If you've been reading this blog for long, you'll know I tend to feel like I have to follow difficult and ugly topics with some sort of pallet cleanser. This be one of those.
Isn't rhubarb neat:
Not as neat as it will be once it's future place in a strawberry rhubarb pie is realized, of course, but look at that structure.
Speaking of which, we have a mystery that perhaps gay Mormon men would be best qualified to solve. Here's our garden:
We've already planted and so maybe it's too late. Nevertheless, last year, everything outside of the planter boxes did great, from the strawberries to the grapes (the pumpkins, not so much, but that was due to Allan's "help" weeding the garden). Everything in the planters, though, did terribly. We got hollow radishes (hollow!), the tomatoes produced next to nothing and what was produced was bland, and the carrots were tiny. The soil (top soil, unlike the sandy stuff outside the boxes) was put in two years ago and fertilized by cattle. Is it possible that we fertilized it too much? And if so, how would we correct that next year, if the same happens?
Another problem: after last Tuesday's TV, there's begun an ugly rift in our home. I'm not sure how, but we've, for the first time, got pulled into American Idol. Mia Culpa, may Thom York forgive me. And, yes, I know it's wrong, yet I still watch. I know it's wrong because that evil show has split our family apart, with Rob and Brian firmly in the David A. camp, and Allan and I in the David C. camp. I'll not confront Rob; he makes our dinner. Instead, Allan and I are working on Brian, but he won't see past the fact that we are remotely related to David A. David C. is just so much more creative and, let's face it, cool.
Yeah, I said it. Bring it on.
Anyway, uh... Hey, my hand is getting much better:
I'm not sure how happy I'll be with it. The doctor (pre-surgery) told me that I should experience immediate relief, as "95% of his patients" have. It is better now, the numbness is gone, but it still gets annoyingly uncomfortable at long use and it was not near "immediate relief". The doctor (post-surgery) now tells me that I should expect to wait 9 months to get the full benefit. Pff, doctors...