I took this picture last night while I was making pizza. The kitchen was still fairly tidy at that point in the process but it got crazier as I chopped more and more things to go on the two pies. They were good pizzas and tonight I believe we will have the leftovers with a salad. Mr. Moon is sitting in a deer stand and heaven only knows when he'll be home.
When he does get home, he's going to be blasted with the smell of old cologne. I reek of it and the bathroom off the kitchen reeks of it and half the house reeks of it.
One of the cats had thrown up on the rug in that tiny bathroom and I washed it and as I was putting it back in place, I accidentally tipped the stupid plant stand that I have in there to keep towels and stuff on because you have to lift it up to slide the rug underneath it and everything on the entire top shelf slid to the floor.
It's a miracle that the little tube was the only thing that broke. I should have thrown it away years ago. And I need to come up with a better solution than a plant stand for that stuff. Also, I have way too many towels in there and at least a dozen more wash cloths than we need. The hair dryer on the bottom shelf hasn't been used in decades, the Netti Pot in years.
LET IT ALL GO, WOMAN!
Well, I'd still have to put the towels on something. And all of those creams and lotions that no one ever uses along with the nail polish and nail polish remover that maybe get used once a year. That shit has to go somewhere, right?
Well, I'm not going to deal with it tonight.
I haven't dealt with much today. I've mostly just enjoyed the sweet crisp air. It never got warmer than 60 degrees and I did pull a few weeds and about four pepper plants and did a little more thinning in the garden. I also planted another row, half of kale and half of arugula.
Rather boring picture, I suppose, but one full of potential. You can already tell that these greens will be coming up in nowhere near as straight a row as Mr. Moon's greens did. Ah well. Yesterday's slow, steady rains made the dirt moist and happy. Earthworms were abundant, wriggly, and unhappy to be exposed. I covered them up and begged forgiveness.
I have texted the children with the idea of having Thanksgiving here this year. We haven't done that in years. Lily has been gracefully taking it on but I'm having some sort of possibly insane itch to see everyone here at Mer and Bop's house for the dinner. If we could keep it small-ish and concentrate on fewer dishes on the menu, I think it would be nice. There's no doubt that everyone would pitch in and bring food. The Thermonster has not yet truly been challenged and this old house hasn't been filled in a long time.
We shall see.
What else? Ah, not much. The time changes tonight.
But the clocks do. Why do we continue to perpetuate this ridiculous practice?
I have no idea. It does seem like a good idea when we give ourselves an extra hour but, hmmm...let me think...okay, so tomorrow when it's this exact same time the clocks will tell me that it's only 5:09 instead of 6:09. And we will spend weeks wondering what time it is...really. And if this made any actual sense, we would not have to do that. Kids and chickens don't give a shit what the clock says. They are still going to go to sleep and wake up when their bodies tell them they should. It's just us adult humans who will have to deal with the fall-out. And although it will be nice to wake up at 7:30 instead of 8:30, having to wait to go to bed until what my body will tell me is eleven but the clock will tell me is only ten is going to suck. Poor Jessie and Vergil! Levon will be waking up at 4:30 instead of 5:30. Is that right? I think so.
I'm thinking now that he needs to get a job at a bakery.
One more thing I wanted to say- I heard an interview with Sir Paul McCartney yesterday (Fresh Air with Terry Gross) and he's still insinuating that Yoko Ono broke up the Beatles.
Give it a rest, Paul.
He's got a new book and a new documentary and he's out there, promoting them. Nothing wrong with that. But good Lord! Did I mention that he called the Rolling Stones a "blues cover band"?
Get this, Sir Paul- That blues cover band is out there on tour, filling arenas nightly.
Please do not misunderstand me. The Beatles were absolutely the best band in the world. There never was before and there never will be again their equal. McCarney and Lennon were incredible song-writers. Geniuses without a doubt. And I will miss and mourn for John Lennon until the day I die.
But. The Rolling Stones were and are the best rock and roll band of all time.
This is just my opinion.
Yoko has not responded to McCartney's remarks but Mick Jagger did.
The first 45 I ever bought was ‘Get Off of my Cloud.’ Fun fact: I liked the B side, ‘19th Nervous Breakdown’ just as much. Never a big fan of the Beatles, the Stones were my fave.ReplyDelete
The Beatles were everything to me and the Stones were just sort of...there. I mean, I loved their music but it was Beatles Magic that I believed in. And then I read Keith's memoir and...here we are.Delete
"I'm thinking now that he needs to get a job at a bakery."ReplyDelete
This line made me laugh out loud. I can just see Levon's sweet little face smiling above a white apron while he starts making yeast donuts at the local bakery. He'd be the best donut maker your neck of the woods ever had. If he did the morning shift at the bakery and the afternoon shift diving a front end loader at the construction site, Jesse and Virgil might get a whole night's rest. Or maybe once he had at least 30 days on the payroll and his full benefits had kicked in, they could sleep peacefully.
That's a great scenario, Susan! I can just see it too! He's such a little man already.Delete
Levon will be a good worker - that is predictable, He will love his jobs (driving big things and making pastries)- He will save y'all!ReplyDelete
This could very well be true!Delete
If he owns a mobile bakery he can do it all!ReplyDelete
Absolutely fabulous idea! I'll introduce it to him at his fourth birthday party!Delete
Who really cares why the Beatles broke up anymore? Paul McCartney apparently. Must have hurt him for it to still be an issue after all these years.ReplyDelete
I go through my bathroom every so often and through shit out. Very satisfying. I hate clutter.
Oh, I'm sure that it still stings a great deal for Sir Paul. And I really don't think that John cared for him at all by the end. They were such different types of men.Delete
Throwing out shit is absolutely satisfying. I should do more of it.
