Que Pasa

Life has settled down in our home. We have all gotten over the doxie races but more and more especially cute photos are coming out. I will share once I get all my weiners in a row.

Our garden is finally beginning to produce. It’a a jungle.

Our garden is doing well considering the odd temperatures we have been having. The past four days we have been up to 95F accompanied by strong winds and thunder showers in the afternoon. We have heard the thunder but have had no rain. The winds have caused trees to fall across roads and block traffic here in Kelowna and in our yard tree branches keep banging up against the house. Colin had to go out and do some trimming.

The peas are growing and we can only hope that this hot weather will not kill them.

No beans yet but there are quite a few flowers. Same as with the cucumbers.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong with my cilantro? It does good for the first 6 – 8 weeks and then it starts to go to seed. Any suggestions on how to prevent that or on how to keep the plant growing so that I can use it?

Last year we only had one zucchini so Colin planted six seeds and we have been eating young and tender zucchini for almost two weeks already.

We might be moving! What do you think? If I could build this on our new location on the Isla, I would move right in.

I have to confess that I am having some issues with my mind. I tend to forget things and the other day at the eye doctor I kept saying left to her when I meant to say right – of which two images could I see more clearly. FYI I got 3 types of eye drops and all is better. There have bee a few other issues that bother me. Colin thinks that I am fine but it is taking me twice as long to get any bookkeeping done.Yesterday it should have taken 90 minutes max but it took hours and hours. I could not figure out where I went wrong. Finally I got it completed but I was very frustrated. I often don’t have the time to concentrate enough to do a post even though I know what I want to say. I keep losing photos and papers on my desk. I just may the posting things twice, sorry about that. Actually I would appreciate you telling me if I messed up. So this Thursday I am going in to be tested for a variety of mind deficiencies including Alzheimer’s. Of course I will let you know once I know.

The girls love fresh produce from the garden. I had put this pile of lettuce on the step for two minutes and when I came back they had begun to tear it apart.

Ciela does not like the fresh peas. I had to remind Colin the other to not give all the peas to the girls as I would like to enjoy some myself. Our carrots are slow as are my beets but I did plant a lot. Long dogs, eh!

I just remembered something that happened recently  😳  We went to our hair appointment on June 23rd with the girls as we always do. I opened the door and let them inside. Tana works out of the lower level of her home. She is the one who will get the twins should something happen to us. I thought it strange that the lights were out. The girls went barking upstairs to the main house level. I followed them and then saw Tana at the top of the stairs. Long story short they just got back from her special birthday celebration in Vegas and two days later they tested positive for Covid and were both quite sick. Okay, no worries I said. However she did not have me on the books for an appointment on the 23rd, but rather the 27th. I messed up again. I was already booked that day but made changes and there we were again. The girls were happy. another long story short, Tana asked what had happened to my hair. Turns out the the back of my head hair was breaking in various layers. I had noticed in the past 6 weeks that every morning my hair was full of knots and even as I gently detangled my hair I pulled a good deal of my hair out. 😥 every morning.

May 22nd birthday hair.

Sadly Tana would not colour my hair lighter as she was trying to protect it from further breakage. She did however put a darker colour on.  Both Colin and I were in shock. I can’t recall my hair ever being that dark. My good friend Heather came over the next day and told me how much she liked the new colour. That helped me perk up a bit.

Doxie race July 1st hair colour. I am slowly getting used to not jumping when I see myself in the mirror.

So I have been thinking about why my hair was breaking. One theory was because I always have to wear a hat and likely that was beaking the hair. Colin analyzed ( as he always does ) the situation. I really don’t wear my hair that much during a day. I toss and turn many more hours every night. So just two days ago I ordered a Blissy silk pillowcase. $90.00 CAD 😮  I did order a similar pillowcase last fall but only spent 19.00USD on it. I did not like it at all.  I guess you get what you pay for. The reviews are fabulous about the Blissy product with so many no longer having hair tangles nor snarls in the morning. Also those with thin hair like I have highly recommended it. Best of all, after 30 nights I can get a full refund if needed. I will keep you posted on how it is working. I vaguely remember reading that I can give others a $20.00 discount. I would have to look that up though.

This is how the girls have been sitting to look outside. I have mentioned before how they are much more content being able to see the front road.

Perhaps a month back I started looking for a cushion to put on top of our “old hallway bench” so that they could sit higher and be able to simply lift their heads to look out. They love it. And one of our ramps worked out for them.

