The Illegal Gardener by Sara Alexi.
Did I write about this before? It is a lovely book. I recommend it highly. Another fav is The Magic Apple Tree by Susan Hill. I have reread this a billion times at least. 🙂 It’s just a nice slice of a life I wouldn’t have minded having.
I think I may have gotten my new homemaker fired. I called to explain why I couldn’t keep him as my person, because I do not have the energy to train him, or go to the laundromat with him to show him how to use the machines. Agency said they gave him three hours training, but apparently none of it was how to do housekeeping, or the fact that he only gets paid for a certain amount of hours. He wanted to stay Monday and do a lot more, but I had to explain to him that his two hours were up and he would not get paid and go home now, please. He is coming for his hour today, and then tomorrow when he goes to the office, I think they will let him go. I feel bad, cause he really is nice and eager to help, but that is not enough. Ah well.
Lovely cool and breezy day. As an October day should be. That hot and sticky is meant for August, not October, Mother Nature. Get with the program, please.
Did I mention that I am binge-watching Dalziel (Dee-el) and Pascoe? Man, that Pascoe is a sourpuss. I think he’s smiled once in the whole five seasons I’ve seen. And the Brits have really strange pronunciations. Featherstonehaugh is pronounced Fanshaw, for example. Weird people, the Brits. Anyway, show is set in Yorkshire. Yesterday, I ordered from Domino’s. First time in years. Got a salad, a pasta dish, and the irresistable chocolate lava cakes. One order, enough food for two days. It was really good. I was surprised. 😉 Later, I was thinking about it to write down that I liked these particular dishes, and the thought popped into my head: “That was right good.” I am assimilating Yorkshire speech? I’ve already been spelling things the British way (behaviour, etc.) from reading so much Torchwood fan fiction written by Brits. Spell check hates me. LOL
Enjoy the autumn, those of you in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy the spring, the rest of you. 🙂