Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 26, 2015


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
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.

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

Dinner was so good! Hope to do much more barbecuing this year!

Finished another jigsaw puzzle.
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.

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