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Nasty cramp in my leg woke me up today. [May. 23rd, 2002|10:35 pm]
Went shopping in a pickup truck. Plastic grocery bags. No room for them in the cab, so they had to be tied shut and put in the truck bed. When I got them home, they couldn't be untied, so I had to cut them open with scissors and, while doing so, I sliced open the knuckle of my left index finger. Ouch. Lots of blood. I suppose I'll die of tetanus now. Reason 1,793 to hate pickup trucks.

Anyway. I grabbed navel oranges instead of valencias at the store. Stupid. It is too late in the season for navels, (they will be pulpy and partly desiccated,) and they are almost twice as expensive as valencias, as well. I was going to make tea after dinner and then, without thinking, made coffee instead. I have come to the realization that my own brain is out to get me!

Other than all that, it was a nice afternoon. They have been nice afternoons for several days now, with either rain or bright sun and puffy white clouds, or, today, clear blue sky and fresh cool air. The nights are pleasant, too. Right now, the guy up the street is having an impromptu party in his garage, with the door open. I can hear the faint thumping of bass. Perhaps later, I will hear the faint crash of breaking beer bottles. The guy up the street sometimes gets a bit rowdy.

The cherries are quickly ripening. The crop will not be very large this year, but, if the weather co-operates, they might be pretty good. Cherries are always best fresh from the tree. It will be quite some time before I will be able to see what sort of crop the walnut tree will produce this fall. Last year, there were only a handful of nuts, because the tree had been cut back the year before. I just left them all for the squirrels. But the tree is growing out nicely, and we might have a decent crop this time.

Let's see... there were things I've been intending to post about but keep forgetting. Oh, right! One of them is the cat. After a couple of days of almost constant sleep in her cubbyhole, she ventured out and began eating again. She went out briefly a couple of times over the next few days, and now seems fairly well recovered. A most durable little beast, especially for her age. I think that the other cat is disappointed at her rival's recovery, though. She is anxious to become the only cat.

I'm sure there was something else, but it seems to be lost in the clutter that is my brain. Ah, well, it probably isn't important, unless it is; in which case it still probably doesn't matter, seeing as how, as I said, I'm probably going to die from the tetanus anyway. I think I'll go out and listen to the crickets for a while, and wait for a fight to break out at that party.

From: bayeux
2002-05-24 05:58 pm (UTC)
Please don't die!! :'( Who will educate me on the finer things in life? Surely you can't leave me to learn these valuable things from my professers!
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2002-05-24 07:08 pm (UTC)
I seem not to be dead just yet.

It is possible that I don't have tetanus.

My assumption of my imminent demise may have been a tad premature.

Perhaps it is only a sliced knuckle, after all, and nothing more.
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