I decided not to put out the Out Weeding Sign to take an herbal timeout like usual. I just stole away in broad daylight and went to visit our old and dear friend, Jim. He had to move out to Chicago to be closer to his only daughter. His dear wife, LaVerne passed away last year and he also lost his older daughter last year as well. We love Jim and we wanted to be sure to see him at least one more time. He is 95 and thinks he is 100! Here is a photo of him with me.
Of course, we did a little bit of everything. I drove 1,200 miles for your safety and mine. 450 miles out and back and 300 miles in between. Got to downtown Chicago, the Botanic Garden, a toy show and a visit to St. Charles and the Fox River. I was exhausted when we got home. I think I slept most of Tuesday! Got a new back door on Wednesday. Had issues with the new front door. It is tough when you order a door that isn't even in the design catalog. It is waiting for replacement hinges and a door jam and is being stored in our garage. Maybe after Halloween! Finally don't have to do a hip check on the back door! The Penguins may have been able to use me with Crosby out! HA! That's really funny!
Well, I have sort of liven up the surroundings on my blog home page. The lemon verbena that was attacked by the stink bug has recovered so I'm going cut it down and make jelly today.
- Lemon Verbena Fact Sheet
- Lemon Verbena Recipes
- Favorite Herbal Authors
- LVL's Favorite Poems
- List of Perennial Herbs
- A List of Annual Herbs
- A List of Tender Perennials
- A List of Edible Flowers and Ten Rules for Eating Them
- A Partial List of Nonedible or Poisonous Flowers
- Links to Guest Posts for The Herb Companion Magazine and Mother Earth Living Magazine