July is half over! How did that happen? I can guarantee that January and February did not go this fast.
Those damn critters – One night earlier this week, my yard was invaded by plant munching creatures. They ate my annuals back to the ground. I don’t have a single pansy or hibiscus flower and my impatiens are pathetic. They didn’t stop there. They were skinny-dipping and ate my water lilies while wreaking havoc in my pond. I had stones thrown in; plants dumped around; and currently have no lily pads for my frogs to sun on. I don’t know what it was. I saw deer but there probably were others. It may have been an old-fashioned hoe down as I heard fox calls around 3 a.m. two nights in a row. It’s bad enough they eat my stuff; they don’t have to announce it to me.
Landslide – The edge of our property slopes both to the side and back creating a drainage culvert for rain. During a heavy rain, it will get washed out no matter what we put in there. Last year we invested in larger river stone, tons of it, to stop the erosion. In the past week we had two torrential rains in a short time. After the first rain, a couple of tons of our stones were washed down in the retention pond (which is normally dry) located in back of our property. The beloved husband spent an afternoon or two hauling them back up. He put in railroad ties and terraced it. All better? Nope! Nature wasn’t having any of that. Another torrential rain came along and sent those stone back down. You just can’t fool with Mother Nature!
The knees have it – A good friend of mine had a complete knee replacement a week ago. Back in the old days, knee replacements were a big deal with long recovery times. She will be back to work in two weeks, was walking on it the same day and is all around great. She had more trouble with the medications she had to take than with the surgery itself. Yay for medical advancements!
Mystery meat – Earlier this week I was cleaning out the freezer and found (what I thought were) two hamburgers. It wasn’t labeled which isn’t like me but I keep the food revolving so I knew it wasn’t old. It looked light in color for beef but I thought that might be the wrapping. Turns out, it wasn’t. After it defrosted we didn’t know what it was. We don’t buy ground turkey or chicken so we settled on sausage patties. The beloved husband grilled them and it didn’t smell like sausage. It smelled like….chicken. A few months ago, a niece stopped by with her son on their way somewhere else. We were serving beef hamburgers. She doesn’t eat red meat so she brought her own. I must have thrown the leftovers in the freezer (because I’m neurotic and can’t throw out good stuff). The beloved husband said it was good while I ate an onion and tomato sandwich.
Update on Hazel’s diet – I am sorry to say that after sustaining her 8 ounce weight loss for a month, she put it back on plus another half pound. She was complaining about PMS and her uncontrollable craving for tuna. Tuna is the chocolate for cats. I don’t understand it. I can’t see any cat catching tuna in the wild.
So how was your week?