Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday and weeding (not as much fun now as back in the day, LOL!)

I got to work on Friday before the rains came. It was still warm, but that’s supposed to change for the weekend.

It was lightly raining when I went out to walk at 10:00 a.m., so I walked inside.

Vicky was more than a little stressed and I thought she needed to take a break before she went all Puerto Rican on somebody (it’s like Carla getting all ghetto, only in Spanish). So I took her to lunch at Time Out and we both ordered the fish and chips. In return, I got her lunch (chicken shish kebabs with rice) to eat over the weekend. I think I got the better end of that swap.

The rain went away in the afternoon. The sun came out and it was warm!

So, when I got home, I quickly treated the cat and changed clothes. I watched the news until I saw the weekend weather. I was outside before 6:00 p.m. I got out the wheelbarrow, shovel and rake from the shed. Then I went out front.

First thing was to get dirt from the tree garden to finish filling in the spaces between the old garden and the flagstones in the front garden (next to the house). The tree garden will have to be rearranged after the fence goes in anyway, and I need the dirt.

That done, I started weeding and cutting back the hostas and the iris. This involved several trips with the wheelbarrow all the way to the back compost bins.

It started getting dark before I finished – damn sun sets so early these days! So I ended up with about a four foot square of grass that still needed to be pulled.

Back inside, I washed up. I decided to save my Puerto Rican dinner for Saturday and just ate the rest of the ham and bean soup for dinner, watching the last part of Jeopardy.

Speaking of Puerto Ricans and soup, Vicky told me an amusing story. Remember the two quarts of soup I gave Vicky? Well, she gave it to her Mom and told her it was from me. Evy said they’d have it for dinner that night. So, when Vicky got home from work she found her Mother had heated it up, but she served it like the Puerto Ricans normally do their beans, a little bit on top of seasoned rice!

Vicky said they had a large group for dinner that night: along with Vicky, Evy and Yanessa, they also fed her Uncle and his son and Vicky’s brother. They all agreed it was delicious (she said Yanessa asked for seconds), so that made me feel good.

But, it was soup…

I turned off the TV and read until I fell asleep. I was tired and I don’t think I made it to 9:00 p.m.

A huge boom of thunder woke me up around midnight. I sat on the couch for a while, watching the storm and then went to bed for real.


  1. I like how you've been holding back the pics of the unsightly parts of the English garden.

    That is a good way to stretch a soup.

  2. I dunno. This part was pretty unsightly!

  3. "(it’s like Carla getting all ghetto, only in Spanish)." OMG Dad, I can't believe you would say such a thing. I would never....LMFAO...OMG I can't breath...I couldn't even say that with a straight face. Spot on Dad!