“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”

The weather is amazingly beautiful. Today is the second cool day in a row. It is 72˚. The high will only be 74˚. The low will be 63˚. It was that chilly during the night. I woke up cold around four. Henry had pulled the blanket off when he joined me in bed. I pulled it back, nestled underneath and fell back to sleep. Henry sighed.

I can always tell how close it is until my couple comes to clean. I start to see clumps of white Henry fur combined with black Jack fur into monstrous balls of fur along the floorboards. I can never just walk from one place to another. I have to clean up fur as I move. Once that starts, I know it’s cleaning time.

Yesterday I was out and about, but my dance card is empty for today so I’ll just hang. I’ve been wandering the house the last couple of days trying to straighten up, bring boxes and bags to the car and put clothes in the eaves. I ordered a deck box for the new outside cushions and pillows which have been stored still in their boxes in my dining room. At first I hated them there. They put crimps in my sensibilities. I saw them every time I went to the kitchen and every time I let Henry inside the house, but after a while, I stopped noticing, weird for me as I’m the sort who straightens pictures in the doctor’s office. Yesterday, wending around the boxes to water the dining room plants, was the end, the last straw. The new deck box will arrive on Friday.

I went through the fridge clearing out what used to be vegetables. I replaced them with more vegetables. Maybe I should keep a list so I’ll know what’s what. The long one is celery.

Flowers are still blooming in my front garden, and this morning, I noticed the white flowers of the clematis have started to bloom. Soon enough the entire front fence and up the trunk of the pine tree beside the garden will turn white with blooming flowers. I always sort of think this as Mother Nature’s brilliant last hurrah.

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8 Comments on ““Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I can’t think of one thing to eat that bacon can’t improve. It must be the smokiness or the fat content that just makes you feel better. It taste terrific and it holds off the hunger pangs better than vegetables. 🙂 Of course everything I ever liked in life was either illegal, immoral or fattening. I became a pilot which meant I had to give up illegal smokes, I got married and there went the enjoyment of variety in my sexlife and everything I love to eat puts on the pounds. 🙁 Pass me another Milkyway bar with those Oreo cookies.

    In our house, the fridge gets cleaned out by having four hungry mouths. Veggies don’t last very long at my place.

    Today, it’s been cloudy all day and the rain has just begun to fall and the temperature is in the mid 70s. Cold front and rain, just what we need.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I love bacon too. I’d never turn down a BLT, one of the great sandwiches. I didn’t have to give up anything. I’m with you in wanting a Milky Way and some Oreos.

      What happens is food somehow gets to the back, and I don’t see it. When I check out the fridge, I’m always surprised to find things like a cucumber and a tomato. Fruit goes faster than veggie for me.

      Today stayed lovely all day, pleasant and warm. I’ve already shut the front door as it is getting chilly.

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  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Solution to the problem is to put bacon in the greens. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon and dried cranberries is yummy stuff. You forget that you are eating Brussels sprouts.
    I have the same problem with vegetables in the fridge. They go in. They don’t get eaten. They go out and are replaced with other vegetables that probably won’t get eaten either. Sigh.

    The dog fur issue in my house is critical. The rolags of fur traveling about the house are primarily Rocky’s as he sheds heavily. Because there is a prevailing air current, most of the fur eventually ends up underneath the clawfoot tub in the bathroom but some can be seen against the baseboards and in the corners of several other rooms. This is why I love my cordless, portable vacuum cleaner.

    The weather yesterday and today is murky and damp with some rain. We need the rain so it’s okay.
    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I figure if you have to doctor Brussels sprouts so they taste good they are best left off my plate. I refuse to waste bacon on sprouts. They don’t deserve it!!

      This morning I threw two ears of corn into the backyard for the spawns. They were dry. I had forgotten the ears were in the back of the fridge. Luckily I only order a couple of whatever veggie or fruit I’m buying. Today I’ll make egg salad as I have lettuce and celery. I also have a bag of nectarines. I order from Imperfect Foods which is cheaper than any grocery store. You just have to like odd shaped and small fruits and veggies.

      Add two cats to the pet hair mess. There wasn’t anywhere close to the amount of fur now on the floor when I had Fern and Maddie. Jack is long haired. His fur is black. Henry’s is white.

      It rained quite a bit yesterday, and it rained just a little while ago. Are do need that rain.

      Enjoy your afternoon!

      • Caryn Says:

        Rocky is tan and cream. Piki Dog is white and black. There is no color that I can wear which will not show dog hair. Maybe dust kitty grey would work but probably not.

      • katry Says:

        What surprises me is the amount of white Henry fur all over. My boxers had brown fur, and they didn’t shed as much as Henry does. I find clumps of cat fur. I think it is from Jack as he is the fluffier.

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