What are you doing today? (besides shopping)

I volunteered at the food bank this morning.

"Been stuck in the middle of a vendetta between me and myself" -Citizen Cope

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We got the car out of the shop and our taking a little drive to make sure everything is o. On the way we are going to make two stops , so I can do two little quuick shops
My teenage garden helper was here for a while this morning. He and one housemate and I spent about 2 hours weeding and planting and watering in the small front garden and then he built a small path through part of it with some red 12 x 12 pacers that I had. It is actually starting to look "intentional" after a much needed reorganization.

I also have some beef chuck in the slow cooker making a couple of meals for later this week. The rest will be frozen in 2-meals per package amounts for future meals.

Also took a nap just because I could. Pride parade today and huge DC Pride festival tomorrow mean street closings and traffic will prevent and city center shop this weekend. I will have to make up the time over the coming 2 weeks. Just part of the price of living near the demonstration, parade and festival capital of North America, lol. (Not to mention the motorcade capital !! You never get early notice of those events, which can happen several times per day.)

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.


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I have a Garden Tower, as I rent an apartment and there is no "ground" to plant in. I love this thing, I got it last year about 50% of the plants came back this year. I got some of those wildflower balls for $1.00 at the end of the summer and planted them in the empty spots to see what would happen and now I have some lettuces, herbs, peppers, and various wildflowers that looked like they popped up overnight. I can't wait to get into a place where I can have a proper garden.

It's easy to grin when your ship comes in and you've got the stock market beat. But a man worthwhile is a man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat......Judge Smails
Shopping the South Jersey Shore
Met my buddies at Starbucks and some I haven't seen were there, so talked and caught up for 2 hours, nice.
Then return at Kohl's and did my Whole Foods (same mall), spent too much but love their coffee and wild fish, so you only live once. While there, a woman asked me a question and she lives in San Francisco in my old neighborhood, we talked about the city and our high schools, so she found out my age, and said, I wouldn't have believed it, Have you had work, no, she gave me the nicest compliment saying I look 30 years younger, glad I put makeup on today (if she only knew). Got a manicure, came home, did report and waiting for Broker to see what place is worth. Plants on front patio look amazing, all colors and blooming up a storm. Glad I planted when I did...bought plants and soil and pots at .99 store all for under 10.00....last years rose bush back and red roses in bloom. Will be in 90's next week. Happy not to work, city is having their gay parade tomorrow, preparing today, streets closed and all that.

Live consciously....


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Work. More work. Traipse around high plains desert. Notice need for botany and/or geology degree.
Contemplate meaning of old proverb? (or something?)... the lilies of the field, and the birds of the sky, and the scrub of the desert, they never fuss or worry or wonder. They are supplied. After my little report is finished, I can look up the poem, or whatever it is...

So I had a little composite there. The large context leads to the point at the end:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Pay attention in your charity giving, that you do it not in front of people so that you may be seen by them, otherwise there is no reward for you with your Father in Heaven.
2When therefore you do your charity giving, you should not blast a trumpet before you like the pretenders in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be glorified by the children of men; truly I say to you, they have received their reward. 3But you, whenever you do charity giving, let not your left know what your right is doing. 4So that your charity may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you in public.

5And when you pray, be not like the pretenders who like to stand in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets to pray, that they may be seen by the children of men, and truly I say to you, they have received their reward. 6But you, when you pray, enter into your closet and lock your door, and pray to your father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you in public.

7And whenever you are praying, you shall not be verbose like the heathen, for they think that they are heard by speaking much. 8Therefore you shall not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9Therefore pray in this way: "Our Father who are in Heaven, hallowed be your name,

10Let your Kingdom come, let your will be done also in the earth, just as it is in Heaven.

11Give us our necessary bread today.

12And forgive us our debts, just as we also forgive our debtors.

13And lead us not to temptation but deliver us from evil, for yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, for the eternity of eternities." 14For if you forgive the children of men their faults, your Father who is in Heaven will also forgive you your faults. 15But if you will not forgive the children of men, neither has your Father forgiven you your faults.

