Thursday, September 8, 2016

Two Tears In A Bucket


I saw so many butterflies on my walk this morning but none of them would stay still long enough for me to take their pictures but this little moth (I think!) posed prettily for me when I went to hang some things on the line.

I was feeling so much better today so of course I went out and did stuff and that's fine. I needed to. The hen house was a poopy mess but we were out of hay until yesterday when Mr. Moon brought some home so I have an excuse but still...
And the poor chickens are molting like little demons. Their nests and the floor of the hen house looks like a murder scene.


Mick has no long tail feathers left but he'll grow new ones. Egg production is way down too. Today was a big day in that I got two eggs. Again, it'll pick back up. 

The last of my own personal friends who were without electricity got hooked back up again today. I guess the governor really did show them how to do the job right. Uh-huh. So far he hasn't shown up here to help with the downed limbs. I would have even given him some soup and I had another bowl of it for lunch and I have to say that there is nothing wrong with that soup and it was pretty darn good. Anyway, since my friends all have power now, I'm going to go ahead and whine about my internet which has been a bit slow since the storm. 
Wah-wah-wah.

That's enough. Done.

So have any of y'all read this book?


It is not a novel that I would have probably picked out of the library to read with my eyes but the selection of audio books is such that I'll try things I normally wouldn't and that's turned out to be a good thing. I really enjoyed this one and have discovered that Ang Lee made a movie out of it which is funny because part of the plot of the novel is that a producer is trying to get a movie made out of a battle that Billy Lynn and his company in Iraq were in. I'd like to see the movie. Steve Martin's in it, among others. Didn't even know he was still acting.

Gotta give a shout-out to Lady Chablis, the real true star of both the book and the movie of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Her NYT obit can be found HERE. 
She was a local girl in that she was born just down the road in Quincy, Florida and let me tell you something- for a little boy to grow up in that tiny backwoods town and become transgendered back when she did and to become famous and to be the woman she was is nothing short of an example of the incredible richness of the human spirit. 

So. Here's to you, Lady Chablis. Ain't no one ever been like you and ain't likely to be and you probably changed the lives of a great many people whom you never even met or considered and I thank you. The New York Times called you "eccentric" but I think you were electric and absolutely divine. 


You made the world a richer and prettier place and damn, you're going to be missed. 

All love...Ms. Moon

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for the shout out to the Lady Chablis. Was reading some of the "comments" (why do I do that?) after reading the news article and was sick to my stomach. What the hell is wrong with people? She was magnificent and will be so missed. X

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    1. Yeah. Don't read comments. Never a good thing. Unless you're me and the comments are here in which case I am made very happy.

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  2. I think about Lady Chablis and her T all the time. Sad news. She will be missed. xoxo

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    1. Rebecca- there you are!
      Yes. The Lady will be missed.
      (And you have been too, by the way.)

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  3. What a nice little moth.

    I have never heard of Lady Chablis but I am glad she lived her life that way she wanted.

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    1. If you ever drove through Quincy, you'd be fucking amazed at what she must have endured to become the fabulous woman she was. And I think she did live her life on her own terms and how many of us really do that?

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  4. Good night dear Mary. Just tipping in to say sweet dreams and I'm so glad I can do that, tip into this cherished place in Lloyd. So glad things are getting back to normal even though it seems your chickens are picking up on the recent mood of upheaval. Hugs.

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    1. Love you, sweet woman. I hope that today is a better one for you. Thank you so much for coming here.

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  5. As soon as I saw the title of this post I knew it was a tribute to the wonderful Lady Chablis. That's one of my all time favorite quotes. May she rest in peace.

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    1. Yeah. She was something, wasn't she?

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  6. I'm glad the soup worked out! You showed us non-believers. :)

    I am so sorry to hear about the Lady Chablis. I read her autobiography years ago and she was quite a character. I didn't realize she had died -- she definitely MADE Berendt's book.

    I wonder what that moth is? I don't recall ever seeing one like that before.

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    1. It's pretty much a safe bet to never doubt my cooking. I won't claim much in this word as to my abilities but I'm pretty okay in the kitchen.
      No idea what that moth is. Pretty though, isn't it?

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  7. your soup sounds like out=r leftover soup. all leftovers if there isn't enough for the next meal goes into a container in the freezer. when we don't feel like cooking or haven't been to the store, we have soup.

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    1. Yep. "Garbage" soup as it is sometime referred to around here. Can be pretty tasty.

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