Sunday, June 20, 2021

2021 Project 365 – Week Twenty-five

I just spent ten minutes looking for a picture that I just KNEW I took last week. But, reader, apparently I did not. I probably am remembering something from three weeks ago. That’s just how it is these days. But as you can see, I didn’t need another picture for this post and you will probably be glad that I never found it.
Sunday, June 13th
We took a ramble today! We drove up to Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway & it was just lovely! We ate sub sandwiches in the car, and saw rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and azaleas…

Monday, June 14th    
Dr. M’s salad. I’d kind of like to be eating it right now!

Tuesday, June 15th    
Flowers at Dr. M’s dad’s house.

Wednesday, June 16th  
The bee balm is blooming!

Meanwhile, it finally happened. My boss & I knew that we owned the same outfit, but so far we’d managed to not wear it on the same day. Note: I’ve always thought we were the same height. I am much shorter than I think I am. Ha!

Stopped by to work on the puzzle. It’s coming along.

Thursday, June 17th
We have a couple of hanging baskets that we just leave alone every year & they always seem to come back. So pretty! They also have lots of other things in there (like sorghum – ha!) – it makes them more interesting. Also, Ms. Pinky is outrageous.

Friday, June 18th
I walked in the kitchen & saw this – made me laugh! I had boiled a couple of eggs earlier in the week & then accidentally packed both of them for my lunch. Dr. M was making sure that this time I left his alone!

Our air conditioner stopped working on Thursday. This was the temp in the bedroom at 7:00 p.m. We’ve been leaving the windows open & running fans at night, which has helped some, but it feels like we’re back in the olden days. Ha! We’ll survive, but please know that we will whine about it. They’re coming out on Tuesday to see what’s going on.

Saturday, June 19th
Temperature blanket update! I had to frog about 5 days because I figured out I was doing the “rectangle” bit incorrectly. I’m glad I figured it out when I did because we had ten straight days of red! That made it pretty easy to rip it out & do it the right way.

You haven’t seen a weird food update in a while. I made myself a “banana split” using Greek yogurt into which I’d mixed some butterscotch pudding mix and another batch with chocolate fudge pudding mix, with cool whip on top. This is a WW trick – it’s lower “points” but do not be fooled into thinking it tastes like ice cream. Or pudding. It takes care of my sweet tooth though, so I guess that’s something. And then later I had French toast for dinner. I did NOT eat that whole stack. I wanted to, but my body said nope. I had the rest for breakfast.

Yesterday was Juneteenth. Dr. M posted this on Facebook, which I thought was way more eloquent than I was! “For historians of slavery and emancipation, Juneteenth is but one of many emancipation days. I confess that it wasn’t even on my radar for years, as it had no association with emancipation in North Carolina or Kentucky. But over many decades, that day came to symbolize emancipation itself in the minds of former slaves and their descendants, and so it is altogether fitting that we celebrate it as a nation. The Emancipation Proclamation, after all, did not literally free slaves. Rather, it made emancipation the penalty imposed on slave holders who continued to rebel against the United States government. De facto freedom came about slowly, as was the case for slaves in East Texas, and even then it was freedom with many restrictions. Still, slavery’s demise in our nation, written into our Constitution via the 13th Amendment, was a major step in a more just, more equal direction. Celebrating Juneteenth is a way of honoring the enslaved and their centuries of travail and loss. It is a way of commemorating the long struggle for freedom and all who acted, with words and arms and feet, to make it a reality, individually and collectively. And it is a way of refocusing our nation on how far we have come and how much farther we have to go to guarantee liberty and justice for all.”


  1. Here's a tidbit for you. When I moved to Houston in 1972/73, the first social event I attended was a Juneteenth party. It's nice that the rest of the country's taking note, but we've been celebrating for decades! I was trying to remember some details from the party. I think that might have been the first time I had Texas barbeque, and it was right good!

    1. From what I understand Juneteenth has been mostly all about the food up until now - I wouldn't mind being invited to a party!

  2. That's a nice outfit that you and you're boss were wearing!

  3. I haven't made french toast in a long time. I think that's on the agenda for next Sunday.

    1. It was pretty tasty! I should have stopped at 3 slices though.

  4. I don't think I've ever made French toast. When I see it, I think it looks good, but it never lives up to its appearance. Like waffles.

    The outfit thing would make me nuts. I'm terrible about that sort of thing. I'd resolve never to wear it to work and just keep it for other occasions. Comparison is the thief of joy and all that, I guess.

    1. French toast and waffles are merely vehicles for syrup. It doesn't really matter what they're like to me. Ha!

      We thought it was pretty hilarious, although we also tried to not hang out together too much :)

  5. thatts funny you both even wear the same color pants!!!!
    I need you to send me the pattern you're using for your blanket - i absolutely am loving the colors. Do you do a certain number of stitches day day? I need details

    1. Details sent to your email! (If anyone else wants them, just ask.)

  6. I like yogurt well enough though I don't care for flavored yogurts. That said, yogurt flavored with puddings on a banana - well - sounds - - terrible! What pretty flowers in your part of the universe!

    1. It wasn't terrible to me, but then again you know how I am with food. It wasn't exactly fabulous either.

  7. It is a way of commemorating the long struggle for freedom and all who acted, with words and arms and feet, to make it a reality, individually and collectively.

    I'm lurking a lot on Reddit now, A media site that has far less trolls than Twitter and Facebook. But on the other hand most conservatives have straight up forgotten anything about "Freedom" when it doesn't pertain to their guns and any other aspect that doesn't center on them.


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