I have mentioned before how obsessed I am with my one, tiny, tomato plant. Well, I have been taking a photo of each tomato as it ripens right before I eat it. I have had 7 tomatoes so far from this plant, they have been rather tiny which I like. I have about 13 or so that have gotten quite big and are still green. Meanwhile, I am enjoying having a tomato a week as it seems to happen.
For your viewing pleasure, my tomatoes from 3 to 7!
Sophie helped with this one…
I have to say I think I am enjoying this plant more than I did the cherry tomato plant I had last year. I love to grow vegetables, I just don’t like all the prep work to get them started or I’d have my own garden. I need to work on that because I’d love to live further out in the country and just grow veggies!
I am on another week off from work this week. It’s weird having vacation time without Shawn around, but these things happen sometimes. I am hoping that next year we’ll get to do something together. Meanwhile I have been amusing my self with books, my dogs and my tomato plant. It has been too hot for me to tackle getting rid of all the crap we have hanging around the house (clothes, stuff, etc) but it’s something I’d like to try to do this year. We have so much STUFF! and it’s all over the place making a mess because I have nowhere to put things, so the are all just thrown around. Drives me crazy.
It’s been 3 months since we picked up Sophie, times sure flies. She’s settled in well and I rarely have to start every sentence to her with “NOSophie!!” which is nice. She now sleeps cuddled up on the bed with us and Jinx. We’re not quite at the point where we can leave her loose in the house while we’re out (see above: clutter) but I’m hoping that before Christmas we might be able to leave her free. We’ll see.
Meanwhile Sophie is content to make herself at home. The week I was off in July she grumbled at me to go out, so I opened the back door telling her she was a good girl for telling me that she needs to go out and THIS was the first thing she did once out:
You may note, that she has a growly face in this photo, too. I was so happy I had my phone in my hand when I opened the door because she just hopped on the chair and growl/grumbled at me as if to say “Don’t even think about sitting in MY chair, human”. She is possibly the most vocal and grumbly dog that I have ever lived with. She’s always grumbling about something in this grumpy little way. Even when she lies down she harrumphs! as if it was such a trial to decide if she wanted to lie down or not.
If she’s feeling benevolent, I sometimes get to share the throne with her. (See my foot in the bottom left corner.) Jinx, however, must always lie on the deck and not the chair. (In his defence he doesn’t fit and no matter how many times I have asked him to come up he just plops his front feet on the chair and hangs out.)
Jinx and Sophie get along much better now. Sophie follows Jinx around and always tries to mimic what he does. It makes us laugh, especially when Jinx bounds out and barks at a squirrel and Sophie has no clue what’s going on, she just bounds along next to Jinx and when he’s done lets out one tiny, happy, WOOF! as if to show that she can do whatever Jinx is doing too!
They play together a lot now, too. Which I am very happy about. Jinx’s personality has changed slightly and he’s not the happy, puppy he was before Annie passed away. It sort of looks to us like he knows he’s the older dog now and he’s trying to act more grown up. It’s sad but sweet at the same time. He’ll always be the 4 month old puppy who came to live with us in July 2006 to us.
Playing together isn’t the only thing these two do…
They also like to hog the a/c in the bedroom when we nap or I am up there reading when it’s too hot. Every once in a while Sophie tries to sneak infront of Jinx to get closer to the a/c. He lets her, the sap.
Because of the heat wave we’ve been having, we’ve also been having a lot of storm warnings, though often the rain isn’t nearly enough – our tree has died once more and we raked up six extra large (orange) bags of leaves the last week as our tree dumped everything after a week of 100F+ weather and no rain. However the storm warnings come with some pretty cloud formations.
I don’t have the same desire to photo all the skylines this year as I did last year, but I am fascinated by clouds and their many formations.
I have a dog on my lap, making it hard to type. I suppose I shall leave you with this:
Can you see my soul in there, mummy? It loves you.