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  • 7/30/21 - Bedtime

    7/31/2021 12:15:06 AM, by GORDON66

    I had dinner with friends, and Mary's husband made a turkey burger for me. it was topped with blue cheese. My dinner contribution was fruit. Instead of buying precut packaged fruit, I purchased a pineapple and strawberries. I already had watermelon, so there was a nice variety. Mary welcome... Read more

  • 7/29/21 - Bedtime

    7/29/2021 11:58:49 PM, by GORDON66

    Little Sami girl has a short memory. It was only a couple of days ago she got stuck in the hall closet. I checked for mail today, and there she was looking up at me from under the coats. I left the door open, so she could leave when she got bored. Overnight it stormed, and the wind gusts wer... Read more

  • 7/28/21 - Bedtime

    7/28/2021 11:36:07 PM, by GORDON66

    Found my first cucumber! 244 After clearing and planting my garden in the spring, everything is so tidy. Now that my garden has exploded, it looks like a jungle. It would help if I didn't plant everything so close together. Upon checking out the garden this evening, I am finding more ... Read more

  • 7/26/21 - Bedtime

    7/26/2021 11:19:43 PM, by GORDON66

    Once I picked that zucchini, dinner just came together. I made a skillet vegetarian minestrone. The zucchini and green beans came from the garden, there were tomatoes in the freezer, the rotini and pinto beans were in the cupboard, and I had onions and garlic on hand. Add some ground pepper and ... Read more

  • 7/25/21 - Bedtime

    7/25/2021 11:47:07 PM, by GORDON66

    I harvested my first zucchini!! 244 For all the years I've planted a garden, this is the first year I've grown lettuce. Along with the kale, I wasn't sure how to pick it. Once again, Google to the rescue, and there even was a YouTube video. You clip from the outside in and leave the middle... Read more

  • 7/24/21 - Bedtime

    7/25/2021 12:17:41 AM, by GORDON66

    I have an Amazon gift card and did some online shopping. Instead of treating myself, I went for the mundane. You guessed it - underwear. At least it's Jockey, and the colors are pretty. We were supposed to gave lots of thunderstorms. Around 4:30, it started pouring, and I worried about my n... Read more

  • 7/23/21 - Bedtime

    7/24/2021 12:24:25 AM, by GORDON66

    The heat and humidity is back. I turned on the A/C and hunkered down with the kitties. Hunkering down included laundry and cleaning floors and bathrooms. I'm a sucker for the Olympics, and I watched the opening ceremonies. I've been missing a sock for a couple of weeks, and I found it t... Read more

  • 7/22/21 - Bedtime

    7/22/2021 11:38:38 PM, by GORDON66

    I left the office much later than I would have liked. At least the train ride home wasn't too terrible. Now that people are returning to offices, there are more people on the trains. The good news is that most people are wearing masks. Masks are still mandated on the trains and buses, so tha... Read more

  • 7/21/21 - Bedtime

    7/21/2021 10:48:27 PM, by GORDON66

    The house has a new water meter, and I'll be able to pay my bills online. 244 I shared green beans with one of my neighbors. When I was tending my garden, it was cool enough that I wore a light hoodie. I'm not sure if that is the ideal growing weather, but it was the perfect temperature ... Read more

  • 7/20/21 - Bedtime

    7/20/2021 11:37:33 PM, by GORDON66

    For the very last time (I hope), I read the water meter, wrote a check, and dropped it off at city hall. Dinner included wax beans from the garden, and they were as good as I anticipated. Planting a garden is a lot of work, and my garden is rather large. Last year, the baby bunnies got under ... Read more

  • 7/19/21 - Bedtime

    7/19/2021 11:04:37 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening I took a really, really good look at my garden and found a whole bunch of green and wax beans. When you look under the leaves, it makes a difference. Funny how that works. The birds were making a lot of noise. When I looked out the window, none of them were at the feeder. That'... Read more

  • 7/18/21 - Bedtime

    7/18/2021 11:38:17 PM, by GORDON66

    Yesterday I placed an order with Chewy, and it was sitting on my doorstep today. I wonder where the order was filled, because the delivery was lightning fast. I had been checking for green beans and hadn't found any. I was pulling weeds at the back of the garden, and I'll be darned. There th... Read more

  • 7/17/21 - Bedtime

    7/18/2021 12:02:10 AM, by GORDON66

    I found my first red tomato! 244 The fruit and garden mart where I shop is always a madhouse. Today I didn't get over there until around 7 PM, and the place was reasonable. I think I've found a better time to shop. Along with the red tomato, I found a bunch of weeds around the plants. ... Read more

  • 7/16/21 - Bedtime

    7/17/2021 12:31:14 AM, by GORDON66

    Since I don't work on Fridays, I said I wouldn't check my work emails, but I lied. After receiving a call from the office, I spent several hours answering emails and issuing a policy. Over the winter when snow was forecast, we got dumped on. For the last several days, heavy rain storms were p... Read more

  • 7/15/21 - Bedtime

    7/15/2021 11:55:38 PM, by GORDON66

    The worst of the awful weather seems to have bypassed our area. Although it's raining now, it's not causing any commotion, so that is very good. I did a quick check of the garden. I don't see any green beans yet, and the zucchini are still smaller than my pinky finger. Green tomatoes are dot... Read more

