Well, could a puppy be any cuter? I think not. I went over to Jessie's house today to meet the little girl and she is just a precious. I am sure she's adjusting to her new circumstances and Jessie says she is being cautious so far which can be good and she's very calm. She's coming from a home with eighteen dogs to this new home with one mommy, two brothers, and a dad. Of the human type, of course. She has already latched on to Jessie as her human and every time Jessie got up from her chair, the baby would get up from the floor and follow her. She was sweet to me and licked my face and gave me kisses but I can already tell that she's a mama's girl. Jessie says that August is still a bit wary of her but that Levon is already falling in love. As for Vergil, he tried to make his work calls today while the pup was in her kennel when Jessie took the boys to school and ran to the co-op and she (the puppy, not Jessie) barked and yipped the whole time so he's probably a little worried about that aspect of puppyhood.
Jessie and I had a good chat and she gave me a recap of her adventures with her daddy. I think it was a very good time for both of them.
And then I did a little Publix shopping and came on home. It's still hot as blazes and only going to get hotter for the next week at which time it looks like it may cool off a bit. I'm not counting on it.
I was thinking of something today to write about which was "things I'm not good at" with one particular thing in mind. Now. The problem is, I have no idea what that thing was. I guess one of the main things I'm no good at is remembering stuff.
Well, I don't guess that. I am.
I am terrible at being able to envision things. Like, really awful. My spatial abilities are nil. When I'm putting leftovers away, I either pick a container that is way too big or way too small. This has become a joke between me and Mr. Moon.
Also in the spatial thing, I can't put things back together after I take them apart. They just don't make sense to me. You should see me putting new hardware on a pair of overalls! I google, I examine the other strap, I google some more. It's like I just can't see it. The "this goes over this and that goes under that" part.
One of the reasons I am no good whatsoever at drawing is connected to this. I look at something and I think, "Okay, I'll just copy what it looks like," and I try but trust me when I say- I obviously cannot tell what it really looks like. And if one of the kids asks me to draw something like a car or a bicycle or a tractor I am at a complete loss. Like I have never once in my life seen one of these things. I mean, I know a bike has two wheels but...what all else is in there? And forget perspective. That's never going to happen for me.
I can't sing harmony. I swear to god, this is one of the biggest disappointments in my life. When I was young, I did belong to a glee club and also, my Girl Scout troop sang a lot because one of my leaders was a music teacher. I was an alto so of course, I had to sing lots of harmony. The only way I could do that was to memorize the alternative "song" that went with the familiar melody. And even then, I sucked at it. In my next lifetime, unless I come back as something like a stink bug, I'm going to know how to sing harmony and I will have a beautiful voice!
All right- here's a thing I cannot do- I cannot dive or jump from high places into water. And I'm not talking about the high dive situation, either. I mean, I struggle with jumping into a pool from the edge of it. If there is any other method of entrance, I will use that. I don't think I've ever jumped off a diving board in my life.
At one point there was a THREE STORY diving platform at Wakulla Springs. It looked like this.
Period. The end.
Of course I do not want to live in filth either so there is a conundrum.
I am not good at jigsaw puzzles which I never knew until I took an interest in doing them this very year. And unlike many other activities that I cannot do well, I do very much enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles. I think that perhaps part of my problem has to do with the visual imaging thing. I can look at a place where a certain color or shape goes but when I search through the pieces to find it, my mind just blanks out on what it is I'm looking for. This may be age-related and if so, oh dear.
And I guess that's enough of that. I AM good at cooking and that I will admit to. Tonight we are having...wait for it! Fish! And I decided to make some stuffed tomatoes like the ones we used to get at a local restaurant down near St. Mark's called Spring Creek. That place was iconic, family-owned and operated, and they caught their own seafood daily and they knew how to cook it. One of the things they made was these stuffed tomatoes and I bought a cookbook they sold at the restaurant called "Famous Florida!" Underground Gourmet Restaurants, Recipes and Reflections." I bought the cookbook because it had the recipe for the stuffed tomatoes in it. I haven't even thought of them in years but they popped up in my personal memory bank today and so I am making them.
They won't be as good but... come on.