Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sky Dancing

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After work last night I got really side-tracked, when I discovered one of the younger, very shy kitties here had birthed a single, orange kitten on a towel in a chair. (The young male was fixed recently).

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She's now hiding in a file drawer with the kit, n came out to eat when I got home today, but is hiding again from the other folks when they arrive. She had been famished. She's getting alot of extra treats n petting from me now. Poor thing isin't yet a year old - a teen Mom, but doing well on her first day, considering. 

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Work orders are up lately, n I haven't been doing much besides reading Suzanne Collins n watching Vampire movies in my collection this week. I do really get a kick out of those movie special effects. I wish I had more leisurely days to play with my ideas more. (plus the newer programs n machines to do some movies of my own).

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For now I'll settle for a couple hours of pic playing, soon to be seen on ESR...

This week I still didn't get to transplanting the new garden pets, as the temps keep dipping to freezing overnight this week. Easier to put plastic over little pots than big ones. 

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Tough to believe that I got all these (not from the Kitten pic) from a random cloud formation on a windy day. At times the sky is the prettiest sight plus the best free show we get. Now it's even more entertaining for me... 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wungah

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Don't know why I wanted to name this pic " Wungah "

Or "What happens to your thinking when you are too drunk."

Woops, I was unaware until now that name is a place in Afghanistan! Sorry I hope it's prettier than this image...
I'm learning every day here-




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Muddling through an exhausting week as the cool. windy weather starts turning nicer for this Day Off. Trying to do way too much with limited sleep n daylight for the garden.


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Hoping when I get the Thyme , Lavender, n bush Tomato just purchased into pots I don't have to keep running put to cover them from freezing temps.

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They were looking bedraggled in the wind outside the store (cheap) when I decided to get them earlier rather than later. Now I must make time take care of them. I keep giving myself more to do when I have had so little time to do everything.

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Don't know why I picked this out of a larger Curly-cue pic as a lady with an angry expression having a very bad, windy, Hair Day... I've had a few lately...

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Finding bird forms in almost all I did with this week's pic, despite never seeing them where I got the original from...

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Original pic is of the partially obscured Salt Marsh I pass each time I walk home. It always seems so devoid of action. I have yet to hear much close-by bird song there, but last week I did loudly hear some invisible Peepers!



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I have alot of pics of the view through the branches,- Finally using one.

Hopefully the new garden pets will bounce back in a few weeks. (n me too!...)


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spring Marathon

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 It's that crazy week again. Tax-Deadline, Marathon Monday, n add-on Patriots Day in Massachusetts on a long- week-end. Mobs will visit the Eastern part of the state, n work-orders North near Beantown will sky-rocket. At dawn there's a re-enactment in Lexington (P-interest site) of the first "Shot Heard around the World" from the Revolutionary War for the State Holiday.

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 I did a great job of procrastinating on filing State Taxes Which I have to make a payment on, due to Health Care obligation laws changing. Hopefully tonight I get the forms filled in correctly by hand from a previously figured out copy a bit neater.

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Finally we got some clear weather days here to get to garden chores. Today was still pretty windy n cold tho -

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On my walk home from the library I always pass this garden spot by the walkway. The Daffodils were so pretty before it snowed. Now two weeks later, they don't look as happy...

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But I got some fun images without even altering the pretty one first!

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Makes a lovely wreath.
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Before...
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After -

(Kinda like runners after the Marathon...) 

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The other pics are made from another windowsill view.
 After that snow, I felt I deserved another tiny cheer-up container of red mini-roses. There are seeds planted in small pots in the other window. Some Basil already sprouted. Hopefully I can put some out in the garden. Still waiting on the Petunias.

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Need to search for the seed pile from the old house - in here somewhere. Maybe next week- Taxes in the mail first.

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Hopefully the Boston Marathon goes by without major incident. They are supposed to do some filming of extras for the new Mark Wahlberg film, "Patriots Day" too. I get to miss out on all the fun n work all week-end anyhow.

At least spring has started running...

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Cracking

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 Yep weather is nuts this year, seems normal has been cancelled until further notice. Of course it's spring-time, so all the warmth has deserted,n been replaced with snow, ice, n Polar temps. I knew there'd be a price to pay for that earlier nice weather at Xmas time.

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 A couple days ago we got slammed with about 8, heavy, packed, slushy, inches of snow here. Of course I had to go to work during the storm, got totally drenched, n had to shovel some places at work. Very slippery walking in slush too, then it crusty-iced, n there's still alot of ice around. Today it began to melt a bit at least. The wind-chill is tough to endure for long out there tho. It's effectively Winter, out of season again.

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It's seemed like an easier week for me, if only missing the one workday from the beginning.

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I recently watched movies from the library: "Dracula, Untold" with Luke Evans, which I really liked - about how Vlad the Impaler became the monster. Great effects n plot. ; and "There will Be Blood" with Daniel Day Lewis as an oil man. I didn't like that one much at the ending.


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Also watching a 3-movie dvd of Stargate SG1 stuff I own. According to the bonus materials it was the longest- running Sci-Fi tv series. Years ago I used to watch it after the original movie came out. Also I used to watch the spin-off series "Stargate: Atlantis."

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When I get bored, stifled, or feeling like I'm getting nowhere, (like these days) I always turn to thinking of endless possibilities that watching or reading Sci-Fi cues in my thinking.

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  I'm so grateful I got this little, portable dvd player so I can see films again. It definitely helps my state of mind improve in dreary weather.





I'll be walking back in the rain today...

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My Dad used to always kid us, "Hang onto your toenails!" as we left with him for a city drive. He was a last-second brake stomper. (wow I just found out on wiki that a Stomper is a type of rifle!)

The squirrel here always hangs on by his toe-nails at this bird feeder right outside my window.



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Some is Better than None

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This week I finally got 3 out of 5 asked for days  off. So next to my regular days it adds up to 5 Days in a row. Yippie! The beginning of September is the last time I had this many.

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Barely making a dent in my tired condition, but there's so much less stress at least. Finished the Federal tax form, n half-way thru the state instructions. This stuff really needs a clear head to read.

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Began some clean-up planters stuff, have seeds n also am trying out new  blueberry bushes in containers. Need a new bush tomato one to avoid blight. Don't want my stuff in the actual ground so if I move I can take them along.
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 I raked a bit from the back garden here, but it was pretty cold yesterday. Today is way better, but out getting online, n walking back. Planning more exercise.
Also dug out the free weights from the closet because I need to fix the weaker side from work again. They were out of reach too long!


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Another chilly Polar vortex is expected in this week-end, so I put off some planting stuff. I figured having something else to do besides the tax stuff would help my mood a bit. Still trying to get to the play guitar point. Two days left to relax before it's back to the old grindstone again.

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Spring flowers are coming up.
Hopefully I'll be more refreshed as well...