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Sunday - June 23rd, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

Recently woke up. Fed dog. Currently drinking First Coffee. . . 

Yesterday ended up being a day of rest. It rained on and off through out the day. So, mowing didn't get done. And, the grass grew more. Didn't go anywhere as tentatively planned. Just enjoyed a quiet, restful day at home.

Today is the usual Sunday choir rehearsal and church. What is "unusual" for today's Sunday service is that the Candidate for Pastor will be preaching at our church. Afterward, our congregation will vote whether or not to accept her as our new Pastor. Everyone who has met her all seem to like her. It is very likely that she'll be voted "In", by all 8 individual congregations, to be our greater Parish's new Pastor. So, I guess this Sunday is more "unusual" than "usual". L O L! 🙂

Depending on the weather, I'll be mowing this later afternoon. I'm already whining in my mind! L O L!

Tonight is my last of three nights off from work. I work tomorrow night. Then, I'm off for the next three nights. Yes!!

Amy enjoyed her first rehearsal, yesterday, for the Agatha Christie play that she's in. It's good to see her doing what she loves to do. Without a doubt, I married a Diva! L O L! BUT, she's a very talented Diva! 😉 Actually, she's very modest about her performing talents. She just loves to be on stage, whether or not her role is a big one or small one. She's a Pro. 🙂

Nothing much else going on. Hope all who travel here today have a pleasant and restful day! 🙂

Ted

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Good Morning!

Ted, always good to have a relaxing day and an excuse not to mow.  I've always wondered how Amy fits in theater with work.  I think she's per diem right?  From what I've seen she's very talented.

Joe, hope you had a nice time at the party.  Thanks for the answer as to what UM stands for.  Of course, I don't know what that entails, but I can find out.  😂

BC, sounds like the three hours at work wasn't going to be too bad.   

Dianah, welcome back!  Sounds like a great time and I enjoyed your pics on Facebook.  I know those moments of momentary panic when you don't see your dog around.  

Herring, I can't imagine taking a child to a lynching.  That's horrible.

Stars, sounds like "Life With Nannie" goes on.  

About racism, I grew up in the South and it was all around me.  My father, being a man of world in the Army imparted equality to us and that MLK was a hero.  My mother on the other hand was raised in Nazi Germany (her father was illegitimate and didn't know his parents so couldn't prove his purity and was denied entry to the party), but interestingly enough never heard a word of prejudice from her about Jews but I have about blacks.  She's in her 80's and has toned down over the years.   

Speaking of equality, I did attend our Pride celebration and it was amazing as always.  Our mayor marched, as did my congressman to Washington.  Good times.  Speaking of race, I've noticed over the years more and more African Americans attending.  I've also noticed at work a good deal of my African American co-workers talking about it.  Apparently Pride is becoming very popular with our African American community, especially the young.  I stood beside an obviously married middle aged opposite sexed couple having a good time.  Several heterosexuals I work with attended.   Finally the other takeaway was how young it's become, which is a reflection of my own getting older, but millennials have definitely embraced it and come out in force, and were so festive.

Today is a street fair with lots of vendors.  I may or may not attend.  I'll be on my own and it will be hot.  

Yesterday I also got the lawn mowed and made it to the gym to lift some.  Hope to attend hot yoga today.  I'm trying to stay disciplined with exercise and stretching.  

Hope everyone has a great Sunday.

 

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Ted what Agatha Christie play will she be doing?

Tweety good that you're able to be outside, even if it's hot.  Going to rain most of the day here

Yesterday turned out to be nice as the rain held off.  Was able to get out early for a hike, ran some errrands, then went to my cousin's place for her son's college graduation party.  Smaller crowd than I expected.  Weather was nice enough that we could sit outside.  Came home and did laundry and watched Svengoolie.  Beast From 20000 Fathoms was pretty good

Today I have church, then a brief meeting aftewards regarding the fall rummage sale which I'm helping with.  I'll do a little bit of cooking too. 

Spoke with J last night, he was pretty well done with packing and was feeling calmer.  By now his flight should be on its way to CA

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Good morning!

