Seven more days to finish my final edits, so this is going to be another hodge-podge of a post. But I like to think of it as in keeping with the randomness of life.
1) Last night during a walk I found a baggie of oregano on a neighbor’s lawn. J opined that a kid bought the bag of “pot” at South Park, discovered it was better suited on a pizza than in a bong, and hurled it onto the nearest lawn in disgust. Wow. This neighborhood is really going to fake pot. Could a vial of baking powder on the curb be far behind?
2) There is a lonely-hearts male house wren building a nest and singing passionately for a girlfriend in our backyard. Sadly, no wrens of the female persuasion seem to be in the neighborhood.
3) I have planted the final raised bed this season. Pictures to come soon. All of this front yard gardening has put me in the line of fire from passing pedestrians. I’d like to thank the individual who helpfully pointed out yesterday that I have four cubic yards of topsoil heaped in my driveway. Thank you so much! Boy, do I have egg on my face! How could I have missed that? Sheesh! And to the incredibly helpful sales associate at a certain garden center on Sunday? I loved your joke about Jason having all the credit cards while I, the high roller spendthrift wife, jacked up the balance! What comedy stylings. Why can’t more men make jokes like these? I also enjoyed your hostile jest about your wife weeding some of your favorite perennials and being subsequently barred from your garden. Silly, stupid woman! Mr. Nurseryman, you are a beacon for gender equality and happy marriage.
Still, the nursery had the two items I haven’t found anywhere else locally: liatris ligulistylis (meadow blazing star; You want Monarch butterflies later this summer? Plant a few of these lovelies.) and rudbeckia nitida, a green-eyed susan that gets six feet tall. Despite my purchase of these plants, Jason was mildly disappointed because “We never get any weird stuff.”
4) My life is currently driving a flat, straight stretch of highway between Dullsville and Tedium Town (not that I mind much), and I need to hear something interesting. So I want to hear what YOU’RE up to. What movies have you seen? What books are you reading? What did you think of the Sopranos’ finale? Where are you going on vacation this summer? Where should Jason and I go on vacation this summer? What do you think of the price of tea in China? Why is the sky blue? Why do I continue to use the dijon mustard that expired two years ago?
I'll be eagerly awaiting your input. In the meantime, I'm off to kill a few more of my darlings.