrost? well, of course, spaghettini with olive oil, garlic and delicious fresh basil!!!! oh man - this was so yummy!!!



check out my beautiful amaranth!!!! i have never grown it before so i started it in pots - but it needs it's own huggie kultur soon! i can't believe how beautiful it is!


and here's my day-lillies growing by the apple trees. and a hosta that's gone to flower. both will be transplanted in the fall and seeds will be gathered from both. they are kind of strangling one of the apple trees. we are clearing the whole area where the 2 tiny apple trees grow. still no sign of apples but we hope that there will be some one of these years!


woohoo! nasturtiums are starting to flower. back in the city, i had nasturtiums that were almost as tall as me! echinnacea too! but starting over from scratch means starting over from scratch. so i will have to be patient and wait for these beauties to grow! the flowers are delicious and soooo spicey! want an awesome appetizer made from nasturtium flowers, cream cheese and smoked salmon? go here.


crap. just talking about the nasturtiums and smoked salmon made me cut and copy this pic. if you want the recipe - go here.

 

look at this tiny, tiny, primrose growing down at the river. so delicate.
 

 river? did someone say river? yer darn tootin's baby! we went for a couple of swims before jambaloney left on his trip but we have been down daily since he got back. the weather has been perfect even though the water is still only a few degrees above freezing - brrrrrrrrrr - can you say brrrrrrrrr? i am talking freezing. we don't care tho - we love the river!

here's our usual setup down at the river - our blankets, towels, books, and lunch on the cooler.


lunch was a quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) salad, some carrot sticks, sweet pickled onions, pickled beets, green and black olives, some sliced pepperoni, old cheddar and mozarella - yummeh!


look at that gorgeous clear blue sky! and that gorgeous, mineral-filled water of the river! every time i take a dive i make sure to drink some! hey - there's jambaloney enjoying the freezing water!


and that's me getting ready to go in! for the purposes of keeping this blog post PG-13 - i was sure to wear panties!


sploosh! man that water is freezing and refreshing! i have to sit in the hot sun for at least 30 minutes before i dare take a dive!


hey - that's me - wishing that you all were here with us. but just know that we keep you all in our hearts when we are down at the river.


Helga - it's supposed to be another scorcher tomorrow. get your bathing suit and towel ready girl...we're going swimming again!

40 comments:

  1. 3 whole days kymber? holy cow!!!! i don't think we did that when senior was gone for 6 months... : )

    River does look refreshing I will take a dip in my thoughts, no way I would get the boys in it though, the Oldest wouldnt swim anywhere that fish pee and poop ( his words not mine)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. bahahahahahhahaha! ok hon - just between you and me - maybe it wasn't 3 whole days but that's our story and we're sticking to it - don't tell anyone else k? bahahahahah! that river is so refreshing and it is constantly fed by the ocean - the ocean tides actually come up as far as where we are and farther - it is a very clean river! but, where we walk out to dive in and a little farther, there is a ton of beautiful and delicious moss on the floor - jambaloney can't stand his feet getting in it - but he is a city boy! i love that moss on my feet. and yes - i drink gulps of water where the fish pee and poop. tell that to your gorgeous boys the next time they are acting up - bahahahahah! Oldest will probably faint! you would love the river JUGM...like love it!

      Delete
  2. That lunch is my kind of afternoon doing whatever kind of food. I wish I was there swimming, it does look amazing and refreshing to me right now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Max - i normally try to plan for our lunches a little better - like we were missing some artichokes and hearts of palm and we didn't have any berries. but we were in a rush to get down to the river. we tend to plan our days around getting up between 6-7, eating our breakfast, watering all of the garden, feeding cats, rubbing cats, doing whatever the cats want us to do, and then working on a job or two. by lunch, it's time to whip something together and afternoons are for the river.

      buddy - make the concoction that i left for you on your blog - it's much better for you than gatorade. and then plan to come and visit us for some swims in the next year or so. you would love this water. it's definitely cold enough for your crazy *ss!

      Delete
    2. The cats have you in a perfect pawsition!

      I'm just crazy enough to do something like a visit to Canada, or even stop over on the way to Alaska.

      Delete
    3. bahahahahah - they most certainly DO! buddy - if you ever went to Alaska for a visit and didn't stop in here - the friendship would definitely be over. just sayin'!

      Delete
  3. Hey sis - Beautiful blue sky and water ! I like your picnic set up - but where's the new towels !?!? Crack those suckers out and use them - they'll keep you nice and warm after the frigid waters.

    Your lunch is divine - I'll bring my wet suit and towel for a one second dip for sure ! Bahahahah ! Thanks for the invite.

