Zombie mommies pace the floors
tossing, churning, turning
with their little bundle of
perfection’s blood curdling cries.
They wake the ghouls and vampires from their graves.
Pandemonium at every junction
while bats fly over head and spread their wings,
Raining guano while mama sings.
Grab your wand and cast a spell before it’s too late.
Abracadabra, vampires and bats be gone.
Early dawn arrives, the sun comes out to dry up all the rain.
I open my eyes to a new day as the itsy bitsy spider spins it’s silken web.
Mommy Zombie’s day has just begun to start it all again.
Our Lemon Tree is Planted
Digging a hole for the lemon tree wasn’t as easy as expected. We used our pick and shovel and as much braun as we could muster to dig through rocks and clay and finally got it planted with a little help from grandpa to save the day. It only took us a week to get it in the ground but it’s in and now we wait, water and fertilize.
Lessons from Sixtoe, the gardener (I kid you not, that’s his name).
He came out and checked our soil and told us what to do which I know we’ve done on the last 6 lemon trees we’ve planted with no luck. He assured us we would get lemons and lots of them (maybe he threw 4 of his toes in the hole when I wasn’t looking). Ok, bad joke.
We dug a hole about twice the size, threw the placenta in, used some good potting soil mixing our rock clay soil back in, added a handful of started fertilizer and water. Now we wait, water when it’s dry 2 inches down about 2 times a week and cross our fingers.
It’s a pretty cool thing that the placenta is an organ composed of three layers of membranes that feed the baby nutrients and filter waste. The placenta makes little tree-like branches that wave in the mother’s blood as it flows by. The “leaves” of the tree contain tiny blood vessels from the fetus which pick up large amounts of water, oxygen, sugars, amino acids, healthy fats and other nutrients from the mother’s blood, which the fetus uses to build itself into a baby ready for outdoor life.
It’s really pretty cool that it looks like a tree:
I was struck by the veins and deep beautiful rich red color and how intact it was after 7 weeks of being refrigerated and it didn’t smell at all.
Alrighty, so probably more information than you wanted to know but these fun facts are brought to you live directly from me because well, it’s Fun Fri-Yay and the day I share whatever comes to mind. Besides, we need some comic relief from the crazy mixed up world we are living in right now.
Have a great weekend and take some time to savor the moments. My daughter is flying out from NY next weekend to see the babies, celebrate my father’s 89th birthday and join in our tradition of going to my moms on Halloween for the last 30 plus years. I’m sure they will scare up some fun that I’ll share with you then. Thanks for tuning in.
Love and Blessings.
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