|my wildflower seeds are starting to bloom!|
welcome to this week's list of likes... with all the bad things happening, this group seeks to remember there are small good things too, like little sparkling gemstones in life's necklace....
1) I like my birdie flop house.... For a couple of nights a 4th bird joined the three on a ledge, he had to sleep on a nearby ledge but it must have felt scary. He had to sleep alone, and took to turning his head into the wall to avoid the light. Then only two came back for the last two nights.
I am very invested in these little birds. They don't look like pictures of any I've seen, they seem vulnerable, so I write little stories in my head about them and their lives. I wonder how they told the 4th one to come stay here. What landmarks they use to find my home each night. How they communicate because they obviously do.
These birds know there is safety in numbers, that united is better than being alone, that survival sometimes relies on others to do the right thing... I relate to them.
2) I have come to count on my weekly zoom with Joy.... we talk and laugh, and share our lives the way friends do, the conversation skipping along like a stone on water, like a hummingbird touching all the flowers in it's path. When you chat regularly it's easier than talking once a year, right?
3) I love communication with other friends too... even once a year! when I hit a low spot this week I called Cindy.... we don't have to explain where we're coming from, we know each other and love each other. Luckily we talk fairly often too.
A good friend sees you the way you are at any given moment, sees the good in you and enjoys the connection with you... it is worth more than gold
the good news, it worked out eventually... coated the drained slices, with olive oil and panko crumbes with italian seasoning. Pan seared, then topped with a big dollop of pasta sauce. Served with the leftover mac and cheese for a great lunch.
The negative dining was ordering from amazonfresh, and the 3 lb bag of yams was two potatoes, broken open... not a bag of smaller ones to bake. The tomatoes were also busted open, the delivery guy was not wearing gloves nor a mask either.
5) the beans are growing up! The tomato plant produced flowers but is withering in the extreme heat and smoke from our 4 wildfires.
(experts say the fires will likely burn til first snows put them out. It's very smokey all the time now and worrisome)
6)My wild flowers grown this season from seeds are budding and opening.... it feels so nice to see nature when it is allowed to do it's thing (I should paint this one, right?)
7)I am reading another Ellie Alexander bake shop mystery by ebook. I love her series... modern day, woman owns a pastry shop in Oregon in a town known for Shakespeare theater productions
8) I found Ellery Adams Bookstore mysteries, (a secret book and scone society series) listened to book three in series, liked it so much I found the first one yesterday to start.
9) I watched this way of doing hexies without the paper paperless hexie piecing
10) I enjoyed this show on youtube about Herculaneum (Herculaneum )and it's people/culture.
I watched more of Shitt's Creek (comedy) series, Grand Design (BBC show on building homes) and as dh says, 90 day fiance is on every night of the week (only a slight exaggeration) Big Brother is kind of a snooze and I had high hopes for fun challenges. TV has been my ever present friend since I was a little 'un, but despite having more channels than you have patience to scroll thru, there's little on to enjoy at the moment. Doesn't stop my love of it, I still turn it on hoping for a wonderful time...
|complete quilt plus details on Saturday's post!|
SEW much sewing this week!
11) Joy gave us a pattern for little amazing star blocks and I stopped everything, got out my little halloween scraps and made these... what fun! I'm concocting a wall quilt with them now.
Also worked on my painted flowers, a purple hst piece was finished, and I zoomed with my art quilt group this week.
13) resilience of the human spirit... I had a panic attack this week, realizing that my country has 5% of the world's population but 25% of the virus infections... and nearly 2000 people are dying a day. When I hear a leader say that's okay, we're doing great, I lose hope in leadership. (that's not the only reason I admit) The vaccine is not even trying to be full proof either, it's accepted rate will be 50% success, and that's only if people take it! We moved here as a buffer to retirement, figuring we'd find the best place to retire after traveling out West. None of that has been done, it all feels like such a massive waste, people here refuse to stop at red lights, refuse to wear masks, and demand their personal rights at the expense of others. I had a panic attack, but came back from the brink.
I like getting my way.
Yep... like on walks, if I pull back the peeps look at me, I look at the direction I want to go, and mostly they have the good sense to come along. When I'm in front, it feels glorious, like the world all obeys the mighty poodle! Now I'm not stupid, I glance back a lot to make sure they are following, and if they stubbornly dig in their sandals and refuse to go my way, I give in.
|you are getting sleeeepy.... give Milo more treats!!|
I give in but quickly get back in front, so I feel like I'm in charge. Why not? I don't care really who's idea it was theirs or mine, as long as I am in front eventually! Plus all my dog friends standing behind their fences see me leading the pack!
now sit! Stay! visit these people also keeping lists this week!