And then, there was the unfortunate time I did a thing I won't soon forget. Left a bad taste in my mouth. What is that, you may ask? Let me start by saying I was peeking out onto the deck about five minutes ago, looking to where my hummingbird feeder is, and I saw a girl hummer there having a good meal. Then memory crashed onto me like a towering wave! (I was corny on purpose) (as usual). The reason follows.
You know I went to see my middle son who lives over the mountains for Mother's Day. My extreme pleasure to do as usually, for whatever reason I am here with the other two sons. However, I traveled over and satin his house waiting for him to come home, I wanted a glass of cold water so I opened the fridge and took out the filtered water carafe and poured a 16 oz glass full. I hefted it up to my thirsty mouth and lo! I quickly found I was quaffing the home made hummingbird nectar that son made for HIS Hummingbirds. I cook nectar for my birds and he does the same for his. ALL that nectar wasted, as I poured it down the drain--that which was left in the glass as I did not want them to share MY germs. I sent him a text saying: "next time, LABEL the hummingbird nectar why don't you!?" He read it after he got out into the parking lot. He thought it was funny I didn't as I needed several spoonful of peanut butter to kill that sweet taste. He just changed carafes and gave them the older one and had a spiffy new one in the fridge for water. Who knew?
He had the Nursery and Landscaping person over today after school as there is now a severe drainage problem at the end of his driveway. There are TADPOLES living in the standing water at and on the driveway! so as soon as possible, that will be fixed. An estimate will come on Tuesday.
That particular son will be honored by World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) with a black tie dinner and recognition in Charlotte NC where he lives, on June 3, 2014 for being chosen among all the City-wide applicants, the 2013-2014 Council Scholar. He will be headed to Belize and Guatemala for several weeks somewhere in July I think, to impart ways and means of learning to institutions of learning there. I am always proud of all my sons and here is an accomplishment by this one that makes me proud all over again.
Oh, Mark, that was a mother's day gift, the plate with the kitty. :-)