Tuesday Morning


Guess who forgot to bring their med with them when they came to work this morning???  That’s right!!  It’s gonna be a fun day in Mister Roger’s Neighborhood is all I hafta say right now.  At least I have my coffee to make things partially right.  I’ll save the banging my head against the wall for later on today.

On a positive note, my deck is going to start a wonderful transition this morning.  It should be interesting to see what it looks like when I get home from the therapist.

That assumes that the St. Paul Police don’t have me locked up or in a straight jacket or something worse like having to talk to a lawyer.  🙂


Monday Morning


Summer has reached its zenith here and we start the downhill run now.  I know that because the universal sign has come.  And that sign is the “Back to School” clothes buying season has started around this neck of the Hundred Acre Wood.  I know we reached that because my oldest started buying new school clothes for the gummys yesterday.  Ugh!  Where has the first half of my summer gone to?

Oh well.  We carry on with what we have for right now.  It’s cool in the mornings here.  There’s a dew on the grass every morning from the humidity in the air.  It warms up to where I have to close up the house around 10:00 AM and start the air to pull the humidity out of the air inside the house and cool it off once again.

My thoughts are once again turning to canning and putting p veggies for the upcoming long winter season.  My green beans aren’t producing this season like they did last year, so I’ll have to make a run out to the farm stand to get a bushel of beans.  I’ll take the gummys with me so they can experience the farm stand.  They’ll get a bang out going to it.  🙂



Progress.  It doesn’t look like it, but it is.  I have a little over a week to get the rest of the demo done, clear out on and under the deck and then  check the alignment of all of the deck boards with one another.  I’d like to install everything myself but that ended up being a heated discussion.  Sometimes the better part of valor is to live to fight another day.

On to other things …

Ten jars of strawberry jelly have been cooked and I’m just waiting for them to jell.  There’s grass to mow and some green beans to pick today.  It’s time to catch up after spending most of yesterday goofing off other than doing my PT walks.  August is right around the corner.  That leaves me two months.  Two months.  Where has the year gone?

Art Sunday #184: John Piper – Covehithe Church

Covehithe Church 1983 by John Piper 1903-1992

John Egerton Christmas Piper CH (13 December 1903 – 28 June 1992) was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and both opera and theatre sets. His work often focused on the British landscape, especially churches and monuments, and included tapestry designs, book jackets, screen-prints, photography, fabrics and ceramics. He was educated at Epsom College and trained at the Richmond School of Art, followed by the Royal College of Art in London. He turned from abstraction early in his career, concentrating on a more naturalistic but distinctive approach, but often worked in several different styles throughout his career. He was an official war artist in World War II and his war-time depictions of bomb damaged churches and landmarks, most notably those of Coventry Cathedral, made Piper a household name and led to his work being acquired by several public collections. Piper collaborated with many others, including the poets John Betjeman and Geoffrey Grigson on the Shell Guides, and with the potter Geoffrey Eastop and the artist Ben Nicholson. In his later years he produced many limited-edition prints.

Source:  https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/john-piper-1774