We had some unsettled weather yesterday, too.  Part of my town had heavy downpours with hail, and lost power.  We had the rain, but no hail and the lights stayed on.  We made a last minute decision to go out last night, and I'm glad we did.  We went to an art house type theater in Boston to see a documentary called Echo in the Canyon.  It was about the Laurel Canyon music scene in the mid 60s, featuring groups like the Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield.  It was produced by Andrew Slater and Jakob Dylan (Bob Dylan's son and an accomplished artist in his own right), and featured lots of archival film, interviews with some the featured musicians, and Jakob Dylan performing some of the music from that era with artists like Cat Power, Regina Spektor, and Beck.  Dylan and Slater were at the theater and held a Q&A session after the film.  Then, Jakob Dylan performed some of the music from that genre with his studio band from the film.  So, we got a movie, a semi-lecture, and a live concert all in one night.  It was a really cool experience and I enjoyed the music tremendously.

Today will be a beach day, and then DD and her BF are coming for dinner.  I'll make a bean salad and grill some bread to have with burratta cheese for her, as she's vegetarian, and I have chicken marinating for the carnivores.  I'll have to hose all the pollen off the deck furniture so we can eat outside.

Ted-More rain means taller grass...ugh.  I hope the service goes well today.  How many weeks of rehearsal is typical for the plays Amy is in?

Dianah-Welcome back!  Sounds like you had a blast.

Tweety-Sounds like yesterday was a joyful celebration.  I'm glad you enjoyed it, and glad that many people were there to celebrate and support.

Stars-I'm telling ya, you should pitch a sitcom based on life with Nannie.  What actor would you want to play you?

Herring-I am also horrified that anyone would take a child to a lynching.  My Fiance's father is a bit of an Archie Bunker type.  He would deny being racist, but he made a comment at his granddaughter's graduation about the black graduates getting more applause.  Huh?  I thought it was a strange thing to say, and told him that.

Joe-Hope you have a good day today.

Time for breakfast.  

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The woman my Grandma called "Mama" died when I was ten. Grandma said, "Mama it's me, Minnie."   She said, Oh no. Minnie is my little curly haired girl."

Grandma's "sister" (the one she liked, not the one who bullied her) our Aunt Lee was there too. I tried to call her "Grandma *****, but she angrily pushed me away saying, "I ain't no one to you." 

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BCg, Awww, I really wish I could have attended the movie/documentary, lecture/concert. I loved that era's music. But I have to confess, I was always glad I never learned about Woodstock until after the fact, as people I knew would have gone enthusiastically and tried to drag me along. If I had gone to it, would have HATED being stuck in a crowd of that size under those conditions!  My sister and I once took a bus to New York City, trying to find "The Village" and hoping to see singers and musicians who lived and hung out there. HA! We walked and walked and walked....and walked, and never even found the Village , and as far as I know, never saw anyone 'famous' to our generation.

Ted, Hope all goes well with The Big Vote. Eight parishes sounds like a LOT of work, though! / Hope when the time rolls around you will post us a bit of "Bad Betty" doing her thing! / I always thought I might like to join a theater group, but couldn't imagine being able to fit in rehearsals +performances. It wasn't until I'd aged a good bit that the thought of "putting myself out there" didn't scare the crap out of me. In college I was still too shy to be in a 'talent show'. I had my skit decided, it would've been the song about Christopher Robin saying his prayers, that Melanie sang on her Beautiful People album; I thought it was a cute song, brief, and would have been fun to act out. But the mental brakes held fast, so I never did it. / When I was The Animal Lady at the museum, I wasn't self-conscious because I said to myself that people in the audience were paying more attention to the animals I was showing, than they were to me. I'd tell them about the animal in general and then tell about each one's personality/actions/food habits and preferences, etc.

I had 'prejudices' against children for a long, long time, having been teased and picked on and made fun of by other kids, as a child myself. I was 'different' (like, um, who isn't?) It was partly the reason I never wanted any kids. But oddly enough, it's also the reason people used to tell me that I was "so good" with kids, the way I talked to and treated them. I just did not want any kid to suffer through being treated like I was by kids AND adults when I was young. The people I liked best as a kid were the adults (ie OLD folks) who treated me with respect, like I mattered and had a brain and wasn't a pariah, and who would actually converse with me instead of AT me.

