Sunday, July 17, 2011


I got up at 6:50 and dressed for work.  There was no internet connection in the morning.

I finished weeding the beach cherries along the fence row.  The rest of the morning, Karen and I planted pineapples.  John spent several days preparing this new pineapple bed by making rows with a rake, adding crushed rock, organic fertilizer, compost, and mulch.  Today we dug a hole with a trowel for each plant, put a trowel of blue stone and fertilizer in each hole, then planted the pineapple pressing the earth tight to be sure there was no air around the roots.  Each plant was watered in with water mixed with kelp/fish oil and liquid fish.
Planting pineapples.

Watering in the pineapples.

I grated the coconut at lunch.  We had papaya, sapadilla, pineapple, avocado, banana, and coconut.

John Fielder ready for a fruit lunch.

I got on the computer after lunch since there was no sun to sunbathe.  I saw on Facebook that my Mom was taken to the hospital at Saline Memorial.  She was having chest pains and low blood pressure.  Sheila's last post said that she was sitting up wanting good French food to eat.  I am praying for God to watch over her and keep her well while I am gone....and for a long time to come.

Consultations at 2:00.  Karen and I both gained a kilo on this crazy, antique scale.  I wish John would buy a decent digital scale. I spent the afternoon reading, writing and studying.

Supper was lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, lime juice, sauerkraut, pecans, and two dates.

We talked at dinner about our school mates.  Karen and John concluded that Americans feel more enthusiasm for their schools than people do in Australia.  I told them about our annual Redbug reunion and how I get together with my high school girlfriends from time to time and we laugh until we cry.  I love my Redbug friends!  They are great.

We also talked about kids and video games.  For some reason, I don't seem to be as concerned about it as they are, although I am strongly in favor of more outside time and learning to focus on what is going on in the real world.

I practiced my flute then went to bed with a good book at 6:30.  I'm dragging a little bit today.

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