Z likes it hot

The reason I didn’t write yesterday – of course, I know I don’t need to have one, but there is a reason – was that I’d moved the computer into another room and the wifi didn’t reach that far.

It’s only a couple of months or so until my next auction and I spent a couple of days writing the details of the lots.  There will be ten more pieces of china than there were last year, a bit to our surprise.  All we need are the buyers.

I was glad to have a reason to be busy today.  I heard yesterday that Russell’s sister died on Wednesday, having been diagnosed with cancer in January of last year.  She was both forward-looking and stoical, I loved her dearly and she will be much missed.

It was two years ago today that Russell died and it was impossible not to be aware of every passing minute, though I tried not to be.  I’m not keen at all on anniversaries, but will only mark good ones.  Today is Gus’s birthday, Wednesday was Zerlina’s.  That will be the significance of the dates, memories will be marked with love but not misery.

Weeza is coming over tomorrow, which will be lovely.  I have made soup from a couple of pounds of the many, many tomatoes that are merrily ripening in the garden and greenhouse.  It’s rather a year for the greenhouse.  I’ve got a couple of cayenne pepper plants that are very productive and very hot; that is, the fruits are.  The jalapeño peppers are less so, as yet, but there are still an awful lot of chillies.  Still, some like it hot.

6 comments on “Z likes it hot

  1. Liz

    I hadn’t realised that Gus and Zerlina’s birthdays were so close together. How very efficient of Weeza!

    Here’s to happy memories and having nice things to look forward to.

    1. Z Post author

      She gets it from me – she and her brother Al also have birthdays two days apart, though it’s two years between them rather than three. Meant I sometimes got away with joint parties though. Gus and z get one each – though they usually go to each other’s, too.

  2. Blue Witch

    Gosh, two years already. I admire greatly the way you have managed the process of taking stock, sorting out, and moving on.

    Sincere condolences on the loss of your sister-in-law. How strange that the birth day closenesses are mirrored by the death-day. But good you’ve got the fomer in admist the latter to blance things up a bit.

  3. allotmentqueen

    Is that June who has died?

    It doesn’t seem like two years since Russell died – but I know it must be because he died on my birthday, and it wasn’t last year. I’m glad that you have support at this time.

  4. Z Post author

    Yes, it’s June. And yes, the juxtapositions seem quite strange.

    Moving on makes me feel as if I’m putting the past behind me, but it’s not really the case. The vivid memories I’ve been writing about recently show that. Tim is very understanding and supportive.

    1. allotmentqueen

      I think the fact that Tim is also a widower is very helpful. He has a notion of where you’re coming from. Love to you both.


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