The pond is coming to life — After months of bellyaching about the weather, the first water lily leaf has hit the surface of my pond. That is always exciting! My pond may be small but I always have water lilies. The frogs sit on the pads and the fish can hide from the sun underneath. Good times in the water.
Yearning for a fresh tomato — I transplanted my tomato plants for the last time prior to planting in the garden. They should be ready to plant into the ground in about two weeks. Tomatoes love hot weather and warm soil. People in my area often plant them too early. The frost isn’t the only danger. Planting into cool soil will stunt them and the tomatoes don’t grow any faster.
Unwelcome guests at odd hours — We have a visiting cat. By visiting I mean a stray that comes to the front door around 3 a.m. We have windows around our door so there is a symphony of caterwauling from the stray and all of my cats. It’s kind of funny to peer down the stairs to see my four cats hovering together to look out at a cat looking in. It’s an adult cat and he or she leaves when I come down. I haven’t seen it during the day.
A sign of aging — My local Starbucks has a happy hour special with half-priced frappucinos from 3 to 5 p.m. Unfortunately I prefer hot coffee and they don’t run specials on that. I may try one of the fraps just to make sure I still prefer hot coffee. It’s a sign of aging when you do your happy hour trip to a coffee shop instead of a pub.
Bad news strikes again — One of my friends was diagnosed with an untreatable stage IV cancer. It’s an unusual cancer and they don’t know the site of origin. She is currently in Mexico getting an alternative treatment. Cancer is an odd one. My friend is an unlikely candidate for it. She eats healthier than I do. She doesn’t have bad habits like smoking, drinking or drugs. No risky lifestyle. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I wish that all the money we spend on wars and aggression could be transferred to medical research.
How was your week?