A new grand pet – The beloved husband spawned a bunch of pet-loving children. All of them have pets, most have multiples. At one time there were 13 grand pets (among four adult children) but with passings and additions, I’ve lost track. There is a new grand kitty. So far unnamed but adorable (aren’t they all?). Welcome to the family nameless kitty!
A wonderful hum – Over the past two weeks or so, the locusts have come back to sing. When I was a child that was always a sign of the best part of summer. It was time for ice cream and swimming. Being outdoors all day no matter what the weather was. Good times. I always get just a little nostalgia when I hear them.
Stick with what you know – I am serious about my tomatoes! I don’t joke about them. It’s worse than politics. I’ve spent money to fence in a garden specifically for the glorious sweet globes. Usually I started my own plants. (Yes, I’m that crazy! This tomato frenzy is only exceeded by my cat frenzy!) This year I didn’t. Last year I found the varieties I like easily. Not this year. Nope. Not a single one of my favorites. It was the year for experimentation. (How’s that for a glass half full?) I have five different varieties. It’s still early in the game but the new guys are not performing up to the standards of the old ones. I have some with wilt. Some are underachievers and others are not as sweet as I like them. Next year I will grow my own!
Hello, Florida? Is that you? – I have never written so much about weather as I have this year. We are starting a nine-day stretch of temperatures that will range from mid to high 90s with the heat index over 100. Ok, you southerners and folks out west are rolling your eyes (I can see you in the monitor). We just don’t get weather like this. All I can say is that my deodorant is failing me. Don’t stand downwind.
What was my point? — This is a group of unrelated shorts. They take a minute or two to write. How can I forget the point of a story in that amount of time? I did. I started a short on tee-shirts. Totally forgot my point. Oh well. It must have been profound!
So how was your week?