Well, there you go. That's your picture for today. I really, really need to get a life.
It's a pineapple plant that I grew from the top of a pineapple and in theory, it should grow a pineapple but as with everything in my world, or at least my yard, it does not get enough sun. Still, it makes a rather stunning potted plant, don't you think?
And that is my household tip of the day- buy a pineapple with the top on, cut off the top leaving about half an inch of the fruit attached, stick that sucker in some dirt and water it when you think about it or more frequently than that if you don't think about your plants very often.
Here's another tip of the day: do NOT make enchilada sauce with peppers, onions, chili powder, and garlic and then stick your finger in your eye.
You may think that this requires further explanation.
It does not.
Just don't do that.
I've seen my husband once today. That was when he came home to pick up some posthole diggers. He was gone before I woke up (don't worry, he informed me last night that he was going to leave early) and he left me a lovely sweet note and he did call me to report on his doings. He's at his new hunting place with two or three other guys, one in his seventies, and one in his eighties so he feels like the young'un of the group. They are doing something with deer stands and feeders and hell-if-I-know. But they are in the woods, they are doing woodsy things, and there was fried chicken for lunch so you know he's a happy, happy man.
He told me that the seventy-something year old guy told him that whatever the eighty-something year old guy says, you just do it. I believe the quote went something like, "There's only one way to do something and that's Odell's way."
So my husband is learning a little patience and also trying to learn how to make suggestions in such a way that Odell believes he came up with the idea in the first place.
As I said, he did come home for one red-hot second to pick up the posthole diggers and he came in and gave me a kiss and then was gone again. I hope he makes it back home for supper.
Speaking of red-hot, I just tasted the enchilada sauce and I may have put a little too much chili powder in it. Dang. No wonder my eye is scarlet.
I've had a normal day. I took a walk. I noticed that No Man Lord has added the word "Don't" to his All Lives Matter sign making it say, "Don't All Lives Matter?" He really does think about these things. I admire that in him. It was hot as hell out there today and walking was just this short of torturous. When I was getting close to home on my return, I saw the man who gets along in a powered wheel chair in his wheel chair, gunning it down the left side of the road followed closely by a friend of his on a bicycle. We waved and said, "Hey!" and I said, "How y'all doing?"
"Just trying to make it, baby. Just trying to make it," said the man in the wheelchair. He lives right across the street from No Man Lord but I do not know his name.
I can't tell you how much I love being called "Baby" by elderly gentlemen and I am not being sarcastic. I really do.
I hung the clothes on the line. Now isn't that exciting?
No. No it is not and I didn't even enjoy it that much because I was still hotter than Satan's armpit (that's more polite than what I usually say) from my walk. But hopefully the towels will smell better.
I went to take another picture of the hurricane lily but something ate it in the night. Or else it went back through the alien portal from which it came.
To my delight I found another hole in the old dress I'm patching, giving me another excuse to sit on the couch and do funky embroidery. So I did. I am still watching "The Office" but slowly...slowly...slowly. I do not want it to end. Of course, as all things must do, it will end eventually. One of these days I will probably look back fondly on the time when I was healing from my fall when I wore one of three dresses every day, wore my hair down because it was easy and didn't annoy me in the chair where I sat with a cat and pillows, and watched episode after episode of "The Office."
Who am I kidding? I already look back on that fondly. At least the part where the original agonizing pain had diminished. Now I have to have an excuse to sit and watch TV during the day. I guess being heat-stroked after a walk is excuse enough. Whatever.
OH! I forgot the big news! I ordered a new pair of walking shoes online. I hope they feel okay. They're Saucony's, which I have been wearing since 1980, so maybe. This is what the shoes I'm walking in now look like.
I love everything about this post. Your pineapple plant (I once threw a pineapple top behind a compost bin in my backyard and later that summer found a HUGE pineapple plant growing...it had rooted itself somehow), the characters you encounter on your forays out (true southern eccentrics, I know them so well!), Mr. Moon being the young 'un in the group, and your Office journey. I still can't decide on my favorite character from The Office--they were all just so perfect. :)ReplyDelete
Good night, Ms. Moon.
What did you do with your pineapple plant?Delete
Favorite character in the office... that is too hard. They are all my favorites, each in their own category.
