I don’t know why I said that – sometimes you just need a good Princess Bride reference to get you going on a blog post. Or is that just me?
We had a great day yesterday – Dr. M’s uncle, aunt & cousin came for a visit. We showed them Yellow Springs, Dr. M’s campus, the local pet buffalo & Young’s Jersey Dairy. Strangely, we did not show them any sheep. I love it when we have company because we really clean the house up before they come. Anyone else up for a visit?
My car has smelled like gasoline for a couple of weeks. I had sort of noticed, but then Dr. M commented on it & made it real (darn Dr. M!). So when I got gas on Thursday I calculated my mileage. Prior to the leak I had been getting 27 – 29 miles per gallon. This past week’s tank was 23! Well! We can’t have that! I took my car to get the oil changed on Friday & they found the leak - & told me to take it to get it fixed Right Away Because What If Someone Tosses A Cigarette At My Car! And lo & behold someone tossed a cigarette at my car this morning on my way into work! But I didn’t blow up. I don’t mean to make light because I’m sure it’s a real danger, but it doesn’t feel all that dangerous. It just feels EXPENSIVE. So I have an appointment to take it in to the garage tomorrow.
We had some rain yesterday hallelujah & amen. We might even mow the grass this week. It’s kind of raggedy with the poppers all over the place but the grass is dead so it has seemed pointless to mow before now. Poppers is my technical term for Buckhorn Plantain. I used to shoot the heads at my brother (pop him in the head with it – get it?). With what’s in our yard now we could have a popper war!
I dreamed about my mom and grandmother last night. We were going to order pizza. Mamaw loved pizza (and Johnny Bench & Elvis - & the salvation of her family). Makes me smile to remember. It was a good way to wake up on a Monday of Unusual Size.