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I just realized if it's NOT raining this weekend I DO want to continue my work in the driveway and work around up front, plant seeds in front of fence, etc. Of course my time will be limited outside cuz HEAT SICKNESS is still coming and going. I've told it to fuck off but it hasn't listened to me. But now I have like ointment in my left eye. I'm thinkering it might not be good to stir up dirt---yes, I obviously am wearing my glasses, cuz I most certainly can't wear contacts with cuts on my left eye, but dirt particles carry. So yeah, if it's not raining, look for me to have some kind of ghetto rigged kleenex (well actually TP) wrapped around my left lens as it's not like I can see out of that eye anyway really! No, IDGAF what I look like, and I definitely wanna protect my eye. Though I seem to fail at protecting it from a night goblin who likes to put cuts in it.

I didn't water the seeds I planted the other day cuz they said it was gonna rain. Well it will eventually. I gotta drag my hose from by the garage up to the faucet to connect it. But I haven't started in front of the garage yet. I started by the kitchen window for driveway work and got to about the side of the front porch before heat sickness (grrrrr) took over. I figured once I got to the end of the fence, THEN I'd go to the front of the garage. Then of course there's yard behind the house and then 'the jungle' side yard. My back prevented work on that last year; but I'll be damned if something prevents work on it this year!!

I think some of my mock orange bush should be blooming today. Some buds were ready to open the other day. I didn't look up there yesterday, so I'll obviously find out today. The wisteria was ready to start blooming too. Perhaps pix of those will be posted later, or tomorrow, or eventually.

So Delicious has a variety of non-dairy 'ice creams' but only a couple made with soy milk. The chocolate velvet is AWESOME!!! I wish Giant Eagle had the Neapolitan. I don't like almond or cashew milk so I'm not gonna get a non-dairy ice cream made with those. I got a quart of the chocolate velvet yesterday and um, it's probably half gone.

The other night I heard the neighbor's dogs bark and then I heard scurrying up a locust tree. This was around 9:30pm-ish. Uh oh. I went out with camera on flash and what do we have here? RACCOONS!!

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NO fighting, so I believe they were siblings and I heard other scurrying up the other locust tree right after I took this photo, so I figured either another sibling or their mother. As tis the season for raccoon mothers to show their chirruns where to go and then late next month they kick the males out of the nest and we're apt to see a young male wandering in the day looking for a new home. Obviously the dogs did NOT go out in the back yard that night, cuz I'm not a total fucking fucktard (well at least not this time).

The next night I let Poli out first--and I had not heard any scurrying up trees while sitting here. I shined the flashlight around and oh, there's eyes reflecting back to me from a locust tree. Dude, could you get a little higher please? Pan's gonna come out. I walked back to the tree, Poli was behind me, and the raccoon did go higher. We saw/heard no other raccoon. I unleashed the Panster who fortunately did NOT become aware there was a raccoon way up in the tree. She WAS hot on the raccoon trail though! Nose IN the ground following their scent all over. And in a draft 'catch up' post, there's a Pan and a possum incident to be told.

I know birds do this, spread out their wings and sun them; but I'd never seen a blue jay do it before. Having watched birds for a few years now, I think blue jays are given a bad rep for allegedly being 'bullies'.

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Wish I could spread out and sun myself. I WILL be able to soon, cuz whatever the fuck is making me heat sensitive is gonna be fixed!!

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franklanguage
May. 27th, 2016 03:01 pm (UTC)
Someone reviewed the Chocolate Velvet So Delicious some years ago as "sex in the mouth."

I will say, however: Cashew milk makes the best ice cream. Does Giant Eagle carry coconut-milk-based ice creams? Those are amazing, too.
misstia
May. 27th, 2016 03:25 pm (UTC)
"sex in the mouth" is an EXTREMELY apt description!!!

yes, giant eagle has both the cashew and coconut milk based so delicious selections....i don't like either cashew milk or almond milk though---don't like the taste of either, and i really do NOT like cashews....i like almonds but almond milk has a weird ass after taste to me......so i don't wanna try the cashew/coconut milk varieties....ya know?
franklanguage
May. 27th, 2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
Well, yeah; coconuts aren't almonds, though. It's your call.

I avoid almonds because several years ago, the Almond Board of California decided that all almonds grown in that state—even those labeled "organic"—were to be pasteurized, irradiated, or otherwise cooked. Imported almonds from Spain are still completely organic when labeled as such, so I seek those out, but it irks me that most people seem not to know that sometimes "organic" isn't really organic.
misstia
May. 27th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)
DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh for fuck's sake, DOH!!! Yeah coconut. I could try that. I just thought almond/cashew, sorry. Heat sickness/eye cuts affecting my brain (that's my excuse! :)

I don't really ever buy almonds----very rare I do cuz they are so expensive!!! But I remember you pointing that out about the almonds, plus there's the drought in California and the almond farms take up so much of the water.

That irks me too that people don't realize that with 'organic' labeling.
franklanguage
May. 27th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)
Re: DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Growing things takes water, so I don't begrudge the almonds the water they take; beef takes many times more, and in fact, if the state of Callifornia became vegan overnight, their water situation would become much more manageable. (Note I didn't say "the drought would end," because I don't have a way of knowing that.)
misstia
May. 27th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)
Re: DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I never knew California raised that much beef---something I associate more with the midwest and of course Texas. 'Meat' production---of any kind---take vast resources, as I know you know, aside from water, so I shan't preach to the choir.

I did read that almond trees take a lot of water, it seemed to be more than other types of fruit trees.
(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2016 05:25 pm (UTC)
Problem with almond trees is, they require water all year. Even when they are in the dormant state.
misstia
May. 27th, 2016 05:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I read about how much water they take, I never realized that before.
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