Sunday, April 30, 2023

Better days lately.

Thought I'd give you a break from the Wetlands. Though I did walk there - 3 miles - on Friday and have some neat pictures. They will keep.

Here is a picture of a very happy Bill. He has mentioned that his eye seems a little better. Up until a week ago he could not do anything on his computer even with the help of a magnifying glass -not because he couldn't make out the letters and images, but because they moved. Either like waves, or doubled or jumped around...I know hard to understand. Well Friday with the help of his magnifying glass he was able to play and win a game of chess. But then the magnifying glass broke!!! So Amazon to rescue and he got a new one yesterday. One step at a time. 

I got out one of the puzzles he had bought for me last summer and got it set up. Pretty picture. One thousand pieces!!! And most of them are dark orange and brownish. The color of the table I work them on. 
Little pieces about the size of a nickle and real weird shapes. Should keep me occupied for a while. 
Bill has had about four days in a row where he has been up and about more than being in bed. Yesterday morning we went to market because he wanted the ingredients to make apple bunuelos. Here we would call them apple fritters. Cut up apples deep fried in a pancake like batter. Here he is mixing the batter. I have to admit I was kind of mad at him for doing them. He really wasn't feeling good and was having a hard time getting around. But I shut my mouth and stayed out of the way. Amazing, yes I can do that once in a while. 
Here he is cooking them. By this stage he was feeling better, so guess he knew what he was doing by keeping busy.
Apples cut into small pieces. Batter with the apples dropped into hot oil. Sprinkled with sugar when cooked.
We both pigged out on them, them I put the rest of them in the freezer for another day. 
Our back yard is really blooming. The jasmine tree/bush smells so good. Wish the flowers would last longer. 
One of the lantana plants that was planted in the fall last year. 
Already booming. 
The Palo Verde tree is just starting to bloom. Soon it will be covered in these pretty yellow flowers.
Don't remember what this plant is called, we have two of them in the corner of the yard. Both blooming.
And both of these have their flowers. 
This is one of the bigger lantanas, it is just starting to bloom. But somehow one of the "I don't remember its name plants" managed to seed itself right in the middle of the lantana this year. 
This is a bougainvillea - when we got home I thought it was dead, seems to be fine now. 
Three oleander bushes planted next to each other to shield our back yard from the street. They are all flowering too. 
Also our geraniums are doing fine. Even with the 90+ degree heat the last few days. 
I had planned on watching the NASCAR race today, but it has been rained out. So will clean up and back up my computer in hopes it will run a little better. It is running Windows 7 so one search engine and some programs don't want to work any more. 


Jackie McGuinness said...

So glad Bill is feeling a lot better!

Doug and Nancy said...

Happy for you both! Hugs!!

SandyM said...

Walking, flowers blooming, Bill feeling better and apple fritters….that is a good day any day of the week. Hope Bill continues to feel well and what a lovely place you have to walk in the Wetlands. Enjoy your blog and thanks for sharing your photos.