Monday, June 21, 2010

A day of peace and quiet. Ah...

I got stood up yesterday. Mr. Larger Than Life spent the morning at the casino with my son, and then told him coming to my house for dinner was, "too much." Of course, this message did not reach me prior to starting the shopping for dinner, so there I was stuck with the groceries, and no guest of honor. My husband was working, so it was really MLTL we were cooking for. Maybe he was miffed about his father's day gift. He didn't like the new laptop we purchased for him. He's used to using my son's MacBook, and thought the pc we chipped in on for him was cheap and didn't work right. I'm telling you, next year, I'm getting him soap. Or nothing. You cannot please an ingrate. Maybe he doesn't like my company. Who cares? He stayed home and called relatives and told them he was alone on Father's Day. We had a good time without him and cooked early enough for my husband to join us for dinner.

Leo enjoyed it, too, and although he is enormously frustrated that nobody will feed him from the table, it doesn't stop him from trying. I'm sure he thinks begging is the purpose he has a long snout in the first place. I laugh myself silly every time I see his nose in this picture.

I was just looking at the nest that got washed off the pillar and into the garden when I looked up and saw the robins were at it again. Sheesh! They should give it a break already.

The plantlings are coming along despite me. I already killed one tomato plant, but the other is doing well, and so are the herbs. Here is what looks like a green pepper. I hope it turns red like the picture says it will.

The morning glories are doing well despite me, too. They're so cheerful looking, don't you think?

Oh, my...look at the time! I can't count on this, though it is accurate. It doesn't give me the time in daylight savings time. It was really 3:45 and time to go to work.

The countdown is 7 working days to one glorious week off. I have this week and then Monday and Tuesday next week. I'm heading south for a few days of sweltering in the Virginia heat and visiting with my family. Since I'm driving, my wheel will make the trip with me.

Can't wait-can't wait-can't wait.

I wish there was a way to speed up that sun dial...

15 comments:

Gail said...

I love the nose! Why did you not give that poor baby a bite...I know, I know but he is so cute.

Vacation, what a glorius word.

Brenda said...

Maybe the heat wave will settle down while you are on vacation. They are stealing air conditioners here where I live!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i LOVE the photo of the nose!!! too cute!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxxoox

Stephanie V said...

That nose awoke memories of our Golden Retreiver shoving at our elbows to make us hurry up - and not to eat it all.

I hope that all his relatives know MLTL as well as you do and knew he was alone by choice.

Finding Pam said...

OK, I am confused about MTLM?

I did not even notice Leo"s nose until you commented on it. That is so adorable.

I hope you enjoy your vacation.

Michaela said...

MLTL and my Ex should start a club for the Very Narcissistic. They could all sit around and brag about themselves and whinge about how their relatives treat them. He DIDNT LIKE HIS LAPTOP? He needs a smack upside the head. Next time, give him an Oxfam certificate that says "I gave a goat on your behalf to poor folks who really needed it." xxxooo

Joanna said...

Talk about cute! That Leo can insinuate his nose in just the best places. Rudee your garden looks great. I don't know what you're talking about. Keep on gardening.

Queenmothermamaw said...

So glad to hear about your upcoming up trip. You so deserve some good woo Hoo time. Blessings
QMM

Silliyak said...

I think you should let MLTL know how severely you were hurt and that you hope he NEVER does that again, because it would just be TOO TOO Painful to stand;)

Miss 376 said...

Looks like the neighbours are going to be well established by the time you leave, lol. Wishing you a very quick week

Larjmarj said...

Oh poor puppy....yeah right! Cute, love the way the nose just works it's way in.

sapphireblue said...

Oh wow! A laptop. That's very giving. Sounds like he's in the same club as my f-i-l.

jeannette said...

Had the same thing 2 weeks ago, Rudee - one week before vacation, time suddenly begins to creep slower than a turtle!
That's a beautiful sundial!

Sandy said...

ahhahahaha, the cutie's nose in the photo is adorable. Well I bet you had even a better dinner alone...haruumph...

Love the photos.

Glennis said...

I like that hopeful dog nose peeking up as close to the food as he can get!