Jibber Jabber

He & She

‘What’s that black dot on the wall?’, she asked. He replied from the kitchen, ‘Don’t know, can’t tell from here.’. ‘Is it a fly or a spider?’, she continued. ‘I hope it is a spider.’. He walked up to it and replied, ‘It’s a spider.’. ‘Oh good, I hate to have a fly buzzing about in the house’.

She prefers spiders to flies. Spiders are useful in gobbling up all those critters bothering her indoor plants. Flies are just plain irritating. He is a dude. A dude’s world is less complicated. Either way, he simply does not care.

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Health, Jibber Jabber, Simplify

Sunny Wednesday

Today the weather took a turn. On this beautiful sunny Wednesday, I buried my kitchen scraps. It pleases me tremendously whenever I do this. I am also surprised every time when I do not come across previous digs. Mother nature works fast.

After composting the kitchen scraps, I roamed about the back yard tidying up fallen leaves. I also went about trimming off dead leaves and twigs. How wonderful it is to be able to be outside doing some garden work, enjoying the sunshine and not too chilly breeze.

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Avocado

Last December, I made a dish requiring one avocado. Not wanting to toss the beautiful seed away, I ended up with a popular classroom experiment of sprouting the avocado seed in a jar of water. Making this one of my many on-going experiments.

It took about two months before I see any sign of life, a.k.a. roots. Another two weeks for a bit of green to show up. This morning, I transferred the spouted seed to a bigger container filled with potting soil. The experiment has now moved on to the next level. I do hope that baby avocado will grow. Fingers crossed!

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No Desktop

I did not switch on my desktop during the weekend. That is two days of not checking my emails. Forty eight hours of not reading any social media news, tweets and feeds.

Instead, I spent my time reading an interesting history book in Dutch. It contains words which made me reached for my dictionary several times. When I got tired, I took a nap on the sofa. A weekend of not clicking away mindlessly in front of my computer – I did not miss a thing!

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Frozen Ground

Last night, the temperature dropped to its lowest this winter. The ground has been frozen for more than a week now and it has not rained. The frozen dry ground around the shed has stopped me from burying my accumulated kitchen scraps.

On another note, I have started reading De Opstand van de Natuur by Philipp Blom. Heck, I never thought that the history of a small ice age in Europe circa 1570 – 1700 would be this captivating. Frozen grounds, bitter winters, what are the odds?!

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Friday Errands

D and I normally do not run errands on Fridays because of the almost weekend crowd. But today we made an exception. We dropped several things off at the recycling centre. Then proceed to have the car checked and approved. We then went to two drinks stores to stock up on our beers.

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Home-Made Fries

It took me an entire week plus a day to recover from this horrendous 2018 flu. Today is definitely a better Saturday than the one last week. I completed all my Saturday chores without having to deal with muscle aches or dizziness. Therefore, it is time to celebrate the return of my health with some home-made fries. Back to enjoying making meals for D and I.

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