16And when you are fasting, do not be gloomy like the pretenders, for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear to the children of men to fast, and truly I say to you, that they have received their reward. 17But you whenever you fast, wash your face and anoint your head. 18So that you may not appear to the children of men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

19Do not place treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moths and corrosion disfigure and where thieves break in and steal. 20But place treasures for yourselves in Heaven, where neither moths nor corrosion disfigure and where thieves neither break in nor steal. 21For where your treasure is, there is your heart also.

22But the lamp of the body is the eye; therefore if your eye shall be sound, your whole body also will be illuminated. 23But if your eye shall be bad, your entire body will be darkness; if therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great will be your darkness!

24No man can work for two masters, for either he will hate one and will love the other, or he will honor one and the other he will ignore. You cannot work for God and for money.

25Because of this I say to you, you shall not take pains for yourselves with what you will eat, or what you will drink, neither for your body, what you will put on; behold, is not the soul greater than food, and the body than clothing? 26Behold the birds of the sky, that they neither sow nor reap, neither do they gather into barns, and your Father who is in Heaven sustains them; behold, are you not better than they? 27But who of you, while taking pains, is able to add a foot and a half to his stature? 28And why are you taking pains about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow without laboring or weaving. 29But I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field that is today and will fall into the oven tomorrow, does he not multiply more to you, Oh small of faith? 31Therefore do not be concerned or say, ''What will we eat?', or ''What will we drink?', or, ''What will we wear'? 32For the Gentiles are seeking all these things, but your Father who is in Heaven knows that all these things are necessary for you. 33But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34Therefore you shall not be concerned about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be concerned for itself. A day's own trouble is sufficient for it.

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To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - Thomas Aquinas


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So now it is Sunday. The early job was so late that the whole day practically slid into another time zone. The good thing is, everything else could be whacked from the schedule or performed later. The better thing is, I tried on smaller pants and they fit. Go me. The best thing is, I have nearly completed all extra work for this month. Aaaaahhhhhhh..... my porch needs me. Chiefly, it needs me to clean the bird turd off of it. Love the birds anyway.

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - Thomas Aquinas
Went to church , then to Tace Bell for lunch. Then I did a quick shop. Then I watch my OSU Cowboys lose the baseball to TexasTech.
Counting down the days...

Started a new-to-me novel. It's a keen look at odd pursuits, inane values, and probable vapid outcome for the near future. Makes me feel downright good about shedding what "they" proclaim is supposed to matter to me and, instead, just being me.

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - Thomas Aquinas
@Alieda wrote:

Went to church , then to Tace Bell for lunch. Then I did a quick shop. Then I watch my OSU Cowboys lose the baseball to TexasTech.

I think our 'Pokes got poked.

I was out picking up Lime scooters tonight with my adult son. We were having a great time working together, making great progress, when some idiot set off a small explosion on the tracks. I called it in to the cops, but it scared the crap out of me.
Strom yes I think so too. OUr Cowboys did have a good season and maybe next year we will go all the way. At least our boys get furhter then the OU Sonners
Looking for a handy man to do some paint touch up. taking care of house stuff, Veterans truck coming Thursday, so getting stuff ready. Errands this morning, library and home.

Live consciously....
I'm looking at gray shades for the remainder of my living room.

"Been stuck in the middle of a vendetta between me and myself" -Citizen Cope
This week, I pick up the touch-up paint. Sometime next week I will touch up the interior paint. (Nothing fancy. Just clean a few spots, paint them, and watch the paint dry.)

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - Thomas Aquinas
Going into a different town about 9 miles from me, newer mall, Kohl's, new front mat and The Habit, home for more arranging.

