Sunday, July 11, 2021

Weekend's End

 Fun time at the reunion. Bread was delicious. The musicians from Missouri didn't come, but it didn't matter anyway because we had to leave out early. Tim had a flat the night before and he needed to get the new tire picked up before the place closed up for the weekend. 

I now have six avocado trees. I took pictures, but am too tired to mess with stuff now. I find myself wondering just how many pits I shoved in that pot anyway. Makes me laugh. I've got the beginnings of an avocado jungle. 

The garden is doing great. I see my first little cucumber and I have two summer squash and at least one zucchini. The tomatoes are starting to blossom. Tim says in two weeks, we'll be up to our armpits in produce. That's a happy problem to have, isn't it?

I started putting together Iris' birthday gift. I'm very excited about it. I hope her parents don't kill me, but it will make very nice memories, I think. 

Rain in the forecast every single day this week. 

Condolences to England. It was a great game, as I understand it. 

That's all I got. I ate something that strongly disagreed with me at the reunion, so it's been a quiet day at my house. 

Book suggestions? I just haven't the heart to read The Bookseller of Kabul right this minute. 


  1. "The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett" by Annie Lyons. I liked that one.
    "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman
    "My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologies" by Fridrik Backman
    I'm reading "Hagseed" by Margaret Atwood right now which I'm enjoying.

    Hope your tummy troubles are short lived.

  2. Loved "Eleanor." Very poignant and meaningful. I'm reading "This Tender Land" and enjoying it very much. I also just finished "Cold Millions." They are both beautifully written and full of interesting characters and history.

  3. “West with Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge.

  4. A social interaction exhausted post. I know them well.

  5. ....up to our armpits in produce. A nice problem to have Debby.

  6. Have you read The Midnight Library by Matt Haig? I loved it. Btw.... our book club is reading Miss Benson's Beetle for September.

    I hope your tomatoes continue to flourish! The way our gardening goes, I don't count my chickens...umm, tomatoes until they're in my belly. There have already been two "incidents" this year. 🙁

  7. Totally get that, Kelly. Let me know what you think of Miss Benson. All I know is that every one of her books, I was ready to be done with the books before they ended. Miss Benson was the book that was the most fun to me

  8. When I have extra tomatoes and no time to wotk them up I just wash and core them and than freeze them whole. They are good for cooking whatever when you take them from the freezer. The skin slides from them as soon as they thaw a bit or run some water over them and the skin slides right off. The garden sounds good, the trees might grow together if they are close to each other. I have a mango tree that started as two small ones and were to close so now the trunks are one and loaded with mangoes this year.

  9. Glad to hear that you survived the family reunion. As for book recommendations... Have you read "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini?

  10. Hosseini has written some of the most beautiful sentences I have ever read. I read The Kite Runneras well as A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Mountains Echoed. Each one made me cry. But they contain such beauty. I just cannot bear to read about Afghanistan right now.

    That's a good tip about the tomatoes, Ellie. Thank you.

    Andrew, I have to say, I've been thinking hard about that comment of yours. We shall discuss it at the next 'Weirdo Club' meeting. Tell the others so that we can all be sure to not be there. :D

  11. I'll second the recommendation for This Tender Land. My book club read it earlier this year and loved it. Last month we read The Other Bennett Sister. I'm not a Jane Austin fan, but I really liked it! It's beautifully written.


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