When my husband retired -- John was looking forward to having the luxury of TIME to spend doing the hobbies he loves. (as opposed to all those years he never missed a day of going into a job he HATED). John enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, Civil War history, baking Italian bread, being an avid baseball fan, making maple syrup -- and he loves mowing his very large yard AND he is a lifelong avid gardener. As you can imagine -- HE COULD HARDLY WAIT TO RETIRE...and I was very hopeful.
This year, John joined a beautiful public golf course only 20 minutes from the house. You know how it works -- the more often you go golfing, the "cheaper" every round is -- right? He was welcomed into a very interesting group of early-morning-golfers.
The good news is with the moderate summer weather we've had in Iowa -- John's frequent golf schedule means he's amortized a round of golf down to about $3.00. The bad news is here's what the garden looks like... As it turns out -- John's gardening could easily be compared to my housecleaning. He loves to golf. I love to sew. Hey -- we ALL MAKE CHOICES!!.
LOL...The only thing that matters is that HE HAS NEVER BEEN HAPPPIER. And -- hey -- even with all the weeds, we're still getting plenty of garden vegetables. Of course, the #1 sandwich this time of year is a good old-fashioned BLT. And we love 'em! But the unique sandwich we look forward to every year is the Jay Ohland special:
Spread one slice of fresh bread with chunky peanut butter. Spread the other slice of bread with mayonnaise. Put a thick slice of tomato right in the middle (i need salt).
UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS...trust me....you will get so hungry for this sandwich you'll start dreaming about it next winter...