Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies

  This idea came from a Facebook meme:
Over 10 days, post your 10 all time favorite films. What movie has really made an impact on you or what films can you watch over and over and never tire of? Post either the movie poster, DVD cover or even a screenshot on your timeline. No need to explain.

Only I had a hard time picking out just 10 movies so my favorites over the next few hundred Saturdays 😸 in semi-alphabetical order:me favorite films. What movie has really made an impact on you or what films can you watch over and over and never tire of? Post either the movie poster, DVD cover or even a screenshot on your timeline. No need to explain.

Only I had a hard time picking out just 10 movies so my favorites over the next few hundred Saturdays 😸 in semi-alphabetical order:


The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Gary Cooper

If you haven't seen this movie, you might be able to find it for free on YouTube.


Friday, April 3, 2020

The Friday Five Good Things

Five good things that happened this week.

1. Himself's Brother called to tell him that the Massachusetts State Department of Treasury Unclaimed Property Division had money listed for Himself. $18. Himself checked my name and came up with my mother's name. There's an outstanding $10 to her.

2. Enjoyed a Mary on the Prairie Day baking bread, making elderberry syrup, and pizza dough.

3. Work began on preparing the site for the new mailbox. Still waiting for the granite post, but the masonry supply is closed.

4. While my Spring classes at the museum have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, at least my lesson plans are done for the Summer classes.

5. Enjoyed a virtual lunch with the  Moms Breakfast Club members.

How was your week?

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gratitude and a Prayer

Monday, I mentioned I put out a garden kite to St. Jude as a personal intention. Today, or when it stops raining I'll put out another of my iconography garden kites to the Archangel Raphael, patron of doctors, nurses, and health care workers.



A year ago, the Eldest was laid off from her job as a lab technician. She went on unemployment, and had many interviews, but nothing panned out. About a month ago, she took a job in a call center for a cabinet company. Not what she wanted, but it paid enough to pay her bills. So Jude had answered part of my prayer. That the Eldest finds a job.

Now at the same time that she interviewed for the cabinet company, she also had interviewed with two hospitals. One gave her the brush, but the second said they were interested.

In the meantime, she had the job at the call center until the stay at home advisories and essential services were announced. After their shift they were sent home and told that the company was trying to figure out what they were going to do. That was on a Thursday. She thought she would have to apply for unemployment again. On Sunday she was called and informed she could work from home. 

A day or two later, the lab manager called and offered her the position, and the second part of my intention was answered. Not only a job, but one where she would be happy. There were still eyes to dot and tees to cross. Drug and TB test, background check, fingerprinting. She waited until the end of the week before she gave her notice. The drug and TB tests have been done. She has an appointment for getting fingerprinted. Because of all the chaos, she's not certain when she will begin.

So in her honor, the garden kite to the Archangel Raphael. Ora Pro Eis. Pray for them. The doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

T Stands For How My Garden Grows

With some nice weather on hand, I decided to go outside to do a little yardwork and to get some fresh air.


People in town were putting teddy bears in their windows so parents could drive the littles around on a Teddy Bear Hunt. Left to right, Bink (panther), Ted (bear), and Blue (polar bear) wait to be counted.


Though a few days early, I decided to put out the Spring decorations. The wreath was made by Lady Caer Morgana from The Wiccan Life 


I really needed to see the bright colors of the April garden flag


Spring has arrived about 2 months earlier than usual. A single crocus greeted me as I made my rounds.


The little crocus is on the far left of the garden under the Japanese maple. A few daffodil shoots are coming up, too.


A few daffodils by the brick path that leads to the oil fill. I might have to relocate these bulbs in the Fall so the Spring flowers won't get trampled on when the oil man makes his delivery.


Still a little too early for the Lily of the Valley


My tea where I left it while working


Rotrow! Leaves of three! Let them be! Poison Ivy still in her Fall colors


A tulip among the daffodils


Just like being mindful of where I was grabbing dead leaves and sticks, I had to watch where I was placing my big feet so I wouldn't trample the daffs.


Some early show offs


The last load of the day in my little, red wagon


I made a dent.

Dedo agreed I should call it a day.

How does your garden grow?

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Another Garden Kite


to St. Jude, patron saint of hope and lost causes. More about this later in the week.