Well, in the time since I’ve been meaning to write this (about a month), the peach tree has blossomed, leafed out, and set fruit. I’m now set with the task of thinning out the fruit so that what remains will (hopefully) be a good crop.
The daffodils are mostly done blooming; the phlox, too, is on [...]
Me [to coworker]: What is this check for?
Coworker: A cannon.
Me: A cannon?
Coworker: Yeah, you know, from the pirate ship.
Me: Ohhh. Right. The pirates.
Coworker: Yeah, they actually offered me a job.
Me: No way. Like, being a pirate?
Coworker: Yeah, I guess he thought I looked like a pirate.
Me: Because of your beard?
Coworker: I guess. Musta been something, [...]
I’ve been battling a terrible cold this last week, drinking mug after hot mug of ginger tea (fresh grated ginger, lemon, hot water, honey to taste) and wishing I had had the foresight to stash away a few frozen quarts of this carrot-ginger soup. I did think that I had one, but after taking it [...]