(You must join Mr. Badger at Kezzie's! He's eating like a king! Click over!)I've decided to walk more and do it in the morning before it gets too warm. I have some good and cushy walking shoes with purple shoelaces. They are just the shoe for me, but I spilled Coke into one of them when I was riding with Jenny in the car yesterday. Drat. It's okay and easily remedied. I enjoy the neighbors' plants like the sassy grassy one above! So green, so good.
I picked up quite a few fallen leaves and placed them in the pages of the House Blessings book. There is nothing quite like finding a leaf in a book.
One of the neighborhood parks (there are four! Blessed!) is still so green and lovely. Millie Rose was gleeful as she took some spins in the tire swing! JOY!
The beautiful Front Range! Our mountains are so magnificent!
Because we pulled out all the riff raff in the garden, the roses are saying, "THANK YOU!" and blooming again!
The jolly geraniums are doing the same!
My old car is breaking down. The swirly indicator that tells you that your brake pads are going out has been lighting up. The locks don't work. The trunk won't stay up and it's heavy. I can't hold it up with my head while I place bags of groceries inside. The mirror adjustment knob has disappeared somewhere under the seat. It's been a good old car but it's time for a new one so I am excited! Today we are going to go buy a shiny station wagon for Granny! Woo hoo!
I'm glad you guys are interested in Alison Uttley. She was VERY spunky and smart. Here's a link to the diaries. I am very nosy so I love reading diaries. She's extremely frank and sometimes crabby, but I read every word. She did not illustrate her books but her stories are soothing and homey. Just my style. She had nice illustrators. Don't you love the picture below?
The hedgehog! The red shoes! The bunny face! The quilt! Yes, I love her books. I just read Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea. She, Squirrel, and Hare have colds and the owl suggests some sea air. They travel in a gypsy wagon (the horse knows the way so nobody has to drive) and they have a wonderful day at the ocean. They all fall asleep on the way home and they leave their sniffles behind. So darling.
I do believe in reading oneself picture books regularly. It's good medicine for soft squishy hearts.
Thank you for coming by and saying hello today. After we buy the car I must go to the post office and mail my mom a box of books, an art package for my art buddy, and some socks for my new friend Clover. She's gathering socks for the homeless.
Yesterday at the grocery store my favorite "checker" was telling me that she has been binge watching on Netflix. Isn't that a funny newer development? We used to have to wait for our shows to come on television but now we can watch whenever we wish. Do you binge watch? I know my students did because they talked to me about their "shows". My favorites are old "Keeping Up Appearances" episodes. I find Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet, ha ha) so funny, so predictably bossy. I LOVE "Doc Martin" and I watch the seasons over and over. I watch "Miranda" on Hulu (she is so funny and I loved her as Chummy on "Call the Midwife"). I sit down to read and write and fiddle on my laptop so I don't watch a lot because that's too much sitting but now that I am knitting more, I might. Any suggestions?
Take care, good human.