Tons of cherry tomatoes (and a big one), which Roger planted.
The lighter orange ones are very tasty. I had a tomato and Cool Whip sandwich last night. Well, two of them actually. Yummy! Echoes of my childhood.
I also discovered a “joiner” pumpkin.
Pretty cool, because if I had actually tried to grow a pumpkin,
it probably wouldn’t have happened.
My mother (Dorothy) came to “visit” this weekend since Roger is away. Don’t get me wrong, she likes seeing Roger, but I think she likes having a crack at organizing, cleaning and paring down our clutter even more. She worked me like a dog the last two days cleaning out closets, and even degreasing the stove. I was all for getting a new stove, but NO, we had to clean this one.
She went away with a carload of stuff for the thrift store, as well as about 30 towels for the vet’s office. She wanted a crack at recycling Roger’s boxes of papers, but I had enough and started whining. Man, she is a dynamo at 73. I am pretty sure I will never have that much energy. Well, at least not for cleaning. Thanks, mom!!
Turned my ankle during an orienteering event this afternoon. This is how it looks the next day…
And the day after that…
Round trip on the Mount Vernon Trail after dropping Roger off at the airport at 6 AM. Started at Roosevelt Island. Busy through Belle Haven with all the training groups out. Got more authoritative with my “Passing” as I went along. Very enjoyable. Fifteen minutes faster than the other time I tried this in July 2005.
The pictures are a view across the Potomac River just before 6:30 AM, a sampling of the mural near the industrial plant coming into Alexandria City, and me at the halfway point.