The thing about shopping at Costco is that you never know what you want or need until you see it at Costco. And that is how Velna and I got these gorgeous copper-colored mums on our front doorstep. My sister Ann, our Costco fairy, made a prompt and very wise decision when she saw big containers of yellow and golden colored mums at Costco. As written earlier, she knew yellow was for spring, gold for fall. So next thing I knew she was lugging a big pot way too heavy for anything she should have been lugging up to my front porch. So now we and our neighbors will enjoy this beautiful splash of color from the proper-colored fall mums until frost thanks to a wise and prudent Costco fairy who never saw an infomercial she didn't like or a botanical remedy that wouldn't cure or wasn't at the ready with the latest from the Wizard of Google.
We got cheated out of seeing what we thought would be a spectacular harvest moon last night by the dark and stormy clouds. The morning is just as foreboding and weepy and right now the thunder fairy is busily showing off and thundering just to show who is in charge here. Does anyone (Louise and Liz) remember when we used to hide under the quilts on the big bed at the little brown house during the ferocious summer Penrose thunder storms?
And please, we need everyone's comments so we don't feel so lonesome out here. Just a word to let us know.
Yesterday: Call from Judy. Call to Ann to see why nose numb. Judy called back. Neighbor came bearing two ears of corn. Velna went with sisters to Olive Garden for sister's birthday. Brought home leftovers. Made bread, chicken noodle soup, and finished laundry while they were gone. Earned many, many points to offset rare egregious comments and behavior. Watched Ballykissangel. We'd seen it before. Watched Father Brown. We'd seen it before. Went to sleep woke up with stiff sore hands couldn't find little rubber squeeze ball found it at 3:00 a.m. over by the cabinet said one or two encouraging words to the little squeeze ball about improper behavior and worked out the kinks. Took another 67 pictures of clouds and mountains this morning.
Just went out to check the golden mums. Beautiful! Thank you, Annie. You can make it to St. George in no time at all. It will be a test of your desire to repent and continue practicing on me. A crucial test is forthcoming.