Live consciously....
I have chickens again. Should start laying in a couple of months. The chicken coop turned out great with a little TLC. Dogs are still getting used to them. My sis feeds them in the morning and I feed in the evening. The tomato plants are loaded. All is good.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
I've always wanted a few chickens, but hubby is dead set against it....and he grew up on a farm!! We live in a semi-rural part of the county and have 3/4 acre of land that we're on, with woods beyond our fence. So we could have accommodated them. But maybe it's turned out for the best that we haven't....our next door neighbor had 2 roosters and about 4 hens over the past year that somehow disappeared....but we believe the hawks got them, or perhaps a coyote jumped the fence at night. So now, I'll pass on having them! But I hope you enjoy them and enjoy having fresh eggs!!
I did a route 50 miles away on Friday. Shortly after I got home, I noticed my FitBit was gone. I tried to track it using a bluetooth app, no luck. Turns out it was on my pantry floor all this time. No clue how it got there.

"Been stuck in the middle of a vendetta between me and myself" -Citizen Cope
@HonnyBrown wrote:

I did a route 50 miles away on Friday. Shortly after I got home, I noticed my FitBit was gone. I tried to track it using a bluetooth app, no luck. Turns out it was on my pantry floor all this time. No clue how it got there.

Ghost in the house....?

I have had several weird things happen in several houses....deck door open ("maybe it's the wind..." -but it was locked-); trap door to attic open ("maybe one of the kids did it...." they all denied it and couldn't sleep for several nights thinking someone got into our house); broken curtain rod ("maybe someone pulled the curtains open too hard...." unlikely, of course.); once I came home and my front door was wide open. I went straight to the neighbor's because he was a cop (and my HS boyfriend, incidentally) and he went in with me and the kids and radioed my husb to come home (also a cop). Maybe the kids left it open. Maybe I didn't pull it tight. But no other time has that happened...

And the best one: once we bought a house from my old history teacher. And his wife was my Sunday School teacher. They had 3 daughters and the youngest of the 3 was 2 years older than me. Then they had a son who was about 7 years younger than me. Apparently, when they sold their house, they neglected to tell their son. I woke up one night to see a guy standing in my house. I almost had a heart attack and then I realized it was "Jimmy," and Jimmy realized his parents' house had sold....

We did change the locks after that smiling smiley
One day I came home from work, and my garage door was wide open. That mistake only happened once.

"Been stuck in the middle of a vendetta between me and myself" -Citizen Cope
I'm in the process of setting up a password manager on all of my electronic devices...two Windows-based and two Apple. I'm relatively technology savvy, but the project is challenging my knowledge.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Found out another book. This one, by Arthur W. Hunt, is called Surviving Technopia: Essays on Finding Balance in Our New Man-Made Environments.


Personally, tech reached my then-unidentified tipping point some time ago. No wonder I need the wide open spaces! No wonder I love the critters more than ever! It's all about balance, and this thread is all about balance, and this was the perfect place for a little blah-blah about balance. grinning smiley

YMMV.

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - Thomas Aquinas
After days and days of off and on rain I finally have a day dry enough to mow the knee high grass. I shall force myself to push the recalcitrant mower through it and then gasping for air I shall collapse with a giant glass of iced tea under the fan. Everything else is optional.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
I have a massage appointment this afternoon. Other than that, gonna dash through the grocery store because they have Smithfield baby back ribs on sale for $2.69 a pound and I have a $5 off manufacturer's coupon, so I should be able to get a small rack of ribs for just a couple of dollars. Working the next 3 days...
Grocery store, wine store, prescription from CVS.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Quick appointment with my neurologist this afternoon to go over the results of the brain MRI that was done last month. Hopefully, that benign meningioma in the front of my head is staying benign!! You know, for someone who since 2013 has gone through breast cancer (w/surgery, chemo & radiation), a herniated disc, a benign meningioma, heart arrhythmias and recent appendix surgery, I really do feel great and consider my health status as "very good"!! I'm so thankful for the good health I have!!
@Alieda wrote:

Guys I pray everything goes good today
Thanks, Alieda. Yes, all went well. No changes in the meningioma over the past 2 years. We'll leave it alone for 2 more years.
I'm not a hockey fan, but when your hometown Blues are playing in Game 7 of the NHL Championship series you plan on watching the game.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
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