Sunday, August 01, 2010

Strange Craving

This wouldn't sound so weird coming from a pregnant woman, but I'm guessing my fishing buddies will choose to keep their distance from me when they read this.  I have no idea what brought it on, but this morning when Jilda whipped us both up some ham & cheese omelets, I got the irresistible urge to have a banana with it. I'm not totally off my rocker because I had the banana on the side. I know is sounds really strange, but  it was actually quite good.
After breakfast, we had a laid back morning, drinking coffee and reading the Sunday papers. Our great nephew Jordan called to ask if we had any watermelon. He was two in February and he loves fruit. This is a little surprising because his mom would NEVER eat fruit.
I planted our watermelons in early June and Jordan came over to help. We prepared the hills and hauled water down and soaked the mounds before we placed the young melons in the holes.
Almost every day since then, he asks to come over and check his crop. He is a very patient child. Earlier this week I could tell he was getting a little anxious to test the melons. His paw paw showed him how to thump the melons to see if the are ripe.
Each day he'd squat down and hold his head to one side and thump the melons. When we'd ask if they were ready, he'd say something that none of us understood.
Today when he came over we decided to pick one. He leaned over and thumped the sugar baby melon and when we asked if it was ripe, he didn't say anything but simply smiled.
I cut it off the vine and he wagged it toward the house. He was grinning from ear to ear. When I cut the melon open, it was perfect. Jilda cut him a small slice from the heart of the fruit and gave it to him.
He was thrilled. We wrapped up both halves of the melon and sent them home with he and his mom. He was a happy camper and I think he'll be a gardener when he grows up.
This evening we had band practice for a gig at La Reunion Coffee Shop on August 14th. As we drove west on the way home, I shot this photo through the windshield.
As I said before, I'm a sucker for sunsets. I do my best to shoot every one I see.
Y'all have a great week.


  1. What a sweet story about your great nephew. I could picture everything. You are a terrific writer.

  2. Yum, watermelon.
    Sigh, beautiful sunsets.
    Smile, happy little gardener with the fruits of his labor.
    Have a good week!


Please consider sharing

Email Signup Form

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required