Mr. Moon has been shelling peas for hours. You can't imagine how long it takes to fill a bowl like that. Labor intensive, to say the least. Maurice is sitting beside him. She loves to sit with Glen in his chair as much as the grandchildren do and probably for much the same reason- she feels so safe there. She's probably safer sitting beside him than anywhere else in the world. As you can see from her poor nose, the feud between her and Jack is nowhere near over. And he's just so much bigger than she is. Every night when he comes and jumps on the bed with me (kaPLOMP!) and cuddles up I give him a stern lecture about hurting Maurice. And I feel guilty for letting him sleep with me because he is so mean to her. But I am a vastly imperfect person and I do love the weight of him beside me. When he wants more petting from me he gently, gently taps my arm, claws sheathed. He's gotten so large lately that I told my husband that one of these days he's going to jump off the bed or a chair or a table and just go right through the floor. When he runs in the house it truly does sound like a small horse galloping about. He's on the table in front of me right now.
You can see the evil in his eyes. He likes the new tablecloth.
Gosh. It's the 4th of July, isn't it? Couldn't prove that by me. I haven't even left the yard so I haven't gotten into any trouble today. We haven't grilled anything or drunk a cooler full of beer or jumped off a high dive into a cold river or made or eaten a cake with blueberries and strawberries and whipped cream although I did finally make Mr. Moon's dessert and it is a thing of glory. We picked green beans together today and that took a good half hour or more in the hell-hot sun and every time I reached for another bean, my bowl already full, I would say, "This is ridiculous!" While Mr. Moon shelled peas I snapped beans and then I bagged them and put them in the freezer in the garage. There is still a huge plastic bag full of them. Maybe I'll pickle some more tomorrow.
Every day I have so many things I need to get done and I'm just not getting any of it done. Simply doing the small things that I do seems to take up my entire day and suddenly, it's four-thirty in the afternoon. I have not yet gotten a handle on this slippery time thing and I'm becoming aware that I'm probably not going to.
I see that 45 appears to want to base his campaign on statues and their preservation.
OUR HISTORY! OUR HERITAGE! OUR BIG HONKIN' WHITE RIGHTS!
The man might as well stick a big fat swastika on his MAGA hats. He really does not care, does he? And the damn thing about it is- if he did stick a big fat swastika on his MAGA hats his drooling idiot followers would shout, "Take my money!" and order them by the truckload.
Oh god. I could live for another hundred thousand years and not understand how that man got elected in the first place or how anyone could support him. I've said this so many times before but I'll say it again- I had no idea my country was filled with so many racist asshole below-average-intelligence shit heads.
And honey, I was not happy to discover this nor will I ever be.
The phrase "Putin's bitch" comes to mind but even if that's the truth, Putin didn't get the job of destroying our country done by himself. He had plenty of help on the inside.
But hey! There's hope! Don Jr.'s girlfriend has tested positive for covid but then again, so have 11,458 Floridians today!
Yeah, well, what more can I say?
Little Dearie is still alive. Darla continues to sit on her nest but I'm about to throw that egg out. I hope that no one in the neighborhood feels compelled to set off fireworks (now legal in Florida!) after ten p.m. and I hope that all of you are well, safe, and as happy as is possible under the bizarre and difficult situation we are all living in now.
Your new header is the happiest bit of art I've seen in forever. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I've shelled peas, too. And they taste so, so good.
I hope we all stay safe and go to the polls in November.
I love that picture! Jessie took it. Field peas are just the best, aren't they? So tender and sweet and delicious.Delete
Yep. We gotta live long enough to dump Trump.
I wish I was sitting in that river.ReplyDelete
did you get Jack fixed? if not, that might calm down his aggressive tendencies towards Maurice. or maybe you did and no it didn't. poor Maurice. no wonder she stays close to Mr. Moon. When my Emma was younger it always amazed me how loud she was running through the house, like thunderfoot.
everything Trump accuses liberals/democrats of doing or wanting to do he is doing. he accuses os of wanting to destroy this country while he destroys it. and yeah, he's got nothing for his campaign, no goals, no plans, no ideas, only division. he is going to run his whole campaign of division and protecting monuments to traitors to this country, people who fought a horrible war for the right to own and whip and rape other human beings.
