Palo Alto isn’t that far from Berkeley. Not as the crow flies altho at times it seems like another world altogether. When George had to make a trip for a board meeting it seemed like the perfect time to go see Alison.

We knit, chatted. We watched birds and squirrels in her back yard as well as discussed the complicated world of fruit trees. With the various micro climates here in the Bay Area there can be a lot of choices. Our Meyer Lemon decided it wasn’t happy this year – perhaps not enough fertilizer or iron. Maybe too much water. In any case, I don’t have lemons.

Alison solved this for me –

sending me home with over a dozen to be appreciated

sending me home with over a dozen to be appreciated

The traffic was horrible on the way home taking well over 2 hours to negotiate the roads and traffic. The interior of the car was scented with lemons….

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Lemons

  1. Alison says:

    It was so good to see you. Glad you enjoyed the lemons!

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