4. I got over my fear of sewing elastic, as well as practiced patience ripping out worn-out elastic from pants and skirts.
7. I discovered that the slips I grew from a sweet potato are the same as the camote leaves I bought for Mama every Spring to plant for a supply of fresh leaves for salads during summer. Camote translates to sweet potato. Since Mama’s camote leaves didn’t bore fruit, I thought they were a different species. Ha! I could’ve grown camote leaves for her.
8. The Husband planted a small Three Sisters plot for the first time. The corn was a success. We got several hands full of beans. As for the squash plants, they gve us two or three fruits and a lots of flowers, which the bees enjoyed. The Husband plans to do a slightly bigger Three Sisters plot next year.
9. At the start of this year, I pulled up my old lady panties and met with a local orthopedist to get my left knee joint replaced. Because of COVID and administrative/management issues at the local hospital, it took 11 months to get a turn on the surgery table. The surgeon is worth the wait. Here, I sit today with a two-week old new left knee joint. She doesn’t have a name yet, but I call the six-inch incision Scarletta. I’ll spare you a picture of her. 🙃
11. Sweet Eliza Does-a-lot retired after 29 years and more than 150,000 miles of service.
13. The Spirit of Missy Molly by Golly the pinky-nosed (Wilde) Cat soared into the Universe in May. We miss the Girl so very much.