Several situations I’ve laid on you recently require followups so you won’t continue to lie awake at night, worrying.
PET NEWS: Stella the wonder dog, that sprinkler system-eating Weimaraner belonging to our son and daughter-in-law, has recovered from her pneumonia bout. Alas, she had to drop out of doggy obedience college during her siege. I have not heard the latest, but I think they are considering homeschool.
POLITICAL NEWS: Remember the Machine Gun Social Republican, Tim D’Annunzio, in a runoff for Congress? Several state Republican leaders have taken the unusual step of speaking out against him, believing that his election would be a catastrophe for the party and for the country.
The two tea party groups who support him are unmoved by the Republican leaders’ arguments.
In a related, but unsurprising development, D’Annunzio has called for the state GOP chairman to resign because of this. The candidate feels that the leaders are focusing on the wrong things–like his police record, his prediction that God plans to drop a 1,000 mile high pyramid on Greenland, that he has called our government the antichrist, or that he once claimed to have found the Ark of the Covenant in Arizona.
FOOD NEWS: After giving up on getting any un-nibbled strawberries from my own garden, I bought a quart at our favorite produce/ice cream stand on the way to the beach
Of course we bought large cones of strawberry ice cream, too.
When we got to the beach and I washed and cleaned the berries in anticipation of finally enjoying a berry that hadn’t been previously nibbled on by critters, I found that almost half of them were used, so to speak. Maybe I’ll stick to frozen berries from the supermarket. The flavor isn’t there, but neither are the bite marks.
ANNIVERSARY NEWS: When we went out for our anniversary dinner, Dearly Beloved took me to one of our favorite places, a French wine and cheese cafe downtown on the Cape Fear River. They brought us two desserts in honor of our anniversary celebration–a chocolate mousse and their adaptation of creme caramel.
I ate them both.
(Okay, Smarty, which one would YOU have chosen???)
BUSINESS NEWS: My apologies for this disjointed post. I’ve been distracted by this pesky guy that refuses to leave our door:
I think he wants to sell us insurance.