So I'm a hunting widow again and that's all right although Mr. Moon seems to have some sort of sinus thing going on and he didn't really feel that well when he left.
"Are you sure you want to go?" I asked him. "Maybe you should stay home."
"Nah," he said. "I'll be fine."
It's rutting season, for those of you who do not know about these things and it's supposed to get cool enough this weekend for the bucks to start coming out and sniffing around for the little gal deers and so, off to Georgia he went. What's a little sinus infection when the bucks are rutting?
I've taken my walk and aren't those flowers pretty? I have no idea what they are. Of course. It was a sweaty, achy, slow-seeming walk today but I did it and now I can feel justified as to living for one more day, having suffered. I am re-washing those new sheets because I am going to take them back tomorrow.
Sateen my ass.
We might as well have been sleeping on flour sacks if you ask me and I have learned my lesson, finally and at last, and will not ever be buying sheets from a discount place again. It just doesn't ever seem to work out. Sure do wish I still had my receipt. I think it got thrown away in a car tidy-up and I actually took the trash to the trash place so forget that. I do have the original packaging though and I also have an attitude. We'll see how far that gets me.
I'll do that tomorrow, most likely. And GO TO THE LIBRARY! I've been trying to get to the library all week and haven't made it yet, despite numerous trips to town. I've resorted to rereading one of my favorite books and I have to admit that I'm enjoying it. It's Larry McMurtry's All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers. Here's one page from book and it has in it some of my very favorite lines in all of literature.
Most of them, anyway.
Here's a video I got from Lily last night.
I love how the whole family is cheering Maggie on. That girl is going to be unstoppable!
I am still blown away by the fact that I have a granddaughter. And what a granddaughter she is!
I think of that phrase we learned in Latin in the 9th grade, attributed to Jocasta, a Roman woman speaking of her sons sometime in the century before Christ - "Haec ornamenta mea," which means, "Here are my jewels."
See? I got education.
But seriously, I do indeed think of that phrase so often when I think of my own children, my grandchildren.
They are my jewels. My precious jewels. And the youngest one is starting to walk to the joy of us all.
common name for the flower is Obedient Plant because if you push the flowers with your finger they will stay in the new position. I don't remember it's 'real' name. I could easily look it up but I'm not. I had some in my garden for a couple of years in the city. it's supposed to naturalize but I didn't have much success.ReplyDelete
I knew you'd know, Ellen! Obedient Plant? I'll have try that out tomorrow. I'd try digging some up to bring home but whenever I do that, I just forget I've done it and then the plant dies. Better to let it grow where it is and be delighted again next fall. Thank you for always knowing plant names.Delete
This can't be right! It seems like those precious grandbabies were born a week ago, and here they both are walking! I know they're probably geniuses, but aren't they both walking early?ReplyDelete
And yet, it is true.Delete
Not so early. I think 12 months is about the average and August is one now and Maggie is almost ten months? Her mama walked at nine months.
I have found the nicest sheets at thrift stores. Sheets that have been sitting in some old lady's cupboard since the 70's and have never been used. Grow? Compared to hotel sheets that have been used hundreds of people times by hundreds of people they are clean. Wash them. Clean! And good before everything started coming from Pakistan.ReplyDelete
*gross not growth. Damn autocorrect.Delete
My comment makes no fuckinf sense.Delete
All of this made perfect sense to me.Delete
I have a hard time finding King sized sheets at thrift stores although I do definitely buy pillow cases in them. I've gotten weird- I like crispy sheets. Soft but crispy. Know what I mean? The sateen ones (not SATIN) seem to feel cooler. I appreciate that.
I don't think I have ever king sheets at a thrift store. I was writing earlier with my iPod and couldn't see what I was writing.Delete
Hi, Ms. Moon,ReplyDelete
Sorry about your sheets. I, too, am all about the linens, but I have moved from Sateen back to percale. Crisper, you got the right word. Vermont Country Store has good cotton sheets they call Clothesline sheets and they are working pretty well for me, and they are nice and cool and I do hang them on the line. Good luck, Jenny
Thank you, Jenny. I might try that. I usually do find sheets that I like at Bed, Bath and Beyond although I sort of hate that store. I'll go peruse the Vermont Country Store.Delete
Do you have Home Goods around there? They have the best high quality sheets at really good prices. And I LOVE the video of Maggie! It's so hard to believe that she's old enough to walk.ReplyDelete
Jesus God, how do you remember that about Jocasta?! Too bad about the sheets. I've bought some at Target and not hated them, but they never hold together too well. I bought my last ones at a department store and I've been much happier with them.ReplyDelete