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- I took a photo of my lettuce and spinach prior to cutting.
- Spirea bushes in the back yard are coming in to full bloom.
- Delmonico Steak…it is usually $13.99 or more per lb. I keep a sharp eye out for what the meat department calls and labels “Butcher Steaks” which they sell for $6.99 per lb. as they might be from the end, or not as pretty or what-have-you. I picked up a package of two thin cut Delmonicos for $5.50 and here they are smothered in a sauce with peppers and onions. I cut off the fat for the dogs treats and so they, my son and I were all quite happy with my bargain :)
- The twins, Mya and Aiselyn, are quite active and tomboyish and they’ve been wrestling and playing rough together since….forever! :) Well as to ‘never a dull moment‘ it appeared as if Aiselyn had broken Mya’s toe by accident the other day. Photo courtesy of my DIL….I had the other kids here while she took Mya to MedExpress. Fortunately it was *just* dislocated and she is ok now.
Today the morning news involved a shooter at a Congressional baseball practice and the horrific high-rise fire in London, and later on a shooting at a UPS facility in San Francisco and of course these are not the only awful things going on in the world but one can only take so much / pray about so much in a day.
Quilting is not the same as deep prayer or meditation, but it does offer one time to think over things and perhaps decide on how to pray or how to think through things in ‘mindfulness’ which is a very good practice that I picked up reading some Buddhist teachings over the years.
I have been hand quilting Scrappy Granny for what seems like ages :) Recently I was working on an area of three blocks.
It won’t be long now….I have to keep working on the sashing and border on this row, and then I’ll hit the last two blocks to be hand quilted and their sashing and border areas as well.
Meanwhile as I edited photos and worked on this post, thunder had been rumbling all around. We have had a spate of extremely hot weather ( 90+ degrees ) and did not recieve the forecasted rain last evening…it moved north.
I am hoping for some rain now and a cool-off. I mowed my grass early A.M ( around 8:00 when it was still dew-laden, and I was pouring sweat by the time that I was done. I am not a fan of hot weather :) I just endure summer :)
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