Seriously...don't you LOVE it when the holiday falls on a Tuesday?
Settling in with a new canvas and paint, a couple of (hopefully) good reads, a quilt on NPB if the rains hold off...and if not...well that is okay too. Some ideas for my novella (still in progress), a film, relaxation, and a fridge/pantry filled with burgers and hot-dogs...baked beans...mustard potato salad, chips, watermelon, good coffee, and even a pint of Ben and Jerry's Ameri-cone Dream.
Fireworks on Tuesday.
That's America, Buddy!
Finishing up my "Newest Land" Hawaiian Painting today. And working on my Itinerary for Virtual Sicily in July and August.
Both the Shelby-Cat and I, are pleased to report that the house no longer smells like this...
Also it seems that one day this week was National Yoga Day.
To which I could only say that the ONLY way you will EVER see my body curved in the position of the girl on the bottom of that "C" is if someone drops a doughnut on the floor...m'kay. (...and even then- it would have to be a Chocolate Iced Raspberry Jelly-Filled...just sayin'...)
Gorgeous week with much basking, and am now with a nice start of a tan, finally. A sudden storm popped up with showers about an hour ago and was perfect. Saved me from hauling water out to the patio plants!
Speaking of plants...
Received a Gardening Catalog this week that I am STILL enjoying a laugh over. I call it
The $500. Tomato
On the front of the magazine is a beautiful potting bench and a raised bed...both of which are available inside for around $425.00. They also feature designer dirt...er...soil for a mere $45.00...and a protective hexagon cell to prevent any wind or heat damage to your tender tomato plant for $30.00 They don't actually sell tomato plants so presumably you would already have one before buying your Tomato Spa mentioned above.
Don't look at me. I'm buying my Beefsteaks from the Amish at The Farmer's Market this year...lol!
Enjoyed coffee with Loretta yesterday...and ventured out this morning for all the long weekend provisions.
Caught a couple of great films this week.
The first a remake from an older film
And (although definitely a chick flick) it was OUTSTANDING! Highly recommended viewing. You'll laugh...you'll cry...yadda yadda...So much better than the previous version with Bette Midler.
A wonderful feel good film.
Shirley McClaine is brilliant in this "OMG" darkly funny film.
Best line in the entire thing
"She puts the BITCH in Obituary"
McClaine plays a dying woman with "Control Issues" and Seyfried is the unsuspecting obituary writer she hires to write HERS while she is still alive and can review/edit it.
Only have time to see one film this year?
Catch this one!
Turned on to a new trend recently...
Hand-painted Kindness Stones. You paint them. Put encountering words on them. Then leave them for others to find! They range from the elaborate (above)
to the simple
I am loving this!
And now for something completely serious.
Those who read this blog regularly know how it has morphed from
"Let's Give Trump a Chance"
"What NOW ?"
and more recently
"Are You Shittin' Me???"
And I have had a good time coming up with (and in a few cases...stealing) Monikers
The Marmalade Maurader
But over the past week our Commander-in-Chief has been out there...
His erratic behaviourism is becoming increasingly bizarre and seems at times pathological. If any employee said, tweeted or acted the way President Trump has, in the past week, they would have been FIRED immediately.
I am not so sure a psychological evaluation shouldn't be demanded at this point.
And maybe the 25th Amendment needs to be brought into play.
And this has gone way beyond partisan politics. Even the GOP is realizing that something is not right.
Stay involved. Know what is going on. Join a grass-root movement. RESIST.
This week...just before the celebration of Our Nations Independence the Republic is threatened. The threat is much more domestic than foreign.
We are better than this.
To stand silently by is assention.
Addendum: And the painting is finished!