Forced to go grocery shopping although I had little desire to leave home. Several other tasks plus an unnecessary stop at the Thrift Shop. I don’t need a single thing but I love to browse! I bought six small Christmas items (although I have a box full… stored in the cargo trailer). I displayed the purchases AFTER I put groceries away and slathered IcyHot on my shoulder and neck. Aleve, and IcyHot, have not lessened the pain!! Neighbors have Christmas decorations on display so I wanted to make a small contribution (to decorations). I hung garden flags from my large supply.
A squirrel has mastered the technique of securing a kernel of corn–from the cob–on “the twirler.” A neighbor stood at the edge of my yard and watched the hysterically funny spectacle.
Oatmeal is simmering on the stove so I have a good breakfast as I’m “gearing up” for a busy day. Rain, later this week; next week “we won’t get out of the 50’s.” ~~ Published about seven AM with the suggestion the reader check back for pictures of my outdoor activities.
…never come another day.” Paraphrase of “Rain, rain, go away; come again another day.” The pain in my shoulder and neck was aggravated by the yard work this morning!! But as Mike Rowe says “Somebody’s gotta do it.”
Only one picture this afternoon. Considerable time in the yard. I was “too tired” to think about pictures (in fact, the one picture was an “afterthought”). I’m discouraged, and uncertain of my future. Through a “third-party” (gossip) I heard my rent will be increased. (No problem.) Furthermore, (reportedly) my car has to come out of the carport so the removed items (removed in January) can be returned to carport. (Problem!!) More details as things unfold.
Apology: I had intended to add pictures of the items moved from “my” carport to their yard. “They” want to return their clutter to “my” carport. The desired pictures are “lost.” 😦 I would appreciate your prayers.
Last night, ever so gratefully, I found a reprieve from major TV programming when I came across the broadcast of Ken Burns “The Civil War.” Actually, not a rebroadcast but conversation about the major contribution to our knowledge of that horrible scar on American history. ~~ During my genealogy (Ancestry.com), I’m frequently documenting Civil War veterans. Often, documenting a pension to a widow. ~~ Gettysburg: During my travels, I visited the battleground and museum.