Monday Catch-Up

Day 281

Last week was a bit of a blur for me, so I thought it might be nice to play a little catch-up today.

Things I forgot to tell you:

I had my hair cut and colored again last week. Back to purple and blue. These were my two sister’s favorite colors and it is a constant reminder of them every time I look in the mirror. It makes me happy!

My niece had surgery last Wednesday. It was a long day, but the outcome so far is a very positive one for which we are most thankful.

The summer heat has been intense, but not as bad as elsewhere in the world. All our trees provide wonderful shade which keeps our house easier to cool.

We are finally getting tomatoes and cucumbers and peppers from the garden. It is so nice to have fresh veggies.

I noticed the dogwood leaves have already started to turn a slight purple color. One of the first to bloom in spring and one of the first to start transforming, readying for fall.

The hummingbirds are back again. I was able to approach one and take a nice photo with my phone. Then I was sad because I think it may be blind in its right eye.

Looking ahead:

We are still car shopping. No decisions yet.

I am making lasagne to take to my niece and her family this week.

This week is the 4th of July. Last year we had grandkids and took them to see the fireworks. This year I think we will cookout and stay home out of the heat.

I am getting the urge to write a little fiction to share here. Still pondering the idea.

My other niece is also having surgery in July. All my young people seem to be struggling with health issues.

I have not yet taken on migrating my blog to my other domain. It is on my list, but for some reason I am dreading it.

I think I am caught up now…

25 thoughts on “Monday Catch-Up”

  1. My sincere wishes to both of your nieces with the surgery. Hoping for a full and clear recovery.
    The 4th is just ‘Thursday’ here of course, but I hope you enjoy your celebration. 🙂
    Best wishes as always, Pete.

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    1. Thank you, Pete. I appreciate your kind thoughts. I think this 4th will be quiet for us – I am sure we will hear fireworks even if we do not see them. Poor dogs all around the country – and veterans with PTSD. Hard day for them while everyone else celebrates.

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  2. Such great news about niece #1 and prayers for niece #2.
    Love your continued purple/ blue hair color! So glad you are maintaining it.
    Please mail me a wonderful garden tomato!

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  3. Firstly we say in Arabic “Naiiman” when someone has a haircut or dyed their hair 🙂 hope both your nieces will be well and okay
    this hummingbird is so cute! hope he’s not blind :/ that will be so sad!
    writing Fiction is a good idea so looking forward to reading your future posts 🙂 have a good day!

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes for my nieces. I love the Arabic phrase. I tried to find a pronunciation for it but so far no luck. I knew something had to be troubling the hummingbird for it to allow me to approach it so closely.

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    1. I already have a website with a similar name so that is one thing. The other is to eliminate the ads on my blog. I find them distasteful. I know people that read in reader do not see them, but others that go directly to the blog will. In my prior life, I was a web designer and I get a bit frustrated when I cannot update my blog. I know I could pay WP to do all that, but the price seems high to me.


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