“Honey, we should share some of this produce with our family and friends.”
You know the look an eight-year-old gives you when you tell him he has to stop playing video games with his friends and clean his room? That is precisely the look I received from Andrew yesterday when I uttered those words. It was a mix of, “Are you really speaking English right now?” and “I cannot even believe how unfair you are.”
“Share? We can freeze it! How are we going to store up for the winter if we share?“
Family, friends–we are working on it. 😉
As it turns out, Andrew’s reluctance to share only extends to the zucchini because he loves it, but he is more than willing to part with some of the other veggies. On the flip side, I am happy to hand out zucchini to anyone walking by the house because 1. I don’t love it, and 2. We have so much of it! The photo above is today’s harvest, which includes three zucchini totaling 4.5 lb. Each one is seriously bigger than my forearm. Also today we picked three cucumbers, one yellow squash, and about 10 oz of cherry tomatoes!
Here’s our haul from a couple days ago:
Cucumbers (which are now in the process of becoming pickles!), fantastic peppers, even more zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and the coolest looking, most delicious tomato I’ve ever beheld (<–That sounds like an exaggeration simply because I used the word “beheld” in reference to a tomato… it was very tasty. ;-))
The goodness just keeps rolling in.
In other news, I am rebounding from my cold that developed last weekend. I’ve been limiting my workouts this week to easy walks, yoga, and light weight-lifting. Yesterday afternoon I was feeling mostly better, so I went to the gym to do intervals on the Elliptical. I pressed through–10 minute warm-up, 10 minutes of 30 seconds hard/30 seconds recover, 10 minutes of moderate intensity, 5 minute cool-down–but during the last bit I felt exhausted, and not in the I-just-had-a-great-workout kind of way, but in the I-don’t-feel-well way. I probably should have given myself one more day to recover. Oh well.
I have a busy day ahead–my family is coming in town this weekend for my grandmother’s memorial service, so in addition to work, I need to do some house cleaning, and, uh, finally put on paper what I want to say at the service tomorrow. I have been thinking about it, but putting off actually doing it because I know I will need a few boxes of tissues just to write it.
What’s on your schedule for the weekend?
Do you workout when you are sick?
Zucchini: love it or hate it?