Life gave me lemons this week! But not in a bad way!
I missed the UPS truck on Thursday. And on Monday. And on Tuesday. But on Wednesday I made the trek up to Commerce City and sat around reading my new favorite book while I waited for the UPS “runner” to retrieve my parcel. The box was marked fragile, but it was extraordinarily light. And there was a funny rustling when I moved it — lighter, scratchier than styrofoam peanuts. I got to my car and opened the box with my car key. At first glance, I thought I had flowers, dead or dying because I had missed so many delivery attempts, with all of their leaves piled in the bottom of the box. But no! It is a Meyer lemon tree from my dear Texan friend! And it’s just going through a little transplant shock, but here’s how it looked (in my bathtub) just after I potted it:
It still pretty much looks the same — a little Charlie Brownish at the moment, but I have high hopes. I think my lovely dinner guests last night were a little perplexed by this transplant-shocked plant. Anyway, I’m excited, and hoping for the best. Any advice from green-thumb types would be appreciated — how do I get leaves on this thing again?
In other news, I have this idea that people I like must like eggplant. And they don’t all like it. Which is baffling, I know. I was concerned about it last night (after I began cooking, and when it was too late to change course), but luckily Eric and Maria liked it, and it was good to catch up. Anyway, I need to start asking the dreaded eggplant question, or finding something a little more universally liked to cook… Or force everyone who ever eats over to eat eggplant… hmm…
Also: NPR on FM sounds really, really super good! Congratulations on the move, KCFR!