Relative Thoughts

June 12th, 2008

It’s kind of nice seeing a different part of the country and enjoying some time off.  Of course, I keep thinking how overgrown the grass and garden is becoming while we are away.  The weeds are the little stinkers that really take advantage of the time.  I swear there are weeds that grow a few inches overnight.  I walk by doing a double take thinking “Didn’t I just pull those out yesterday?”

Today I watched a garden/landscape crew of five or six people come in and work on the front and back of a house sitting on a half acre.  These guys were a whirl of activity for about 45 minutes trimming, cutting, blowing, sweeping and had that place looking amazing in a very short time.  I mused over the idea of what it would be like to have such a crew for our property.  Would I miss spending the time doing all of that?   Nah!!!  But I couldn’t imagine how much that would cost… and it would bother me not to do it myself.  At least for now.  :)

And it seems I forgot that when visiting relatives, everybody tends to eat a lot.  Especially me.  Food is somehow a universal language, and in the presense (or absence!) of smiles, memories and emotions, we share with each other over all kinds of food.  I don’t mind…  I’ve never met a food I didn’t like.  Well, except for sea urchin eggs.   But none of that this week fortunately, except that I think I’m actually gaining weight by the hour.    Not to worry I suppose, in a week or so I’ll be out working it off.  So it’s off to another BBQ!  Somebody’s got to do it and it might as well be me.

2 Responses to “Relative Thoughts”

  1. Ed Abbeyon 16 Jun 2008 at 9:45 am

    Not only is food the universal language, but when visiting, everyone always cooks their best foods which are so darn tasty.

  2. Beauon 16 Jun 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Good point… and I’ve had too much of that this week. I think I’ve gained 10 pounds!