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I awakened to discover that the thermostat had been lowered and there was a sweet breeze blowing. Was inspired to to do some more clearing near the lower brick patio.  It has become a veritable jungle out there. Wisteria entwines with porcelain vine to create a canopy over the pergola Joe built years ago. The ivy battles with the creeping Myrtle over territory and bugle weed carpets the rest. I was ruthless wracking,  pulling and chopping as if I was trapped in the tropics.

Worked a bit more on opening up the path through the herb garden. Ran into a patch of poison ivy and I backed off from that area. Erin was making a run to the recycling center, so I assembled a box of plastic pots and cardboard which she took out there for me. It's really good to have her help and companionship. I am grateful to the max that they are not moving to Ohio. Someday I may write about all that,  but it's not time yet.

Had thought about taking a walk, but it's too hot now.  Path clearing will have to follow in the exercise category for today, and I did run the vacuum. 

I'm reading "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. Only about 100 pages to go. I've not read her before and while I'm not "mad" for this book, it has kept me entertained for 469 pages. And now I'm thinking that a book and bath would feel good.



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Jun. 26th, 2016 02:10 am (UTC)
So nice to know that your daughter and, of course, granddaughter are with you. Waiting to see how some similar things will work out with my son and grandson.

Also had a similar experience with a recent book, "The Little Paris Book Shop." Somewhat entertaining but, because of its purportedly serious theme, found it hard to be satisfied leaving it at that.

In a somewhat startling turn of events, have actually watched a couple of movies with the spouse including the Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova movie from a few years back, "Once."

The film has a sort of indie flavor, low budget, original music, no big stars and a real-life sequel that has the two stars falling in love... for a while...

Sometimes I wonder if that's the only way we ever fall in love - for a while. And then I think, "Even so, I could settle for a little of that..."
Jun. 26th, 2016 01:58 pm (UTC)

Oh, I do so hope for a similar outcome for you, your son and grandson. The most wonderful thing, well, two things really - the palpable relief in my daughter and granddaughter. She has come back to her old free self - and "drum roll"... she's looking into building a small economical home on our land.

I watched "Once" not long ago and last night watched "Begin Again", same script writer I think, though I watched it alone. Spouse and I haven't watched a movie together in many years. Your startling turn of events hints that it might not be a regular activity for you as well?

Being, falling,  experiencing that first deep blush of love I think is by necessity a temporary thing. Hard to function in the mundane aspects of life while dancing in the stars. Like you, I would settle for temporary just to taste that sweet feeling, just to be held and cherished once again.

I've missed you. You remind me that I can still dream.

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