It's a day of catch-up here. Laundry, grocery shopping, mowing. And when an afternoon thunderstorm thwarted my plans to fertilize the lawn, I pulled out the iron instead. Pool maintenance and the fertilizer are on tomorrow's agenda but I'm not sure when I'll catch up on the weeds and the bushes that need trimming. All good things with time is what I keep telling myself but I also know this go-to-Kansas-then- catch-up loop is likely to be a routine for the immediate future.
And we stopped at the little neighborhood produce market on the way home from the grocery store this morning to pick up some tastes of summer. They grow much of what they sell themselves and what they don't raise themselves, they buy from other local farmers. I love that I can load up on fresh greens still wet from being washed as I see members of the family that owns the market hose in hand giving the last crate of beans their clean-up before putting them out for sale.
Fresh has more than its usual appeal after a week on the road. Don't get me wrong...I enjoy having someone else do the cooking but it doesn't take long before I want food that isn't over-salted, over-sauced and overworked. Tonight's dinner included the corn and green beans you see above as well as a salad of cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil fresh from the garden. Throw in some grilled chicken breast for Wayne and grilled portobello mushrooms for me and it was both healthy and yummy.
We can't catch up on everything in one day but we're getting life back on track again and it feels good.