– Nature’s Path blueberry NotPopTart = good; kale chips = good; fresh watermelon = good. Therefore, lunch = triple good. I have no idea what the rule of thumb is for picking out a good watermelon, but I always look for one that’s dark green and has the smallest possible yellow ‘belly’. In my mind, that means the melon got superior sun exposure and developed more sugars compared to its pale siblings, but I should stress that that’s entirely based on the science that lives in my brain and perhaps not real-world science. But I’m pretty good at picking perfect watermelons, all the same.
– Two words I often say in my head but respect myself too much to ever utter aloud: supadupe(s) and ri-dinky-donkulous [var: ri-dinky-donkey-ulous]. I’m sure there are others.
– Henny is a happy dog when she’s outside. I often refer to her as Henny P. (I’m not sure if the ‘P.’ is short for ‘Penny’ or ‘Pigglesworth’, which is the first half of her double-barreled last name (Pigglesworth-Torborg, obviously)). I sometimes think of her as HP, but I can’t use that in conversation, because those letters have been co-opted by Hewlett Packard and that boy wizard. Anyway, Henny has started filling her pup tent with Important Things (she’s always brought her finds to her dog pillow, which is now in the tent). I’m kind of curious to see if she’ll keep putting things in there until she no longer has room for herself.
– After shot! As a reminder, this is what that wall looked like post-scraping, pre-painting. This project is going to take forever if I wind up doing it all myself, and I realized today that there’s not much I’ll be able to reach on the house without a ladder. It’s exhausting to think about. I just need to take a nap.