Sir Douglas Quintet — She’s About A Mover, on Shindig, 1965.
What’s on your mind?
Hey, Suz! Hope you got some good sleep last night….happy and colorful dreams. If you get a chance later, cocktailhag had a lively thread. It’s good to see some old friends just chatting. With no tension! (What a relief!)
hey dearie — how’s the beach tonight? not much sleep — but i do recall i had a dream involving a volcano, shoes, and crystal chandeliers. i’ll be dayamed if i can remember more than that
I love dreams….. except when they veer off track.
Lovely at the beach. We had real crashing waves that I could hear at my house after a day of fierce winds off the water. I do love the sound of the waves.
Nice quiet week, actually. No complaints!
yay! i spent part of the afternoon dreaming about what to plant for summer bloom on the front porch. it only gets morning sun since its east facing and covered. i’m thinking summer stock — i love the smell of it on hot summer nights
Do impatiens work up there? They can be so vibrant…. and they seem to grow wherever they are planted.
hiya Suzzzz, Dearie
Outpatiens too. :-)
i’m not a huge fan of impatiens – nor pink. my pansies are blue, purple, yellow, magenta and a few have white along with color. my peony has 3 buds that will open bright pink that pales to an almost white as it opens and ages. my fuchsias are fuchsia and purple. i’m thinking maybe getting orange dahlias and putting it in a pot just below the porch where it gets more sun.
hey ppd — how was your day?
hey ecahn — how’s your insomnia? i gotta think about the deer too — they brazenly walk down the street going from yard to yard munching away. surprised me to see that. i expected them when i was out in the country but not in town.
just fine, thanks Suzzz — how are you doing tonight?
Sounds lovely! I hope you’ll post some pix when things are in bloom.
I planted two things in my herb (aka weed) garden last year that I expected to be failures, but both proliferated. One was lettuce, the other was nasturtium. I thought the wabbits would get them but apparently the cat kept the wabbits away. I had to give lettuce away, there was so much. The nasturtium I just let grow & grow.
Has been a cool spring, so nothing sprouting yet, except chives, and too soon to plant annuals.
It’s not insomnia. It’s that I get tired out during day, nap, then am awake for a couple of hours during night.
I spent most of this week spring cleanup outdoors. Slept for hours last night, decided I’d take a day off today (reading trashy Clancy novel, a political statement in itself) and so here I am.
Back atcha PPD.
Aloha, Suz, Dearie, and lln pups…! The Better Half is busily packing tonite, for another SA Camp on the North Shore of Oahu, over this weekend…!
i will when it looks good. the hyacinths are all droppy as are the early daffs. new crops of daffs are showing some pops of color and the pansies look good but not much else is going on. i’ll be sure to take pics of the peony — tis one of my fav plants
not seem much at the garden center yet. am not interested in bare root roses since i’m a container gardener.
ah – so that’s what you meant when you said your sleep schedule was outta whack. i thought you meant insomnia. my apologies.
tis good to have a day of rest – reading has always been a fav way of mine to pass the time — and sometimes, the trashier the better the escape.
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight?
everything’s blooming here – getting ready to put the transplants in my planters
I’ve been a serious student this past winter. Listened to several Yale college online courses. Timeout for trashy novels.
Wonderful! The courses look so, so interesting. I found that I can do my legal continuing education units online, too. I’ve watched a couple of sessions that were great….. one on The Imperial Presidency that was just fascinating. So much easier and truly more interesting than attending some of the conferences I used to go to. Watch it and then give my credit card number to pay for it. No need to get a hotel room!
my peony always bloomed shortly after april 10th (my dad’s bday) in ca and now blooms in late april or early may (my mom’s bday) up here. those 700 miles north sure do make a difference
Doing pretty well when I’d received a jangle from Subaru, Mon. and Wed. nites…! ;-)
Btw, Dearie, I’d thought of you, and tejuana rusa, when I’d first read this today… Saudi Arabia registers first female lawyer…
i’ve been reading about your course taking and think its wonderful. but yeah, its just as wonderful to take some brain down time and veg out
can’t beat the comfort of home and your jammies with the sounds of crashing waves in the background while getting some brain candy. travel can be such a hassle
it’s been hot in the SC mountains lately, Suzzz
You betcha…! ;-)
Hey, CT, thanks for sharing that. It will be interesting to see if the woman gets to survive breaking through that wall. She must be someone important’s daughter or wife.
