It looks like we might eek out one more DRY day (before another rain event comes our way).
We didn't get AS much rainfall as was expected, but it still managed to crest all the local rivers (really big creeks we'd call 'em back in Philly, where we have a REAL river - the DELAWARE) close to flood stage. We did get frost overnight into this morning...all that damn global warming, no doubt.
Our Hoosierland forecast for today bring us partly cloudy skies, temps around 58 degrees and mild breezes. Clouds will increase by late in the day. We're not expected to top 70 all week...now to ME, that is Springtime weather!
*** First off of the sandbag pile is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MAY 8 -
---It's National Coconut Cream Pie Day
---It's National Have A Coke Day
---It's National Student Nurse Day
EVER getting a cute one whenever I was in hospital)
---It's National Women's Checkup Day
*** Next, we bring you the account of our wonderful (?) weekend...
Wifey and I headed out to grocery, and that was marvelously uneventful...didn't even cost as much as usual (we stock up and plan ahead...good habit to get into).
Broadview Nursery to get our next round of plants.
Got some nice ones and spent around $50 bucks (that included some chili pepper plants and fennel, too).
NO meter parking there ever. Nice part of town.
It's not a bad place as comic stores go (I worked in one part-time in Philly - got paid in store credit...Brian was a great guy), but, this place is a little "heavy" on the DC side w/ collectibles. I was looking for Marvel stuff or Doctor Who...not much at all, but the graphic novel and book section is HUGE and well-stocked. I could have easily blown a c-note JUST on Captain America books, and still have missed some.
And yes, we DID get the freebies...got a couple more, in fact (Wifey and I each got the limit - 4), and I bought some comic bags and backing boards (a necessity when storing special issues). We spent less than $20 there.
As we got in the car, Wifey said "...Your phone is calling me"...
|Certainly a LOT LESS enjoyable, anyway.|
This is a hoot...turns out Broadview Nursery called Wifey's number (my emergency number on the phone), and said they FOUND it on the ground there (didn't even feel it slip off the damn belt).
So, BACK we went to Broadview, where I thanked the man there and shook his hand, telling him "I wish we had a LOT more honest people like you in the world...it would a much better place". I think there was a mutual good from that...we both came out better from the experience.
|Edvard Munch might approve of this...|
She was visibly (and understandably) UPSET...can't say's I blamed her.
As I was getting her lunch bag out of her other tote, I came across something (else) that I had to show her...
It was HER PHONE...and she said she looked there several times. Found it in less than a minute.
I told here she's got to watch out for those space-born cosmic anomalies that swallow a random item and then deposit it back someplace else.
(kinda like a roving mini-black hole - when you're a Time Lord, you need to know this stuff...heh)
Anyway, we're TWO FOR TWO as far as lost phones that were FOUND last week.
NOT going to make this a competition...NOR a habit.
*** Next up, time to see what's going on at "Kitten Corner"...
|Well it USED to be "my" chair...|
I think it's good they get used to that at their age, because they don't spend ALL day there, but go about their usual routines. Not to mention that none of the cats are confrontational.
*** Next, I think we need to give "Midnight" his own spot here, so we'll start calling this henceforth: "The Tales of Midnight"
(sounds like a Spillane detective novel...lol)
|Good food, great prices, nice ambiance - 4 stars!|
He is definitely a male, and definitely not neutered (yet).
He also loves to rub against you and will follow you around.
|Hey, you lookin' at ME?|
And, it would appear we are his main source of grub (for the time being, anyway).
That's fine by us. We're not going broke feeding him.
*** Last back to the levee...a home is always what YOU make of it.
|Not lacking in ours.|
Now, I say that because our young cats (Violet and Gallifrey) have a HOME, and they have helped shape it that way, as did our previous cats, Penny and Rassie.
And, Wifey and I have worked to make this house a home as well.
So, what's the real difference, you might ask?
Well, a home is part of you and you of it. There's a form of symbiosis that take place over time, where you become a part of the house, most noticeably, the part that maintains it, and becomes a steward of what you been permitted to have.
It's the people (and yes, the pets) that make a home more than the four walls and ceilings of any structure.
|These morons don't even do THAT...|
Being somewhat "nomadic" isn't all it's cracked up to be. I know, because my folks rented houses (and one apartment) before dad bought "our" house (nice mortgage) when I was in high school. But you can still make where you live a HOME simply by the people inside.
We did that, and did the same when we owned a house.
The down side of moving, is making friends and then leaving them...and also leaving the familiar surroundings and dealing with places that seem "foreign" all over again...it's quite the challenge.
Still, there needs to be some sense of "permanence"...of stability...somewhere.
It's like trying to paint a picture on a rolling ship at sea...it can get tedious at best.
It all comes down to our foundations in life...and, as Biblically-explained...fertile ground is best.
Rocky ground is a waste of time, and sandy ground won't keep a structure standing.
But being rooted with a foundation in fertile, firm soil is not only good for plants and crops and buildings...but people as well.
(we call our "ground" by many names...morality, ethics, honesty, wisdom...you get the picture)
Always check your (personal) foundation to make sure it's not eroding underfoot.
Stay SAFE out there, America.