Captain’s Log 5,613
The landscaping is finally starting to fill out and look nice. It took some time for the roots to settle. I was outside this morning in my bare feet just loving the grass and the roses.
Sweet jasmine, pygmy date palms, day lilies, hibiscus, roses, and snow bushes
Everything smells divine!
Plants too numerous to mention. Ferns galore.
A private Garden of Eden
I am so happy just to be home with my gardens and my books. After a long day, it certainly feels nice to just sit and enjoy the sunset while the hummingbirds zip and zoom for control of the feeder. Have a light meal. Burn some incense to relax my mind. When nightfall comes, the twinkling solar lights transform the place into a fairyland.
Someone asked me the other day if I am going to get a dog. The answer is no. I gave myself a few months to see how life would be without a dog in the house, and I adjusted very well. What I like the best is being able to stay away from the house as long as I want without the worry. That is a huge trade off for me. I can just go go go. When Sally and I went to rehearsal together the other night, we changed the meeting plans and I did not have to go home first to be a dog mom. That was wonderful! I lived with dogs for 38 years, and that was a good run. I love dogs with all my heart, I just don’t want the responsibility of owning one anymore. I guess the same thing happens when you become a grandparent. You love the kids but you aren’t the mom.
It’s a long day today. I have to give a speech tonight which means I won’t get home until around 9:00 or so.
I have been keeping up with all the hateful backlash against the recent Cheerios commercial that features a bi-racial family. Good GOD! So many haters out there. I found this parody on AOL this morning. Hope you laugh as much as I did.
“Denise! Disable the YouTube comments!” Hilarious! But also sad that this is 2013. Feels more like 1813.