I was given a tulip poplar tree last autumn. About 2′ tall. If I plant it, I’ll have to fence it in. It is potted & I put it in the mulch bin for the winter so the deer couldn’t graze on it. I have planted several tulip poplars, only one survived bucks rubbing antlers on bark, and I’m not sure that one survived last autumn, though its trunk is large enough to not have been a victim so I didn’t put on a trunk guard. :-(
I am impatient with most environmental issues. I am a rank amateur but find I know more than professionals.
For example, at local college there was an open lecture on reintro of wolves to Yellowstone. Took “rock star” environmentalist an hour to explain that ungulates (mostly elks) overgraze, thus reducing plant diversity, esp along erodable stream beds.
Sheep farmers hate wolves, so big deal.
A month or so later found the soln. Put out lambs laced with drug that causes wolf to vomit, but is otherwise harmless. Wolves stop raiding sheep herds but do their job at culling ungulates.
that’s the one thing i don’t miss — those 104 degree days in the cabin with no a/c and not much insulation…
it’s not quite that hot yet, but it’s a comin’
i heard there have already been days in the 80′s down there. i reminded my landlord when i saw him yesterday to bring the room a/c he promised to install. do not want a repeat of last summer — even pharmacuticals could not help with that discomfort
At the top of our street, there’s wildland that extends into 5,000 ac county park so deer graze our front yards, occasionally. Loves them some agapanthus blooms. My garden areas are in the fenced back yard so it’s a fight to the death with the gophers.
who were you thinking of
You need your own version of The Iceman Cometh, Suzzz
Did 4 or 5. American novel since 1945 explained why I don’t like American novels since 1945. I had to laugh at me, bc it took me 10 or more lectures to figure out that prof had to explain the 1960s & 70s to students so they could understand the novels. The lectures were videoed around 2008 and students don’t even know Clinton first hand.
Best one was AA history from reconstruction to present. Prof Holloway, 40ish, was emotionally involved but kept a demeanor that was perfect. I emailed him afterwords (W.E.B. Dubois great grandfather might have been related to white Huguenot builder of my house) and he replied in the most touching email I have received. He said that one of the unexpected outcomes of the experiment of putting courses online was hearing from peeps like me who had audited & appreciated them. He is an AA with mixed blood, obvious from his skin color, and struggled with how to present the emotionally laden material. He said that he had finally realized that taking it personally was detrimental.
Important to me, he typed that I had “made his day.”
is why i want the room ac. this place is only 550 sq ft so it should keep me fairly comfortable.
how wonderful ecahn!!!
The first spring I had my rescue cat, from the city, she tried to stalk a deer.
She knows better now, and while she still eyes them suspiciously, no longer stalks them
Wabbits a diff matter.
Read an internet site earlier, that if cats can smell mice, can mice smell cats.
No more mice in house.
But cats still hunt if allowed outdoors, wh mine is. Instinct. Cats don’t usually eat catches, if they are fed.
That’s so great. It’s interesting, I think, to be a continual learner. I didn’t go to law school until I was 50, and I must say that I’m one of the few lawyers I know who can actually say that I loved law school! And I’m not sure I don’t have a Ph.D. in me still. :) I love ‘school.’
Made me tear up.
landlord furnish the hamsters to power the AC, too?
Hi, Suzanne, thanks for another party.
gotta make ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing ya made someone’s day and that feeling returns when ya think about it. twill be a treasured memory — for you and for him.
nope — my electrical was included in my rent at the coast but not here. then again, this place is a lot cheaper than the place at the coast. no view yanno
hey ncbb — how ya doing tonight? good to see ya instead of the way we have been passing like two ships in the night lately…
cat stalking deer — irony springs eternal
token still tries to run up to deer — tail awaggin’ hoping to be friends.
I hated every school I attended except HS, the one that usually wacks peeps out.
I am an autodidact. That is a problem bc it is difficult to find material that is reliably informative without being biased. (I have been accused of being a conspiracy nut.)
Continual learning. How could you not be.
Meant to reinforce something from a couple of weeks ago. Don’t take umbrage bc I don’t know the answer yet.
PP is not just located in poor communities. It is allegedly located disproportionately in poor black communities.
I’m not sure that came across in our earlier comments.
