Thursday, June 22, 2017

Many Puppies


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I realized after having written down ""
"Many Puppies" for a post title,


That it's almost the same words as
"Mary Poppins!"

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Ironically - I was watching the movie
"Saving Mr Banks," with Emma Thompson n Tom Hanks,
about Walt Disney getting to know the author of the Mary Poppins book he adapts into a film musical.


Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Well all the puppies here aren't very musical, but are often loud n barking. Especially when the woman who is caring for them goes out.  

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She has undertaken the task of being a foster doggie-parent through PAWS of New England. After swearing off taking any more crying all night long puppies after the first two loud ones found a home, currently there are only twelve dogs here...

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Two of them are adults, 5 were born here 3 weeks ago. Tomorrow a louder collie-mix goes to a home, then except for the whiny-howling Bichon Frise it should be alot quieter. Please , I need sleep!

 I seem to take missed sleep alot better than other folks here tho, who get horribly grumpy!

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... But I will take any 5 bark-less minutes to sleep they give me...

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Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Note: Right now, these are the quietest ones! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sum Mer

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I've really been running out of play with pics time. Plus my pic program keeps crashing on me. Considering how much sleep I've been losing since living here, it's amazing to do anything for fun. I've taken alot of pics I won't use here, but will admit alot is going on around me that's due to the home owner here. And lots of animals. The cats are spending most time outdoors due to an influx of rescued dogs. I'll expand on that another time. It's been tough to sleep thru barking noise lately. I have been taking less pics in general Than before.

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Work was nuts trying to do all last week, due to a machine breakdown the cleaning crew caused by shorting out electronics. My clothes looked like I spilled a can of sugar paint on them after my shift. What a huge mess I have been dealing with. I need new work shoes. I've been scrubbing them with a brush. It also got my back sore more as I had extra inches to lean over for hours on end. I pray that machine gets fixed before I get back there.

 Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017


 Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

More seedlings came up out in the garden n the ants seem to be chewing them already despite powder insecticide. I did put out ant n slug baits last week. Looks like a bumper crop of strawberries will be harvested, if then sun stays out long enough to let them ripen. The patch is about 8 by 10 feet. I'm counting on my kitty friends here to keep the bunnies n rodents out of the garden area for me. I'm still convinced that containers in Chicken wire are the safest bet on what will produce more. After planting beans in the ground three times already, there are still only a handful of surviving plants...

 Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

 Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017


Next I have to figure out good spots to put the little tomatoes seedlings from my window. I have to avoid places they have been before to avoid blight. I'll begin transplanting some today when I get back. Loving these long daylight hours, altho running out of time anyhow!

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No texture or color change on my fave one here...

Watched the new "Logan" X-men film, 007 "Live or Let Die" again after years,  finished the "WitchBlade" series, n am in the middle of HBO's "Extras" series - English based, (Ricky Gervais).

 Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

 Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Today's pic has a fuzzy head (from movement) of my garden help. I do have a Catnip plant in one container. I really like this photo for several reasons tho, like you can see the neat color of her  eye irises, plus you can tell how tiny those bell-like blooms from last week's pic were.





Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2017

We are feeling summer heat here finally, n I'm not complaining!

Have a good 
Week-End!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Patience

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Wow, what a long week I put in! I got super sore n impatient the last few days, n wondered how I'd get thru to Day Off again. I did have a few silly days of joking around while I was slap-happy, n over-tired.

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Then Day Off arrived with so much built up to do that I barely got to doing pics to post for the next day by 3 am. It had been raining with pop -up showers the whole week, but cleared for my free time finally, yay.

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I had a super-clutzy, losing things I just had, n knocking stuff over evening doing things at home after errands. Prior to that while doing errands I was challenged by the bottom coming off-flapping of my favorite, old, cross-trainer shoes. I did a temp-clamp with Dollar Tree rubber bands, then when home I glued them together n re-clamped off my foot.

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I went crazy looking for a missing old shoe to garden with, but gave up n used good ones so didn't dig much.


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I'm discouraged with ground planting. I've done the same spots for beans n squash now 3 times with seeds. What had sprouted got eaten almost immediately by insects. I've been using "Seven" Garden powder in between raining.

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Yesterday I put out some ant traps with cups over them to keep out rain n the cats. I put some seedlings in containers n surrounded them with chicken wire. Maybe those will do better.

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I'm paranoid of putting the tomatoes out there now. The only ground plants doing ok now are the radishes that I won't eat, just planted to help carrots sprout, n a few peas along the garden fence. Everything else seeded is still MIA.

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth June 2017

But on the bright side, The potted, pale, purple Lilies of the Valley from the old house finally came up n gave me one sprig of cute, 1/4 inch bells for the first time! I had expected them much earlier on the spring, n had thought them gone.

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Tough gardening n being patient when over-tired n working too many hours.
Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2017 Purple Lilies of the Valley

The altered pics today are from a photo of them this year. Maybe other plants will show up off schedule n give me some free food n blooms...

Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2017 Purple Lilies of the Valley



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sum not All




Oh joy,  summer-like orders n a 6  day work-week!

I can't get to the library or go online to comment this week. I am limited to what I can to from my little tablet. I have to spend my one free day running many errands n getting laundry done. Then I have to go in very early n work very late, then go back for weekend orders!

Must make bucks when they let me, n can't afford to refuse, so I'll only get to read blogs this week if not too pooped after work.

I really miss those quiet quiet moments on the bridge near my old house, like when I shot this.

May  29 2014 pic here. 

I'll be back on the other side of exhaustion...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

RE Member

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Can you remember why we fight?






Have you had to stand up for it?



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Defending our rights and the freedom of democracy it stands for?

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 At work I this week had to stand up to a tall, young, immigrant, bully from another country, to explain that every one had a right to speak, had a right to their own opinion, n could state their opinion, whether or not others wished to hear it.


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That we did not need her permission to speak. (She was not a supervisor). I was angry at how she'd just screamed at a co-worker who was part of a group of folks there at that time. All he did was make a comment in an attempt to be friendly to those around him, and to her, but she screamed at him to "shut up!" and then to me also as I defended our right to speak.

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I then loudly explained to all, that when I see an injustice taking place, I had a duty to speak up! Welcome to democracy!

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Then several folks in the next over work-zones answered with echoing shouts of
"God Bless America!"

It was enough to make you salute the flag...


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You see, where I work there are many more immigrants (most non-English-speaking,) than citizens.  This particular person never stops talking loudly all night long. There is no way anyone can say anything without her feeling interrupted. Seriously, do you ask permission to speak outside of a meeting or courthouse?

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Now each time she speaks I ask her if she has permission... just to be a wise guy.


Image by SnaggleTooth May 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2017


I only stood up in a small way for freedom of speech.

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I wonder what it would feel like to die for Democracy to survive...?

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Happy Memorial Day Week-end,

and remember!