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Monday, August 19, 2019

Dog Park Day

We took Milo to the dog park this morning. He went off with Charlie while I sat in the shade on a bench just a little way into this very large park. Sitting there, I enjoyed the parade of dogs... One was a black dog, one of a pair, both the same shiny black. While the other visited with me, this one rolled, rolled, rolled in the dust. When they trotted off, they were two distinctly different shades of black! There was a long-haired, chocolate brown dachshund, looked like an older dog, and rather... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

recipe file

Summer harvest soup: veg broth, yellow and zucchini squashes, corn, onion, spiral-cut butternut squash, and some beans been in the freezer too long, and at the end, some bok choi... goodly splash of Yoshida sauce... And added some firm tofu, too, and a dash of salt--not enough to overwhelm the fresh flavor of the veggies, just enough to 'warm' the flavor. A key thing is not to over-cook the soft vegies. If I've misunderestimated the timing, I will take out the soft stuff so it doesn't go mushy,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Garden Report

I harvested all the ripe tomatoes today and had them with my breakfast. Cherry tomatoes... 3! And there are a couple of bell peppers growing nicely, which are green now, but will, I think, go red later on. The squash flower prolifically, but I am not seeing much in the way of actually squash fruits. But there are two nice little eggplants that I should probably cook with soon. The potatoes are leafing wildly, but I restrain any impulse to yank anything up just to see how they are doing below... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Too early, too little sleep

Morning creeps in, My head is not ready for it. It glows against the mountain against the quiet clouds tinging all things golden as they brighten to full day... I am not ready wanting the landscapes still of dreams of comforter and bed pillowing my head in sleep, dayless, consciousless... Slowly, relentlessly day pushes out the shadows of the house; world sounds, the silence of the head and house... Body nags its various needs like the cat demanding that I rise right now and admit the day and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Missions accomplished, anxieties quelled...

The contract for the Compass Rose Traveling Theater has been copied twice, the blanks filled in, and it is sent off to Northglenn for the 2019 Pirate Fest, Sept 20-21. WordPress blog has two new poems and a 22nd follower, and a visitor from the Ukraine has been by. Charlie has been dropped off and picked up again from his final day of grunt work. No, wait, that was yesterday... I am a third way through his latest revisions of his 22,000 word story, with my editing eye. Financial bothers have... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

"One More Day"

It is a marvelously cool morning in the Springs, with fog even, and temps in the 60s... Seems almost unnaturally calm, but that's before I have gone out in the world to drive Charlie to his last day of working for the storage facility. He posted his theme for the day: One More Day from Les Miserables, which if you are into it, you can watch in its 10-year Concert: There's a book long been on my want-list that finally came into my hands and took just a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Aftermath of the Con

Or 'convention' if you prefer. We were home before dark yesterday, but I had no energy for writing or even opening the computer. It has finally gotten to that point: There are days I just don't even go there. I used to hop into cyberspace at every opportunity just to see if anyone was saying hello to me. Just to see if my stuff had garnered responses, or even conversations. I guess after an event like Myths and Legends, I am not so starved for contact. Yesterday was tiring, but satisfying. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Another convention of geeks and weirdos

Yes, that's us, Charlie and me! This one is the Myths and Legends Con, and we both went in costume. Charlie had missed the opportunity for setting up an art table, so he dressed up in his post-apocalyptic gear, loaded up a backpack, covered it with his bears, and walked around chatting with everyone. I brought out the walker again, dressed it up as a garden cart again, and myself in hobbit gear, pretty much the same as that photo posted on flickr a while ago. This time, though, we both entered... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Midweek muddling

Evening falls over Wednesday, with misty rains in the mountains--maybe the showers will reach us here and give the plants another dowsing. It has been a slow day with a bit of running around, but mostly hanging out at home. I caught up reading Blogit posts, though it was early in the day, in my pre-verbal state, so comments are a bit on the occasional side. There was half a little eggshell on the driveway below the deck today. So this summer's third hatching is happening right on schedule, about... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

As if Monday didn't happen...

All through the weekend, I think, Monday I will get things done... Business taken care of that can't be done on weekends. Then Monday arrives, and I am somehow just not there with it, and none of the things get done, nor even thought of... and everything falls on Tuesday's shoulders. A day of not watering and the vegie garden on the back porch that gets the morning sun--the sun before it passes behind the house, the sun before clouds arise to soften it's effects--and everything is terribly limp... Sign in to see full entry.

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