That headline pretty much says what my life is about right at the moment. In a few days, I will not be as busy, I hope. I’ve been trying to plant all the flowers and all the seeds I have received in the past few weeks. Finally got most of the seeds underground except for pumpkins and some torch flower seeds. To be quite frank, I’ve run out of room in my yard and garden to plant much more. My cup runneth over. I received two really pretty hydrangea plants for Mother’s Day which have not been planted yet. I can’t plant them where the pups can get to them. David told me the other day they had dug up something we had planted(it looked like a stick when we planted it) and he thought it was lost, but he found it in the yard and replanted it and didn’t tell me until he noticed there were leaves coming out on it. I can’t remember what kind of plant it is so we will have to wait and see when or if it flowers.
By the way, David has covid now. I was really hoping we both had dodged the bullet, but he’s had a raspy throat and runny nose so he went in to the clinic at Kroger’s today and they said he had it and should stay home for at least five days and wear a mask around me since I don’t have it, yet. Pray it doesn’t get any worse. He will be getting surgery on his shoulder sometime in the next few weeks. Our Summer is really adding up to being fun, isn’t it? Ha.
What keeps me sane is working in my shop on the Christmas projects for my sale on December 3rd. I have made so many things and when I can get my pictures up again, I will show you. For some reason my computer is not cooperating with me and I can’t get my pictures onto my blog and I have a lot of them to show you. Anyway, I spend at least three or four hours sewing and listening to talk radio and it becomes my calm and happy place. I listen to Dan Borgino’s talk show. He’s not to everyone’s taste, but I like him. I told David the other day I wonder what I will obsess about after I have all this sewing done and have had my sale. There will be something, I know. Maybe I will obsess about cleaning my house. It gets a lick and a spit once in a while. It doesn’t really matter how often I dust, it always looks dusty and I don’t know why. Just in the past year I’ve noticed things are dustier around here, even outside. Our porch didn’t use to be dusty, but it is now.
I try to spend at least a half hour every day playing with the dogs. I throw the ball so much my arm hurts at night. You’d think I would finally have developed some muscle from all the throwing. Lucy runs for a toy as soon as I open the door. She never wants to stop playing and if you want to see disappointment in a dog’s face, Lucy has it when I tell her we are through. Molly has become fit as a fiddle where once she was overweight, now she is trim and muscular and loves to fetch also. Just wish something like fetching would do that for me!
I have watched a couple of really good movies on tv. I think they were both on Netflix. One was called A Walk in the Woods and starred Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as two old men who tried to walk the Appalachian Trail that runs from Maine to Georgia. I never thought of Robert Redford as a comedian, but he has some pretty funny lines in the movie and Nick Nolte is hilarious as his alcoholic recovering friend he hadn’t seen in years.
Another movie which I found magical, but troubling at the same time was The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. Louis Wain was an artist in the Victorian age who painted cats. He and his wife were some of the first people to ever keep cats inside their house at the time. Cats were considered mousers and were kept to the barns. He painted cats in some of the most magical settings and he became quite popular, but he did not copyright any of his work so he never made much money and died a pauper in an insane asylum. It sounds like a sad movie, but it really isn’t.
I find it hard to sit clear through many movies, but these two I enjoyed immensely. Right now, as I type, I have Hairspray on. I’ve seen it before, but I love the music and it takes place in fifties so it’s right up my alley. There is a show like Dick Clark’s American Bandstand that the lead character, Tracy, wants to get on. I loved watching American Bandstand when I was a girl and I loved how the girls dressed and how the couples danced. Many who appeared on that show became famous in their own right. By the way, John Travolta plays the girl’s mother and he is hilarious.
I just wanted to stop in so you would know I’m still here. I started an entirely different post the other day, but didn’t get it finished so maybe I will try to post that one soon. Or I won’t. Not making any promises. I had a nice Mother’s Day. Went out to eat Saturday night with my daughter’s family. Had phone calls wishing me Happy Mother’s Day and received those beautiful hydrangeas.
Hope your days are busy or not, if you prefer. Summer is here. The temperature is climbing. David has been in the pool already. Not me. The water has to be over 80 degrees for me to swim in it. If the temperatures keep going up, it will be sooner rather than later.
I will leave you to watch the kids dancing in Hairspray. Bye.