Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Outside my window...

I think it is possible that spring has sprung. It is a clear blue sky, very slight breeze, sun shining,61* kind of day here in Kansas. And I could not be happier!!


Pondering..

I am going to be animal/house sitting for the next 11 days. 3 dogs, 3 cats, 12 rabbits, a snail, some house plants. One of the dogs is really, really big. And old! I will take Bailey with me if he is not scared out of his mind. Otherwise I will just come and go several times a day. The family I am sitting for are on their way to London, Paris, and Amsterdam. The trip of a lifetime. Hope I get a good souvenir. LOL!



Watching...

I've been watching my normal usual shows. Some of them are done for the season. Since the family I am sitting for does not have cable, I will probably watch more Netflix. I recently watched Abducted in Plain Sight. This was another documentary. And people warned me that I would be saying "what the hell, a lot" and they were right. Have you watched it??


Reading...

I just finished reading/listening to Girls of Glass by Brianna Labuskes. It was very good. I did NOT have the right perpetrator picked out. A surprise ending for me. I got this off my Kindle Unlimited to read/listen for free. Lots of good books there. I have started on Cut and Run by Mary Burton. What are you reading? 

Learning...

I am learning more about snails that I really want to know.


Planning....

Nothing much being planned here right now. Just house/animal sitting. 



Growing..

The daffodils are poking out of the ground and that is about it around here. I don't know if I am going to do much planting. My one African Violet and five orchids are still doing okay. Not great, but okay!



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A final thought...

Looking forward to warmer weather. I have a few outdoor projects. And I am still working on the inside (downsizing). I really have not done much this winter. And I have abandoned my bullet journal so I need to pick it up again. What are you all up to?



34 comments:

  1. Downsizing here too. I've done a lot and it feels good. I'm reading a book about drug cartels in Mexico back in the 70s and 80s. It's the fist in a trilogy, don't remember the name. Will go to CERT meeting tonight. Lots of doctor's appts. And waiting for the weather to WARM UP!

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    1. I am just not doing a very good job of downsizing yet. Hope the weather is warming up for you now!

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  2. Around these parts, 61 degrees is the height of winter. Brrrr.

    I recently saw the Fyre doc on Netflix. Have you seen it? Wow.

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    1. I did watch Fyre this past week. What a scam! Can't believe so many people bought into it!

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    1. I am hoping for the 70's this week. So tired of being cold!

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  4. Stand in your driveway and shake a tablecloth up and down and send some of that air over to Ohio. That would be nice.

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  5. Oh my gosh, all those animals you'll be watching! Do they live on a farm with all those rabbits? And really how much work does a snail require? (probably more than I want to know, LOL).

    I want to see Abducted in Plain Sight but I'm still taking a little holiday from Netflix. That could change though at any given moment.

    I can't remember the name of the book right now, but it is a story about the Dionne Quintuplets that were born in 1934. Five identical girls. Not sure if it is a true memoir from one of the people taking care of them or a historical fictional account, but it is fascinating with all the care involved with them, how they were raised, etc. I remember growing up my mom had a silver plate with their 5 names on it. She said everyone was enthralled with the news of them. I suppose at the time it was a wonder. five children born at the same time without the "help" of "modern medicine." I googled and found out two of them are still alive these days.

    Spring came to Phoenix for a few days and now we are due for temps in the 90s next week :)

    betty

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    1. Nope they do not live on a farm. The rabbits are 4-H projects. A small little snail did not require much work. LOL. That book sounds good. I remember my mom talking about those quints. Yay for the 90 temps.

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  6. Hope Bailey gets along with all the other animals! How wonderful that you can help those people out! They have a menagerie for sure!
    I am knitting...I should be cleaning out closets and downsizing too but my word this year is relax:)

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    1. Bailey did NOT like those other animals that much. Hope you are warming up there

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  7. Wow - that is a lot of pets!! My kind of people! :-)

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    1. I think it is a bit over the top myself. But each to their own.

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  8. Sounds to me like you are going to be busy there for awhile. Hope your dog gets along with everyone. That would make it a bit easier for sure. We got a few days of nice weather but today they say we could get a little snow. Right now it is raining. I haven't found much new that interests me on Netflix or TV for that matter so I'me watching the episodes of Parenthood on Netflix for the second time. I enjoyed it the first time and since it's been awhile, I'm enjoying it all over again too. I did downsized when I moved, but still have too much so I'm sorting out and getting rid of more.
    Happy Spring! Hope it brings only great things your way!
    Love and hugs,
    'ma'

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    1. Yes, it has been busy. They are on their way home today and I am GLAD! I've been watching a lot of documentaries on Netflix this week. Found some good ones.

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  9. Working on genealogy. That's going to be my theme for the A to Z blog challenge this year (vintage family photos).

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  10. Ironically, I posted a similar post today, Paula! And yes, we have met before - I used to host a different blog but set it aside just over a year ago. I think you will get a very nice souvenir! Girls of Glass sounds good; I'm going to look it up. And why are you learning so much about snails?

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    1. I was animal setting for a friend and they had a snail. What was the name of your other blog??

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  11. WOW - That is a job taking care of so many animals! WHAT DID I TELL YOU ABOUT ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT!!!!! Wtf-RIGHT?!
    I am reading a biography about Stevie Nicks. I love her and know quite a bit but learned some interesting facts in the book so far.
    Snails- hmmm kinda cute- taste awesome when they're called escargot with lots of butter and garlic. LOL

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  12. I watched Abducted in Pain Sight and was flabbergasted through the whole thing, right to the very end! Trying to figure out what kind of sick hold that man had on that family! That's nice of you to babysit all of those animals. They should bring you back something very nice!

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    1. I cannot imagine being taken in by someone like that, can you?

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  13. Oh my word. A snail? I wouldn't have a clue! I'd not heard of that book, but LOVE surprise endings. 'Have just begun reading The Silent Patient -- so far, it's pretty darn good! Unfortunately, I've been disappointed by a couple favorite authors' books; perhaps it's time I broaden my horizons?

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    1. I know what you mean about favorite authors becoming disappointing. I have found that too. I am listening to The Silent Patient right now.

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  14. Wow, that's a lot of animals! Sounds like what we had when my kids were little.

    I have Abducted In Plain Site in my Netflix library. I'll watch it soon.

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  15. I love the way you write these type of posts. The writing prompts are great. A snail? Really? That's so interesting. We are getting some 60 degrees towards the end of the week. I am ready for spring.
    It seems that documentaries are plentiful now. I can't seem to get into them. I think the subject matter is usually something I really don't want to know more about.

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    1. That is true about documentaries. You have to want to know more! Good to see you here!

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  16. Great to see you here. You are going to be busy with all those animals. And a snail?! Good luck with that one! It's definitely spring here. Lots of sunshine this weekend and it felt quite warm.

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  17. Abducted in Plain Sight .... OMG .... that's all I could say after watching it. It's hard to believe there are such naïve people, but there's the proof.

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    1. So true. I don't think I could have been taken in like that. I am so suspicious of everyone. LOL!

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