How special is this? Two new calves have been spotted in the past month. Yeah they are ever so slowly coming back.

I have to say that I agree with this. You?

Kudos to the photographer. Great shot.

I have to say adios for the night. OMG 7:40PM already, I have been at this since 5PM.  So happy to have written all of this. However I must do my exercises before dinner. I almost fell three times last week but my kinesiology exercises have helped strengthen various muscles and I did not fall  😀






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16 thoughts on “Que Pasa

  1. Jim and Barb says:

    The garden looks great! I took sometimes think I am losing my mind!

    1. Thank you. I so admire your home and the energy that you are both expending. Whatever will you do when it is complete?

  2. Catheline says:

    Don’t let your plant go to flower

    1. Difficult to stop and keep the cilantro growing.

  3. Cilantro is like radishes, quick growth and you need to keep replanting. If you deadhead the flowers it helps but eventually it gets tough. I’d have my B12 and vitamin D levels checked for hair and memory. Even though we eat right as we age we just don’t absorb what we need like we used to. Plus, you are vegetarian. I think our heads are just too full and if we were computers a good defrag would help😁

    1. Bonnie Holod says:

      “I think our heads are just too full and if we were computers a good defrag would help😁”
      I wholeheartedly agree with your statement! There is just no more room in there to store any new info!

      1. I forwarded your comment to Kathryn. I often refer to Hercules Poirot who always talks about his brain’s grey cells. My brain is full!!! Thank you for taking the time to comment. Much appreciate it.

    2. I have learned to keep replanting my radishes, beets and carrots. I have always purchased a small growing cilantro plant. Next season I will use seeds. My basil is lovely this year but I am keeping it more in the shade. Well you caught me. Since we came back from Mexico I have stopped taking most of my vitamins, just no energy to put them out every morning. Thank you for the prod. You have never steered me wrong. Depending on what I find out this week I will then get my blood checked as you suggested. I have had to stop doing everything that I do and spend more time on myself. Colin is taking over a few key email replies that tend to drain me emotionally. We do eat seafood which gives us better protein. I make a point of eating protein and veggies daily. We will restart the vitamins tomorrow. You have always been a positive influence in my life. I admire you and appreciate that we have connected. Thank you.

      1. We, ourselves have been so affected by vitamin deficiencies that I’m always on “red alert!” even though im careful with our diet. Plus, all bodies are different and require different amounts especially as we age. I’m not a “health nut” just inquisitive and I wonder how many health problems are vitamin deficiency related. Food for thought.

  4. SandyM says:

    Beautiful photos of your garden. Cilantro will “bolt” after a few weeks and you need to replant regularly. Have heard that reclining/sleeping in a recliner can damage hair on the back of your head! Wonder if that is true….I do not know.
    Will be anxious to learn of your new location on the Isla and look forward to the sunset pictures.

    1. Thank you my friend. Interesting thought about the recliner especially because I am often in mine every evening. We are leaving the RV park and will be on a plot of land on the isthmus.Perhaps five minutes from the Playa Sur Embarcadero. 50% less plus little sand so no bugs and other reasons.

  5. Maxx Trails says:

    I see the comments above have already passed on my cilantro information so I will just say your garden looks great and appears to be doing really well! I got a good chuckle out of the plastic bag pic, it is so true.

    Hopefully your memory symptoms are nothing serious.

    1. I hope so as well. I think that I just have too much to deal with. I really don’t know. I admire the fun that you have in your lives.

  6. Karen says:

    Your garden looks great! I have been using Blissy pillow cases for 2 years and also I have very chemical treated hair and aging thinness. I am sure you will love your new pillow cases. It’s a great investment I hope you’re as happy with them as I am 😻

  7. Darlene Hardin says:

    Prayers for test results. Colin can hand cross pollinate squash. We have few bees here so I’ve done it a few yrs. Easy. Quick to tell boy from girl blossom look up on internet I cover my butler squash that grows upright! With nylon netting to keep squash bugs away. Even cover the top. So even if we had bees–not likely to cross pollinate

  8. Sandie says:

    I think you are trying to do too many things all at the same time. I have to write everything down and I always double check my appts. If I don’t get my B12 shot every month I lose energy rapidly. Hoping for good news from the doctor. I have been sleeping in my recliner for a couple of months now. I haven’t noticed any difference in my hair. But I don’t color mine at all. It is whatever it wants to be.

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