Today is my birthday. My husband tells me that I start celebrating it on the first of the month even though it’s actually on the last day of July. This year I tried to narrow the celebration down to a three-day weekend. No matter how long the party is, it is always going to involve friends, gifts, and flowers.
Friday was my last work-free day, so I invited a few teacher friends over to swim. Right after they arrived it started to rain. No worries. I had indoor activities planned: making homemade salsa from the vegetables in my garden and hulling purple hull peas. At one point in the day, a friend told me she was going to start referring to me as “Mother Earth” or M.E. I’m not sure if this was before or after I cooked the purple hull peas we just hulled (flavored with a jalapeno pepper from my garden) for a little snack.
My birthday celebration continued with a couple of gifts. Continue reading Meanwhile, Back at The Ranch: Happy Birthday to M.E.