Saturday, May 19, 2018

Happy Caturday


After-dinner Grooming
On the Porch

Happy Caturday from Tommy & Smokey


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hodgepodging Life's Challenges

 Bill's Barn and the plum tree
The month is May is my favorite!

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1. What would you say is your biggest day to day challenge?

Finding a day that is sunny and warm and not windy, so that I can get in that much-coveted walk. Also, probably, doing enough actual physical work during the day so that I feel productive, but not so much that I actually accomplish anything.

 Tommy, joining me for breakfast on the porch

2. May 16th is National Biographers Day. What's a biography you really enjoyed reading? Is this a genre you read regularly?

I've been enjoying G. K. Chesterton's autobiography, which begins,
"Bowing down in blind credulity, as is my custom, before mere authority and the tradition of the elders, superstitiously swallowing a story I could not test at the time by experiment of private judgment, I am firmly of opinion that I was born on the 29th of May, 1874, on Campden Hill, Kensington; and baptised according to the formularies of the Church of England in the little church of St. George opposite the large Waterworks Tower that dominated that ridge. I do not allege any significance in the relation of the two buildings; and I indignantly deny that the church was chosen because it needed the whole water-power of West London to turn me into a Christian."
How can anyone not like Chesterton.

Red barn near Wausau, WI

3. How important is keeping a clean house? Do you need to de-clutter your life?

I see those as two separate things. And I would say that my house generally falls into a third category, 'Acceptably Tidy.' It's usually acceptably tidy, for it's not antiseptically clean and certainly, well, let's just skip the whole discussion about de-cluttering if I'm going to stay in a good mood and not become mentally exhausted just thinking about it.

 Green is everywhere!

4. You're the 8th dwarf. What's your name?

Goldie, with a silent 'G.'

 Smokey is always glad when Dad is home.


5. What's surprised you the most about your life or life in general?

To quote the Dowager Countess, 'the on-ness and on-ness of it.'  And actually, a nice surprise: that I don't feel as old as I look. At least I think that's a good thing.

 Church of the Resurrection, Wausau, WI
This is perhaps Mr. C.'s favorite


6. Insert your own random thought here. 
I got a great coupon from Shutterfly for a jigsaw puzzle, so I uploaded my favorite photo of Canterbury Cathedral. I was so pleased that it came in a good, sturdy box and it looks like it turned out great. I'll let you know after I put it together.

 Canterbury Cathedral

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