Monday, March 07, 2011

Snow Melt and Strange Fruit

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"


It rained most of the weekend, and what amazes me is how quickly the snow melts. We've lost probably half of what we had out there in just two days. In fact, the gardens in front of my house are completely open and I have daffodils popping up (which, despite my joy in the potential of spring, is not a good thing -- it's too early and they might get hit by more snow or a hard frost).

DD is sad -- she had a complete town in our front yard. She'd been using a square plastic container and making snow bricks for walls, she'd shoveled out roads and even had a huge cave. That's all gone now.

I'm sad for her, but I'm not sad.

Yesterday I bought a fruit I've been looking at the last several times I've been at the grocery store. I've never been able to find a name for it. The sticker only says "Caribbean Red" on it, and even the lady at the checkout said it just comes up "melon" on the register. It looks like a papaya on steroids, and tastes a bit like a cross between a catalope and a papaya (neither of which I'm overly fond of, so DD gets to eat it). Anyone know what this is?





The seeds are soft and squishy and remind me of fish eggs. DD is drying some and then wants to plant them to see if they grow.

Okay ... I just took some time to research it on the 'net and found Melissa's Produce which tells me it's a papaya. Alrighty then.

I actually managed to do a little writing this weekend. I've figured out what needs to happen in "Now and Forever" (the Kitchen Matches sequel). It means going back and adding some scenes, but then I'm done. Yay me.

Today, I'm just grateful it's Monday.

How was your weekend?

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You Are Business



You are a born leader. You are a visionary, even if you don't have a vision yet.

You are both a problem solver and a number cruncher. You can think big or think small.

You are a natural entrepreneur. Building something other people like brings meaning to your life.

You have a competitive streak and are driven by money. You'd like to get rich... and to help other people get rich as well!



Yep.

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5 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

Hurray on Now and Forever! It's such a good feeling (and relief) to know what you need to happen. :)

I'm not a papaya fan either. Too mild a taste for me.

Dru said...

I'm glad your story is coming together.

Not a fan of papaya.

You Are Nursing

You are a naturally compassionate person. You like to take care of people and help them feel better.

You like to serve others. If you can make someone's life better, then you're content.

You are warm, empathetic, and concerned. You truly feel like someone else's problems are your problems.

You are a good troubleshooter. Even if you can't make people feel better, you can at least make them more comfortable.

That's about right.

Have a great Monday.

Angelina Rain said...

I’ve seen that fruit in stores but never bought it either. Now I’m glad I didn’t as I can’t stand papaya.

Brandy said...

What an odd looking papaya! But, I don't like papaya, either.
Sorry to hear about the rain all weekend. We had the same thing and I just wanted to enjoy some sunshine. Oh, well.

You Are Nursing
You are a naturally compassionate person. You like to take care of people and help them feel better.
You like to serve others. If you can make someone's life better, then you're content.
You are warm, empathetic, and concerned. You truly feel like someone else's problems are your problems.
You are a good troubleshooter. Even if you can't make people feel better, you can at least make them more comfortable.

Not feeling too great about the "You like to serve others" phrasing. But, yeah this suits me.

Hope you have a lovely Monday!

Sarita said...

Interesting, a town in the front yard. I like that. If she wants to build another, we've got thigh-high new snow in our yard. AHH!

Hope your Monday is going well.

You Are English

You are a very verbal person. You can't help but pay attention to the actual words that people use.

You are intuitive and wise. You can usually pick up on undertones that others are missing.

You are analytical and critical. Very few details escape your observant eye.

You have a great appreciation for art and expression of all sorts. You don't have to like a book to value it.