Working, working, working…

Attila and I decided to stay in our country home this weekend.  We both worked a six day week and although Attila does this week after week, I am not accustomed to so much consecutive work.  I am surprised that I am not worn down, not at all.  I feel quite energetic and a little restless; I’m looking forward to our next visit to the little house!

After preparing bread dough a few weeks ago, a portion of it went into the freezer to be used as pizza dough.  This morning that dough was removed from the freezer and placed in the refrigerator and tonight it was topped with all our favorite pizza toppings.  We haven’t made pizza since last June, so this is a rare treat. However, my timing was off, the dough was frozen after the second rise and didn’t rise at all when baked. The meal was flavourful, but the texture of the dough was disappointing.

Cherry Tomato Ripening

My deck garden is an interesting project.  The tomatoes are coming along moderately, with a few cherry tomatoes already ripened.  The swiss chard is a complete failure, about three inches high and going nowhere.  The basil is limping along, there will be some to harvest but not enough to satisfy our needs for pesto.  My red geranium is preparing to bloom again, after a two week hiatus.  We have two small zucchinis that look like they will mature, and one butternut squash the size of a large marble.

Attila continues to move firewood into the wood shed, in preparation for the winter.  Today was wet and chilly and the idea of a roaring fire seems quite inviting.  We won’t begin to charge the masonry heater until after Thanksgiving.

The people who viewed our home have made no further enquiries.  We are not surprised, as we don’t expect any activity on the house sale until next spring.  Still, we are prepared with plan A, B, C and D, just in case the house does sell, before we remove it from the market for the winter.

We have no plans for tomorrow, our big day off.  Perhaps fate will intervene with a pleasant surprise; then again, perhaps it will be a relaxing day of puttering for both of us.

Worldly Distractions


Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.2 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 20.0°C
Dewpoint: 17.4°C
Humidity: 85 %
Wind: SE 13 km/h


“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.”
E. B. White
(1899 – 1985)