So. what’s been happening with y’all? We are in deep summer. Heat lighten’n and buzz’n bugs. Tobacco bloom’n and wear’n it’s bright yellow leaf skirt. Slow mov’n farm implementations. (you have to speak every syllable of that word very deliberate like). Kudzu sport’n purple tussie mussies. I’ve been up to quite a lot since my last blogging….and I only threw a hissy fit one time – but that story comes later!
By the time I’m finished doing a little of this and a little of that, the month is over. That’s what must have happened to June. If you click on the pic, I think it will get bigger so you can see the fine workmanship!
The high points since I went underground –
Had two great visits from family and friends.
I finished Maudie’s and Alison’s afghan.
Created two “subway” art pics for my St.Louis themed kitchen wall.
Made a small rug for my boss.
Started back on eating healthy – without that devil weed Kale. Of course for special events like visiting dignitaries I went off my course, but had no difficulty getting back on – no red meat, dairy, or grains – and the only thing I miss is BREAD! I love bread. I crave bread. I’m like a junkie when it comes to bread. Wait. I love CHEESE, too! I crave cheese! But, I’ve been good in spite of the celebratory cheese cake (41st Anniversary!) and tritip 8 ounce medium rare steak from the hands of Meat God. I’ve lost 9 pounds. Yay Me!
Worked on my echinacea Japanese garden plantings and lit up my little pagoda. Thats when the darn Japanese beetles showed up. What would Monsanto do when faced with the JBs?
I finished listening to a couple of really good books – I mean really good books.
The Martian by Andy Weir. WOW! What a movie this will make. Matt Damon is going to play the lead. Good choice. I hope who ever makes the movie doesn’t muck it up. Also listened to Surgeon in Blue by Scott McGaugh. This was an historical review of the civil war battle field surgeons, their struggles with fighting infections, pus, amputations, pain, and government red tape. I enjoy learning about how care was provided before it became the new high tech. Since I was in the mood, I read Killer Angels by Michael Shaara – about the battle of Gettysburg and the Generals that fought. I knew Gettysburg was a horrible event, but I had no idea the extent of devastation to man, beast, and geography. However, because of this war and the influence of the surgical improvements by the surgeons in the Crimean War, advances were made in medicines and the provision of care. The modern EMT system was first born during those wars out of the need to quickly clear the battle field of the wounded. Advanced techniques in plastic surgery were being developed due to the extreme disfiguring nature of wounds.
I also listened to Silas Marner by George Elliot, because I always try to toss in a classic or t Continue reading