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Doc’s Weekend Update
Well, it was a pretty mellow weekend, all things considered. Saturday was pretty much all taking The Girls to the dog park, then me going to see “Cloverfield” (which Grace had no interest in seeing), and then some gardening…or rather, attempted gardening.
See, when I went out to the garden about 3 PM. I had some raking and cleaning up in mind. Instead, I spent most of two hours answering questions from passersby (our street being a popular one for dog/kid walking).
First up was a woman in her late 60’s who, along with her 30 something daughter, was walking a very nice looking Golden Retriever. As many folks walking by do, they complimented me on the garden. Then came the questions. Lots of questions. For about 20 minutes.
After they walked away, I raked for about 10 minutes before a young guy and his wife came by and got me started on the subjects of “No lawns” and “urban/suburban veggie gardening”. Now, I had met this young (late 20’s) couple about two years ago when they stopped by. I recalled as how the husband had been particularly into replacing their traditional lawn with a garden. Well, apparently, he did just that last year. In fact, as he told me with the fervor of the recently converted, he now had a dwarf fruit tree orchard in his side yard and a veggie garden/bee & bird garden in the front yard. His wife informed me that their back yard, tho being mostly reserved for their two dogs, was soon to be home to a small chicken coop that would house 3-4 hens. Pretty cool stuff and it ate up nearly 40 minutes of my gardening time.
Finally, a group of kids came by and wanted to know all sorts of things: when would my flowers bloom again, would I be growing more veggies, what kind of bush was that, etc, etc. And by then it was 5:00 and time to go inside and start cookin’ dinner.
Sunday was all about Game Day and the Grand Finale to our “The Return of Magic” series. Everything went well and all things magical are now slowly returning to the world. Next time, we’ll do a one off Paranoia session, then switchj over to boardgames for a month or two. What sort of RPGing we’ll be doing come May is still to be determined.
Oh, yeah, I also spent Saturday and Sunday nights watching all 12 episodes (234 minutes running time) of Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe, a bit of serial goodness from 1940. It was fun.
And now, I’m off to work. More blogging tonight.