One of the Viv-Vera's is missing and there are more black feathers in the pump house than looks good. Of course, she could be sitting on a huge pile of eggs somewhere. Who knows?
I know nothing.
I feel flat and uninspired. Not bad, really. Not overly depressed or angry or anxious or really anything. Like the weather, I am simply here, no glint or glow to spark my place in the universe.
I did get to see all three of my daughters today for which I was so grateful and that did bring me joy. My daughter May is the hardest working person I know and we rarely get to see each other so today I said, "Well, we shall go see her," and Lily and Jessie and I did. We met at the library where they had taken the kids to story hour. I just couldn't get myself to town in time for that particular pleasure but I still got to hang out with them awhile. And then we went to the restaurant where May works and surprised her and then we forced her to work even harder by all ordering salads which she has to make herself.
But it was SO good to see her.
My darling girl. Here are some pictures.
All the sisters. August was thinking about something. So was Levon. I have no idea where Maggie was, much less what she was thinking.
We make the children pose.
Maggie gives Levon the look. Or he gives Maggie the look.
His adorableness overcomes her. She reaches out.
And hugs him to her. She loves that baby so much. He's getting so big! And August is about to outgrow the overalls I embroidered for him. Oh well. He can pass them along.
It's supposed to be cloudy again tomorrow. And warm. I really need to go take a walk and see if I can find an endorphin. I could use one. Maybe all of this flatness is merely a response to, yes, the weather, and also living in a world where a state has to pass a law to ban discrimination against "Black hairstyles."
Was it legal before?
The older I get, the less I understand.
Tell me something good. I'd appreciate it.
Those children do brighten any day! They are most adorable! As are your beautiful daughters. We just had a sudden huge downpour. It was not predicted to my knowledge. It’s been unusually gray here in LA. The lack of sunlight has impacted my mood this.year. But given how great our weather is compared to elsewhere, I can’t really complain much. JoanneReplyDelete
Well, we can always say, "But so-and-so has it worse." Always. But you know what? That doesn't really make it any easier for us. That is my opinion on THAT. And yes, constant clouds can definitely affect your mood and your outlook. That's all there is to it.Delete
Your girls are so tall! And your grands are too cute. And it's late and I need to go to bed now and sleep. See you tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Jessie and Lily are VERY tall and proud of it. I LOVE having daughters who are half a foot taller than I am. I can rest my head on their bosoms.Delete
Something good: Your family. August is in motion. Levon is alight. And Maggie is in love. Flat as you make guy feel, you are all simply adorable.ReplyDelete
I know. It's so true. No matter what, these people are the people I love and who love me and that is better than anything.Delete
^^ make guy feel = might feelReplyDelete
I love how you always come back and correct. It's so you.Delete
Beautiful pictures of the kids, as always! I'm sure May didn't mind making you salads. (May, correct me if I'm wrong, LOL!) I think there WERE cases where black employees were being penalized for wearing certain styles like cornrows. Not sure that was in Florida, but I remember reading it somewhere. Hope the gray weather lifts and those black feathers aren't a sign of anything unfortunate.ReplyDelete
This happened in New York, Steve. The law about discrimination against "black hairstyles." Of course the discrimination happens everywhere in this great country of ours.Delete
I would not have blamed May for going home and complaining about all of the salads she had to make us. I probably would have.
Something good? The snowdrops here are beautiful, the sky is blue and I'm going to spend the weekend on my allotment and, glory be, the weather forecast is great!ReplyDelete
And you. You are something good. Xx
that first picture of Maggie sitting apart from her cousins and looking at them is so...Maggie.ReplyDelete
Yes. It is. SO Maggie.Delete