Beau 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.