Mr. Moon, despite not feeling his best last night, went out and dug up the smaller of the two potato patches. You're not supposed to dig them up until the vines flower and then start to die but little black grasshoppers ate our vines cruelly and they never did bloom. Somehow they still managed to make potatoes. The little grasshoppers are the nymphs of the huge Georgia Thumpers that can decimate a garden in an hour. The babies can do damage too. I need to spread those potatoes out and let them dry and then store them in a cool, dark place.
I haven't had time yet though and it may not be until Sunday that I get around to it. This afternoon I had Mer duty with August and Levon and I just got home. Mr. Moon joined us for part of the time which was nice. He played cards with them. We had a nice relaxed afternoon. I read some Fantastic Mr. Fox which is the most fun to read out loud. Levon gave me the highest praise saying at one point that I made Mr. Bean sound exactly like he was supposed to sound.
I blushed in pleasure.
We also watched a few National Geographic videos about sharks, one of which was about Megladon, the largest fish to ever swim the seas, and extinct now for almost three million years and let me tell you this- if they were still around, I would not ever swim in the ocean. Never, ever, not once. Those bad boys (and girls) grew up to almost sixty feet long and they snacked on whales. It is one of my great life ambitions to find a Megladon tooth but since I've never even found a regular shark's tooth, I doubt I will. I have no idea why I've never found a shark's tooth. Some people find them every time they walk on the beach and I've been walking on beaches since I was able to walk. I guess my eyes are not attuned to them. Or something.
I'm happy to report that August's pick-up went so well today that he did not feel the need to give me any suggestions as to how I might improve. I not only got there in plenty of time but I also stood right in front so he could see me. An old Mer can learn!
I take them some sort of treat every Friday that I baby-sit but I try to make it a not-horrible treat. Today was fruit popsicles which they ate outside.