Thursday, February 11, 2010

I've got great family and friends.and Lil' Pete :-)

As many people know, I've been dealt a difficult deal from my so-called-husband, and am left grappling with it all, a divorce - yuk. But, amazingly, I'm gettin through. My family is extremely supportive of me as they know the hell I've lived for the past 5 years and are relieved to see it come to an end too. My friends have been awesome, coming forth to offer support, housing, basic neccesities, you name it, everything my ex has taken away from me and my child. I will get through. Life will be good again.

I have been receiving many emails telling me not to give up my "Crazy Pineapple Dream" because after all it was my dream to begin with. Many folks (I didn't even know I had readers of my blog) have mentioned that I should continue to write about the dream as a way of getting through instead of shutting it down. I have to say that I agree.

So, I want to repost my detail of growing my own pineapple - Lil' Pete. It's been a fun experience and goes well with my "Crazy Pineapple Dream".

We found Lil' Pete at Home Depot in early December 2009. I was very excited about having a true pineapple plant! I babied him, put him in an attractive pot, in the sunny window and occassionally spritzed him with water. He did well.

About two weeks ago I started to notice Lil' Pete was beginning to ripen.

After about two weeks, I chopped him and let him further ripen on the counter.

He smelled so sweet! Then finally I decided the deed must be done. I cut him open and carved him up.

He tasted sweet! All four bites of him! I then put his top in water and hope to try planting him once settled into my new place.

So, anyway, yeah, Lil's Pete was yummy!


  1. Ann you have to keep the dream alive and the blog is a great way to do so. I hope you keep it up and join us soon on the beautiful island of Hawai'i.

  2. Thanks Blake - believe me I'm trying! Many of my Hawaii friends have been so supportive. I truly believe there is a special ohana there that take care of all of us. Like Devany said, the island is very healing. I look forward to that.

  3. I look forward to that too! As our escape gets closer our dreams get smaller. Damn economy! And we're about ready to shoot our realtor (after today I am not even sure we are on speaking terms). At any rate we are committed (or should be committed). LOL. Keep your chin up girl!