My wife got up in the wee hours this morning and did a bit TOO much work around the house and wore herself out. Then she fell backwards as she is sometimes prone to do and hurt her back a bit, but not seriously. As a result, I didn’t go job-hunting as I’d planned, but just spent some time with her. We got some lunch out, I ran a couple errands and we came back home the long way. She lay down and rested a while, and I napped a bit myself.
About six o’clock, I fixed me a cold-cut sandwich and started mowing the yard. Last week’s rain had made it really sprout up. I don’t know why it is, but it seems like I always end up mowing the yard just when I wish that I could pick some more greens. I mowed off some nice sheep-sorrel, plantain, violet and dandelion plants today and cringed as I did so. I raked some more leaves from under the porch and mulched them. I’m guessing that it will take four more times to get them all. They’ve been accumulating under there for several years, since they’re really hard to get to there. I need to underpin the porch to keep them from blowing in, but we can’t agree on what to use for underpinning, so we do nothing. Hmmmmmm……I may have just thought of a compromise that I’ll have to run by her.
After I mowed, we finished off a small watermelon we had left over from yesterday. She’d cut it (I had actually) with her new handy-dandy watermelon cutter. It looks like an apple-corer/slicer on steroids, with thin steel blades around a center circle. It takes a man, or a stout woman, to use it and you have to cut the ends off the melon first to get it to cut. The outside ring is made of plastic, so it won’t TAKE too much pressure. We eat maybe three or four watermelons a year and she goes and gets that silly gadget! She’s a gadget freak, so it’s par for the course. She grabbed the center “core” before I could, the little stinker!
After eating watermelon, undeveloped seeds and all (I suspect it was supposed to be “seedless.), I ate a handful of pumpkin seeds, and some corn chips and guacamole, plus I finished off some popcorn I’d gotten at Wally-World days ago. Knowing what watermelon CAN do to me and what corn products nearly ALWAYS do to me, I took and anti-diarrhea pill for dessert. Then I sat on the hall floor with the dog and went online with my laptop while watching the boob-tube with the missus. Then, I wrote this garbage (after throwing out the REAL garbage out for the possums and taking the dog out for the last time before bed). Hope your day was more exciting. © 2013