Welcome to this week's list of likes... keeping a list of the little things that one likes through out the week, give us balance to all the rest... please join us if you post a list too... let me know in comments.
On with the show...
Sewing so much this week... finished including surrounding one piece with beads, two in my flower series. I created the next one, and am hand embroidering it as we speak. Saturday's post will be about some finishes
finishing up the blue bamboo socks for myself... what next??? I need a project that's easy enough to do while watching TV at night
watching on tv
I found a show on Netflix about clothing designers competing... like Project Runway... must check that out. Also have lined up some shows recommended by fellow I Like posters. Right now I watch world of Dance, 90 day fiance in all it's iterations, Crisley knows best is back, The Crown, Bravo real housewives and watch what happens live, spy in the wild on pbs, Quilting arts.
We watched a movie on Netflix last weekend that was just awful. Can't even remember the name... they sucked me in with good actors and a good plot write up. Never get those hours back again.
on audio, in the studio, via overdrive
Finished The Giver of Stars... wonderful story and reader was excellent
Finished The Namesake wonderful story and reader was excellent... won a pulitzer prize
Now listening to Jodi Piccoult (my first time reading her work) and the readers bring me into the story... well the story itself is a mystery involving a woman who studied elephants. I cannot love or respect elephants more... just because they don't speak our language, some humans ignore their intelligence and social ability to form groups... we'd do well to learn from them in order to improve.
at night I'm reading #3 in the Medlar mystery series... A Forgotten Murder...and it's so good. Great characters and story that pulls you in trying to figure out whodunit.
|see the little white flower soon to be beans?|
well, let's start with the miracle that is flowers on my bean plant!!! whoopee! The tomato plants look great but no little yellow flowers yet. I can't go on the patio as a house three doors down is being painted and I have had two migraines from just being outside.
due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.
Mr Birthday got a chocolate cake this past week... we have enjoyed it for dessert almost everynight with either a bit of vanilla pudding next to it, or some coconut ice cream on the side! So glad he had a birthday!
I met a very talented wonderfully kind and accomplished woman through a now defunct art quilt group... and we met several times at the big show in Houston. We also keep up with each other through emails and phone calls. We talked again this week and it was very very satisfying. In one conversation we discussed our dogs, her kids/grandkids, her artwork, my artwork, learning new techniques, organizational methods for supplies, politics, life, the environment and our lives in general. We both accept each other with all our feelings and thoughts, which makes life so much richer.
I appreciate people like that!
I also had another friend call out of the blue one evening... we're both night owls, so it was joyful to hear from her late at night. She still lives in MD and we caught up on the same kind of things as above. We both feel free to say what we feel, knowing the other person hears us and cares. That kind of sharing is priceless.
I met up with a third wonderful woman on zoom this week, Joy (yes she does spread Joy). I look forward to our talks, and getting to know her, having her know me.
Overheard by a mother of four (not one family member wearing a mask) "that woman is protecting all the little kids by wearing the mask" and I wanted to say, I'm wearing this mask to protect me and my family from all the little kids who have the virus without symptoms and come right up to everyone on the street .
I didn't say anything.
this man, a psychiatrist in Africa, realized they have one therapist per million people there, and enlisted the help of trained grandmothers to provide connection and help for depression.
I am impressed.
Person to person, not getting paid for it, each one helping the other... it's what dreams are made of for me... want to hear about it?
I learned so much watching this guy... and felt so much while listening to his words, so helpful to human beings at this time...( I read someone this week who called us Human Doings not beings because we stay so frantically busy so we don't have to think so much)
Hi Y'all! I'm generally a happy boy.... except when I'm full on asleep on the big bed and Mama pesters me.
Mama: ahem. I come up to bed, Daddy's asleep, you're asleep... on MY SIDE. I can't wake you up so I tickle your feet cause you gotta move!
Milo: I know. I keep my eyes shut tight so you'll go away
Mama: that ain't gonna happen my lovely
Milo: well, that's why when I peek out, I give you a tiny little warning growl.
Mama: yessss, speaking of that...
Milo: I know, I know, you got mad at that, but I got right up and moved to my area
Mama: if by right up you mean, dragging yourself to all fours, as if you're a 90 year old man in a naugahyde recliner, grunting the same way...
Milo: you're welcome
Milo: oh, I know what I think I would have liked, was to lick the bowl when you made cake!
Mama: sorry baby, chocolate is bad for doggies...
Milo: who you callin' a doggie?
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