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  • Been a few days since I've posted, so I thought I would check in and let everyone know I am alive and well and still writing. I've been working on my novel, as well as trying to put together a bit about peace and love and revolution. More on that last part when I am ready, but if you've been on Facebook, you've seen the announcement poster.

    Day is sort of overcast and a bit muggy, and believe it or not, we are looking forward to some rain. So far, nothing. Hoping that changes before the day is out. My lawn is starting to show brown between the green. Not a good thing.

    In case it decides to rain while the family is eating, I threw a tarp over the pergola where the meal is being prepared in that black box off to the right. That, my friends, is a Smoker, and it is in my opinion one of the greatest inventions since sliced bread. In there on the second shelf from the top is a rib eye roast with potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, cabbage, all soaking in white wine and balsamic vinegar while the hickory chips and water fill the chamber with goodness. One pan, one meal, and you don't have to worry about a big mess in the kitchen or the oven fighting your air conditioning. Best of all, the food comes out delicious!

    Now around the yard, the gladiolas are beginning to emerge, the knock out and Mr. Lincoln roses are continuing to bloom, the hostas are almost done blooming, and the vegetable garden is beginning to yield delightful rewards for my efforts. I have already harvested several Beefsteak, Better Boy and Cherry tomatoes and several jalapeno peppers. everything else looks on schedule to harvest in early or mid August. Now that will supply a feast for the smoker.

    Well, gotta run, it's almost my turn to play with three others at Wii Frisbee Golf. Jennifer and Sandy and Rick are playing a round now, which they should, since they need the practice. LOL.

    Sure hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday with their God and their family.

    Blessings and prayers to all.

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