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Monsters, Inc.

Friday, July 30, 2010

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Welcome to the Mikiio family
How you do? The Mikiio family
Come into the Mikiio family
Now! cha cha cha

Wonderfully scary
And pleasantly hairy
Delightfully? Very
It's the Mikiio family

As promised these are the photos of my first harvest.

I have a lot of zucchinis, and this one is the biggest. A good 2,8 kg (6.17 lbs)!
I have also Kohlrabis (as pictured), French beans and other beans and peas, cucumber, green tomatoes in need of more sun, a collection of various squashes and pumpkins more than willing to grow, cabbages, and other veggies… and against all odds maybe cantaloupes.

Kohlrabis are not something that you can see on our stalls, and my neighbors have asked me a lot of questions about this one. I discovered this "green flying saucer" as I call it when living in Germany.

I came across another monster this evening. (No picture of this one, I am afraid.)

I had dreamt of a bath for months-- I don’t have a bathtub but only a shower, and I have plenty of Lush Bath Ballistics (Lush is an English brand of Cosmetics not tested on animals but on Britons—it is not me who says it, it is written on their produces! . I have been really hooked on their produces for years).

As I can now walk more easily, I decided to go to my father’s second house to take a bath this evening. I packed my bag as if I was going away. I had everything: the ballistic (Lush Pud from Christmas for those who know), Vanilla in the Mist Soap, Aqua Marina (cleanser) for my face and two fresh masks (The Sacred Truth and Catastrophe Cosmetic) and the Heavanilli Massage Bar, and even a good book and candles.
The whole shebang!

I had just had the time to put my purple mask on when I saw a huge monster crawling on the side of the bathtub.

A spider! Yikes!

I literally jumped out of my bath, trying not to break my other leg.
In a desperate attempt of enjoying my ballistic and my Me time, I thought of what my father used to tell when I was a child: “the little bug is not going to eat the big one.”
I mustered all my courage and entered my bath again… but this huge spider, not as huge as my zuke but huge enough, was watching me with its big eyes--might be as frightened as me. Suffice to say I was not at my best with my purple mask with bits of fresh blueberries all over my face.
None of us could relax. So I cowardly left the bathroom…


I will be back!

With my terminator aka Jeff who is going to secure the place, and to free the spiders outside the house so I can enjoy my Lush baths.

To conclude on another monstrosity, Jeff took a photo of my bad foot a few days after I had my cast.

My toes seem pudgy, I wonder whether it is because of the fracture or they are naturally pudgy.
I have no point of comparison, not being a foot fetishist and disliking my feet, I usually don’t take them in picture.

The freak show is over! Sweet dreams, everyone!

[signature tune]

They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,
The Mikiio Family.
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    I am the neighborhood terminator---- just got called 3 days ago to kill a rat... tee hee. We all have our own skill sets.
    In re the toes- I would think it's the angle of the dangle.... perspective, and like that. Point your finger straight at a camera, and your finger would look big, too. Plus the breat.
    So- what angle did you use on those vegies? Smile. They look fabulous.
    My tomatoes are so tasty- wish I had room for more plants.
    2216 days ago
    Looks yummy. Let us know (and try to share pics) of any special things you make with them. I can just taste it now. I love my veggies.
    2217 days ago
    I love kohlrabi!

    Unless your zucchini is different, you will find they are tastier when picked a lot smaller, lol.

    Try it both ways to see what you prefer.

    Happy Harvesting!
    2219 days ago
    Great pics & even better story. Sorry to hear that your luxurious and relaxing bath was so rudely disturbed by the spider.

    I wish we had planted zucchini. I'd find them much more useful than the cucumbers that we have. I've used a couple of them; but have given many more away. Zucchini I could freeze at least for making bread later....oh, wait a minute...eating all the breads and butters is what put me into my (former) bad shape. I guess it's just as well then that I don't have them. Sigh.

    Enjoy the bounties of your garden and labor. Looks like you have quite the green thumb!
    2219 days ago
  • v LOPEYP
    Wow that was some zucchini. Never saw one that big.
    You might have had the issue with your clothes being uncoordinated but at least you had your nails done when the break occurred.
    Glad that you are feeling better and could "relax" in a tub. emoticon
    2219 days ago
  • v 100LBLIGHTER
    I love the zukes....The toes are swollen from the break, I am sure. Mom's ankle broke at Thanksgiving and it was still pudgy at Christmas. I will be glad when you are back to your normal self.....and have lots of adventures.... although, I must add here, that you can turn a mundane thing like taking a bath into an adventure. You are probably having breakfast as I write and if I don't get to bed it will be time for your lunch. Be careful and don't break the other one jumping out of the tub....with wet feet....trying to escape a spider that probably would not hurt you anyway. You make me laugh. emoticon
    2219 days ago
  • v LYNNANN43
    WHOA! The zucchini looks AMAZING!!! I can only deck garden, so zucchinis are out:(

    I haven't heard of kohlrabi, but I'd be game if I ever saw one:D

    I do hope your foot is doing better now and you'll be back to 100% soon!
    2219 days ago
    So sorry about your leg!! bet the pudgy toes are from being the cast. Your monstrous veggies are awesome -enjoy!!
    2219 days ago
    I love kohlrabi and I'm jealous of those veggies. Mine are just starting to be ready for harvest and I'm enjoying every one of them I can pick. Tonight I had 6 wonderful sweet strawberries as my treat.
    2219 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    We've been enjoying our zucchini & summer squash from our garden too...yum!

    Other things aren't faring as well...our local deer have snipped off the tops of all our red pepper plants and our tomatoes are taking their sweet time to ripen. Hopefully I'll soon be complaining about bushels of tomatoes...but I doubt it!


    ps...I've got the UGLIEST toes I know! They will NOT make it to the
    2219 days ago
  • v MISS_VIV
    LOVE THAT ZUCINI.. AND THE KOHLORABI.. but I am really taken with that beautiful figure you have and the waist line and great fitting jeans. You rock.
    You are supurb.. and as soon as your terminator can get rid of the pests, I am sure you will do a fine job at relaxing in your well deserved bath.

    You are lookin' good.
    2219 days ago
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