Peppers in your eye - never a good idea, isn't that what mace is made of? When i harvested jalapeños one summer I probably should have gone to the hospital, couldn't breathe, and my entire body was on fire. Hot stuff damn straight!ReplyDelete
New shoes , urgh, never know until you walk at least a mile and then it is too late to return them, i have a closet full. Good luck with new shoes. I could send some of mine to you. Size 8? 8.5?
Ha! Yes. I do wear 8 or 8.5 but Saucony's run small and I take a 9 or 9.5. They fit me best because they have a narrower heel.Delete
You harvested jalapenos? Oh god. Yes. You probably should have gone to the ER.
Love the extra word in No Man Lord's sign..... perfect. and yes, being called Baby by an older-ish gentleman IS a true complement, as I see it! Hubby here has been gone 3 days on a bike trip......due home tomorrow. I have SO enjoyed my quiet time with the dog...and no cooking or laundry...... early bed with book, book and coffee in bed in the mornings.....the small joys. it all ends tomorrow but it will be good for him to come home- for both of us (and the dog)ReplyDelete
It's nice to get some time alone, isn't it? For some of us, at least. I hope he made it home safe and sound.Delete
I did that finger to eye the other day, and it was just an onion I was chopping. That pineapple is a lovely plant. If only I could eat pineapple. Which I probably could, but (and I remember this) when I was about three, my parents were called from the supper table. The bowl of pineapple mom had on the table for dessert was in my reach, and I reached it and et it. The whole can, they have told me. It was the first night I remember at the porcelain queen. Actually, it was a pail beside the bed, and I put pineapple back in it. To this day I don't like it and don't eat it. But what a beautiful plant.ReplyDelete
Oh no! What a terrible thing to be put off of pineapple at such a young age. It's one of my top five favorite fruits for sure. You could ask around and see if any of your pineapple loving friends would give you a top.Delete
I've been thinking about that pineapple idea for years. But pineapples wre expensive. Except i could make a pineapple preserve, not liking them a lot fresh. Hm. I may be talking myself into this. This is all your doing, Mrs M!ReplyDelete
Or pineapple upside down cake which is one of life's true joys! I will gladly take on the blame for one of those.Delete
Sounds like a good day. Hope that eye feels better soon.ReplyDelete
It's all fine now.Delete
Sounds like my wildly exciting day:)ReplyDelete
Right now I'm trying to get my grandson to sleep but I can hear him upstairs in his crib wrestling with his blankets. Not sure who's winning, him or the blankets.
I got peppermint oil in my eye one time. Man did that hurt.
Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow too.
Is he staying with you a lot? You're so good.Delete
Peppermint in the eye has got to hurt. Ugh.
WAAAAAHHH chili in the eye!!ReplyDelete
I had to google what to do, through my weepy burning eye pain the first time I did this - milk. Milk helps :)
I just washed it out with water and it seemed fine. I don't know if I'd want to put milk in my eye but if I was desperate, I suppose I would.Delete
Not just a finger but a peppery finger! Yikes!ReplyDelete
Sorry about your hurricane lily. That's a drag. Hope Mr Moon has fun doing whatever he's doing!
Well, I suppose something found it a tender, delicious bite. And yes, Mr. Moon did have fun doing whatever he did.Delete
OOOWWWWW! I made the same mistake. Once. (See, I can learn.) I briefly touched my face after I had put new hot pepper suet in a bird feeder and before I had thoroughly washed my hands. Of course, it made it straight into my eye. Hurt like hell. Hope your eye has calmed down.ReplyDelete
Definitely time for new walking shoes. Always worry that a shoe brand that has usually worked for me will change the last. Hope that is not the case for your new sneaks.
Some things just DO NOT wash off. They have to wear off.Delete
My eye's fine now.
I, too, hope the Saucony's fit and feel good. It's hard to shop for them because the few places that do carry them only carry one or two styles. The running store I used to frequent had a bunch of them but the big boxes closed them down.
I once grew a pineapple plant in my conservatory in Scotland - not a country known for sunshine it has to be said! It took about two years though to produce a flower which in turn became a little pineapple which was delicious! It thrived on neglect though with little water or food and had very nasty sharp points on the leaves. But great fun to grow! xReplyDelete
The good news is The Office bears rewatching. My daughter watches it again and again, laughing every time as if it's the first time she's seen it. So you have that to look forward to.ReplyDelete