How did this happen? – Did you ever agree to have lunch with someone, then find yourself organizing the luncheon for 10 people except the person you were having lunch with originally isn’t going? I am the queen of saying no but somehow this one caught me off guard. It all started when there was the “let’s call so-and-so” to join us. I’m not a phone person so I agreed to email anyone I had an address for. Now I’m running a luncheon convention for old ladies that I barely know. Hope they don’t expect entertainment! Ain’t gonna happen again!
Date night – If you’ve been reading me lately you know I’ve had some dental work done that required eating soft foods for two months. This past week I had my maiden voyage with new foods that went well. I had promised my teeth that if they behaved I would take them out for a margarita and a steak. I held true to that promise. It went a lot like first dates do. Everyone was on their best behavior. My teeth chose not to bite my lip and I chose not to complain about them. Maybe it was the margarita but it was a great first date.
Mindful chewing — Yeah I sound like some crazy celebrity but in recovering from dental work I have had to do “mindful chewing.” That means I focus on chewing and nothing else. It’s best to avoid social situations where you might get so involved you forget to do the “teeth up, teeth down” routine. Hopefully I’m almost back to normal or as normal as I get.
The sad tale of my rose bushes – I have a rose hedge in front of a wooden fence. It looks wonderful…sometimes. This year I wanted to get a good photo when it was in full bloom. I took some shots early in the week but it wasn’t quite in full bloom. A few days later I noticed that it still wasn’t full of color. A closer examination showed that the local deer had come in for happy hour and nipped the flowers. Now I have a hedge without roses. Damn deer!
More on the deer – Not only did they eat the roses but they also nipped the flower tips off of all the perennials along the driveway. A portion of the back yard has a high fence and that’s the only safe place for plants. I try not to tempt them though. Deer can jump high if the reward is great enough.
So how was your week?