I’ve been watching Ivy as she’s attempted to get her big long toy up to the top of her cat tower. Finally she got it up there, was playing with it for just a few seconds, and it fell.
Now she’s laying there looking out the window as if to say: Why do I even bother?
I am ready, as always, for fall.
The Sedum Plant Blooms:
This sedum plant, seemingly overnight, has tiny star-like white blossoms all over it. But they don’t last long. They fade away and turn brown quickly.
Thoughts On The Jennifer Weiner Book:
I finished reading the Jennifer Weiner book, “Big Summer.” It started out great. But then it kind of spluttered out, as though it lost steam. I finished the book, though at times it seemed tedious to do so.
Also finished watching “Shetland.” Kind of grieved after the last episode. I will miss the characters. Hope they get another season out soon.
What I Watched On Acorn TV:
Thursday and Friday night I watched a 3 episode show called “Public Enemies” with Anna Friel.
I’ve seen this actress in quite a few British shows and really like her. She’s a wonderful actor and puts so much emotion into her roles.
In this show she is a probation officer. A client tells her he confessed but was innocent of killing his girlfriend. He spent 10 years in prison.
But he was young and pushed into signing a confession. They told him he would serve less time if he just confessed. And he had no alibi and gave in.
Paula (Anna Friel) has already been suspended from her job once for allowing a client to have more privileges. And the man went out and killed someone. Burned by that situation where her career was on the line, she is afraid to let her guard down again.
But this client, Eddie, played by Daniel Mays, gets under her skin and she believes him. She goes out on a limb for Eddie. Hoping to find a way to get his conviction expunged so he can have a proper life.
And in so doing she puts her job in jeopardy once again.
Bottom line: she wants to believe in the good of people and not just focus on the bad.
A Stroll Through The Plant Nursery:
Yesterday afternoon I went to the nursery and strolled around. It is a great place to get exercise because it is big. They also have all kinds of unusual decor inside. Things I never see anywhere else.
Inside I bought two boxes of matches, colorful ones. AndI bought different sized terra cotta pots. They had a good selection of really pretty shaped ones.
Thought maybe I’d do a project with them.
This weekend I plan to stay in. I usually do unless I go over to Kendra’s flip house. But Marley, 11, has softball games all weekend, so she will not be working on the house.
Kendra’s Flip House:
She told me they had the inspection for the next flip house. And she seems excited to finish this one and begin the next one.
Her love of houses, her desire to give old decrepit houses love and new life is what motivates her.
She added about 600 square feet to the current house, the most she’s ever added. She likes to stretch her skills with every house she takes on.
This past week she spent long periods stripping the paint off hardware from the doors, etc. She likes to maintain the history that comes with the house.
Kendra is painstaking in the amount of time she gives to every little thing. whether it be woodwork or hardware or door knobs.
A woman has already come by, interested, and asked if she can occasionally come peek in on the progress.
It’s going to be a beauty. I can’t wait to see that gorgeous gold chandelier she commissioned from an Etsy store hung in the dining room.
If you didn’t see her last flip house, you can see photos of it here.