That was one of the pictures I took yesterday when we still had standing water in the yard. The chickens are actually eating the birdseed I'd thrown out. They did not seem to mind the fact that it was covered in water. Today the puddle is all gone and the chickens are still eating the birdseed, now swollen, I'm sure, for it's soaking. When Mr. Moon let them out this morning they ran to it first thing and began pecking away. The squirrels and cardinals have been happy to dine at that dirt table, too.
The rain seems to have moved on past us. I hear that that hundreds of thousands of people are without power in Alabama and probably Florida, too. Man, that was a wicked storm. We were so lucky. Even so, I spent some time today picking up limbs and branches that fell in the yard. I just looked at the National Hurricane Center's map and there's something that may turn into a tropical storm (or may not) down east of the Yucatan, but north of Cozumel, which is supposedly going to "meander" (that's a quote) in a north-easterly direction.
There's another storm, I believe it's already a hurricane, in the Atlantic and who knows where that will go? Its name is Teddy.
Well, never boring!
I see another woman has come forward to accuse Donald J. Trump of sexual assault, this time in 1997. How the hell many does this make now? And why does his base not care about this? I can think of a few reasons right off the top of my head that they would probably cite including "fake news" but mostly I believe it's because they are heavily invested in the patriarchy, even (especially?) the women and, well, you know- men just do these things.
And hey! What was she wearing?
The only thing I was accused of today was always giving August and Levon a treat when they leave my house to go home. Vergil's mama sent me a sweet picture of August and his cousin flying their Lego helicopters and said that she's been learning a lot about the Moons from August. According to him, I am very nice and yes, I give them treats and also, Boppy has "thousands of moneys" and spends it all on lawn mowers. Here's a picture that Jessie sent today of the kids playing in the house where they're staying.
This is the same house that we all stayed in when Jessie got married. It is a huge house and belongs to the camp that Vergil's stepdad owns (I think) with other partners. When we'd been there for about four days, someone mentioned the pool table downstairs and I thought they were kidding. Turns out there wasn't just a pool table but also a ping-pong table and a foosball table too! I have such beautiful memories of staying there and the wedding. I'm so glad that Jessie and Vergil are getting to spend some time there now with their boys.
In other grandchild news, I hear that Magnolia has become a puzzle savant. Lily sent this picture today.
I will be honest with you- I can't do a three hundred piece jigsaw puzzle. My brain just does not work that way. Maggie has the most intense attention/interest span. Lily says she does puzzles for hours every day. She can also play with her dolls for hours. She is four years old! I am not sure where she gets this sort of focus. I am fascinated and astounded by it.
I made two more masks today. Not sure why. But they are nice, tidy masks. I didn't do much else. Watered the porch plants. Took the trash. Visited with a neighbor. Thankfully, she's as liberal as I am. So no, not the neighbor with the Trump sign in her yard.
I gathered eight eggs. What in the world am I going to do with all of these eggs? I need to start giving more away. I have a banana, blueberry bread pudding in the oven right now that I put four eggs in but that doesn't make a dent in the number of eggs I have in this house. Some are in cartons in the refrigerator, some are in bowls on the counter. Mr. Moon took a dozen and a half to the guys he's working with in the woods on the hunting project. I am so rich in eggs right now.
I think I'll go to town tomorrow for my Costco/Publix run. It's started being more of a necessity for me to leave Lloyd than it is for me to get groceries. And that really is the truth.
Have you guys seen any of the "First Time Reaction" Youtubes? If you haven't, you really should watch some of them. It's a young African American guy and sometimes his twin, watching videos of songs by artists they are completely unfamiliar with. I'm sure that their target audience has to be old people like me. I mean, who my age doesn't want to know what someone who's never even heard of the Mama's and the Papa's thinks about "California Dreaming?" And it's a chance to hear songs with new ears, too, as you watch the reaction of someone who is hearing the music we grew up on for the first time. It's a genius move.
I watched this one today. There's so much in it to love.
The guy literally believed that the Rolling Stones was either a clothing line or a film production company. Of course that blew my mind but I completely understand how that could happen. But he loved what he heard.
I think we watched him hearing Keith picking three strings.ReplyDelete
I did love the way he loved the instrumentation.Delete
perhaps on your way to Costco/Publix tomorrow you can drop off a bounty of your eggs to Mr No-Man-Lord.....unless, of course, he has his own chickens? I'm sure he would love them. Magnolia.....it is fascinating to me how some children are can be so focused and rapt as to engage themselves for hours.....where others require a myriad of outside stimulation.ReplyDelete
glad all you got (so far) was ooodles of rain that has absorbed back into the earth...... I wish you could send some of that out west here.......where we are still on fire and parched as we can be
I did do that, Susan! I took him eggs. He doesn't have chickens. He probably should but I don't know that he could afford to feed them.Delete
Maggie's mother never entertained herself for more than ten minutes when she was a child so I'm not sure where Maggie gets this focus but it sure is cool.
