Sunday, April 14, 2019

Hodgepodge post

It's been a rainy, windy, mild weekend.  I love opening the windows and letting the house air out. The rain on all the fresh new leaves outside smells heavenly.

Gregg came home early from work yesterday, and I wouldn't be surprised if he did the same today. He's had some more pain in his side, as well as some mild nausea and a headache. He shouldn't have gone in at all today but he hates missing work. It annoys me that he's so hard on himself and won't rest properly, but he's always going to be that way.

Yesterday I went to the Food Lion just down the road to buy groceries, and out front I saw the first tiny tomato plants of the season for sale:




Have I mentioned before that the spicy green scent of tomato foliage is one of my very favorite smells on this earth? Well, it is. Which is why I was the weirdo fondling the plant leaves outside the Food Lion yesterday afternoon. The smell on my hands afterward? Bliss.

Speaking of seasonal firsts, I stopped by the strawberry farm after leaving the grocery store. They were selling  baskets of strawberries faster than the field hands could pick them. A testy crowd of senior citizens were standing around, waiting, and when a few more buckets of berries were brought up I thought there was about to be a riot. When the dust finally settled, there were exactly two boxes of berries left, one for me and one for the remaining older lady. When I reached for the one closest to me, she nearly bit my head off: "THOSE ARE MINE!" she snapped, as she snatched the one she had apparently picked out from in front of me. Bless her heart.


I did get nice berries, though.


Tonight is the premier of the last season of Game of Thrones. I hate to admit it, but I'm really looking forward to it!

And tomorrow is the start of a 4 day work week....spring break is almost here!

25 comments:

  1. gawd, don't get in the way of those mean-ass seniors! lovely berries!

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    1. They meant business over those strawberries! Haha.

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  2. Well, those are beautiful berries but something in me hopes that the old lady who was so rude finds a half of a worm after she takes a bite of one of hers.
    My husband is like yours- he will NOT take the time to be sick. It drives me crazy. I worry that one day he'll say, "No, I feel fine," and then he'll keel over and die. God I hope not.
    Are you going to plant some tomatoes?
    It rained here too and it's so cool and lovely now.

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    1. I'm thinking about throwing a few tomato plants in the ground in front of the porch this year!

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  3. What beautiful berries they are. I do love strawberries and just looking at them makes me happy. However eating them is is pure joy.

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    1. They are pretty berries. We've been eating them on tip of ice cream and yogurt. I also froze some for future daiquiri making!

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  4. Beautiful berries. I do have to tell you, for all the tomatoes I have raised, picked, put up in quart jars, I never got used to that smell of tomato leaves.

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  5. When I first lived in Laguna Beach our unfenced yard flowed down the hillside. We had all sorts of wildlife moseying around.
    Kindergarten Son and I planted some tomatoes, pumpkins and watermelon.
    One night I was awaken by a crunching sound and the smell of tomato leaves. The Deer had a feast that night.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Too early to plant our Tomatoes here, and too early for Strawberries. However, we do have early Asparagus, which is nice!

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    1. Asparagus costs a small fortune in the supermarkets here...you are lucky!!

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  7. I just transplanted my tomatoes to larger pots, they will stay in the greenhouse until late June.

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    1. We'll be eating tomatoes in June this far south. Unfortunately the summer heat here isn't ideal for growing tomatoes.

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  8. Hodgepodge - that's a great word.

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  9. I guess the rule is 'Never come between a senior and a box of berries'/
    Noted.

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  10. Strawberry season will start good and proper next month here, but of course there is rarely a time when you can't get them at the supermarket (not tasting of much, though).
    Sorry to hear Gregg is still not 100%. I understand he does not want to miss work; I am like that, too. But there are times when even I admit it won't be any good going into work, not for the client, not for my colleagues, and not for myself.

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    1. Gregg had to go back to the doctor today, he's still having pain. They've ordered more tests for tomorrow morning. Missing so much work is driving him crazy!

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  11. Can't wait for Game of Thrones to reach us! As for that lady, yeah, bless her f-ing heart.

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    1. How long will you have to wait for GOT to reach you?

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    2. Wow! I just checked and it's available now!

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