Monthly Archives: October 2020

Spooning? 2

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When Wood Comes Alive

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Twice Blooming Iris

We don’t have many, but each fall a few twice-blooming iris pop up and remind us how beautiful our world is and how lucky we are to be alive.

I gathered these two yesterday, since there is a chance we’ll get a freeze overnight. I couldn’t contain my grin when I saw these in my walk around the yard.

I hope that you have reasons to smile around you, too.

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Red Squirrel

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Happy Halloween!

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Such a Fun Day

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I had SUCH a great time playing and being silly while we were out today! I wore my mask –

I put my regular Covid Humana mask over this one to go into The Pizza Barn, the restaurant where we meet our friends each Friday. I said “Hi,” as I always do, sat down and pulled off my Humana mask. There was a beat of silence and then the whole table full of women fell apart. I played into it, asking why they were laughing, and then huffily announced that I thought they could at least not make me feel bad that the facial hadn’t done all I had hoped it would…

Then our waitress, came over to get our orders and simply fell apart laughing. She went to get another lady from the back. We started eating our lunches and the other wonderful waitress came in from the parking lot. I put on the mask and my glasses again. She came out to ask something and I thought she wouldn’t be able to stand up she started laughing so hard. It was really fun.

I also wore the mask and glasses into Walmart after Lunch Bunch. Some people just looked at me like I was nuts (Imagine THAT!). Others smiled and/or laughed, and told me they loved the mask.

Finally, we went through the drive-through at the bank. When I waved to the tellers, they fell apart.

I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my joy of Halloween today, and hopefully I brightened a few days. We can all use that right about now.

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October 30, 2020 · 9:55 am

Spooning? 1

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Human Change

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How Do You Carve YOUR Pumpkin? 10-30-2020

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Celebration of Friendship

Since we won’t have any Trick-or-Treaters at our house (We live up a steep driveway in a rural area outside of Greenwood, I am celebrating today with our friends at Lunch Bunch.

I’ll be wearing TWO masks today – the one above plus my Humana mask for Covid. Surely the virus wouldn’t attack someone as lovely as this.

I was very happy to learn that Zeta didn’t harm my two relatives. One lives in Louisiana and the other in North Carolina. We finally have bright sunshine this morning, too, after a full week of dreary, rainy, cold weather, so things are definitely looking up.

Another pound bit the dust this morning, so I am celebrating the loss of 42.4 pounds of lardage. More to follow, I hope. :0)

Not sure what the day holds, other than Lunch Bunch, and a stop to get hamburger meat so I can make some keto chili tomorrow.

I hope there is sunshine and fun in your day.

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“Jewels”

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I’ve been having fun in my art room the past couple of days. I’m having a great time creating “Jewels” from my old jewelry collection parts. I’m hoping that these will be adopted out of my booth in town, finding a home where they have hit the right note with someone. :0)

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How Do You Carve YOUR Pumpkin? 10-29-2020

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Happy Surprise

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Last night we ate “Braised Beef & Mashed Potatoes” – frozen meals from REAL FOOD in Greenwood, Arkansas. We like most of the food from there, but this is our favorite thus far. We are becoming addicted to Stacy’s cooking. :0)

Today we’ll go get our mail and stop by REAL FOOD and see if there is more of this meal in the freezer… YUM!

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Delicious Driftwood 3

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When Wood Comes Alive

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Good Way to Live

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Delightful Video!

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How Do You Carve YOUR Pumpkin? 10-28-2020

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Lost and Found 4

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Happy Campers

Last week we received the regular follow-up email REAL FOOD CO sends after we pick up our order, asking for feedback. This time I wrote a comment that I would really like to order the olive bread, rather than waiting for it to show up on the website as an offering for the week.

Stacy ANSWERED, asking me how many half loaves I wanted to order! I replied, and we can pick them up next Monday! HOORAY!!!!!

We went from having only restaurants – and most of them having to offer mainly take-out – to having TWO places who offer frozen meals that are good for you and taste good, too.

The other new place is STU’S CLEAN COOKIN’.

Between the two places, we are very happy campers. We have a frozen meal as our main meal of the day. The controlled portions and convenience makes it easy to stay on our new way of eating 5 days per week.

The other meal is tuna fish salad with a side of sweet pickles for my husband and green or black olives for me.

My husband has several snacks each day. I try to LIMIT mine, drinking lots of water instead, in an effort to lose my lard.

The other two days we eat something I cook. This week I’ll fix “Keto Chili” with a recipe by Suzanne Ryan of Simply Keto. That will last us all weekend.