And how I wish we could send some rain to you! If only...
Love those guys! First time I saw them they were listening to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”. Glad you dodged the worst of the storm. Looks like we’re going to have a repeat of 2005 when the names ran out! As long as we don’t have another Irma that covers the entire state I can deal. Came close to loosing my shit with that one!ReplyDelete
Maggie’s little bit of tongue sticking out shows that intent focus. All your grandkids are beautiful. Much love.
Me too! I think Dolly Parton is the universal solvent.Delete
And yep, they're going to run out of names.
Much love back to you, Barbara!
young man...hilarious. Fancy having never heard of the Stones.ReplyDelete
Hope that Maggie becomes a scientist, she has that sort of focus and determination doesn't she.
It's so incredibly difficult for me to understand how someone could not have heard of the Rolling Stones but if it's just not a part of your culture, you don't know. I sort of thought they'd just BE THERE in the ether or something. You know, like Keith said, "You have the moon, you have the stars, you have the Rolling Stones." Or whatever he said.Delete
Maggie might be a scientist. She sure does love bugs and animals.
Jeez, so many storms. I'm glad you're safe. I don't understand why the base doesn't care about any of the assault charges. They're too busy worrying about the fake pedophilia rings. Ugh. 49 days or so, but who's counting? I made 2 masks today too. xoxoxoReplyDelete
Right? The irony of that has struck me too. WTF with the fake pedophilia rings? Meanwhile, their leader, their savior, their redeemer has assaulted how many women?Delete
I just can't.
Well, I fell down the rabbit hole and watched the boys for over an hour. My new go-to you tubers! We’re in Ocala heading to the Sarasota area, and hit the most torrential rain and wind yesterday. I hope it’s moved on because we’re so close to home!ReplyDelete
I hope you're home and safe by now!Delete
Yes- those twins are addictive, aren't they? I love the facial expressions. They delight me.
I love those YOuTube guys too! THey're helping me ride out the pandemic with something good and true. Like you. xoReplyDelete
Oh, Lisa. That's so precious. YOU'RE so precious. Thank you.Delete
There were, are?, five storms at one time in the Atlantic. they only have three more letters I think and hurricane season isn't even close to being over. hard to imagine that anyone had never heard of the Rolling Stones or didn't know they are a band. but I just wanted him to play the song, annoyed me that he kept stopping it. and you know what? my slow southern ears could not understand a word he said at the very beginning. I've seen a couple other of his videos. I think it's great though that he is listening to music outside his sphere of exposure, especially the music we grew up with.ReplyDelete
I read something on FB the other day addressing that very question of why Trump's base continues to support him from a woman who lives in their midst. they don't care what he does as long as he 'hates on the libs'. that's their whole thing, their hatred for liberals who they perceive to be weak. it's all about strength to them and who's on top of the pecking order and they equate strength with armed violence, any show of compassion for anyone or anything is considered a weakness. and I read in the NYT daily update something that really underscores that which is that the south was born and formed in daily violence due to slavery. the writer postulated this as one of the underlying reasons the US, as rich as it is, is one of the most violent countries in the world.
I actually love it when that guy stops the music to talk. I like hearing his comments. It really fascinates me to hear what virgin ears think of the music we grew up with.Delete
I saw that article about Trump's base just love him because he hates liberals. I think there's more to it than that but that's probably a big part of it. Liberals and "intellectuals" meaning, of course, the educated people who think.
Not sure about the theory from the NYT's either. Of course that has to have something to do with our violence but we've always romanticized violence in this country from the cowboys and Indians to the mob. It's fucked up.
I saw those young lads listening to Whitney Houston singing for the first time and they were blown away (as was I - I had forgotten how much I loved her voice). And I just loved August saying that "Boppy has lots of monies and spends it all on lawnmowers"!!! Ha ha, out of the mouths of babes!ReplyDelete
"Thousands of money!" That just cracks me up.Delete
Isn't it fun to watch those guys listen to "our" music? They're adorable.
Wow- I am impressed with Maggie-and how lovely that she entertains herself for hours on end- lucky Lily.You could send some of that rain our way-our dams are only 33% full so we really need it!ReplyDelete
I sure wish we could send you some water. We seem to have extra right now.Delete
Lily IS lucky that Maggie likes to entertain herself so much. I really do admire that in a child.
Maggie is my spirit avatar. Our puzzle brains work the same way. I think she had found her form of meditation.ReplyDelete