April 23, 2014
It was a crazy, hectic week PDF Print E-mail

This past week has been one crazy, hectic week. The old saying is: “If anything can go wrong, it probably will.”
The sirens have been going by here every five minutes (Sunday). I don’t know what is going on. The trucks that have been going by are rescue vans and ambulances, along with police cars. This seems to always be a busy road and I remember the man who sold this property to us said it was a quiet road. He must have stayed in the house with the doors shut and ear muffs on.
Youngest son’s refrigerator went out on him and he had to go to Springfield to get a new one. When they got it back home they had to take the doors off to get it in the house. Then they had to take the doors off of the old one to get it out. While I was talking to them, puppy got the remote for the TV and chewed on it. Now it won’t work, and none of the other five I found work for that TV either.
Puppy got my eye drop sack while I was on the phone with No. 3 son, and chewed all three bottles. Now there’s only a few drops left in one bottle.
We were going to close the pool and cover it today, but who in the heck called for rain? I did go out in between showers and pulled more tomato cages up and piled plants so we could take them to the gully. I started picking up Roma tomatoes (which there are lots of), so I could make salsa, and it started raining again. So much for that chore.
It seems like something goes wrong every other day. Wednesday was a good day. I went with friends to Springfield. One of my closest friend’s sister went for a stress test, and they asked me if I would like to go along and visit. It was a long day, but we did get to visit and my friend’s sister did quite well with her procedures.
There were some other problems, but too personal to get into, so will leave them alone. I hope to get to go to one of the drives in the next few weeks. It’s been a long time since I’ve been. Husband and I went a few times, but he was only interested in the food and didn’t want to travel very far or for much of the day. My daughter-in-law asked me to go along with her mother and we are all yard sales nuts. Should be fun!
Here is a fish recipe for you to try. 1 1/2 lb. cod fillets; 1/8 tsp. salt; 1 med. onion, chopped; 1/3 cup minced fresh parsely; 2 tsp. grated lemon peel; 2 tsp. grated orange peel; 4 tsp. canola oil.
Place an 18x12 inch piece of heavy-duty foil on a large baking sheet. Arrange fish, single layer on foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion, parsley and lemon and orange peel. Drizzle with oil. Top with a second piece of foil. Bring edges of foil together; crimp to allow steam to escape.
Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Serves 4.     Enjoy on a cool night and we’ll see you next week, behind The Garden Gate.