Neighborly conversations……

The weekend, and yardwork is a good way to be outside and to chat with the neighbors.

One has a son working in Disney World for the summer.

Another had a garden hose taken.  The thief had to go behind the house and disconnect it from the water pipe.
The owner says she can replace the hose; it is the loss of the 50 year old, hand turned brass nozzle that has her so upset.

The house behind us has a little fish pond in the yard.  The owner lady said that they had a couple turtles to be sunning themselves on the rocks.  A raccoon decided that turtles are good for dinner.  The shell critters haven’t been seen in days.  Then someone else put a small catfish into the pond.  Next day, there were bitty baby catfishes.  Now there are none.  It is believed the goldfish like catfish for dinner.  The circle of life….

Two have mentioned that I should come get raspberries. 

If I get done my visual aid for Speech,  three credible resources and the outline, the window programmed into my graphing calculator, and the laundry folded, I might think about going into the berry patch.  However, bringing the berries in means I have to deal with them by freezing or making into cobbler or jelly.

I’ve decided this is why school is harder than a job.  Being in class does not mean the end of the work. 
A job, for the best ones anyway, once the timecard is clocked out, the work day is done and a person can use the evening for fun.

How college professors can keep up with the research and writing papers in order to gain tenure is just beyond my understanding.  University life is crazy that way.  People who study and work in education must really be able to put in efforts for brief attention. 
And very little truly free time…..

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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4 Responses to Neighborly conversations……

  1. Maria says:

    Our weather is almost too hot now for outdoor neighborhood visits, so I enjoyed reading about yours.

    You are right about being a student. The work certainly doesn’t end in the classroom. Be prepared if you choose to go into teaching (and I hope you do) that your nights and week-ends will often be filled with projects and deadlines to meet. There is truth in that old statement..”Teaching is the hardest job you will ever love”.

  2. Tee says:

    What are you studying? I wonder what I’ll study if I ever go…

    That’s sad that someone would steal a hose. That’s just dumb.

    My little sister wants to work at Disney World. That must be a cool job.

    Intersting – all the little going on’s of the neighborhood – including the animals!

    Save some cobbler for me if you get those berries! 🙂

  3. kristine says:

    sometimes you just need to get out and get some sun on your face.

    You sound better than you have in awhile…despite the crazy homework.


  4. momma says:

    Cherries, Apricots,and Raspberries are all due in this July in Michigan. Look out jam jars here we come! Peaches and Blueberries come in around the 15th of July. Necerines, Plums, and Pears come in in August. So I ‘m looking forward to a couple of busy months. Hope school is coming along!