Nothing new has dropped into my lap since that search so still don’t know whether that is accurate or not.
Hi, I was up at the top of the screen, trying to catch up on the earlier posts. Was as far as the peonies. They are my favorite flower, but I do like the pale pink ones.
I am pretty good tonight.
At least the cat had confidence!
Cats don’t usually eat catches, if they are fed.
But, they’ll most certainly, proudly, display their ‘prowess’, what ever repose the poor varmints may be in… And, at the most inopportune time feasible…! ;-)
I’ve been giving that a lot of thought over the weeks. Not sure what to think, but I’m certainly willing to learn more. As someone who worked with kids from difficult families, I just wish every kid was wanted and actually cared for. Like I said, I’m naive.
mine is a single and is almost dinner plate size when fully open. here are several pics of it
And no umbrage taken! I like to learn, and I’m pretty willing. I’d just never heard that about PP. If you learn more, please fill me in. We have a clinic in Ventura, but I’ve never paid much attention…. California is pretty okay! I haven’t heard of any protests….. or I’d have been over there helping clients access the clinic as needed.
For eCAHN at 56.
Got that right. Esp since the exchange was X-cultural. Longer story involved white Huguenot descendant with whom I did an outing on the day I discovered the potential W.E.B. Dubois connection. When he (Hug descendant) picked me up, I enthusiastically explained my discovery, to see him bristle. To his benefit, he did not say anything negative.
Thanks for that link to Yale Open Courses!
there’s a lion or tiger in every cat’s prehistory
You are at the top of my list.
I expect to have no strong hypothesis soon. If & when I come across something that seems informative, I’ll let you know.
Dinner plate size! I’m impressed!
I didn’t know that you had a blog. Or two adorable puppies.
I live in the city and am a container gardener, too. Nothing too ambitious. Some herbs, petunias and impatiens. Hardy things, because I was never able to keep a house plant alive.
I tend to go for the blues and purples, too.
Apparently MIT & some other schools have done same. I haven’t delved into them yet.
Struggling thru Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. More difficult than ones I have already audited.
That was for eCAHN @ 46…! My toobz are mighty clogged tonite…!
have only one — token’s sister, goldie, lived next door to us when we were in boulder creek at the little cabin in the woods by the creek.
ncbb — you should try pansies. tis my first time and i’m impressed. they lasted all winter and are still going strong. love the colors and they are wonderful in containers. i had expected mine to die off in december or january but they really surprised me.
Do the deer avoid the pansies? Pansies are so pretty.
night all – have a legal forum in the morning – be well.
I’m aware that I should praise my cat’s catching prowess. She pretends ennui. It’s quite a pantomime, wh we both engage in enthusiastically.
they have so far *knocking on wood and crossing fingers and toes*
tis about time for me to head out also. thank you for stopping by and letting me spend a wee bit of time with you this evening.
We had a Tibetan terrier. He was the only one left who had not sold because he was beige
The breeder told us that they are the only color Tibetan that is no good for showing or breeding.
Since we wanted a pet for our son, that was okay with us. He was a very high strung dog, though. Barked at every sound. And he loved to be alone. He would go into our second bathroom, the one we used least, an lie on the tile floor.
Talk about a contrarian.
token’s mom pager is a lahsa with toy poodle and maybe a wee bit of maltese. his sister goldie looks like her. his dad is a yorkie, scottie, rat terrier mix and token looks more like spud than pager.
Good-night, Suz. Thanks for hosting tonight…… nice to spend time with you.
I’ve always wanted to try pansies because they look to me like friendly faces.
A friend has an old home on Cape Cod. When she bought it, the walk to her front door was lined with deep, deep, purple–very velvety looking tiny pansies. I always thought of them as her floral welcome committee.
A single guy friend has a tiny white maltese toy poodle mix. (At least I think that is what she is).
He meeets a lot of potential dates walking her because no one can resist her. Everyone has to stop, pet and ask questions.
Sweet dreams, Suz and sleepyheads…!
*heh* So, he’s a minaturized mutt, eh…? ;-)
I was unaware that anyone was doing this, so thank you.
Best wishes. It can’t be easy.
My cousin wanted to know if her daughter would do better in independent study because she had dropped out or failed out of schools again and again. My husband, who taught in community college and ran the independent study programs as well, replied that independent study took much more self discipline.
Almost 100 replies, Suzanne.
No at all shabby.
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