Monthly Archives: July 2017
Forgiveness Friday – A Friday Walk
Today, for Forgiveness Friday (https://forgivingconnects.com/2017/07/28/todays-forgiving-fridays-take-the-road-less-traveled/)
I got frustrated today – not feeling great (cold coming on?), painting prep taking too long, and all the storm of crap going on south of our border. I needed a walk to calm down, and help me forgive myself for getting frustrated with all this stuff out of my control.
Here are some things I saw on my walk today.
What I’ve done on 2017 Summer Holidays Part II, Day 5
You’d think I could have gotten more done today, but no. Sand, sand, sand, and then patch some more, which means I need to sand again (and wash walls) before I can paint. Sigh.
So, no paint in the porch area – only more patching above the door.
No paint in the bathroom – only more patching above the tub
This is how I got up there…
And while I was away from my computer for 2 hours, I miss the big news of the day: https://grondamorin.com/2017/07/28/general-john-f-kelly-is-the-presidents-new-chief-of-staff/
How does he do it?? Every day, man.
Think I’m going to have another cup of coffee, then go look at my ocean…sigh…
A little Jasper for your Friday
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/shallow/
Since I haven’t done anything of substance yet today, I present to you…Jasper! Who is quite unfussed that I have done nothing yet today, aside from feed kitties and drink coffee.
Of course, it is only 11:17 am here. I will be getting something done later (spackling, sanding, and maybe even…gasp…painting!!)
Flower of the Day: July 28, 2017
Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/27/flower-of-the-day-july-28-2017-dahlia/)
All of you who said purple, you were right, although blue is also acceptable (I’ve posted yesterday’s colour version below today’s B&W one)! I know it’s a silly game, but I need to play it a bit longer given the every day sh%&storm of news…
So, without further ado, here is today’s photo:
And here is colour-yesterday’s!
What I’ve done on 2017 Summer Holidays Part II, Day 4
I hate scraping and sanding ceilings. I also hate that it is almost impossible for you to see all the work I did this afternoon on this bathroom. All on a white ceiling.
Before (around the fan)
Before (around the exposed pipe)
After (sanded and spackled, and still will need to be sanded AGAIN, and a bit of caulking, I think…sigh…).
The rest was a lot easier to sand. Do you know how hard it is to get up a ladder around a toilet and a tub to sand and scrap 10 foot ceilings? When you are afraid of ladders and heights???
I hate prep…
Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Numbers
For this week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Numbers (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/27/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-numbers-anything-with-numbers-on-it/
“This week the topic is Numbers: Anything with Numbers on It. The main focus of your photo should contain at least one number and be prevalent in your photo. . I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post. I just want you to have some fun with your photography.”
Ok, here is one I played with in Lightroom (learning all kinds of things this summer!)
Three Line Tales – Week 78
This challenge comes from Sonya at Only100Words (https://only100words.xyz/2017/07/27/three-line-tales-week-78/) , and here are the rules:
“Write three lines to go with the weekly photo prompt (the photos I use are either royalty-free or I’ve been given permission by the photographer to use them; please credit where appropriate) – sideways interpretation is encouraged. The photo is the launch point – take us wherever you fancy.”
Well, it’s been awhile, but here goes!
So this is what it looks like!
What’s that, Randy?
The mind of a 6:00am Twitter tweeting twit.
Thursday Doors, July 27, 2017
Here is Thursday Doors from Norm at Miscellaneous Musings of a Middle-aged Mind (https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/thursday-doors-july-27-2017/)
Well, it’s been awhile since I posted some doors, but I did take a lot of door pictures when we were in Ottawa, so here is one now! They have a lot of nice doors in Ottawa 🙂
What I did today – wait, first….Kitten Thursday!
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/hidden/
So, don’t worry. I will post what I did today later, once I have done what I plan on doing today 🙂 More important is that I give you your Kitten Thursday!!
There has been a lot of weirdness going on south of our border for the past 6 months, and it just keeps getting weirder. But Elliot and Jasper are in their own zones. Zones which consist mostly of sunbeams and favourite chairs for sleeping.
Now, to get ready to do what I am going to do today…stay tuned!
Flower of the Day: July 27, 2017
Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/07/26/flower-of-the-day-july-26-2017-lotus-2/)
Here are the colours from yesterday’s flower!
Here’s an easy one for you 🙂