Sunday, June 19, 2022

2022 Project 365 – Week Twenty-four

I took a couple of days off this past week & it was most excellent! My only complaint was that I had to put makeup on & leave the house every day, but otherwise it was nice & relaxing.

Sunday, June 12th         
No photo. I stayed home from church & apparently did nothing photo-worthy. Well, Dr. M posted a photo of a rash on his leg asking for advice (we were a bit worried that it might be shingles). It turned out to be a reaction to stinging nettle. Rude!
 
Monday, June 13th
Family Mexican night & I tried the corn. It was SO GOOD but I was laughing so hard I could hardly eat. And I’m pretty sure that a guy in the next booth was videotaping me. It wasn’t until I was halfway through that it occurred to me that I could have cut the corn off the cob which would have been MUCH less messy. Ha!
 

Tuesday, June 14th     
New hair!
  

Wednesday, June 15th           
Seen around the Bug homestead.
 

Thursday, June 16th        
I was off work today! I did a photo shoot for my latest two squares, and I went to my dad’s to visit & work a puzzle. I think maybe that was it? I did crochet some.
 


Friday, June 17h      
Dr. M & I went on a mountain ramble, but before we even left the house we saw this terribly cute little toad! It was no bigger than my thumbnail.
 

We drove up to Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We were a little late for the rhododendrons (last year we were early), but we saw a few of them, plus mountain laurel, fire azaleas, phlox, and a small bear!! I had a mildly amusing long caption for the photo I posted on the socials, which you can read here.
 



Saturday, June 18th       
Washed my hair & turned into a teenage boy.
 

Went to my dad’s to give him his Father’s Day gift and card. And work a puzzle. (And, yes, visit with him & Sue.)
 

The Roy! 


Today is Father’s Day & my mother’s birthday & Juneteenth & I hardly know which way to turn! Lots of feelings about all three of those holidays. I know that Father’s Day is on your radar (whether you celebrate or not), and I know my mother’s birthday isn’t on your radar. But is Juneteenth? It mainly feels like a day of mourning for me because as a nation we have so far to go.

14 comments:

  1. Love the hair, and love the corn. There's nothing better than street corn. I must say, though -- that bear caught and held my attention. Sure, I get the occasional possum, but...uh... nothing like that! I hear there are black bears in east Texas, but I've never seen evidence of one, and don't know anyone who has.

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    1. There have been bear sightings on the way to Grandfather Mountain, but we've never seen one on the parkway before (that I remember).

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  2. Beautiful crochet! Your Dad looks happy with his card gift!

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    1. It was full of fish puns so he loved it :)

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  3. Great haircut. Once in a while, you might like to go with Teen Boy as a look, but not a lifestyle. LOL

    Mountain laurel is gorgeous, and when we used to go to the PA mountains regularly, we often threatened to dig some out and bring it home to transplant.

    How fun to see a bear! I'm glad you're smart and didn't go crashing off to pet it or something like the idiots at Yellowstone who get mauled and gored by bison and other wildlife. Honestly, what is with Some People?

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    1. We love the mountain laurel - so pretty and delicate with it's star shaped buds. And that bear! Cars had come to a stop and I was all ready to blow the horn when one of the drivers started pointing into the woods.

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  4. I just love your hair cut on you - its so cute - so SUMMERY!
    I just picked up a little red frog like that before the dogs got to it - I love that color! I hadnt seen one like that before.

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    1. It was SO ADORABLE. I could hardly stand it. Ha!

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  5. Well yes, cutting the corn off the cobb is less messy but not as much fun! Your hair looks great.

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    1. Thanks! I'm planning to make some street corn at home - we'll see how I decide to eat it. Ha!

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  6. I've just go to say I saw your comment on Steve's blog about Gentleman in Moscow (and loved it) and Goldfinch. I could not agree with you MORE on Goldfinch. I slogged through it for book club and hated almost every second. There's a case where they could have easily edited out about 200 pages and maybe it would have improved!

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    1. I listened to the audio version of the Goldfish and it was SOOOO LOOONNGGG! Oh man - I think it could have been 4 hours shorter and been just fine.

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  7. Roy! Those corn photos are hilarious. (Although surely that guy wasn't really "videotaping" you?!) I kinda like the teenager look! Maybe you should go with that! LOL

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    1. Well he was DEFINITELY laughing at me and he had his phone pointed in my direction. However, he probably wasn't really recording me.

      I might try the teenager look this coming weekend. Ha!

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