So this morning I was hanging sheets on the line and I looked up and across the yard and noticed that leaning tree. I swear to you- I have looked at those trees thousands of times and I never, ever noticed that tree being bent over like that. I called Mr. Moon over to look at it and said, "Honey, has that tree always looked like that?"
"Oh hell no," he said.
And then we both started saying things about how now that the leaves are falling off the limbs we can see the tree better and that maybe it's always been like that but then we both agreed that no, this is a new thing.
None of the roots are coming up so I guess it's not going to fall over any minute and if it does fall over, at least it won't fall on the house but just knowing that a Bradford pear can do that is a little scary because we have more that are definitely close enough to the house to crunch that pretty new roof should they fall.
These are the same damn trees that we vow to cut down every year and here we are twenty years on and they're still here, bigger than ever of course, because that's what trees do. They grow. One of the problems is that the septic tank is buried in there somewhere and driving a truck the size of the ones they use to cut down trees onto it would probably not be prudent.
So that's another thing to think about here on El Rancho Luna. Being a homeowner is not always what it's cracked up to be.
Y'all- it has been a good day. Another good day. I stayed home mostly, although I did walk up to the post office. I knew I had a package because I'd gotten an email notice of a delivery of a dress I ordered and as soon as I started opening my box, the mail clerk guy went to the back of the office and retrieved TWO packages for me.
I do love the Lloyd post office, as you know.
One of the packages was indeed the dress and the other came from a name I did not recognize. I brought them home and it turned out that they mystery box was absolutely filled with beautiful things for me that someone (and I do now know who it was) had gotten and mailed to me.
I was so absolutely stunned.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, darling woman who sent that! I was and am overwhelmed and honestly don't even know what to do with all the feelings in my heart.
Just...what a gorgeous, loving surprise.
The dress that came is not bad. It's another flannel dress from the Natural Life company that had been on major sale and it fits and it's so soft but...NO POCKETS! Well, okay. There are two breast pockets. It's basically a flannel shirt that comes down to your ankles so practically perfect except for that one major flaw.
Major. I didn't even think to check on the pocket issue when I ordered it. I thought all of their dresses came with pockets. I am sorely disappointed but I am keeping it. I can either add some pockets or wear it with an apron with pockets (at home, at least) or a jacket with pockets.
I have one more thing to say this evening and that is this: The movie Elf is complete and utter shite. I've always heard what a great movie it is and I do have an affection for Will Ferrell in certain situations so we thought we'd watch it this week.
Oh. My. God.
No. A thousand times no. We did not come close to finishing it.
And in today's local Tallahassee paper they did a list of the top 20 Christmas movies of all times and guess what? Elf was number three. Glen and I laughed so hard we almost lost our breakfasts.