Thursday, August 9, 2012

Torn Ligaments, Tomatoes, and Day Packed Full of Homemaking

Not much is going down here.

Just some torn ligaments.





A little over a week ago he slid into 3rd base, his foot caught and he heard a loud pop.  At first I seriously, thought it was broken.  It was distorted and SO swollen. The ER sent us home with a fashionable walking boot and instructions to see an orthopedic surgeon.   After a visit to the orthopedic surgeon we found out he had torn the ligaments around his ankle.  We were thankful that it wasn’t broken, but it has been painful.

I personally think he has these accidents because he likes it when I play nurse! Smile

He was supposed to have at least 3 weeks off with 4 weeks of therapy 3 days a week.  He has been off 1 week and 1 day.  He went back to work today, because he doesn’t want to lose his vacation days.  The company he works for will take away his vacation days first before anything else.  UGH!  So, today he went back.  I’m praying my heart out for him.  I’m not sure how he is going to stand all day and walk where he needs to, when he still is dealing with so much soreness and pain. 

But, he is my strong one!  This guy amazes me and he is VERY tenacious.  So, I know that God will strengthen him and help him push through.


On a totally different subject….

We are starting to get some tomatoes.



I planted Brandywine this year, an heirloom tomato.  They don’t have the most beautiful outsides, BUT they have the most WONDERFUL flavor and gorgeous flesh.  I think I found my favorite tomato!  After 10 years of battling Septoria Leaf Spot (a fungus that attacks tomatoes) we finally put in raised beds just for our tomatoes. We filled it with all the manure from our rabbits and mixed in peat moss.  I have never had such happy tomato plants!  And for me these Brandywine tomatoes are what I have been looking for for a long time.  I’m definitely doing a happy dance this year…. can you tell! Lunch today was tomato slices on toasted homemade Focaccia bread.  So simple, yet one of my all time summer favorites! Lunch tomorrow will be a tomato repeat, and the day after that, and the day after that.  I have to get my fresh garden tomato fix while they are sitting in my garden just waiting for the taking.



The down side is that the Roma’s that I planted for my sauces have blossom rot. However, I am now watering them with a water/Epsom salt mixture. This should solve the problem. I will have to keep in mind next year that my beds are probably lacking calcium and take measures to fix that.


My day has been full and busy. It’s 3:45 PM and a whopping 65 degrees, I’m loving it.  The skies have been dumping rain off and on all day and there was no way I could get into the garden today.  It has been a nice change of pace.  This day just begged for a solid round of homemaking.




Laundry has been done…of course!  That is never ending. Bathroom cleaning and general picking up accomplished.


banana bread


honey wheat bread

And with the color temps., bread baking!


Next on the list is a down home, absolutely man loving, comfort food, meal for my hard working invalid.  I haven’t seem his handsome face, nor been able to talk to him yet today, so I don’t know how he is doing.  I’m going to cook him up a meal I know he’ll love.  Venison burger and gravy over mashed potatoes, Corn on the cob (that I thankfully picked yesterday), sliced tomatoes and homemade bread.  To top it all off I’m going to make him an Apple Danish.  It’s the least I can do.

There’s nothing like a good solid day of making my home.  I LOVE it!


  1. Well now that sounds delish!! hambuger gravy over mashed potatoes... apple danish? The least you can do? You're awesome.
    And with a crew like yours it will be gone in a flash - no leftovers. Right?

    I sure wish I was coming over...

    Sorry to hear about the torn ligaments up there for your man but it sounds like the ligaments of your heart are strong and in love. No hard times there.

    Blessings on your day - sweet friend. Wow! toasted homemade bread and fresh tomato slices...yumm-er indeedy.

  2. You certainly are amazing Jenn! I sure hope your man is doing ok getting around at work...prayers for him :)

  3. Be careful - he might tear the ligaments in his leg again just to get that kind of treatment! ;o) I gagged a little when I saw the bruising and swelling. Poor guy...but definitely a tough one.

    I had no idea those tomatoes were called Brandywine tomatoes. I know exactly how good they are because my grandparents neighbors at their old place used to grow them! They are incredible!!! Enjoy!

  4. What a lucky man to have such a thoughtful sweetie! Your tomatoes and focaccia bread make my mouth water. I miss not having the juicy tomatoes this summer. I had one that grew wonderfully and let me tell you it was delicious. Perhaps I can sample some this weekend? :) Love ya!

  5. Yummm. I'm coming for dinner too!
    Hope his ankle gets better fast.
    And cool rainy days, homemaking...

  6. we planted brandywine this year too!
    our first year ever and we love them!

    but I appreciate your advice on relocating them, the years past we've suffered with the same problems with our tomatoes.

  7. When I saw the title for this post with only the first photo as a thumbnail...I immediately thought it was YOU Jenn!! So sorry your guy had that to go through...nasty!! And, back at work so quickly?? Sounds just like Howie. I think they would get along just fine. :)

    Your homemaking day sounds delightful. Isn't it wonderful to have cooler temps after some very HOT days???

    Your food photos are gorgeous...yum, yum!

    Love to you!


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