I was reading a magazine article that mentioned a book by Mike Robbins: Be Yourself: Everyone Else is Already Taken, Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity. I don't know anything about the book or about the author, but I hope that he is authentic enough to have give attribution to Oscar Wilde for the first half of his title.
I have been watering tomato plants for my next door neighbor while she is visiting a friend on the east coast. My own little tomato plant has a number of tomatoes and I have been out talking to them, encouraging them to ripen quickly. I do have all the fresh parsley and Greek oregano I can use from my little portable garden bag. I will be picking a couple of peppers this week, too.
We have been harvesting the oranges off the tree in the back yard. The juice is excellent--Vitamin C and a full dose of fiber with the pulp and the tiny bits of seeds. I don't usually drink a lot of orange juice, but the fresh squeezed kind will definitely spoil me from the stuff that makes it to a Vermont supermarket so I guess it is okay that I am downing my year's supply during the winter months.
It seems that I cannot take a walk but that someone stops me to ask directions. It's kind of funny because I generally cannot tell my left from my right and my direction giving has never been known to be all that reliable. Actually, though, I find that I can give directions for things on Venice Isle. It's not the big an area for one thing. Also I take my walks through so many different neighborhoods, that I really have become familiar with the layout.
The annual downtown arts festival is happening this weekend and I spent the morning wandering around the booths. I didn't even see it all and will probably head back there tomorrow afternoon.