Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Those Crazy Petunias Again
Monday, August 30, 2021
|Many tomatoes of various sizes, shapes and colours: red, yellow, orange, and green.|
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Coming fresh from a friend's garden, tomatoes are so much better that supermarket tomatoes. This heirloom variety doesn't look good compared to what we are used to, but it sure tastes good and better than we are used to.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Caturday 30: Especially Cats II
No sooner had I posted my Especially Cats blog last week, when I discovered more pertinent photos. This was because Danica had pulled out a photo album that I had completely forgotten about.
Early in 1994, I had quite a back episode, so I was often seen on floor for sometime afterward. This photo was taken in the same year but many months later, at Christmastime. Sha had just acquired Rocky and brought him over for the day. He must have like the soft, pillowy warmth of my hindermost parts.
Friday, August 27, 2021
A few days after Danica's sleepover, it was Jonathan's turn to experience the sheer rapture and joy of overnighting with his grandparents. lol
We play games with JJ -- Uno and Sorry this time.
He was eager to help Amma with meal prep: mashed potatoes one night and egg salad for sandwiches the next.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
It Is Going to Happen
It is going to happen. Not for awhile, maybe not for 4 or 6 months, but it is going to happen.
A year and half after my initial appraisal for my foot, the lag being caused by a certain little pandemic, I finally got in to see the surgeon. This is the report from the x-ray.
Surgery will involve inserting three screws and two plates around my ankle. I don't know how to glean that from the report, below, but it is what I was told.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
A Pandemic Hospital Visit
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Both grands were scheduled for sleepovers, the first since Christmas, and I guess Danica got first dibs. Or maybe she just wanted to get it over and done with.
As I can't help but mentioning repeatedly, it was hot, so we pretty well confined ourselves to the house except for two brief excursions for me and the girl.
She loves tacos and has been waiting expectantly all summer for the new taco truck to open. So, shortly after she arrived, over to the truck we went. None of us were particularly impressed with the fare. I don't plan to return.
That evening, we spent a few minutes talking cameras ↓↓ on the back deck about how to shoot in manual mode. As you may recall, I gave her my old old one last year. She listened politely, but she seems to have lost interest.
We fared a little better on Saturday morning with my bacon & egg, Buppa Breakfast Muffin with hash browns.
Monday, August 23, 2021
Night Lights at Esso
The hinges to you-know-where are almost white hot these days. With feel-like temperatures of 40C/100F, we are keeping our noses inside as much as we can. Friday night was a tough one for me. I just couldn't settle conformably for very long and gave it up at 4:30 early Saturday morning.
After coffee and puter puttering, I headed out for more of my lights in the night photos. It was hot enough even in the wee hours, but it was bearable.
The destination that I had in mind this time was the nearest gas station. The refilling truck came by while I was there but didn't disturb my process too much. I do wish that other car hadn't been there (to the right), but I guess the night-employees have to have somewhere to park.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Tall Begets Tall
When Sha and the kids were in Kingston last week, they visited their cousins. Matthew (left) is more our second daughter's age and spent part of two summers visiting us way back when. At 6' 7" he's the tallest person in the extended family.
Danica and Jonathan have met with Rosie and Lukas (right in both pics) several times, but when they last met, Lukas wasn't quite this ... um ... elevated.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Welcome to My Pad
I have an older iPad, which suits me just fine. I use it with a Logitech keyboard that sure beats on-screen typing. The keypad also serves a secondary function of allowing the iPad to stay open at a good angle for reading or browsing.
* I looked it up and found that Dickens is really a euphemism for devil in phrases such as "frustrating as the dickens," or "hurts like the dickens." I just use it because I like it. My mother used to say, and Sue and I kiddingly use it from time to time.
Friday, August 20, 2021
My recent trawl through my mother's photo album to look for photos where I might resemble Jonathan or vice versa landed me on a page of John's (my) Activities.
I possibly helped to paint this chair, in a very small way I am sure, when we lived with my grandfather (until I was seven).
Playing ball . . . sort of, anyway.