I still have a long way to go to get to my goal weight, but my husband has pretty much reached his goal.

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Lovely Day

First Aid for Pets – Dollar Photo Club

It looks like night outside. It is 44 degrees F. (wind chill of 38), and is raining a LOT. UGH. I am very thankful I have a warm, dry house and don’t have to go out.

That said, it’s a lovely day for inside stuff. I am planning to play in my art room today. I dreamed about cartoony ‘animals’ made from old jewelry on a hard canvas board with a colorful, painted background around them. Even if the idea doesn’t turn out at all, it’ll be fun to try… :0)

I am also starting to gather things to add to my booth in town. Next week I will change the Halloween stuff for Thanksgiving and Christmas things. It’s fun to change the whole look of our little booth. I’m hoping people will find something they like and will take it home.

I may be totally UN-technical, but I managed to make Firefox my default browser on my computer yesterday. I have moved most of my stuff from Chrome to Firefox now, and am working to put all the posts I’ve written since WordPress did their upgrade into categories, now that I can SEE them and ACCESS them again. This will take awhile, because, as you know, I write several posts each day, but I’m hoping to be caught up soon.

I had a nice chat with our son this morning. He lives in Thailand, renting a house in the country there, and simply loves it. He has privacy to meditate, do the work he needs to do for his client, make music in his music room without bothering anyone, etc. He is living his dream and it fills me with joy. I feel lucky that he is such a good communicator. I can almost forget that he is across the world from us.

I’m still laughing that Amber, our 95-pound yellow lab, was FINALLY persuaded to ‘get DOWN’ out of my office chair with me. She was just outside. My husband let her in, not bothering to even run a towel over her, and she came straight for me. She was halfway up into my chair before I could react. Now “I” will have to run a towel over BOTH of us to make us acceptable to be in the house…

I hope that you are having a fun day today.

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Not Eating

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Actually, there is quite a bit of food that is ‘good to eat,’ BUT …

My husband and I loaded up the back of the truck with our trash and drove down to get our mail and leave the trash for the wonderful people who come, no matter what the weather, and whisk it away.

We came up to find that our 95 pound yellow lab, Amber, had been busy. A transparent cookie container was on the floor – open. It was the box we bought at the grocery yesterday of no sugar added oatmeal raisin cookies for my husband.

Amber has perfected a ‘I haven’t been doing anything – really’ look and was wearing it when we walked into the kitchen. She had the gall to sniff at the empty container avidly as though she were starving.

My husband was NOT amused…

It’s probably a good thing that we are eating lunch very soon.

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Playing in My Art Room

The second tee is a ‘redo,’ since I forgot to seal the paint and it all came off in the clothes washer.

Both tees are ones I painted because I’m a slob. No matter how careful I try to be, I end up with stains that won’t come out. Instead of pitching the tees, I paint them.

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How Do You Carve YOUR Pumpkin? 10-27-2020

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Finally an Answer!

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Ever since WordPress (my blog host) ‘improved’ their website, I have not been able to see or choose categories for my posts. They have all been ‘uncategorized,’ lumped into the great mishmash in the sky, never to be found again.

I had looked and looked, not even able to figure out how to talk to a real person, much less find where my categories were listed, or if they even HAD category options anymore. Yesterday I finally found a CHAT and talked to a nice man who gave me URLs to the information I needed. They didn’t work, though, and he showed me screen shots of what HE was seeing.

Google Chrome – Wikimedia Commons

It finally dawned on me that some other websites I use, such as my bank website and Amazon Handmade, among others, weren’t happy with my Chrome browser. I have the latest version of it, but I had to use Firefox to get to the sites that wouldn’t accept Chrome anymore.

Firefox – Wikipedia

When I was able to move my blog website to Firefox, I was suddenly able to SEE and ACCESS my categories again. I am in the process of editing each of the posts I’ve written since the WordPress upgrade – a laborious process, but it will give my posts a home.

WordPress – Wikimedia Commons

Along with this, I decided I would finally move ALL my stuff from Chrome to Firefox. I now have Firefox as my main browser, moving each thing from one to the other, making sure my usernames and passwords work. This is a huge, scary project for an UN-TECHNICAL, almost Luddite, like me. I am looking at this as another of life’s character-building exercises.

I DO feel good that I figured out what was happening and am on the road to getting my act together again. HOORAY!

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How Do You Carve YOUR Pumpkin? 10-26-2020

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Kindness

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Lost and Found 3

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Delicious Driftwood 2

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