  • 7/14/21 - Bedtime

    7/14/2021 11:10:44 PM, by GORDON66

    I was doing some weeding and saw the reflection of two eyes coming from one of the window sills. It was little Sami wanting to be sure she didn't miss anything. It's almost 10 PM. After a warm and muggy day, the night breeze is refreshing. I'm not so patiently waiting for my zucchini to ... Read more

  • 7/13/21 - Bedtime

    7/13/2021 11:47:09 PM, by GORDON66

    The humidity is back and so are my curls. Walgreens can stop leaving messages in my voice mail. I picked up my prescription. I finally shared with someone in the office that I'm planning to retire, and he's supportive. He joined the agency a year after I started. He'll be 70 next month... Read more

  • 7/12/21 - Bedtime

    7/12/2021 11:02:09 PM, by GORDON66

    Rough day, lots of deep breaths, better now. Sami crawled into my lap, made herself very comfortable, and planned on a nice long snooze. Lately, she naps for a bit and then makes it plain that she wants the chair all to herself. Since I'm so well trained, I get up and sit somewhere else. ... Read more

  • 7/11/21 - Bedtime

    7/11/2021 11:58:45 PM, by GORDON66

    Along with news, CNN seems to be all about nostalgia. Tonight the channel started a series about the history of sitcoms. This might be history for some viewers, but I remember when the earliest shows were first run. I don't recall a time that my parents didn't have a TV. We all gathered around t... Read more

  • 7/10/21 - Bedtime

    7/10/2021 11:58:28 PM, by GORDON66

    My Bath and Bodyworks order showed up on my doorstep today. Shopping online, I was able to find my favorites that have been discontinued. When I read that their business model was to change fragrances all the time, I was surprised. I guess customers like to come into the store and check out the n... Read more

  • 7/9/21 - Bedtime

    7/10/2021 12:18:51 AM, by GORDON66

    I made a couple of online purchases again. Except for grocery and drug stores, I have not been inside a brick and mortar store in over a year. Although I have been using my fingers to make purchases, I still haven't bought a lot of stuff. Except for T-shirts, I really need to try things on. ... Read more

  • 7/8/21 - Bedtime

    7/8/2021 11:57:41 PM, by GORDON66

    When I left for work this morning, I should have grabbed a jacket. During the evening rush, it got darned chilly. It was just us girls in the office today, so the zingers were flying. It's been over a year, and now other businesses on our floor are starting to bring their employees back i... Read more

  • 7/7/21 - Bedtime

    7/7/2021 11:18:41 PM, by GORDON66

    As predicted, the temperature has dropped, but, so far, there hasn't been any rain. That was in the forecast too, so I watered a few plants that looked thirsty. Lunch was chili I made on Monday, and it tasted even better today. On day one, the chili only simmered for about 15 minutes, so the ... Read more

  • 7/6/21 - Bedtime

    7/6/2021 11:51:35 PM, by GORDON66

    When I owned my last horse, I kept him at my nephew's training barn, and there were turn out areas for the horses. In the fall, I would put empty 20 pound kitty litter bags and a gardening trowel in the trunk of my car. I'd walk through the pastures with the trowel and bags and gather horse manure... Read more

  • 7/5/21 - Bedtime

    7/5/2021 10:57:32 PM, by GORDON66

    Although I'm not crazy about the hot and humid weather, my tomatoes plants are loving it. It's still pretty early, but I've seen a green tomato here and there. There are lots of little buds on the green and wax bean plants too. On the other hand, the cucumber plants aren't looking very good. ... Read more

  • 7/4/21 - Bedtime

    7/5/2021 12:00:02 AM, by GORDON66

    I harvested my first vegetable; a radish!!! This is pretty amazing, because I didn't plant any. The seed packet said "kale". I thought I was pulling out a weed, so the radish was a real surprise. It's been pretty warm, and I've held off on the A/C. Today I finally gave in, and the kitties w... Read more

  • 7/3/21 - Bedtime

    7/3/2021 11:54:08 PM, by GORDON66

    Armed with window spray and a razor blade, I tackled the city sticker already on the windshield. With the razor blade, I pulled up a corner, and then I doused the sticker with window cleaner. The sticker just peeled off the windshield. 244 I applied the new sticker, and I'm good for another year.... Read more

  • 7/2/21 - Bedtime

    7/3/2021 12:08:31 AM, by GORDON66

    I am sitting next to a window, and I had to close it. The night air is chilly. I won't be saying that over the weekend. It's supposed to get 20 degrees warmer. Yikes. The neighbor mowed the lawn for me again, and I thanked him very much. I went through my mail and found the vehicle sti... Read more

  • 7/1/21 - Bedtime

    7/1/2021 11:59:15 PM, by GORDON66

    I did a little twilight weeding, and I had to put on a denim jacket. It's been in the 60s this evening. At work, I prefer not to make waves. Although it was just ripples, I told the boys I would be working from home. Instead of spending two hours commuting, I was able to use the extra time t... Read more