They came today, these men in trucks with their latter's and their chain saws and funny language. "Lady" they said, "we must cut and trim your trees in preparation for the hurricane season." They do this evil on the trees every year but I have yet to see a hurricane. I pleaded with these men "please" I cried, "spare the coconuts, I must count my coconuts" and then they looked and they saw my growing coconuts and they said "amazing women you grow coconuts, you truly are the coconut lady, we will grant your wish and leave your coconuts"
And so they started their chain saws and climbed their latter's. They attacked every tree in the small little yard. they cut and cut for many hours and when they were done, and the trucks were gone the dust had settled, and yes, they left their messes piled by the road for someone else to clean up. (It amazes me to see how much they cut every year and still it can look as nothing has happened at all)
But in the end they had set aside the coconuts for the coconut lady to count and to plant and to grow to her hearts content.
Want to guess how many coconuts are in the two piles here before looking to the right side to see. there are two piles, the smaller pile are small "baby" coconuts.
We had a very windy day this last week, we had 15 coconuts fall in just one day.
Saturday was a busy one for Jordyn, she went to a friends 18th birthday party during the day and then in the evening the Young Women drove to Ft. Lauderdale for a 5 Stake dance. The majority of the kids were from a different culture and the people in charge of the music were from a different culture as well so to say the least the music was difficult to dance to but Jordyn, always wanting to make the best of things started dancing with a friend in the middle of one of those circle things the kids form and all the kids around started shouting "dance white girls, dance white girls" Church dance - we really are in another country here in Florida.