But by far the best part was the cherry-peach crisp with vanilla ice cream=Heaven.
Chucks dad, Saigon, seemed to enjoy it was well...he and Chuck both share a love for food-testing. And I am thankful for that.
Saigon comes over, eats and we talk about my garden while Chuck makes fun of my new found plant love.
I don't think I have ever talked about my garden before. That is my 'ghetto garden'. I'm pretty tickled with it really. Apartment-living is not always conducive to gardening..what with space and light requirements but I make it work.
That's it bottom left..with flowers for color:)
I decided I had better tell Chuck and
after making fun of me for hours he gave me his full support! Woohoo!
So...after that I somehow ended up acquiring 7 heirloom tomato plants..those that you see on the right in the picture. I didn't bother telling Chuck because I knew he would already
make fun of love the idea! Tomato plants need a lot of soil..(don't EVER go into a garden center and tell them you need a bag of "dirt"..bad baaaaad idea. It is "soil" and they think very highly of it)..and all I had was a single pot that Holly used to live in. Ummmm about Holly..she was a Christmas Cactus that I got Chuck one time when he was sick(because everyone knows a Christmas Cactus brings the joy). Anyway, Holly contracted some sort of life-ending disease that had to do with dehydration..don't ask..the medical terminology is tremendous.
So ONE tomato plant had a home...I looked around and being that I am creative I grabbed Chuck's mop-bucket. Really? I once cleaned the floor with a (single) Clorox wipe. Do we need a bucket? Besides I was fulfilling its bucket-dream of providing life! Right!?
I didn't bother telling Chuck because I set them on the table DIRECTLY IN FRONT of the patio door, so that when the blinds were open we could enjoy the view of the garden...I did not, however, take into account that he is possibly the most oblivious person on.the.planet.
Me: "Hey honey did you open those blinds today?"
Chuck: "Yeah I was letting some light in...why?"
Me: "Oh(pause, pause, pause) nothing.Nevermind."
Then he saw it...
Chuck: "You used my mop bucket?? How am I going to mop the floor??"