Saturday, August 10, 2019

Starts and Stops

I was supposed to have guests this weekend, but since they are millennials, they had a job issue and had to cancel. I understand this because the one who canceled works for DHS and clearly those "bureaucrats" are busier than ever these days. They have rescheduled for the middle of September and I look forward to seeing them at that time. I have grown close to these "kids."

So I have a free few days and what I did was wash and vacuum my car. Boy did it need it! I used to have free car washes at the dealership, but that expired and I got lazy and failed to move up my game! Now hubby is doing a duck and cover because if he puts anything of a dirty nature in the trunk, he is in trouble. (He uses his truck for boat and garden stuff and my car for errands!)

My house is clean because I was expecting guests, but I did not do any cooking or baking and so food tonight is going to be one leftover frozen swordfish fillet cooked (fried with miso) and then put over a fresh salad with added mung beans and many choices of dressings. 


I have been going over my photos from Colorado and Wyoming and will do a blog post on one of the hikes because the scenery was so inspiring.  I will post this on my other blog. I will link from this blog to that when it is done.

In the meantime, I am reading "The Blood Archive" which is a fiction about the Romanovs...sort of. It is written unevenly, the primary woman is hard to like, and the author throws in ghostly stuff with modern action and history. I am a third of the way through it and not sure that I like it!  But I will give it a shot.


Days already are starting to be shorter and highs are dropping below the 90s, so I am feeling better about that.  My late phlox are still in bloom and there are tons of butterflies still visiting the garden.







(Food for birds?)

14 comments:

  1. Enjoy this time, clean car and your dinner. Weather similar here by the woods, love the cooler mornings.

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  2. I'm afraid that visiting with friends comes before job things with me. I visited with you yesterday and mailed off that many months late note. Warm here with charming butterflies here too.

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  3. Love the butterfly pics! Black Swallowtails are my favorite... although all are beautiful.

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  4. Very nice flower photos.

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  5. Beautiful Butterflies Tabor.

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  6. Very pretty photos! True the summer days are getting shorter and the temps dropping...but I had to note the "90's". It will be 49 here tonight....sounds so much colder than saying 50! Andrea

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  7. I love the butterfly photos. Inspiring

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  8. The summer may be growing old, but you still have your beautiful visitors and i am glad of that. Enjoy your wonderful supper!

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  9. Great job capturing those butterflies!

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  10. Nice to have a clean house and car. Enjoy!

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  11. Love those weekends with unexpected free time. Enjoy!

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  12. I'm glad somebody is getting butterflies because they have been few and far between here and not because I don't have anything to attract them. I'm glad it's cooling off for some people. we are having our hottest temps of the year but then that's always August and usually part of September.

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  13. Here Down Under I've been enjoying longer hours of sunshine. No, make that daylight, there is not yet an abundance of sunshine although summer is definitely creeping our way. Love the photos!

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  14. Thanks for your kind words about my doodle. The real me had wider hips. LOL

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