Making progress in the Avocado department

Last week I posted about my luck at opening a big ripe California avocado and finding a pit that had started to sprout. I put it in water and hoped that transition wouldn’t stop the growth.

Today I was encouraged seeing new growth.


Note the small new white roots on the bottom and the sprout coming out of the top!!

Looks like I will have a new avocado plant in 2017!!

new york adventure

I’m really acclimating to New York City, when I lived here we were way out on Long Island with occasional drives into Queens for family torture affairs. Now my son lives just across the river from Manhattan (photos coming)

Today we headed to the city early for breakfast the coffeeshop

and the next stop on our adventure was Fishs Eddy

Stop, go back and click on that link

I bought these for my god daughters egg cup collection


I like these…!!THUMB_homgbcat


I really like those!! Among a few hundred things they had…

doesn’t that make you wish you had clicked on that link?

The rest of the trip later


blew my cool

i am generally quite a relaxed person. people have commented after various rescusitation episodes that i was very “calm”…fucking hell, i tell them maybe i am calm on the outside but on the inside my heart is pounding and my mind racing anticipating the next step.

i used to be a screamer…screaming at my (ex)husband….screaming at the kids…screaming at myself

but i tell people who know me now and can’t believe i ever raised my voice that i got divorced and my kids grew up~i have no reason to scream anymore

i now work in a very “calm” office environment but i am finding out the difficulty of working in a small office. personality clashes, the way it’s always been done, territory issues…

but hey, my boss described me in an email today as “delightfully laidback” so i figure i can cope with this.

until today when we had an informal meeting and i brought up an issue i have been requesting to “change” for months.

i think it was the spontaneity, my aching leg and growing anxiety about monday on top of misinformed, controlling opposition that made me temporarily loose my otherwise meticulous professional demeanor.

the co worker on my side said later she was suprised to see me so adamant at my position. my manager even said-let’s just give her what she wants~~

this fish needs a bicycle

i’ve been thinking more, longer and in real time lately that i need a new bike.  i really enjoy the independence it can give me along with a workout…i had two very active days and while i paid for it yesterday~~i feel much better today.

on one of my zillion trips to london on a virgin (richard branson owns england) train, i saw an ad for an online bike site…and i quote

  • Lowest Prices
  • Free UK Delivery
  • Best Service

ummmmm, actually they are quite pricey, couldn’t find anything that said they deliver fully assembled bikes for free and i’ll never get to the test their service but….they have the coolest women’s cruisers ever!!!


cool enough??? i think this is my fav after the black one with the flames….

how convenient that my birthday is just a few weeks away….i have had 3 major birthday bikes…

  1. the first at around 10 years old, i was home for lunc on THE most perfect spring day when a truck from marshall fields pulled up and off loaded the most beautiful blue (made in england) raleigh
  2. when i was about 16 i saved up all my babysitting money and added my birthday money in and bought a brown racer type schwinn
  3. when i turned 40 and my fortunes had improved i bought myself another beautiful blue (no longer made in england) raleigh. which got stolen from right under my kitchen window in broad daylight

is this a sign? can you see me cruising around west heath on that bright yellow bike?? mmm….with or without handle tassles???