Love & Loathe — 07/29/10


* I’m out of my “family size” hot chocolate and can’t find this size can anywhere now. Have I mentioned lately how much I loathe it when a company discontinues products that I’m not done with yet? Who says change is a good thing?


* Going to the grocery store with my man. It’s not that I mind going to the store by myself, but if I do I find myself wanting to hurry to get home to see him. With him there, there’s no sense of urgency and I have my favorite person by my side.

* I’ve spent so much time doing stuff to my plants in my little back yard that I can now go out there and sit, look around, and not see a single thing that needs to be tended. Everything is as it should be — for now. If you’re a gardener, you know how unbelievable that is.

* Our parallel lives neighbors, the ones with whom we share a common wall & a wedding anniversary date. They are the sweetest people on the planet and I’m so grateful that since we have to share a common wall, it is with them. Plus, they give us mini desserts.

* Summer fruits… watermelon, blueberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, figs, nectarines! I’m absolutely loving this season. Although, my colon is having some… issues? We went to the mountains last weekend and Tony came to bed after I’d fallen asleep. The next morning he said he had trouble falling asleep for all the ruckus! HA HA HA!! What? It’s funny!! Best of all, I couldn’t be held accountable because I was sleeping and, therefore, innocent! hehehe

* Zucchini flowers. Yes, I have my own zucchini plant. It’s growing in a container in my back yard. Not sure how well it’s going to produce, but I’m enjoying the heck out of its pretty flowers.

* I’ve slowly, but surely, started moving my “fun” folders and decorative items into my cubicle at work. I figure I’ve got about a year left… oh, what? Didn’t I mention? They’re moving in a year. We all know what happens when companies I work for move, right?

One Last Thing:

Last night, Tony and I were driving through a residential area when the car in front of us put on his blinker and proceeded to slow to nearly a stop. At the very last moment, the car turned into a very nearly unseen, narrow driveway which ended in a garage door which was framed heavily by trees. I assumed there was a garage around the garage door, but the trees were so dense I really couldn’t tell and one shouldn’t make assumptions, you know.

In a droll voice, as Tony slowly accelerated, he proclaimed, “No margin for error with that one.” I nodded my agreement.

Then tonight I came across this video. Allow me to don my droll voice and state, “Truly, there is no margin for error with THAT one.”



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14 responses to “Love & Loathe — 07/29/10

  1. I love cherries! My mom has a great cherry tree in her back yard so I get free ones when they’re in season!

    BTW, an Italian favorite is fried zucchini flowers. You pick them before they open, batter them and fry them! We Italians are crazy that way.

    • These cherries were so delicious! You are fortunate… it sounds as if your mom has a gigantic yard!

      Fried zucchini flowers? Sounds like it’s just a way to deliver the batter… πŸ˜†

  2. Cat

    Loves: You.

    Loathes: That I live so blasted far away and can’t actually enjoy you in person. 😦

    Your posts always make me so happy (well, not the sad ones, those make me sad, but you know what I mean!).

    Take the peaches out of your fruit list and we’re exactly the same. πŸ˜‰

    Also the same? companies often discontinue things I like the best as well. It’s so rude.

    • I’m so glad you enjoy my posts. πŸ™‚ THAT makes me smile. πŸ™‚

      Peaches? You don’t like peaches? Why? (curious look) Someone I knew didn’t like peaches because of the fuzz on the skin… curious if that’s it for you.

      (sigh) It makes me so sad to not be able to find stuff. Makes me think I was dreaming having it in the first place. But this one, the large hot chocolate container, had to be because the company was being cheap… it was such a good deal!

  3. Nina

    Only one “loathe”? Good for you! I’m with you on the summer fruits … mmm, mmm.

    Hope you have a great, loathe-less weekend!

    • Only one loathe, but it encompasses sooooo many things, m’dear!

      Summer fruits… best thing of the season. And then we wonder why we all gain weight over the holidays. Lack of fiber anyone? hehe

  4. I hope your garage isn’t that small.
    Summer fruit: the flavors have been getting rather dull over the years. New breeds of trees to produce fruit that ships rather than fruit that tastes good. Last batch of cherries were really dull.

    • I have never had a garage that small. Thinking it must be a European thing?

      I don’t know where you’re buying your fruit, but I get mine at Henry’s Market, Mother’s Market or Costco. The crap at Ralphs, Albertsons or Vons (chain supermarkets) is just that… crap. For the record, those cherries were incredibly delicious!

  5. Like you, I just hate it when anything I LOVE is didcontinued! It makes me feel I better by a dozen of everything—just in case, CAUSE, you never know when they might decide to stop making whatever it is…!

    LOVE the Fresh Fruits, too, my dear……!

    And that video is pretty amazing. He sure has it all figured out to the last inch! LOL!

    • … and then people wonder why we’re all hoarders. Because that’s what I feel like. I have a shelf in the garage where I hoard my supplies of items I’m afraid will be discontinued. eBay is the best enabler of hoarders, by the way.

      Fresh fruits = deliciousness.

      I laughed and laughed at that video, especially when he demonstrated how he opened the car door. Then I imagined him doing that every single day. Amazing. I’m not sure I’d go anywhere if I had to go through that to get out the door!

  6. grrrace

    mmmm cherries! πŸ˜€

    i love your loves. πŸ™‚

    when i get back from norcal, let’s get together again. miss you!

    • When do you get back from N. Cal? Next Wednesday? Wednesday after?

      Let’s go to Chick-fil-et (or however you spell that). I know you go all the time, but I haven’t been in ages! πŸ˜€

  7. tony

    Nice office sweetie. I like going to the store with you too. XXOXOXOXO

  8. grrrace

    I get back this Sunday (8/8)…

    Did you want to go there for lunch or for dinner with the families? Although, I’d probably have to bring Mia with me, anyway. (She LOVES Chick-Fil-A.)