Friday, July 28, 2006

Home, Checking On Tomato Vines...

Well, they are what they vines, loaded with green tomatoes, squishing the heavy wire cages that surround them. Tomatoes on steroids...better not be! Not in MY garden!

I'm home for the duration, taking care of stuff and then I am "gone" again. It's always good to check into the blogosphere, see how folks are doing. It seems others are in and out as well. That's good. Now I don't feel too bad about not being fully present.

Had a friend in the hospital but she's out now. However during her recovery, she had to put her older dog to sleep...just too much pain for the ol' gal to deal with. She's fine now, wherever our companions go to frolic in open fields, where there's always a frisbee in the air, food in the dish and lots of shade and cool water. I lost a bunny too, during the tremendous triple-digit heat we had the last week or so. It's sibling seems to always be on the lookout for Beta, patiently waiting for his return. At least Alpha is not alone. Homer and Frac keep him occupied doing binkies, or eating or lounging in the shade.

In the interim I have been reading to a little elderly lady in hospice a couple times a week. She had never heard of the author Sue Monk Kidd but she has now. I am reading "The Secret Life of Bees" to her and she loves it. And I love reading it to her out loud. It's amazing what a little attention can do for folks in hospice care.

It's time to go now. I will be back in a few weeks, writing up a storm no doubt about something that strikes or moves me to put fingertips to keyboard.

Until then, enjoy summer. Drink lots of water, stay out of the heat, go swimming, walk the dog and revel in life.



... said...

Yay, Glad you're back, Catherine+. I hope the break has left you rested and recharged.


Anonymous said...

It's good to hear from you again.

Psalmist said...

Hey...I remember when I was a child and I lived in Medford for about a year. We had tomatoes there, and it was my job to help water and weed them. I will for the rest of my days associate Medford with that unique tomato plant ordor!

Glad you checked in. You've been in my prayers. When and if you wish to "play," I've tagged you with a book meme. Here's what I came up with.

Blessings to you; looking forward to when you're back in blogland!

St. Inuksuk said...

Sorry to hear about your bunny.
I have Tomatoes Gone Wild this year as well. Only 5 plants, but it is a tomato jungle!!
Local food pantries often will be glad for garden donations if you have an overabundance.

Catherine + said...

Dear St Inuksuk, thank you for the condolences. The rest of the gang seem to be fine. I am convinced that all I have are bachelors since there have not been any litters of little ones.

I picked my first romas the other day. Still waiting on the Brandywines.


Psalmist said...

Oh, no! I completely missed the part about your losing the bunny. I'm so sorry, Catherine. :(