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#WeekendCoffeeShare Spring Fever Edition

March 13, 2017 , ,

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If we were having coffee this weekend, you might notice I have not shown up until Monday morning. No real impediments kept me from meeting my own deadline here. I have just been feeling spring fever. I have been particularly lazy on my blog, although I did manage a short piece of fiction this week. After my quick trip to Tempe and Scottsdale last week I started to shop around on air bnb for other wildflower destinations. I told myself I would fit in one more photo safari on this exceptional rain year when I am finished preparing my income taxes. I found some excellent options near Anza Borrego, California, where there is a gigantic super bloom happening now. It is very tempting to just pick up and go, but I do need to consider finances.

My vacation and photo shoot quickly turned into a spa staycation when a surprising turn of events changed my financial picture. The cheap knock off vibration platform I have been enjoying daily kicked the bucket. This was distressing because I am now addicted to using it, and must replace it with one that will not break after two month’s use. I read reviews and did more research than I did the first time, including calling an old friend who is a vendor of the Power Plate brand. The superior quality as well as the warranty convinced me to order a Power Plate platform. It will arrive tomorrow. I have a new appreciation for it, and see it as a good exchange for a short vacation. This will contribute to better health every day. I have become accustomed to the convenience of using it whenever I want at home.  The wildflowers will have to wait.  I have invested in my home spa gear and my every day pleasure.  This investment will pay off in the future.

We are still finishing the ruby red grapefruit, and Bob brought home two cases of mangos from the produce distribution in the neighborhood on Saturday. He arrived as they were leaving, and wanted to get rid of extra tomatoes and mangos, so he took six cases of tomatoes, and two of ripe mangoes.  They are in perfect condition, so I was roasting and simmering stroganoff and soup yesterday.  I still have many tomatoes, so today I will set up the food drier to take care of more of them.  I will make a batch of mango chutney and some salsa today too.  I love the smell of chutney while it simmers.  Please help yourself to fruit to go.  We are overstocked once again.

If we were having coffee I would ask you to enjoy the scent of the lemon tree blooming in the back yard and the pink jasmine and white roses blooming in the front.  The perfume of spring is heady and floral.  It is warm and sunny.  We cleared out all the wood from the garage, not expecting to need another fire in the stove this year.  Tell me how your writing has been going. I hope you are not on a lazy streak like I am.  This is not writer’s block. This is plain old procrastination.  Do you suffer from that?  It seems like after I miss one day of blogging it is easy to skip another.  I need to jumpstart that writing engine and get in gear.  Thanks for sharing stories and digital beverages this week. Pardon my tardiness, please.  I will work on that for next week.

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That’s quite a score for Bob’s efforts in terms of tomatoes and mangos. Wow… what a reason to make up some mango salsa and spaghetti sauce too! *maybe catsup too?

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 20, 2017

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