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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"The message is 'It's okay if you mess up. You should give yourself a break" - Billy Joel

The first of many things going on today is it's my baby sister's birthday today. She has grown from what I thought was a pest into a wonderful, creative, sensitive woman. I am really glad she is my sister. The photo here is of us (that's my sister on the right) on our friend's back deck in Merriam, Kansas. Marion was getting ready to graduate from Kansas University. I'm not sure of the year.

Me n marion date unknown


It's Amazing!

Here is a photo of a container of rocks. I'm going to use these for toppings to my plants as well as in the bottom of the pot to aid drainage.

Love my Rocks 8 26 12

It is amazing at what you will find when you go walking. I/we don't grab everything we see, just the stuff we need. If I had thought of it, I should have taken a photo of the little cabinet we brought home yesterday. Now Michael has it all decorated with his stuff. That corner really looks good.


Would you believe, I have not been writing in my hard copy journal for days now? This is not like me. I made several entries during the day and now I am not doing that. I guess it could be I am writing here regularly.


As for art, here is a photo of a piece that began as a sketch and then a watercolor painter gently pushed me to do a watercolor of the sketch. So I did:

Artsy Friends

To think if I sat down to write a book, I could do the illustrations too. I don't think so.

But, here is another I did in pencil of a bottle of wine and glass.

Wine Bottle and Glass


About Last Night

Tis the season for fresh vegetables and we have been getting plenty of them from the food bank.

Last night Michael chopped up three types of summer squash (zucchini was one of them) and stir-fried them in sesame oil. Then he added chopped medium firm tofu (I feel the firm tofu might have been better) to the mixture. This was placed over a bed of rice. Boy that was good and good for me. Later he sliced some tomatoes, sprinkled with mozzarella cheese and topped with leaf of basil. He placed these on a cookie sheet and placed it under the broiler. Yum, yum, yum.

Back to Today

Neither of us slept good last night. I'm not sure what Michael's reason for his not sleeping was but for me, it was my snoring and a cough due to my allergies. I even used my nasal spray but I had to get up to take some allergy medicine. Still, I could not get comfortable.

Then the alarm went off at 6 a.m. to get us up to go to drop off the bags at the church for the food bank.

Neither one of us wanted to get up but we did. Though still sleepy, I'm glad we did because of the fog. Everything seemed muffled and there were clumps of fog and then we would drive into a clear spot. I always loved to go walking on mornings like this.

Back home, Michael prepared the tea water. Did we use it? No. Instead, I read my daily inspirational books and Michael began reading the owners manual on the new DVD we were gifted. He learned we could also view photos and videos on our memory sticks with this player. Our time before returning to the church was spent looking at photos of our cats, Spike and Max, both have passed over. There were even videos of Max. These made me teary-eyed as they were both great cats and I still miss them.

Food Bank

The usual crowd was at the food bank this morning and some newcomers. Hugs went all around and we caught up on all the latest gossip. This is the good kind of gossip. Then the time came when the door to the food bank opened and we all lined up for our goodies. It was slim pickings today but we were able to get "real" coffee for Michael and more veggies.

What Else

Well, we went to the library for me to make a copy of my doctor's note for jury duty.

Michael picked up some DVDs for his entertainment. I found a couple for me too.

We stopped at the post office to mail my jury stuff back to the court.

Last stop was to the pet store to find out the cost of Advantage II flea treatment for Bailey. Wow, this stuff is not cheap. The pet store's price with tax is $50.05. I checked online and the cheapest I found was at 1/800-PetMeds. Their cost was $44.99 which is a $5.06 savings. Now I have to contemplate whether to support my local business or go with an online business. I'll have to get back to ya on this one.


This morning I have been listening to the AARP Music Station for my writing session. This is a free access and an occasional bite for AARP. I began with listening to music under their walking section. This had my head bobbing and some dancing in my chair. I was writing though. Now I've moved onto country and I am in heaven.

Have a grand day everyone.

mz. em


Currently reading:

-- "Cross Fire" - James Patterson


"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." - William Penn, English entrepreneur and philosopher

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