A Garden of Victory
March 2, 2009
I know it’s been ages — forgiveness, please!
So I was at home in Minnesota on an AXiS trip for awhile. And guess who got left behind in the frozen tundra? Spiff City, my wonderful green computer! He was all packed up and ready to go and I just left him sitting there, lonely and afraid. I am lucky that my mom’s cats didn’t tear him to shreds. So, since I was back in Colorado, my mom was in charge of sending me my computer, via UPS. First of all, my mom lives in northern Minnesota. There are lots of trees, lots of deer, and very few people. This means that the UPS office in the nearby town is only open from 3-5 p.m. You know, normal business hours…
So, anyway, my mom was able to get there during the narrow hours of operation. She insured the computer and paid extra to make sure it would arrive on Friday. So I tried to stay around the house on Friday. But I had plans at seven — I mean, it’s Friday night, people. You know me and all my crazy partying. So anyway, I arrive back home Friday night and there is Spiff City on the doorstep! In plain sight of all the neighbors! Just waiting to be stolen! I’m having deja vu! Anyway, the drama is over and Spiffy is back.
In other news, my roommates and I are going to plant a victory garden! You know, to support the war or peace or the troops or victory or something. We were getting all nostalgic for the forties (no idea why, since we were all about forty years from being born during that time period) and decided it would be a great idea to grow some fruits and vegetables in support of all things victorious! So, Jaci and I went to Target and scoped out the gardening supplies. Luckily I already have some hot galoshes I can wear in the garden. We bought tomatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe, carrots, peppers, peas, watermelon, lettuce and herbs. Then we got home and realized we can’t plant any of these until the last chance of frost has passed. That’s late April or May in Colorado. Boo. So, we’re very excited about the victory garden at the moment — we’ll see if that enthusiasm will last for a couple months.
Anyhoo, that’s today’s update. I ran six miles yesterday, and surprisingly, my legs have not yet fallen off. I should probably rest them today, though, don’t you think? Yes, I should probably rest and eat lots of chocolate. Good advice.