Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's.... Tuesday?

It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. ~Lewis Grizzard

I hate Monday holidays. They really mess up my already muddled perception of the days of the week!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

It finally got warm here! Yay! In fact we got warm enough that DD wanted to play in the sprinkler. You need to understand that we use well water -- absolutely frigid -- and yet, she doesn't seem to mind the temps.

So, I give you a sure sign of summer:



Incidentally, I discovered that Photobucket has an editing program where you can blur faces, so I may be able to post pix of DD a bit more often sans visage. That's always good to know.

I also nearly killed my squash and cucumbers -- I didn't realize how dry every thing got. Between the heat and the wind, by midday (despite a watering in the morning) it was dust dry in the garden. The tomatoes can take some heat and dry, but not squash and cucs. They were laying, wilted and flat, gasping for a bit to drink with their dying breaths.

I watered them thoroughly, and the squash perked up immediately. Seriously, I do believe I could see it moving as it changed from utterly wilted to exceptionally perky. The cucs, though? Not so forgiving. Even after a good soaking, I couldn't see much of a difference. I'll check today, but there are two plants, especially, that I may have accidentally sent to the great beyond. Of course, it's not like I don't have a ton of them, but still...

To those wondering what I'll do with "so many" tomatoes? In this house, there is no such thing. The best part of summer is going out and picking them, giving them a quick dusting on the pant leg and eating tomatoes until you're sick.

Whatever is left, I'll can. IF there are any left. I can buy canned tomatoes any time -- but yummy, vine-ripened, warm from the sun tomatoes? Priceless.

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No writing yesterday. Shockingly, I took the day off. Today, I need to finish my short story for LASR and then start to work in editing Stiller Creek for submission. Then I need to work on Camilla and/or Playing House. They both need a LOT of work. But I love them.

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Your Ice Cream Personality:



You like to think of yourself as a fairly modest person. And it's true that you don't talk yourself up... but you're also pretty happy with who you are.

You are incredibly cautious. You rather miss out on something than make a mistake. No one would ever call you wild... but they would call you responsible.

You are a fairly open minded person with a wide range of tastes. You are quite accepting of unusual ideas and people.

You are a natural multitasker. You feel alive when you're doing more than one thing at a time.

You can be a big dramatic and over the top sometimes. You are bold in every way



Okay... I'm on the fence about the "cautious" one, I don't think I'm THAT cautious, but I do tend to at least give a passing glance before I leap. I am definitely a multi-takser, without a doubt. "Bold in every way". Hmmm... I like that. *G*

9 comments:

Michele said...

I think your cukes should be fine!
It's not they were dust already...
right?
And I took the quiz. I'm wild?
Only in my fantasies, LOL

And kids seem to take well water dousings in stride compared to us adults. Must be that high metabolism.
**grin**

anno said...

We're having a[nother] dry spring here, too. After having the roads flooded all winter, it hardly seems fair, but there you have it. Frost warnings are out for tonight, too. Gardening: it's not for the faint of heart.

Hope you have a great day! Good luck with those stories!

Dru said...

I think your cucumbers will be okay.

My weekend was okay.

Your Ice Cream Personality:

You like to think of yourself as a fairly modest person. And it's true that you don't talk yourself up... but you're also pretty happy with who you are.

You have a wild reputation, but you're not as wild as you seem. You take risks, but only measured risks.

You are a somewhat open minded person, but deep down you're fairly conservative. You don't like trying new things very much. And if you do find something new you like, you stick with it.

You are a natural multitasker. You feel alive when you're doing more than one thing at a time.

You can be a big dramatic and over the top sometimes. You are bold in every way


I am not wild, nor have I ever been.

Have a good Tuesday.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Keep those plants drinking! I'm glad you had some warmth in your day.

Ceri said...
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Ceri said...

That sprinkler looks soooooooooo good!!! I'm ready for cool weather already, though it was a perfect weekend weatherwise. We spent it camping.. cabin camping. the kids got into the pool several times. I think it was as cold as the Atlantic in May. And of course I spent the weekend ready to get to work on my synopsis and three chapters for Harlequin and preparing myself for Where One Road Lead's release. Yipppeee!

Brandy said...

DD looks like she had a blast! Ah, you're like us when it comes to tomato's. Daughter and I love them. Any idea on how to know when cayenne peppers are ripe? (Chris is growing those.)
"You like to think of yourself as a fairly modest person. And it's true that you don't talk yourself up... but you're also pretty happy with who you are.

You are incredibly cautious. You rather miss out on something than make a mistake. No one would ever call you wild... but they would call you responsible.

You are a somewhat open minded person, but deep down you're fairly conservative. You don't like trying new things very much. And if you do find something new you like, you stick with it.

You tend to have a one track mind. You prefer not to multitask.

You are fun loving and sweet. You tend to enjoy joking around and teasing people."
Hmm, not bad an assessment.

I hope your day went well!

Melissa said...

I got the same thing as you on the ice cream quiz.

I'm not sure what photobucket is, but that's cool about the blurring feature!

Can't wait to see more pics of hers sans face that is :)

Amy said...

Is summer here already? What happened to spring?

So glad DD got to play in the sprinkler. Too fun!

You're absolutely right about the tomatoes....nothing like pulling one of the vine and eating it. Yummy! Our garden supplies all our summer snacking needs.