just can't be helped sometimes. We have an out of town guest and at the same
time my older daughter went down south to visit friends and attend the summer
camp with our old church's youth group.
Here she is seeing our good friends for the first time in awhile. She is enjoying
the 75+ weather, while we are basking in 48+ here at home. ppffffft.
Keith is out of the hospital after the last surgery on his feet for now. He was in
there for several hours, but from what I hear the doctors were happy with the
procedure. His next appointment is Wednesday to remove the casts and examine
the healing. They may even make a decision as to when he can come back home.
Prayers for a positive outcome would certainly be appreciated-we miss him!
Our guest went out with our part-time neighbor and caught some very nice
fish. The water did have some pretty good swells a few times that made them
all a little queasy, but it looks worth it, right? We had some of this fish smoked
by one of my relatives and it is the best smoked salmon I have ever eaten. Hey,
maybe I'll hold a contest here and the prize will be some fresh smoked salmon!
Would any of you enter if I did that???
My husband took our younger daughter out one evening and she caught her first
halibut! Oh boy are they tasty when they are young like this...right from the ocean
into the baking pan.
Here is a closeup of the halibut's face. I think if you look up ugly in the dictionary
this picture should be there. Did you know when they are little their eyes are not on
one side of their face? They migrate over as they grow larger. Weird.
My potatoes are looking pretty good considering how cold our "summer" has been.
I planted 3 varieties and I am looking forward to seeing how many potatoes these
plants will produce in these raised beds. My zucchini looks good too even though
something nocturnal decided to taste the leaves one night.
And last but not least, I have been overwhelmed with the purchase of a large headvase
collection from Ohio. There are some fantastic pieces in this collection and I am planning
on attending the Head Vase Convention in Florida in January to sell some of them. I was
able to go a few years back and had a great time. What fun to see 4000+ lady head vases
for sale in one place! My husband and kids will be heading over to North Carolina to visit
his family and then I suppose we will meet up and try and get into Cape Canaveral to see
the space shuttles and take the tour. Last time we were there we ate alligator and I have to
tell you--I prefer salmon and halibut. Plus the gators laying in the ditches alongside the
road as you're driving? I'll take the bears, thank you very much!