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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Weekend

Another week and another month have passed. Here in Washington State things stay pretty much the same. Our state is being cautious, which is fine with many and is making others angry. There are no easy answers. 

On Thursday we went early to do our grocery shopping again, with very few other shoppers in the store at 7:30. We were happy to see more protections for the clerks. Our Thursday guy is now protected by double masks and a Plexiglas barrier. I worry about him and told him so. He thanked me. 

Thursday I also did the home accounting and paid the bills. I was once again grateful for a stable income. I used a bit of the stimulus deposit to help pay off the rest of the property tax, and the rest went into the savings account. That day we got a letter from The Donald, apparently so that we could thank HIM for the stimulus deposit, since we didn't have a check with his name on it. After debating its proper treatment, I ripped it up and put it in the trash. It seemed the most appropriate. At least the Postal Service got some business, paid for by the Treasury Department. 

On Friday we had another Zoom meeting with our breakfast group. Our "elderly" ladies are finally grasping the technology and we had a fun meet up. Each day we have been working in the garden in the afternoons, and May Day here was lovely. 

This morning, Saturday, I walked out to get the newspaper and then wandered in my garden, picking flowers for a new little bouquet. The air was fresh and the birds were singing. I was happy to have fresh flowers for my breakfast table. 
 The lily of the valley fragrance is wonderful. the snowballs are still greenish, the bluebells are still nodding, and the hardy geranium is a pretty lavender pink. A single light pink parrot tulip tops it off. 


The weather forecast called for a hard hitting wind and rain storm this afternoon, but so far here south of the city, we have just a gentle rain. 
My exercises and bike workout are done for the day. I can smell the pot roast in the oven. I have a good meal to cook, a good book to read, a favorite TV show to watch this evening, and a good man by my side. I am grateful.

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear that the senior hours st the store haven't been packed. 7:30 is too early for us to get up, we are night owls so we go at 9:00 at night. Fortunately, there are not many shoppers there at that hour either. I have a good man by my side too, and I'm so glad that he has a job that he can do from home, and that I'm actually enjoying having him at home 24/7. So far we're pretty healthy, although I did have a migraine last week, and we've been sneezing from the heavy pollen. Has it been coating everything in your garden too?

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  2. You said a little bouquet. I'd hate to see a big bouquet!

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  3. Your Lily of the Valley are lovely and you have such a bunch of them. Mine are only just growing now. I'm always surprised by how early your flowers are compared to over here.

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  4. Pretty bouquet! Your flowers and yard are lovely:)

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  5. That is such a gorgeous spring bouquet. Ummm... We still haven’t gotten our stimulus check.

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  6. I had to laugh at Red's comment. Yes, that is anything but a little bouquet, lovely as it is. The pretty colors are delightful. :-)

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  7. Yes, you have a great life with stable income as a retiree. We have not received our stimulus checks yet so lucky you are to have received yours. Stay safe.

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  8. Sometimes it pays to add up our gratitudes. Guess I haven't gotten my check. No letter from Donald. I could pass on that. I just noticed. That huge house next door has a window trained right on your garden. They are the lucky ones. They can enjoy your garden any time. Hope it doesn't make you feel exposed and you are just happy to share.

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  9. The bouquet is so lovely, as is your entire garden. I had read that some people were shredding the letter and sending it back.

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  10. It sounds like you have everything you could possibly need Linda. Love you bouquets. Have a great week.

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  11. There are blessings or opportunities to learn about ourselves and life from this time of social distancing. I too appreciate a good husband by my side! Beautiful flowers. I have a bouquet now of daisies, a purple flower and roses. Will have to take a photo!

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