I know I’m weird, and my idea of the perfect day rarely resembles the average person’s ideal. Five o’clock in the morning found me in the kitchen mixing up a batch of red peppers and tomatoes to oven roast. I absolutely adore these, and always have a batch in the fridge.
While the peppers were roasting, I cooked up a package of bacon, something else I like to keep in the fridge. It smelled absolutely amazing!
I fed my sourdough as well, so I could make dough later on in the day. I typically cook bacon in the oven on cookie sheets, but decided to try it in the NuWave oven, and was quite pleased with the results. It cooked on a rack, so all the bacon fat dripped off. I always cook Cosmo’s chicken in the NuWave, and it crisps up so beautifully, so I figured the bacon was worth a try as well.
Eight o’clock found me at the lake taking my walk, as it warmed up early. I was dismayed to see how much the lily pads are taking over this area as seen in the first two pictures.
Since starting on blood pressure medicine, I find I am more tired all the time, so after my walk and a quick run to the grocery store, I headed home and spent an hour in the recliner before I summoned some energy again. The next couple of hours I spent power washing the gutters on the house and the back stoop, as well as the window screens.
Here are some of my currently blooming irises. I’ll be adopting some new red and yellow ones this week!
I’ve been awake since before 2am this morning, so I probably won’t get my walk in or much of anything done today, other than to bake the dough I made yesterday. Rain for the next two days so I really should, but oh well!
All in all, a lovely day I thoroughly enjoyed. I discovered several apps that let me download audiobooks (free) via my local library system, and I’ve been enjoying “reading” while I take my walks. Although I’m not sure how much of the story I retain, I find myself easily distracted when have a book read to me, versus reading it myself.