Oh my, but it is hot. Yesterday around noon I walked out on the patio with Charlie and saw that the green pot of creeping jenny near the door was completely burned.
I just stood and stared at it for a minute. Typically I end up watering a good twice per day. But the sun is really intense by noon.
This morning when I watered I took all three plants that were in that vintage plant holder and put them in the shade. They look awful and I don’t know if they’ll recover from the brutal midday heat.
The creeping jenny was in the same spot last year and did fine. I think this is going to be one heck of a hot summer.
I’ve been asked what mouse repellent I ordered from Amazon.com to plug into the electric outlets.
Anyway, this is the one from Amazon. I have about 6 of them.
Unbeknownst to me, I ran across over 200 comments that I assume were never moderated and published.
I’m new to this moderating comments thing. In ten years of writing this blog I’ve never used it. So maybe I missed something in the details of how it works.
At any rate, I’m sorry if your comment did not get published. It should be now because I moderated and published them all yesterday.
I’m trying to address some comments today.
Someone asked what I put in the bottom of the big galvanized containers I plant in. I do what I do for any container. Holes were drilled in the bottom and pieces of old pots/crockery were layered across it.
Someone else asked about my quilts. I made most of the quilts you see 20 years ago before all the hand surgeries I had to have after a car accident. Quilting was my passion there for awhile. I miss it.
I never took to machine quilting. Because I liked the intimacy of hand piecing, hand quilting and binding. I was also into crazy quilting there toward the end and learned a lot of embroidery stitches.
If there are any other questions I’ve missed please leave them in the comments. And hopefully I will not miss them this time around.
Charlie seems to have an upset tummy this morning. He is laying beside me in my chair and I hear his tummy rumbling. He is taking all kinds of medicine now that he’s nearly 13.
He has three medications for his heart, one for his back (supplements the vet told me to give him), one for his liver (once again supplements), and another medication for his tummy upsets.
He frequently has tummy upsets and I only give that medication to him when he’s having diarrhea.
Chewing the pineapple sage leaves seems to help settle his tummy, and I’ve looked it up and it’s safe for him. That’s the wonderful things about herbs. Many of them can serve several purposes.
I found both of Ivy’s red and white curtain ties in the bath tub this morning. She seems to like to lay in the tub. Must be because the porcelain is cool. And the curtain ties seem to belong there since the shower curtain is made out of the same fabric.
She looks a bit irritated in the below photo. Notice her ears are back in that “I am a bit perturbed so leave me the heck alone” look cats get.
I laugh and laugh at this cat’s antics. This morning she suddenly started running like her fur was on fire. I wonder what little spirit or voice tells her to do such things? Or if that’s just a cat for you?
I don’t know what she weighs and she doesn’t like to be picked up. But the times I’ve needed to pick her up I noticed how heavy she is. She may weigh more than Charlie now.
Last night I decided not to read, but instead I watched three episodes of Bloodline with Sissy Spacek and a host of other actors. I just love Sissy Spacek. Her husband on the show, Sam Shepard, has died (in the story line).
Born Mary Elizabeth Spacek, on December 25, 1949 in Quitman, Texas.
I don’t think you could put a better match together than those two. Haven’t they been in other movies or shows together?
I did not realize till this morning when I looked him up that Sam Shepard died a couple of years ago at age 73. The Pulitzer prize winner died of complications from ALS.
I find that once I start watching the show it is hard to stop. They always leave each episode with such a cliffhanger.
The oldest brother in the show just mesmerizes me. Danny’s movements and mannerisms give his character real substance.
Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn (born 3 April 1969) is an Australian actor, who first rose to prominence in Australia for his breakout role in The Year My Voice Broke (1987) and internationally for his role in the crime drama Animal Kingdom (2010).
In Bloodline, he is the brooding bad boy of the family, the oldest son of the parents played by Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard. He is amazing to watch.
And though he does some bad stuff to his family and others, you can’t help but feel for the boy who suffered long ago.
I understand they ended the show after 3 seasons. And I will be sad when I watch the ending.