As far as what actress would play me in a Nannie sitcom? Nooooo clue! HA!  I think lotta folks wouldn't find life with a prejudiced person with dementia to be very funny. But, then again, there was Archie Bunker, so who knows. And Carol Burnett who did a good bunch of very funny skits about "Mama", (Vickie Lawrence) that were funny because of the truths within them. I'd be afraid of people finding it offensive that I sometimes (unkindly?) squawk and/or laugh about such a frustrating situation. Right here on AN is about the only place I don't feel I have to keep my head ducked down after I tell of something...most of the time. But , really, nowadays, everyone being offended by others for some reason or another, I'd be hesitant (again) to make a foray out into an atmosphere like that. 

I treasure my anonymity, and yet I feel like I have a lot to share. But when push comes to shove, "doing it", I dig in my heels. It kind of bothers me, that saying about not using the talents God gives you, because I don't feel like I do that much at all. I don't mind revealing my inner self, if my outer self doesn't have to be associated with it.

I'd make a lousy celebrity  [ a celebrity!🤣 Not bloody likely!!!] because like Greta Garbo's movie character said, "I just want to be left alone," much of the time.

Guess what! Yep, it is time for the dog's supper. You can't say the word "time" without both little heads immediately popping up, "Did you say TIME?!!!

 

 

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Too late to 'edit'....I just wanted to say, after rereading my post for spelling, etc., I sound like one confusing, contradictory person. GADS!

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10 minutes ago, No Stars In My Eyes said:

Too late to 'edit'....I just wanted to say, after rereading my post for spelling, etc., I sound like one confusing, contradictory person. GADS!

I think I understand. What you are doing for Nanny would cost about $5,000.00 a month in a group home and more than $10 thousand in her own home here in Southern California. 

The group home would supply and cook the food and provide pull-ups or diapers, TP and such

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After unloading the RV last night I spent an hour cleaning the fridge, to hold the things we brought home.   In Bishop, on our way home on Friday, we stopped at Schat's Bakery, got two bags of our choice of their famous goods.  They opened in 1934 and have grown to be quite an icon in the town.  ALWAYS crowded.  Developed their own recipe for Shepherd's Bread, and we always liked their Cheese Bread.  Got one of those, a Peach Pull-Apart Ring, dh got some bread pudding, and we also got a Bear Claw Ring and some Raisin Bread.  Oh my, the things one could buy in that store!! 

So, I needed room to put them in the fridge -- thus the cleaning-out session.  Today has been laundry day.  Two loads down, one to go.  Need to change sheets and towels too.

Met youngest ds and dil for a late lunch, caught up with their news.  Biggest news is, they are moving to Cleveland in mid-July, to take up new positions (hopefully in a less-toxic environment 😞 ).   She is from Cleveland, so is moving "home" and nearer family.  They met when he spent six weeks there doing an internship at NASA (so he is familiar with the area).  But it's far away for us!!  We only wish them the best (and remember when, after being married five years, we moved up to Northern Calif for 4 yrs then back down to So Cal).  We will see how things go/how long they stay.  We will definitely go back to see them and see the sights in/near Ohio!

BC, that play and lecture and music sound like so much fun!  A Three-Fer!!!

No Stars, I always enjoy reading your posts.  Mine, I'm afraid, come out boring and blah.  Yours, you seem to imbue with humor and evoke a giggle out of almost every situation.   And, pray tell, who among us is "normal??????????"  Huh?????  Keep posting please!! (When I read the comment about the sitcom, The Golden Girls immediately came to mind.  Only this would be different, I admit.  Tarnished Tarts???  C'mon, someone needs to think of a good sitcom name!)

Ted, how did the service and voting go?  And, congrats to Amy for doing what she likes doing (and is obviously good at)!!  You, mowing?  Meh.  Only when ya have to. 😄 😄  (you need a ride-on mower!!)

Joe, how is the new job coming?  Are you adjusting OK?  Safe travels to J!

Tweety, good you enjoyed Pride Day festivities!  I enjoyed seeing your photos. 🙂

OK, time to check the laundry and move it along.  "Move along, now, folks, nothing to see here."

 

 

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dianah. in my lifetime the ability to see humor in a variety of situations and/or people (oft' times after the fact; anywhere from minutes to years about covers it) has been what has saved me, and in my 30's "Laugh or Go Crazy" became my motto.

S'kinda weird , but ... humor has sometimes got me into trouble!  OH WELL!

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