A MEDICAL ANOMALY
With boys, everything is a competition.
The oldest one just went to the phlebotomist at the local clinic to give blood.
This has become a monthly task for the set of them.
“How long does this usually take?” Howard asked inquisitively. “Is there a record for giving a unit of blood?”
The nurses looked at each other and winked. They knew a sucker when they saw one. “Under five minutes per unit is a good time,” the older one stated.
“Under four minutes would record-breaking for me,” chimed in the younger.
“Do you have a squeeze ball?” inquired Howard. “I’ll shoot for three minutes and something.”
The needle was inserted…
The timer was started…
Long story short- in three minutes and thirty-one seconds, the unit was tagged and shelved.
Howard was a winner again.
Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: ANOMALY.
I have finally had a day in the garden… By day, I mean three ten minute excursions. By garden, I meant pulling weeds and trimming unwanted brush.
Having completed my first class in gardening, the most important thing I learned was that plants have friendships.
- Tomatoes like basil, carrots and marigolds. Chive is a friend, as well.
- Peppers like onions.
- Cucumbers like radishes, rosemary, and marigolds. They also like peas.
- Strawberries like lettuce, marigolds, and onions.
- Blackberries like hyssop.
I hope to endeavor to companion plant this year,
That way, as I enjoy the beautiful sunsets on my patio, I will know that my future harvest is feeling the love as well.
Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: CURIOUS.
THE CHOSEN ONES
This year’s garden contains only a few plants.
I am going to try my hand at strawberries in patio containers on the banisters of the deck … A few gardeners in my class thought positive thoughts about the effort.
In my larger patio containers I hope for tomatoes and peppers.
I have been studying the companion planting of my future harvest, so I will probably plant some friendship plantings.
I think I will try a blackberry plant on the side of the patio.
Those are my chosen plants for this year.
Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: CHOSEN.
SHARE YOUR WORLD: 5-13-2019
- What social stigma does society need to get over already?
- What was the last photo you took?
- When was the last time you snooped and found something or found out something you wish you hadn’t?
- What’s the most comfortable bed or chair you’ve ever slept in?
What social stigma does society need to get over already?
I wish that political parties would chose to listen to each other instead of seeing opponents as evil and need to be ostracized from society.
I know that many of the worst are supposedly on the fringes of the parties, but if the center of the party does not take a stand against stupidity… the end may not be pretty.
What was the last photo you took?
I took some great pictures of the local arboretum.
When was the last time you snooped and found something or found out something you wish you hadn’t?
Nope … I don’t snoop.
Nope … Not going there.
You pick the answer you like.
What’s the most comfortable bed or chair you’ve ever slept in?
I am like the old-fashioned doll that closes its eyes as soon as its head is tilted back. Sleep is wonderful.
Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD: 5-13-2019