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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Run Away Cantaloupe

Just me and my littlest gal...
Waiting for PJ to arrive home from soccer with Tabitha. I dropped her off at practice, picked up some fresh veggies, put together a stir fry and now I have a minute to type.
My stir fry will be quite healthy for a change---trying to always simplify my life has led us to some tragic suppers. But tonight it is bean sprouts, yellow peppers, 2 types of organic baby boc choy, carrots, organic onion and garlic and brown organic rice--Yee-ha!
Had a busy afternoon--Tabs to the new dentist, a quick iced decaff Americano at "The Marmalade Cat" with the girls, soccer practise etc. I am buzzed on the decaff Americano--believe it or not.
My dad got a job! He has been trying to find a teaching post ever since retirement--he loves to teach. Now he has a history position with Thompson River University. I am excited for him! Congrats Dad! My mom arrives tonight for a quick visit before she flies east for a visit with Miranda and family and her friend Lynne in Perth.
A really funny thing happened just a minute ago. A knock on my front door and a guy in a bike helmet, with a German accent asks me if I bought any fresh veggies today. --Weird, but I said "yes."
He said,"what did you buy?"
For some reason I humoured him, "Cantaloupe, strawberries...why?"
He said, 'where is the cantaloupe, try and find it.' Then he pulled one from behind his back. "Where was it, on the road?" I asked.
note: I live on a very steep hill, with a very steep drive way.
He was so proud of himself. He had found it a few blocks down the hill and had traced it to my door as he noted my van was hot from being recently driven.
"Great sleuthing!" I kept repeating. He left a proud man.
Not so sure what that cantaloupe will be like inside--having rolled down a few blocks.
It is so hot today!!! I love it. Summer is still here.
Oh, sooo excited about the prospects of my working in Swaziland in two summers--working with African orphans and literacy. I may get credit for a master's class for it too. I can hardly wait to start my travels. Just think of the stories I'll have to write about.


Blogger theresa_hart said...

Oh my god you have got to love that German guy! He must feel so important having put his discerning hand on the van engine. What did people think when they witnessed his sleuthing? Some wierdo automotive guy doing Rieke on vehicles? How is the stupendous magazine order going?

September 11, 2008 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Miranda said...

That is too much...I love Germans!

What magazine order?

September 12, 2008 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger John's pic of the day said...

We had a similar experience here on King street last year. Except that it was not a cantaloupe, but rather a large boulder that escaped from my front yard and rolled down the hill hitting the car of my german neighbour. $1000 later, everyone was happy, but I notice he never parks near my garden anymore.

September 12, 2008 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger QueenMJ said...

Ya, I remember the boulder and the frantic call from Miranda, and my most moral adivce: to roll the boulder home, clean up all the evidence and play dumb when the neighbor came a-calling!
I guess I should just count myself lucky that I'm not in a bowling league--I might have taken out the neighborhood!

September 13, 2008 at 1:45 PM  

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