Potted Perfection

This morning while rushing around trying to get ready for work, in my spastic, do something in three different areas of the house kind of way, I took the time to stop and give my potted plants a drink. The yard was cool, since we just had a rain shower on Saturday, however, during hot weather, I need to water the potted plants more frequently. I strive for daily but, like my writing, that doesn’t always happen. Anyway, this morning it did and I was rewarded with the beauty of what has become the best looking of all my plants. My coleus on the front porch loves it’s spot so much, it has literally exploded and now has seeds shooting out of the top of it!

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I’m so proud of this since I used to be known as the person who kills her plants. I love the colors of this one and can’t wait to try my hand at another. I have a similar looking one with different colors in a hanging basket, just itching to get out into a nice pot. Maybe this beauty won’t mind sharing her spot!

Church, Family and Big Brother

I don’t know about y’all, but Sundays around our house follow a kind of routine. For me,    it begins with my cup of coffee, bulletproof of course, and my favorite program of the morning, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. It’s a nationally syndicated news magazine with entertaining news, profiles of famous people, art and more. Then, most Sundays I go to church. Since being back in the area, it’s been harder than usual to select a home church, however, I am fond of the one I’ve been going to, First United Methodist of Watauga. We have moved around a lot in our 31 years of marriage, and we became Methodists early on, my husband having been raised Southern Baptist and me a Catholic, we decided to compromise and become Methodists. This morning was cool because the front of the church was all decorated up for VBS which started tonight.

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My friends I normally sit with were absent, that didn’t bother me though because I always feel welcomed from the moment I walk in the front door. I missed seeing them still because I like having them to talk to and visit with.

Next in the lineup is usually prep and planning of family dinner, this Sunday was a little different though, because we had predetermined what the menu was and my brother in law offered to cook the meat. That left us with less prep and more pool time, yea! We were down a few members today but still had a full house and a good meal. My idea when we first moved back was that we would rotate houses for family dinner, but since  we have a pool and more room, and my brother works crazy hours with little time to do much else, and my dad’s house is kind of small for up to 11 people eating together, it has been at our house most of the time since summer started. We used to go to my brother in law’s place a lot but he has also been deluged with a full and hectic schedule, so we hate to ask him to work any harder. It has been wonderful having the whole family together at least once a week to break bread and we don’t mind at all. It’s a great tradition and I hope it stays part of our routine.

Tonight was another edition of Big Brother, one of my favorite summertime shows and I’ve heard from at least one other blogger, I’m not alone in this! My friend Stephanie watches as well so we always have that to talk about on Monday or Thursday, depending on show times. Tonight, I was surprised to see a budding romance between James and the houseguest with the dark hair (jeez, I forgot her name already). This will be a topic of conversation between myself and the other blogger (Myra) that I’ve been talking to. We were just wondering the other day why he didn’t have a girlfriend yet when he is so personable and cute.

So, there you have it, now you know my routine for several days of the week if you’ve been following along, what are yours? Go ahead and leave a comment and tell me your routines, fav shows or whatever you want to talk about. I’ll be waiting, on the patio😉.

My Friend Steph

Before the wine takes hold tonight, relax, it’s just a dab with Sprite, I thought I’d pen a thought or two, bout you and me, and me and you. We share some common interests, true, we love to write, and read and view, silly shows and live ones too. I’m glad we found each other, you are like no other-you make me laugh and keep me light, never have things not been right. A joyous friendship shared by two, feel lucky that I work for you, not like any “boss” I’ve had, never make me feel bad or sad. Big heart, bigger smile, always goes that extra mile, making those around you feel good, glad you’re in my neighborhood. You and me, we jive that’s true, we’ll know it til our time is through. Since that time is far from here, know I deem you very dear. Til tomorrow, special one, I’ll see you when the night is done.image

Breaking News

It’s a sad state of affairs, what’s going on in the world today. Just now, breaking news from a peaceful protest in Dallas, Tx. where another police officer has been shot, maybe more. The story is still developing and is similar to other stories around the nation. It’s been said the protest was over when the shots were fired.

What is the world coming to, when you can’t watch the news, or even a show, without another story like this happening? Are we going to slowly kill each other off because we simply can’t work together, agree to disagree, see the meaning of the injustice we bestow on one another? Soon, it will not be possible to go out in public to see a concert,  view a movie, or even go shopping at the mall for fear we will become a victim of some senseless shooting like this.

It’s getting very scary out there people, stay safe! Check out Channel 5 NBC News for the full story. I pray everyone is ok.

A Silly Poem

I’m supposed to be writing

instead I am fighting

the urge to sleep

is so strong I’m yawning

thoughts are slow to come

the wine has made me numb

a challenge has been taken

the idea is not forsaken

I’ll write more come tomorrow

continue what was promised

a year of daily musing

you’ll help to keep me honest.image