Of course, you MUST know that I didn't really mean it when I said I would sit down and shut up.......if you took me seriously, what a ridiculous assumption.
However, having blogged myself hoarse for the past few days I am going to rest my voice for a bit and do some serious stuff around the house here. For instance, I just discovered a Baggie in the cupboard of various seeds I have bought, collected and saved for I don't know how many years........in it were about 30 or 40 Sweet Pea seeds (I adore Sweet Peas.....oh, that scent, that color.....yum) and also 3 zucchini seeds. ( I love zucchini...I got put off planting them a few years ago when I left a developing plant in the back yard while I went to Italy on vacation and came home to find a monster threatening to eat my house and pussy cats......I mean....how much zucchini bread, zucchini casseroles, zucchini fritters can a person make???...and all out of a single zucchini.) Anyway, the fright has dissipated somewhat and I decided to try again since I will be here to monitor the size development and pick when judiciously ripe. So I have these here seeds soaking overnight and I had better go plant 'em....I think I may have missed planting season altogether, but that is one nice thing about California.....you can break a lot of gardening rules. If my crop exceeds my abilities I may have to secretly ship a few to each of you....you know me....can't stand waste.
I must go now and get dirty, but I promise to return and blog you senseless very soon......a teaser .......I will tell you about the amazing, weird present I have just bought myself and all of the fun I am having with it. Furthermore, I am willing to bet that at least one of you may not even know of its existence. You are in for atreat....maybe.
And now.....as I have been know to say........
Love you all.
The New Yorker covers: July 7 & 13, 2008
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