What do you call a cat that has swallowed a duck??
A duck filled fatty puss.
I survived the week; payrolls were posted (including ours), checks cleared, payments made, & general ledgers balanced; I didn’t receive a single irate call, only a couple annoying ones from my boss (“How are you doing? Is it busy?”); & best of all, my co-workers were intelligent enough to leave me completely alone (of course, the “Caution” tape & the printed sign stating “Unless you have cash or chocolate… GO AWAY!” helped a bit) I even managed to leave on time Friday- but promptly fell asleep when I got home. I wouldn’t want to do it again anytime soon, but running both jobs wasn’t as difficult as I was expecting; then again, I was really only doing the bare minimum of the other job, & no real problems popped up, as are wont to do on a regular basis.
Today, I decided to treat myself kindly; Chris had to go into work, so I was able to sleep peacefully until after 8:00, when I was forced to answer the call of nature. Our local Farmers’ Market opened a couple of weeks ago, moving to Saturday mornings, instead of Wednesday evenings, so headed downtown with my shopping bag to stock up- look at what I brought home!
It will be a couple more weeks before we are harvesting our own tomatoes, & a bit longer until I have squash to pick, so I couldn’t pass up these lovelies. Those little red berries on the towel are my weekly harvest of strawberries from my volunteer plant. And look what I got when I did my first test pull on the carrots- these are an heirloom variety, which are smaller & sweeter then what you would find in the store.
Sam went off with his buddy for the day, to help his family move their bookstore to a new location in town, so I spent the afternoon finishing the quilt top, doing a little knitting, & snacking on Rainier cherries (oh, are those thing addictive!) Dinner was a bowl of whole Crimini mushrooms & yellow squash, stir fried in a little olive oil, butter, garlic & sea salt, eaten while watching one of my absolute favorite movies, The Quiet Man.
Tomorrow, I’ve been invited to practice croquet with the Ravenswood team over at the property , so I’ll probably be driving into Livermore after church, then going over to the nursery; I need to put in some new parsley (mine all bolted), refresh some of the plants in the baskets (it got pretty warm & windy this past week), & I think I want to put some Gerber daisies or Zinnias out front. I also need some inspiration about filling that section of raised bed- Chris wants to put in more tomatoes, but I really think that 6 plants for 3 people- 1 of which doesn’t eat tomatoes- is overkill.
Oh, forgot to tell you- Sam passed his 1st Class Brown Belt exam; the belting ceremony was held on Thursday, but we were attending the annual tennis banquet (where he was awarded a Varsity Letter- he & his doubles partner were the only JV players to earn one) so he’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to receive his new standing.