Saturday, June 06, 2020

I apologize for not posting anything in months.  I appear to have nothing to say lately.  No words at all, nothing to offer, nothing to share.  I should look for some tags or something.  I'm safe, my family is safe.  In fact, very little changed for me, as I already worked from home.  My daily routine stayed basically the same.  A grocery store trip once a month instead of once or twice a week, but that's about the only difference.  I don't live in a big city, so I never had to stop walking my dog daily or anything like that.  I hope everyone stays safe and sane while the world continues to go bonkers.

I have not been watching many movies.  A few here and there.  Mostly I've been watching South Korean dramas on Netflix.  As most of these shows run a minimum of 12 eps, and usually 18... that's a lot of hours per show, which keeps me nicely occupied.  I suppose I could review the ones I've seen... but I can't seem to muster the energy, and I'm not sure anyone cares.  I will say my two favorites so far have been Memories of the Alhambra (2018) and Tunnel (2017).  I burned through both of those shows in ridiculously short times. The first is about an augmented reality game that bleeds over into real life.  I always liked the song "Memories of the Alhambra," but now, if it ever starts playing during a thunderstorm, I'm liable to freak out. It's such a lovely song, and I LOVE the frightening context it took on.  Good stuff.  The second show is about a cop who accidentally travels through time while pursuing a serial killer.  I love time travel stuff, and this was a great show.  I loved the characters, loved seeing how the police in a different country work on a case, loved watching the lead try to adjust to the current year after jumping forward from the 80s.

Other than that, daylight hours are mostly spent outside doing yardwork.  Pulling weeds daily, mowing and edging twice a week. I put a small garden in this year, with more than just my normal tomatoes.  If stuff grows well, I will expand the area next year.

My aspen grove with lupines and Silver
No sunlight, so these look washed out, but they're pink, with a yellow lupine in the background.  I had a deep maroon one, which was my favorite, but Silver dug it up when it was just coming back, and it didn't survive.  Sigh.
The purple lupine



3 comments:

  1. Glad you're staying well.

    Your yard looks beautiful! Were those flowers the new garden or did you plant other vegetables, too?

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    1. Thanks! You too.

      The flowers are from last year, that came back. That's my little forest area that's my favorite part of my yard. I put in a dry river and a bridge, and with the aspens and flowers, it's just lovely in that corner. Different flowers come up at different times. There was a load of grape hyacinth in there a month or so ago, just a bed of dark purple. I have some wild sweet peas that took root, so those should begin flowering soon I hope.

      The veggie garden is in a different area. It's pretty ugly. I dug out just enough of the grass to get the stuff planted, but I want to clean it up and get an actual border around it, etc. I'll take a picture of that next time!

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  2. Hi Deb! Just stopping in to say hello! Glad to hear you and your family are all doing well. Your flowers are looking great!!

    I've always been a "homebody" who loves home pursuits (movies, music, books, cooking, etc.) -- but as the corner turns into July, this is getting ridiculous LOLLLLLLL. The whole experience has made me realize how much I value my opportunities to go to movies/film fests, Disneyland, church, and out to dinner...those things make staying at home more special somehow! Ah, well. What an all-time weird year.

    Fascinated to hear you're into South Korean dramas, how interesting!

    Take good care!

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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