    Have an awesome weekend !

    Love you lots ... xoxoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hey sis - as you probably have already guessed - all of the beautiful skies are named "Helga" - bahahahahahah! i'm not very imaginative eh? oh crap sis - those beautiful towels that you sent us will get all wrecked down at the river - we are currently using those when we hose each other down with the backyard hose and using them when we get out of the fancy "pool" and we use them after the hottub - those towels are just waaaaay too fancy to use at the river!!! and waaaaay too pretty!

      hon - that water is so cold i don't know if you could handle even a one second dip. but you could probably walk in up to your knees. and that would cool you down.

      honey - you are always invited and you know that! have a fantastic sunday me darlin. you know how loved you are! xoxoxoxo

      Delete
  4. I'm not sure I could handle 3 hours. :D :D Have you guessed I'm not the huggy type. :D

    I thought you were eating a bowl of worms for breakfast. Nice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Joey - i would love to hold you down on the kitchen floor for 3 days and hug you...oh crap - now i am the one sounding like the perv. i don't mean it in any pervy way and if you would be more comfortable on the couch we could do it there...and watch some good movies. but ya buddy - i'm a hugger. i hope we can still keep the friendship.

      oh dude. i gotta get you over here for a decent meal one of these days. really. like during one of your jaunts to arizona. i could even hire you for a community event for like 17.56 British pounds. you can see how it would really be worth your while. bahahahahahahah!

      Delete
  5. You were thinking of us while you swam ? How funny, because I was with you in spirit ! Looks lovely.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jane - we always think of you and yours and we alllllways feel your spirit - thanks hon! xoxoxoxo

      Delete
  6. Sweet Kymber,

    I love the pictures girl!!! It's so pretty there, I wish we were there to enjoy your weather and water.
    Have you ever had garlic pasta? The sauce is fresh or diced tomatoes, olive oil, fresh basil chopped,fresh garlic chopped and mix (add salt and pepper to taste. Then a little sugar to cut the acid in the tomato).Cook your pasta, place pasta on a plate, add a little sauce over hot pasta (don't heat your sauce) and add a little mozzarella cheese. It's amazing and fresh tasting.

    Bulldog Man and I make lunch or a dinner like your picnic at the river when it's really hot outside. This way we don't heat up the house too much.

    Have a great evening, I need to go get changed. Going to the state park to meet friends, they came in with their trailer. Their passing through to Wisconsin.

    Your Friend, Sandy xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. sweet Sandy - i knew that you would love the pics. my friend SciFiChick left a comment for me on her blog saying that she was a closet lover of the sky pics. i told her that you, Helga, Jane and PracticalP came out of the closet and that she could too - bahahahahahahah! i wish you were here to enjoy this gorgeous weather too - never too hot, always enough rain and beautiful blue skies to just daze off into daydreaming land. and lots of salty, clean air to breathe. Sandy - we do many versions of pasta - sometimes with tomatoes, sometimes not but ALWAYS with a ton of garlic!!! thanks for your recipe - we will be sure to try it and love it!

      oh i hope that you had a wonderful time meeting up with your friends - update us all on your blog eh? xoxoxox

      Delete
    2. Sweet Kymber,
      We had a great time with old friends. They we're on their way to Wisconsin and decided to park their RV in a state park not to far from our house for the night. So we went out to the park and visited for a couple of hours. Great fun!

      I love pasta dishes, there so easy to make :-) and always delishes.

      Delete
  7. Jamby - Maybe you could make some sort of Kymber sling type thing and just kinda carry her around with you so you can get some work done around the place.

    It might make public appearances a bit awkward though :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks PP, buddy - we have a million things to do around the house and u-no-hoo is out there trying to make a kymber sling type thing out of the fire hose he got at the fire hall. and although i always support every one of my man's endeavours - this one looks like it's sure to fail! you knob (pronounced Ka-nob)!

      Delete
  8. Enjoy the sun and water! Your nasturtiums are doing much better than mine.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh Mrs. S - my nasturtiums aren't doing all that well at all - they look like dwarfs?!?!?!? what is going on with yours? and thank you, hon, we have really been enjoying the sun and water.

      Delete
  9. You continue to motivate me to get some freshwater fish aquaponics going! Looks sooo good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mr. Sugarcane - if you get some freshwater fish aquaponics going you must promise to come back and tell us - this is something that we all will be interested! thank you Sir!

      Delete
  10. How exciting for you. I'm glad y'all have been reunited and it sounds like you've had fun. That picnic sounds and looks wonderful. Nearly freezing water? Is that normal this time of year? What is your air temp now? I'm not sure I could handle more than a couple minutes, lol.

