The quiet periods seem to be stretching out longer and longer
but that's OK for me and for others doing the same thing.
So here is what has been happening around oldgreymare.
Spent some time working on a new class I'll be teaching
at a brand new store The Paper Bunny.
I met the darling owner Mary when she came to my last
sale and she bought loads of my creations,
some furniture, and then toured the house.
After seeing my paper works in some of the rooms,
she asked if I would teach.
We had a big one here.
Trashed my yard front and back,
left me piles of hail
that looked like snow drifts and
scared the daylights out of Howie.
That's hail still on the ground hours later
My driveway and street
Speaking of the pooch..
Once again we were at the vets in an emergency.
This time it was 9 am
but the fear was just as severe.
He had started bleeding profusely and well,
I feared the worst.
Turned out to be colitis, (they think)
and we did a regime of more pills, more tests, more$$$$.
Bleeding stopped, tests came back fine, and
now we wait.
That's Howie storm sniffing at the fireplace grate.
I never need weather alerts, I have Howie alerts.
Long before the sky darkens, Howie starts the sniffing.
Some days I cannot even bear to watch or read the news.
Hitler's clone is running for our presidency
Trump supporters need to pick up a copy of Mein Kampf . Bet they'll love it
"If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”
"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
"I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.”
"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. ”
"The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.”
"Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.”
ALL ADOLF HITLER
or did you think these were Trump's?
At least we are not alone in political
idiocy but I find no comfort in that.
Climate catastrophes all over the world.
Folks feeding the fear
I know the world has suffered many dark times,
but I cannot remember a time in my life
where it felt so universally doomed and damned.
I hibernate in the summer anyway
as you all know.
but this year is an extreme.
I was just telling DD
that I filled the car up with gas on June 26th.
The last time I got gas before that
was April 23rd.
Two months, one tank.
When you no longer "shop" for entertainment.
When you can walk to the market...
the savings add up.
I've cut my budget by one third in the last year.
I do feel good about that.
And of course I always feel good about the kids.
Dearest Son changed jobs with loads more
opportunity, responsibility, and $$$$
He's having a ball in the CA sunshine.
Darling Daughter is constantly working on films,
often alongside boyfriend Blake.
They are adorable and happy
and the three of them get together often,
doing crazy stuff like
and Mama is thrilled.
Hallelujah - gives me hope
Hallelujah - gives me hope
Happy Summer to ya