That picture was taking in the little rivulet from a river into the bay. Very tannic but nice. Like I said- perfect for the kids. Nice for the adults, too. There was a deeper part.Delete
Yes. Jack has been fixed. And Maurice spayed. They are just ornery and will struggle for dominance forever. Sigh.
And you're right about Trump. He is absolutely projecting. He's such a head case. And no, he has no plan at all except to arouse and inflame his stupid base.
Poor Maurice, she's all beat up.ReplyDelete
I have that same table cloth that Jack is sitting on. I love the colors and the birds on it.
tRump is a despicable piece of human trash.
I can't even remember where I got the tablecloth. Someplace like Marshall's? Who knows? But yeah, I like it too.Delete
Trump is trash. Period. The end. Evil trash.
There is hope - I hear Kanye has thrown his hat in the ring for 2024!ReplyDelete
Or possibly 2020. I'd be laughing but hey! Obviously anything is possible.Delete
Did nothing but water my garden and do a couple of loads of laundry on the 4th. Meanwhile, neighbors behind decide a huge bonfire more than 10' wide with 15' high flames was a good idea...oh, and they had endless fireworks, too. Did I mention the bonfire pit and fireworks area is surrounded by tall trees and multiple flammable objects? Yeah. Brilliant. You don't have to think too hard to imagine who they support for the village idiot...aka 45. Sigh.
Yep. People who support Trump are generally complete idiots. I probably would have been too polite to say that a few years back but I'm completely over being polite.Delete
Idiot, racist assholes.
hahaha Kanye, what a drooler! Anyway I do love your table cloth. I do love your header and I do love the cats. I can see why Jack rules!ReplyDelete
But if he could vote he might likely vote KANYE! ( dear gawd!) Your day sounds perfect, glad the little chickie is still alive and the peas are in the bowl. All is right in the world of Moons.
Jack might vote for Kanye although I'd tell him that if he didn't vote for Biden I'd never give him another Friskee in his life.Delete
All is pretty well in the world of Moons. You are right!
Fireworks are now legal in Florida?! When did that happen? I love your new header! What a great picture. I don't know who Trump thinks he's going to convince with the statue argument. I think people who are worried about preserving Confederate statues were probably going to vote for him anyway.ReplyDelete
That just happened very recently. Such a brilliant idea, right?Delete
Jessie gets photo credit for the header. Isn't it sweet?
And you're exactly right about the people who are worried about preserving their precious heritage were already Trump supporters. Effing racists.
It has been so hot up in Illinois that your header looks so tempting to me! I cannot wait until November and totally agree with you about the current administration. I want to see a lot of them out of office and have to hold my breath because I worry it won't come true. I don't know where to start with all that needs to be fixed. I am glad to have found your blog!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you found my blog too, Ellen D.! Please come back and visit and thank you for commenting. I don't think I've ever been to Illinois.Delete
Your header is just gorgeous! I love it! Shelling peas seems like a nice kind of thing to do with someone else. As for Trump, he is truly unbelievable, but fills me with dread, we have just elected his dollar-store tribute act, Boris Johnson, who is in the clutches of a psychopathic "aide" and we have four and a half years before he can be got rid of. If the country isn't a smoking ruin by the end of it. Glad you are focusing on staying safe, staying home and enjoying the company of your beautiful catsReplyDelete
Thanks, Jenny. I love your description of Boris as being a "dollar-store tribute act." Perfect. I guess we plucked Trump from Walmart although I doubt that if he didn't have a (supposed) fortune he wouldn't have qualified to be a greeter there. Do you even have Walmarts? Probably not. You're better off without them.Delete