    OH, and if someday the stars align and we somehow met in person, I'm a hugger too. And warn Jambaloney that I'm an equal gender hugger! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hey buddy - i am exaggerating a little about the freezing temps of the water - well actually, no, i am not! the water is about 17C (60F) and it will get warmer from now and through the month of august. our air temps are mid to high 20'sC (70-80F). the air temps are perfect swimming temps....30 mins in the sun and you want to get in the cool...um...freezing cold water. but it is so refreshing when you are laying out in the sun for a bit. we take dips and swim just about every 30 mins - it's so awesome! if you were here i would drag you in with us - bahahahahah!

      i hope those stars align someday - that would be really nice to hug in person even though we have already internet hugged. no worries about jambaloney. he's gotten used to hugging other men because that's what the men here do when they meet. they call it a man hug. they put one arm around the other guys shoulder and bump. come to think of it - my friends Stephen, Duke, Senior, MDR, Matt, Max, North and a bunch of other internet tough men do the same. oh i love the men here and how they treat each other. am i rambling?

      Delete
  11. " 3 days laying on the floor"

    heh, heh.........

    Wildflower

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. bahhhahahahahaha. only you, Wildflower...only you. must be why i like you so much. xoxox

      Delete
  12. You have earned what you have. So many people waste their lives wishing for what you have, as if "wishing" got you there.

    Physically, you are in great shape. Emotionally, each of you is the other's sanity.

    Joe and I are now old and out of shape, which the two of you will never be. Always young at heart and mind, with good health due to your constant surveillance.

    You worked hard for your blessings and had the knowledge to know what to aim for. None of it was based on luck. I still can't help having a twinge of wistful envy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lotta joy...i am going to send you an email to properly respond to this comment. you have no idea how hard you hit me with this. all in a good way of course...but man you nailed me with this. and it means much and a lot. i know that you will understand. and if you don't, i will explain it in the email. so much love sent to you and Joe...and Little Stud.

      Delete
  13. I so would love to have lunch and a swim with you guys....nice beautiful post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. dearest, sweetest one - we would always have you and lunch would always be whatever you wanted. i would so love to cook you a fantastic lunch that included sausage gravy and biscuits, bourbon bread pudding, bacon, chili, and anything else that your heart would desire. i wouldn't even get a chance to swim with you - jambaloney would have you out in that canoe so fast i wouldn't even be able to take my shoes off. and you guys would be gone for hours fishing. and i know that you and he would love that - and i would just wait till you guys got back. wouldn't even matter if you caught any fish.

      Delete
  14. Replies
    1. agirl - thanks hon. i appreciate that.

      Delete
  15. hey give me some credit, I wasn't even thinking about that at all.

    I was knocked off line since friday around noon. got back on an hour ago. I will post more in the am.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. sorry buddy - but i was thinking of one of your smart-*ssed replies - bahahahahah! so sorry you were knocked offline...but glad that you are back buddy. yer one of my daily reads!

      Delete
  16. Nice to see your back. :leer:

    And nice to see you're back.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. North buddy - you kill me with your understanding of english grammar - good on ya! bahahahahahahha! you better stop leering at me or i am dumping you in that freezing cold water. and jambaloney says thanks buddy!

      Delete
  17. Well woman, Jambe sent me a note soon as he got back and I told him you were more important than me and he needed to take care of you first. Now I know the reason for the long silence. C'mon, break out the key and release him from that log chain, HE wants to talk to me.

    Meanwhile I have to laugh anew at your giggle about having a "hot" day while I sit here baking at 42 C once again. And the AC died yesterday.

    Hugs to you both.

    Winston

    ReplyDelete
  18. oh Winston, buddy - no A/C - you poor, poor dear! ya when he got back he needed his venting partner - so he sent you the email. but then got tied up in a bunch of stuff - you know how it is. no worries buddy - i took the log chain off his leg this morning - he's gone into town to buy us a dishwasher - woohoo! and we'll set it up with solar panels don't you worry buddy.

    ya - he really wants to talk to his venting partner. like really does, Winston. thanks for being such a good friend to him. you have no idea how much that means to me.

    you are always in our thoughts and prayers. and i am always virtually hugging you! thanks so much buddy. you have no idea.

    ReplyDelete
  19. It's not like we haven't seen your rear end before anyway. I seem to recall a picture where that was all we could see sticking out of the water.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is my desktop background...

      Delete
  20. Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks I have read
    stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you have the
    opportunity, Guess I'll just book mark this page.

    Visit my blog post - http://isusec.com

    ReplyDelete