It wasn't Yoko Ono who broke up The Beatles. They were drifting apart anyway. Paul McCartney is an admirable fellow whose songwriting talent is legendary but now he can't sing for toffee. He should pack performing in and perhaps concentrate on composing a few more songs that will live on long after he has gone. He will be eighty years old next June. Yoko Ono will be eighty nine in February.ReplyDelete
Seems like Paul's songwriting abilities have faded too. Happens to the best of them. I'm just really glad he stopped dying his hair. But you're right- his songs, written with John, will live for many more generations, I think.Delete
Dear Yoko. Eighty-nine! Bless her.
Thanksgiving at your house sounds about as perfect as can be.ReplyDelete
It could be fun!Delete
I did smile when you were writing about having Thanksgiving at your home and you said, "If we could keep it small-ish ..."! Ha! We have seen a lot of your family celebrations, Ms. Mary Moon, and they are NEVER "smallish"! You always have lots of delicious food and treats to share! :)ReplyDelete
But, yes, you should have it if you want!
George was my favorite Beatle because my 14-year-old self thought I could have a chance with him because he wasn't as popular as the others! :)
I know- even if only immediate family came, that would still be fourteen people. If I've counted right.Delete
George was my favorite Beatle for awhile too. I can completely understand your reasoning. I think I liked him because he did seem more approachable.
If the Beatles weren't already on the rocks Yoko would have had no effect. I was a Beatles fan over the rollings Stones, they were just so creative and did so many things unheard of, but get this, I never saw the Beatles perform but I did the Rolling Stones. Mostly because of opportunity or lack of. Anyway, both bands made history. And how pathetic of Paul to still be dissing Yoko and the Stones.ReplyDelete
We had pizza last night too. Marc made it but made several tactical errors and it was just this side of charcoal. Don't think I'll be eating any leftovers.
Very few of us saw the Beatles live. They quit touring before the big arena shows. I don't think they liked it and it wasn't much fun to not be able to even hear themselves play over the screaming. And Lord knows they could not have replicated the music they made in the studio live. Not really. They were geniuses.Delete
I'm so sorry about your pizza! What a disappointment.
A rather subtle rebuke from Mick, there! Paul knows how to get people talking, and I think that's what he meant to do -- to scare up interest in his book. (Which actually I would like to read!) I don't get calling the Stones a "cover" band, though. They sang plenty of original material! As for Yoko, as Ellen said, she wouldn't have broken them up if they weren't already on the rocks. (And I am not conceding that she is to blame.)ReplyDelete
That's a drag about the cologne! I hope it's a scent you like, at least. :)
Yeah. I'm interested in Paul's book too although I'm not quite sure I trust his memory. It's the story of the lyrics of 154 of his songs and I have a feeling that if John Lennon was still alive, he might have something to say about what Paul has and has not attributed to himself.Delete
Since the hardback is going to cost $95, I doubt I'll be reading it soon.
And I must point out that any band who wrote "Gimme Shelter" for one, is NOT just a cover band. The Beatles, at the beginning of their career, recorded quite a few covers themselves.
Thanksgiving at your house sounds lovely but judging from past ones, you might want to edit the food a bit LOL! Paul needs to let the past go..... and why not (after purging a bit) put your toiletry miscellany on the BOTTOM shelf in a basket, instead of on top! There, I fixed it all for you. :-)ReplyDelete
You're right about editing the food! Jeez- we all drive ourselves crazy with cooking and we don't need to do that.Delete
I have to say that if I'd been a Beatle, I'd have a hard time letting it go too. But c'mon, Paul! Yoko? Really?
Yes. You have fixed my problem! If I do it. That does make sense.
I totally agree about the Beatles and Stones. Did you notice a difference with the pizza flour? Our Publix had some too and I’ll be trying it soon. I got a wood cart for the towels in our bathroom from ikea. The top holds the bathroom library selections. Hope you have a sweet Sunday at the church of batshit crazy. Much love.ReplyDelete
Well, I did not make the recipe on the back of the bag because I didn't realize you had to start it a day ahead of time. Next time, I'll try that. Otherwise, no, I did not notice much of a difference.Delete
That was a pretty catty comment from Sir Paul. Makes you wonder why people gotta be that way.ReplyDelete
Have you seen this clip of Mick Jagger as a boy with his father. There is no denying that it is Mick!ReplyDelete
Oh my GOD! He was already SO Mick Jagger! I love that! His dad was a physical education teacher and Mick has taken his practices with him his entire life, obviously.Delete
P.S. Thank you!Delete
I think we all have shit we hold onto and don't know why we can't just let it all go!? Sir Paul's snarky ancient Grudge about Yoko just is a bad look for him. John and Yoko clearly had a Loving Kindred Spirit Relationship... with Paul having one with Linda too he of all people should know that when you find your True Love, Family becomes a high priority above all else, even business. I think John and Yoko did their own thing and all the Beatles ended up doing theirs too quite successfully as well. For some Bands their time just comes to break up and do their Solo Careers or form a new Band. With his remark about the Stones, sounds petty too, The Stones have Staying Power and who knew they could last this long so successfully and keep Creating the Magic that they do Musically?! I think a Thanksgiving at your Home would be a memorable experience for the Family if you haven't done it in a while. We take turns having it either at each other's Homes or eating out as an extended Family at some Restaurant that does it up Grand and save us all the Work. We did that the first time when my Dad was Dying right around Thanksgiving and we had to eat Thanksgiving at a Restaurant near his Hospice... the Family thought it was a good Option to do whenever we needed or wanted to and it became a new Optional Tradition.ReplyDelete
Thanksgiving at your house! It will be lovely. I do think the key is to have everyone bring some part of the meal so you only have to cook one or two things yourself. You may wonder why you decided this the night before, but on the night after, your heart will be so full.ReplyDelete