Well, look who's here! It's Gibson's night! He's going to sleep over and then tomorrow morning, Boppy is taking him and Vergil and his two boys out scalloping in the bay. I've been invited but I am thinking I'll be fine at home. I have been scalloping before and it can be fun-ish but bay scallops, which is what they will be hunting for, cost about eleven dollars a pound at the market these days and I think that's am amazing bargain when you figure in the cost of taking the boat out and then finding them and then shucking them. Shucking is the hardest part. They're not as hard to shuck as oysters but it's not a real picnic.
I know I have discussed this before because I distinctly remember talking about how scallops have many blue eyes. Blue as Paul Newman's, as I always say.
I did not take that picture. Obviously.
It came from the internet where everything comes from these days.
I hope they have a good time. Lily and Jessie both have to work and Mr. Moon did not feel that he and Vergil alone could watch over five children snorkeling in the bay. But it's good for Gibson to get to go. It's not easy being the middle child and he deserves to be the special one.
Since this was all fairly last minute, Gibson is getting roast chicken for supper because that's what I'd planned before I knew he was coming over but he says he loves roast chicken and so we'll have that and some baked potatoes and green beans that I canned. He's happy about all of that. He's such a fine, sweet boy.
Jessie sent me a different picture from the internet today.
It's a screen shot from Facebook posted by the woman who owns My Gypsy Soul Boutique. So I guess that she's going to change from being a hippie gift shop owner to a produce/honey/cottage foods (what are those?), and boiled peanut shop owner. I've been wondering how in the world she's been managing to stay open. I have to say that I find this a much more reasonable sort of business to open in Lloyd. I looked at her FB page and she's having a big sale on clothing and some of the things shown were on the rack when she opened. I mean... dang.
Not much happened around here today. The weather was cloudy and it rained a little bit sporadically and so we decided to rent "Asteroid City" and make our own popcorn and watch it from the comfort of our own living room.
I really wish we'd seen it in a theater. So much of it is totally visual as most Wes Anderson movies are. But we did laugh a lot and there were lines in it that knocked me out but the two story-lines going through it were somewhat confusing. One was in black and white and one was in the pastel colors that Anderson favored for a desert background. The attention to detail was phenomenal and we loved the quirkiness that abounds in Anderson's movies. We now desperately want a cocktail vending machine, for instance. And I've never seen a better alien encounter.
But it was fun and we enjoyed our popcorn although no popcorn is as good as movie-theater popcorn with fake butter on it. In my opinion, at least.
I just put the chicken in the oven and need to go scrub potatoes. I am grateful for the cooler temperatures and perhaps tomorrow I can get outside and work for awhile, either in the garden or the yard. Time will tell.
Another day in Lloyd.