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

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

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