Wednesday, January 12, 2022

back to the mundane of my life


When we sold the city property my son-in-law saved the old chain link gates across the driveway and they are currently being used out at their house in the county. We removed one of the lions many years ago and made a mold of it and even cast one in glass. When I was out there Sunday to see the baby I took another one (there's still two more). So now the lion gate guardians from the old city house have a new job.


Speaking of the baby, Paisleigh was 3 months old Monday and while I forgot to take a single picture while I was there on Sunday, too busy holding her, here's a recent one her mother took.


Also Sunday I pulled up all the dead orange cosmos some of which were 8' or taller. These things have a very dense fairly shallow root system and when you pull them up they hold onto the dirt and leave a big hole in the ground so I have to bang the stalks against a brick or something to knock off as much dirt as possible.



I mentioned a while back that our daughter fixed us up with a fire stick and added us to all the streaming services they subscribe to. It took us a while to get into it as we weren't in the habit of watching much TV. We've recently been watching Watchmen (HBO) and yesterday we watched the last two episodes. I had to find synopses for it because it just got crazier and weirder as it went. Watchmen is a comic book series about hero vigilantism that was eventually outlawed because of their violence in an alternate 20th century and this show takes place 34 years after the events in the comic books (there is also a movie based on the comic books which might be useful to watch for background). Watchmen opens with the Tulsa race massacre as background and then jumps ahead three generations to the main story line about a white supremacist group trying to regain control of a nation that rejected racism but there's a lot of back and forth in time and location (including Jupiter's moon Europa) and characters. It was originally intended as a recurring series but the showrunner Damon Lindelof, responsible for the 1st season, stepped away saying he had told his story and HBO wasn't willing to go forward without him so these 9 episodes are all there is. It's worth watching just for the visuals, acting, musical score, etc. and has a great ending, won a bunch of awards but I suggest you go to Wikipedia's site for the series and at the very least read the synopses of the episodes.

The weather has been mostly cold and overcast with an occasional outbreak of sun. Monday was very windy but fortunately that died down. I've been sleeping hard and late, dreaming but once again not remembering them past a few moments after awakening. I've yet to get over to the shop and pack up those pieces to send to the gallery so I really need to do that today.

The colder weather aside, all those warm days in December has caused this to happen way too early. 




19 comments:

  1. I like those lions. I fancy one for my front step!

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  2. I forgot to say Paisleigh is really looking like a little person with opinions now. She's so lovely.

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  3. Boud is right- Paisleigh is way too young to be wearing such an obviously aware face. She is a beauty!
    Nice lions!

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  4. Wow! Lions, lovely lively Paisley, and one of my favorite flowers. Thank you so much.

    It's a bright grey and rainy winter day here, but the primroses have already made their appearance in the grocery stores. Soon the crocuses will be up. There are more daylight hours. Two of my indoor plants are blooming -- the African violet and the abutilon.

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  5. The baby is beautiful. The lions are fabulous.

    It’s been too wet to do much yard work here so we putter inside still. Always loads to get done.

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  6. Your grand-daughter is adorable. Those lions are very cool. Makes me want to get some lions to put on our front porch.
    Hope the weather warms up and you get plenty of sunshine.

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  7. Little P is worth looking at. As are the lions.

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  8. I can't remember the name of that flower, but I have them growing in various places in our back yard. As for the lions, We had the same style of concrete lions guarding the entryway to our home. I'll have to send you a photo... the man who cast them warned us to buy fast set mortar on our way home as he'd had a lion stolen from his yard. The people who stole it dragged it through ice plant over 100 ft. to load it in their vehicle. We took his advice and the last time we drove by, those lions were still in watch mode! LOL

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    1. bluebonnet here but probably lupines where you live.

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  9. Your granddaughter is precious!

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  10. Love the lions, though I was always amused that chain link gates -- never known for their beauty -- came with guardian lions on them. (My dad's had them too.) Paisleigh has such big beautiful eyes!

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    1. And there are so many different ones, different dogs and gate pole toppers with birds (we have two of those too) and horse heads.

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  11. Lovely granddaughter and lions.
    We've got stuck into watching Station Eleven, just short of the last episode now. Great stuff, well done.
    We have a handful of limp roses flowering - weird - and the first snowdrops.

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    1. We'll have to check it out when we get done with the last season of Game of Thrones.

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  12. Paisleigh has the most compelling eyes. She really is a beautiful child. I hardly can believe she's three months already -- it doesn't seem possible. Your lions are wonderful. The NYC Library doesn't have anything on you!

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  13. Are the lions attached firmly or movable? I get confused if I belong to too many prime networks, because I will start a series and then forget to get back to it.

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    1. They were originally bolted to the top rail of the gate. I used those bolt holes to screw them down onto the wood rail. We try to avoid the confusion by only watching one thing at a time.

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  14. I've heard that that show is really good, but we don't watch shows these days. Paisleigh is adorable!

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