Thursday, August 20, 2009


life after antibiotics is quite nice. Today after harvesting lots of veggies at work, I sent the students out and about and I went back down into the garden.

Alone in the sun and heat, I went after the weeds in two 20 foot beds. When I left the garden the green beans were dominating their space. As I walked up the hill, I looked at my filthy pants and knew all was well.

Later we made lots of rosemary bread then roasted green beans, garlic, onions, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers from the garden to finish off our cooking club.

I came home exhausted, but from work, not disease.

I am seriously thinking about giving money to help those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I can imagine how it would feel. I am so glad I was tired and foggy brained for only two and a half weeks.

When one says, "what that?" and it is the return of bounce to one's step... It is wonderful.

hope you all got the newsletter, we sent it yesterday.


  1. Glad to hear things are returning to normal. The cooking club meal sounds great!

  2. Kievas--- I love to get paid for cooking and gardening... the paper work I can live without ;')

  3. I'm so glad that you are feeling better - the green beans probably are too. It sounds like it was a rough two and a half weeks.

  4. So glad to "hear" the bounce in your step! Take care of yourself... isn't it wonderful to appreciate life on a new and different level after coming through a health crisis? Have a great weekend.

  5. Kathryn--- I am just grateful that it was "only" 18 days or so.

    Joanne--- welcome, may your weekend be full of adventure and joy.

  6. Other than the eggplant (although I have just never eaten eggplant before), that meal you list sounds great! Since the blood-pressure concern announced by Veterans about three weeks ago, I have returned to my treadmill and a mostly all vegetable diet, dropping about ten pounds already in the process, hovering somewhere around 200 lbs. Got your e-mail and, as always, you two create some beautiful art....

  7. Jim-- I hope you are feeling more energized by your return to the treadmill. good to hear you are taking care.


Thanks for visiting Stratoz. I dig comments. Feel free to leave one here.