The fruit of my labors

Before I get into the meat (actually, fruit) of this post, I have to come clean: I haven’t felt like blogging over the past few weeks with everything that’s been going on since the election. I’ve been consumed by the news and feeling terribly upset and hopeless on a daily basis. Writing about things like my cat keeping me up at night has seemed, well, pointless.

I haven’t found humor in much lately, and I also haven’t been sure what I should blog about. It feels wrong to ignore the things that are going on in the U.S. right now, but I don’t want to get into a huge political discourse on here either, despite how deep my personal convictions are.

That leaves me very torn.

So I’m just going to say this: Be an active participant. Go to and make phone calls to your representatives. Donate to the ACLU and other organizations that can make a direct impact. As hard as it is to open myself up to criticism on my blog, it’s harder for me to stay silent.

That being said, I’m going to keep blogging about stupid sh*t because it distracts me from the constant onslaught of horribleness. Maybe the blog will distract you for a few minutes, too. Sometimes we all just need a break.

So today’s break is brought to you by this:

For some reason, somebody put a tomato on my lawn a week ago. I left it out there thinking an animal would come it eat, but there’s been no takers. Every day my kids are all, “The tomato’s still there!” and I reflect anew on how weird it is that somebody put a tomato on my lawn.

Then something even stranger happened. Exhibit B:

It’s an orange. Yesterday somebody dropped an orange on my lawn. Right next to the tomato.

WHAT is happening? Who keeps dropping produce in my yard? And why? What does it mean?!?

My kid thinks it’s a message from the Illuminati. But he thinks everything is linked to the Illuminati, so I’m doubtful. He also thinks we’ll find a zucchini there in a couple of days. He may be on to something.

If you have information about WTF is happening in my yard, please be sure to comment below and let me in on the secret.



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