Monday Missive – What Day is it Anyway?


Another flip of the calendar has brought us into July. It continues to be that crazy mixed up world where there is so much going on and nothing going on. How is that even possible? But yet here we are.

So, just what has been going on in my world?

The end of June would have been my sister Rosie’s 70th birthday. It is hard to believe she has been gone 10 years. This week is the anniversary of my other sister BJ’s passing. She has been gone 4 years. It is all a blur, the years. My brother may need a biopsy, too, so lots of emotional thoughts these last few weeks.

My daughter’s birthday is this week so that is a cheerful note. It would be nice to see her, but that is not possible so we will celebrate with her from afar.

We are eating cucumbers, lettuce, spicy peppers, and tomatoes from the garden. We also have basil, cilantro, rosemary, dill and oregano. I have been enjoying cucumber sandwiches most days. The tomatoes are small cherry tomatoes, but they are delightful for salads.

The heat and humidity has been rough these last few days. I work in the garden when I can, but it doesn’t take long for it to be unbearable. Our walks have been early morning and less frequent. We did walk this morning. It was cool but SO humid. The neighbor’s horses were out grazing, but they were masked up which made me chuckle.

6EF13E75-2879-4C14-9296-B5BD06F47492My friend Molly made this beautiful necklace for me. Her husband is a potter and made the precious bluebird. It is a piece I will cherish for a long, long time.

We still are not dining out or even doing takeout. We are quite content to cook and eat at home. We have watched all seasons of “Doc Martin” and “The Split”. Not back to back binge watching, but over 4 months. Gardening has been a nice way to spent some time.

The cabinets are coming along. Base cabinets are in place as well as the wall cabinets. Hubby is making the surface because with our confined space we could not use a prefab countertop. Pics to follow.

I started a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. I have most of the border complete but it is slow progress! I am also reading Michelle Obama’s book Becoming. Just things to fill up time.

I hope all is going well in your world!




25 thoughts on “Monday Missive – What Day is it Anyway?”

  1. Maggie, I am sorry about the loss of your sisters. Sending you virtual hugs.
    Love, love, love the bluebird necklace. Your friends are very talented!
    Have a wonderful Monday and I hope you get time in with the garden. There is something special about planting, growing, digging in the dirt, and reaping the benefits from it.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I appreciate your kind thoughts.

      Isn’t the necklace gorgeous? I have crowned Molly my jewelry mentor. She does beautiful work.

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  2. If the horses are wearing masks, how do they eat?

    Sorry for the sad memories this week. Remember the good times… I haven’t lost a sibling, but we’ve had a lot of cancer in my family…

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    1. Well, these horses only had masks on their eyes, John. I am not sure why because I am not a horse person. I guess they do not fear Covid.

      I try to remember the good times but these sneaky weeks when everything collides can sometimes catch me off guard.


  3. Stay safe. And especially when driving, don’t be like the horses. The mask over the mouth and nose, not the eyes.

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  4. I know nothing about horses, so also wonder why anyone would put a mask on them.
    The necklace is indeed unique and beautiful, a rare gift.
    One of the heartbreaks of living longer is the loss of those around us, whether family or friends.
    Despite the rule changes over here, I am still wary of that second wave, so making no alterations to our lockdown lifestyle.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I have heard of horses wearing blinders, but have no idea why or when they are used.

      Losing those we care about is never easy. I am such a sentimentalist and their memories are immensely important to me.

      I am glad you are staying safe, Pete.

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  5. Your vegetable garden sounds like it’s doing great! I’m still harvesting lots of herbs and greens — hopefully almost the last of the greens. No beans, tomatoes, or squash as of yet, but they’re looking good.


    1. Your greens have certainly hung on, Lisa. We have a few lettuce leaves remaining but I think it is about finished.


  6. Sounds like you’re staying busy anyway! I share losses with you as well, the unfortunate part of aging I suppose. My mom would have had her 89th birthday had she lived, on June 29. We also have tomatoes and peppers growing, Dave is checking those, I can’t do any gardening whatsoever at the moment unfortunately because it makes my knee flare-up, even if I don’t squat, stoop, or bend. 😦
    Between Spanish, typing, and transcription courses, I’m staying busy too. A good couple of shows to binge are Top of the Lake and Little fires Everywhere if you have Hulu. There are others I’ve watched on Netflix too, usually while I’m doing Diamond Art; my latest obsession. Stay sane, Kim

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    1. Sounds like you are keeping busy, Kim. It is a necessary survival skill these days. I am sorry about the loss of your mom. ❤️ They are always missed.

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  7. You are both certainly busy beavers in this pandemic. So many accomplishments! I’m feeling guilty cause we haven’t done things we should be doing! Lol.
    All the garden things sound wonderfully delicious!
    As for the horses. Those are fly masks. Horses wear them to protect their faces and eyes and yes, they can eat! Lol. They also typically get those masks off! There is a lighter material that covers the eyes. Flies bite horses terribly in the heat so this at least protects that part of them.
    I’m sure you’re doing great with the puzzle. I have faith in you.
    Molly’s beautiful creation is just stunning!
    Love you and know my heart has been hurting for you on these sad anniversaries.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Poor horses – I am glad they have the masks! Thank you for your understanding, too. It means a lot.


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