A sad garden — Without a garden this year, I’m using window boxes and pots to grow herbs, tomatoes and flowers. The results are mixed. The pots are black and heating up even with twice a day watering. The window boxes were an odd size so I couldn’t get a plastic liner. I don’t like to put soil next to wood. Without air insulation between an inner container and the window box, the soil is frying and maybe the wood is sucking out the moisture. Lots of lessons here. I’m not sure what but I’ll do something different next year. I’m already dreaming of a small (very small) pond. Just enough to keep frogs happy and a very few fish. Maybe I’ll buy my tomatoes.
Charity tactics – I’m not a fan of getting “gifts” asking for a donation from charities. Calendars are one thing but coins are another. I wish they would spend that money on better things. Sometimes there is a nickel in the envelope. This week I got an envelope with a half dollar coin. Inflation? I never respond to those kinds of pleas.
Who are you? – People you have seen only with the mask look different without them. Yesterday I saw a guy that looked so familiar but I couldn’t place him. I walked out of the grocery store in back of him. When he got to his car I realized it was gorilla man. I’ve written about him a few times. I always saw him early in the morning at Starbucks in a gorilla mask. He looks very different without one. Maybe it was because he wasn’t joking around. His fancy sports car, however, looks the same!
That makes me wonder – Did the mask give people license to be someone they weren’t similar to hiding behind social media rants? Gorilla man was always joking and laughing. Grocery shopping isn’t as much fun as picking up a coffee but there are people to joke with. I thought about how many times I interacted with a mask on. As little as possible. I had such a hard time hearing that I tried to avoid conservations since I was sure to answer a question that wasn’t asked. Gotta get them hearing aids!
So how was your week?