Sunday, April 26, 2009

The day after........

the garage sale. It wasn't as busy as last week, but we got rid of another pile of junk/stuff!!! Both dd and I made $75 each which made it worth while. I still have to take a couple of boxes of stuff to the Salvation Army on Monday but overall I am super happy with how it all went.

Have to say though it was super hot and humid on Saturday, it was shorts weather. So needless to say I have the face the same colour as a boiled lobster. I do so wish I would tan, instead all I do is go bright red and peel.

Then to add to everything, I am sure I have suffered a slight concussion, what are you saying I might be exaggerating.......who me....nnnnnnnnooooooooooooo!!!! We went to Rona on Saturday afternoon, as they had a scratch and save, where you could save a minimum of 10% which is better than nothing. So dh wanted a larger grass trimmer, as the one we have is useless. So we go to the cash out with it in the trolley. I am standing behind the trolley looking at something, when he lifts up the trimmer so the cashier can scan it and bops me on the head with it. Which of course had everyone laughing.......oh except me!!

We go out for supper, as I am pooped. The heavens opened and it poured down, so I threw my coat over my head and ran to the car, got into the car, but didn't duck enough and whacked my head on the have to say that hurt, meanwhile dh is rolling with laughter at that one. I am sure I have a lump on my head now, plus a headache......oh and NO sympathy from dh!! So you see I could possibly have a slight concussion.......listen it gives me something to whine about!!!

When we were at Rona I picked up some seeds and one packet was spinach seeds. Not too keen on spinach, but thought I would try to grow it and maybe I would learn to like it mixed with regular salad, and its good for me as its high in iron, which is something I am lacking. I also picked up more butternut squash seeds, I just love butternut squash. The some sunflowers seeds and sweet pea seeds, both are flowers I adore.

I am so excited about moving to our new place and getting the garden started!!!!


Lakeland Jo said...

sorry to hear about the bashes on the head but glad the garage sale went well

Rita said...

Sure sorry about the knocks on your head and hope they are feeling much better. How do you fix squash that you like it so much. I will try it you can tell me. Thanks!

Gill - That British Woman said...

Rita, I tend to roast my butternut squash just like you would roasted potatoes. There are numerous recipes on the left hand sidebar, under 50 + 1 recipes for Winter Squash as well for different ways of cooking butternut squash.


Denise said...

Oh dear, that does sound painful and I hope you're feeling none the worse for it this morning. Your garage sale sounded very successful, and looking forward to getting posts when you move into your new house, that's exciting.

Sandi McBride said...

My lettuce is so lovely Gill...and I mix spinach in mine, pick it when really small! I've found this wonderful bottled dressing called Tomato Vinegrette, fat free...I love it! Hope your flowers do wonderfully well...I'm partial to Sunflowers and Sweet Pea, too!


Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Sorry to head about the knocks to your head, hope you feel better soon!
Glad the sale went well!
With moving and gardening this will be a busy but exciting summer for you!:o)
have a great SUn.

scrappy quilter said...

Sorry to hear about the hits on the head. Glad you were able to get rid of a bunch of stuff. Have a wonderful day.

Winifred said...

Oh I hope you're OK Gill. Isn't it awful when people laugh when you hurt yourself.

I must plant my coriander. I'm sick of buying it for my favourite carrot and coriander soup. Might try squash too as I love that soup and also squash risotto.

Cyn ;-) Calif/USA said...

Oh, sorry to hear about your cranium clunks. . you can tell your dh that it "knocked MORE sense into you" so now you're even smarter than b4!
Planting and enjoying fresh spinach, that sounds wonderful. My 'garden' for this year is only a baby lemon tree and orchids. Strange mix, eh?!
Good luck with your move; I'm sending 'happy thoughts' your way!

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Well done on the garage sale but sorry to hear you have been in the wars. Hope you recover quickly.


Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for all your head is fine, maybe it knocked some sense into me!!!


Erin said...

congrats on a another properous garage sale...hope your head bump(s) headache has subsided..take care.