Today is one of those nearly perfect days that we get here in southeast Texas, usually in early spring. The blue sky is filled with puffy clouds that keep the temperature mild as they intersperse shade onto the St. Augustine grass of the back yard. With all the good rains we’ve had, the vegetable garden, the flowers in the pots and beds, and lawn are all trying their hardest to grow, even though the chickweed is fighting to outdo them.
After attempting to thwart some of the chickweed’s successes, I came back into the house and put together one of those old Sunday favorite meals: meatloaf and scalloped potatoes. I should have invited someone to share it all with, but I hadn’t thought far enough in advance to do that. When it was time to eat, I went back to the garden and cut some lettuce, arugula, and a green onion to go into a salad. I’ll make lunches to take to work with all the leftover meatloaf and potatoes; Marie Callender would be jealous.
Now that I’ve found all the various documents, this might be the day to set myself to doing my taxes. Notice that I did say “might.” (I hope you enjoy the tour that follows.)
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