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Entries from June 2016

I need a sign – Weed Farm

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

I know people driving along Riley Street must think, “Auuuggghhhh, look at the buckhorns in that yard. Lazy, trashy people.” Well, like the fellows who stand on curbs with handmade signs announcing fundraising car washes and pork burgers, I need to do the same with my explanation of how I’m trying to get rid of […]

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A little weedkiller experiment

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Before I say anything about maybe killing weeds, I guess I should admit I am in a grumpy mood. I suspected it, but when I inadvertently pressed delete and the whole darn post deleted, I stamped my foot iN total toddler anger – and that was from a sitting position. Actually, I would say I […]

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An expedition

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

I am going up to LaGrange County today; I have not been there for quite awhile and it could get interesting. I wouid not not mind taking a mongoose with me, although I suppose, from what I read, a python is more likely than a cobra. I am also taking weed killer instead of a […]

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We should turn the camera on ourselves

June 26th, 2016 · No Comments

You can find them almost anywhere anymore – those photos labelled “awkward” or “embarrassing” or “what were they thinking?” This morning, on weather.com, I saw another one – this time it was about awkward Fourth of July photos and featured, of course, people in what most would consider sort of crazy clothing with a flag […]

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Hugging a ceiling fan?

June 25th, 2016 · No Comments

Even if the fan is not on, it would be awkward to hug it, but I give every ceiling fan in the house a virtual hug when I see it making calm Humphrey Bogart Casablanca circles on above my head. I have no idea if I lived in a previous life or not, but I […]

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Okay, it’s no longer Sunday

June 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

It is Wednesday and because I have switched trash companies, take out night is Tuesday, instead of Wednesday . . . and in the middle of the night, I remembered this. The trash is out there, if it hasn’t been picked up already and I am so happy that I have/had trash in my driveway. […]

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It is Sunday

June 19th, 2016 · No Comments

Technically, it is Sunday all around me; but, I am floating around just in “a day”. Yes, I am confused; do not try to grab on the carousel and direct me – it would be dangerous. As it is, I am doing my best to keep my arms and legs within the ride. I have […]

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Soon . . . fans

June 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Today began cool, in the sixties, and although it had rained and was overcast and hugged you with dampness, it had a restful quality to it. Then I looked at the forecast and, my goodness, it is headed toward 88 BIG DEGREES. Of course, this is not that dreadful, really, but hot, humid heat does […]

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Me and Neville Chamberlain

June 14th, 2016 · No Comments

Oliver Cromwell had it right when he told the long-sitting Parliament that they had sat there too long for any good they were doing. And Lloyd George and another MP, whose name I cannot recall off-hand, were right when they addressed Chamberlain and cited the same sentiment and added, “In the name of God, go.” […]

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Aspirin

June 13th, 2016 · No Comments

Aspirin is one of my best friends, and if you add a little caffeine and a wee bit of sugar to the mix, it will go the extra mile for you. I am learning as I age just how many muscles I have; and I am glad for them, don’t jump to the conclusion I […]

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