Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 26, 2015

Noon

It was not a good morning. I had a bunch of stuff written here, but I have removed it and saved it on notepad for a likely future post ... but, for now, I'll hold off on it ...


Memory is more indelible than ink. - Anita Loos

Hermit Thrush
Flickr user Michele Weisz | Tingley Ponds, Albuquerque, New Mexico | View a larger image and leave a comment.

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
~ Arthur Conan Doyle

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.― Voltaire
1:45pm
I got a terribly late start in planting my lettuce! But, I finally got the seeds planted today, along with some lemon cucumber seeds. Right now, I will just have a small (about 3x3 foot) section, but hope to clear some more room soon to plant more things. I love these seeds. They are from a small local (northern California) company. The lettuce seed is a mix of three varieties. I have planted them before and they did very well. So, hopefully, they will again. And, I love lemon cucumbers, so I planted some behind the lettuce to grow up the fence.


4:30pm
Barbecuing short ribs. Hopefully, I'll get them finished before the noisy neighbors set up in their carport ...

7:30pm
Dinner was so good! Hope to do much more barbecuing this year!

Finished another jigsaw puzzle.
 9:30pm
I took these pics for another email swap - theme was treasure:

I had to really think about this one for a bit! But, I think I found something that fits the definition for me. Not really a 'thing', but a feeling.
 
I will always treasure the time I had with my grandfather and my favorite dogs. My grandfather was only here for my first six years, but I can remember him and feel him pretty vividly, sometimes. He was a great guy. This was his passport photo when he immigrated from Spain to the US. I keep it on my bulletin board, above my desk.
And, I have had many dogs over the years, but Quinn and Gemini, and their mother, Ebony came into my life when I really needed them. They are the reason I am still here. I still honor Quinn and Gemini with my online ID, my crafting (QuinGem's Creations) and even my car license plate - QuinGem is a contraction of their names. I've been using it since 1988, the year they were born. They only lived 9 & 10 years, but they are still 'with' me, always. These pictures were taken in 1989, not long before Ebony died. I keep them above my big craft table.