Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday and Cherry Guavas

Friday, I had another productive day at the office.

Came home, had a cup of coffee, chatted with daughter for a bit, and then, went to the garden to do more weeding.  Even though I had watered the garden, yesterday, the ground was dry and rock hard, so I gave up on the weeding after a few minutes.  Instead, I took a few more cuttings from some succulents and picked the first of this season's cherry guavas.  I didn't take a photograph of what I picked today, but this is a photograph I took of the cherry guavas I picked last year:

Cherry Guavas
They are called cherry guavas because they resemble cherries in both color and size.  What I picked today, however, were the size of blueberries, not cherries.  The tree grows in my side yard and gets the full afternoon sun.  The side yard doesn't have many plants growing and doesn't get watered as often as the front and back gardens.  In previous years, I made it a point to water the guava tree, but this year, due to the continuing drought, I didn't water the guava tree.  As a consequence, the guavas didn't grow much in size.  But, I will enjoy eating them, nonetheless.  I will prune the tree later this year and, hopefully, we'll have some rain this winter and our 4-year long drought will come to an end.

Later in the evening, I called my friend who had asked for a ride to the fabric store and made arrangements to take her shopping on Saturday afternoon.  Then, I video chatted with daughter; she had gone grocery shopping and told me all the specials she picked up.  She gets personalized coupons sent to her and the store has "$5 Friday" specials with some items going on sale for $5 (such as a whole roast chicken, 3 boxes of cereal, 12 oz. fillet of frozen salmon, etc.)  I, too, went through this week's grocery ads, just to see if there were any "too good to miss" sales; there weren't, so I'll stick to my plan to not grocery shop this weekend.

Today, I am grateful for:

- A drive through the park on my way to work and back
- More fresh fruit from the garden
- Ceiling fans! (It was in the upper 90s, here, today, and I don't have central air conditioning)
- Cool evening breezes
- The weekend is here!

Looking forward to a relaxed weekend.  Oh, there will be house cleaning and laundry and so forth, that needs to be done, but, there will also be, getting together with a friend, a trip to the fabric store, and more guava to pick.

Did you have a good day, today?  What are your plans for the weekend?


  1. Cherry Gauva's... Do they taste like cherries.. I have never had them..But, they sound really good. Do you make jelly /pies with them??? Just curious.. Sending prayers that your draught will end soon.. Know this is hard.
    Hope you have a blessed weekend.

  2. Judy, I think they are called cherry guavas because they look a bit like cherries in shape and color. They don't really taste like cherries. You can eat them fresh, as they are, or make jelly (not jam as they are full of small, hard seeds in the middle). Thank you; hope you have a lovely weekend, too.

  3. I have never heard of cherry guavas. I don't know how you survive without central air conditioning. But I guess if you are used to temperatures like that it's different. We have some days that hot, but not too many. And those days we avoid going out if possible.

    Saturday, today, we dropped Little Wolf off with my mom for a while, she's been missing him. And the husband and I watched a couple of movies on the couch. Tomorrow I'm not sure about. Possibly going to the in-laws for a Father's Day cookout if they actually call and invite us.

    1. Jess, I eat a lot of ice cream on hot days! :D I'm sure your mom enjoyed time with her grandson. Hope you and your husband have a nice Father's Day tomorrow, either at the in-laws or at home.


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