I work with some of the funniest people ever. Case in point:
The sign says “Nothing Greasy Down The Sink”…
Is this too “greasy” for management? HA HA HA
Touche Big Tuna, touche!
So I have been working on our yard this year. I’m doing a small Victory Garden.
Yes, I said Victory Garden. I was raised with parents who grew up in the depression and survived WWII. I use language like Victory Garden, Cat’s Meow and gams. I also enjoy the styling of Benny Goodman, lol.
Last year we had a really bad mosquito problem. It was our first year in the house so I had no idea what to expect until it happened. The mosquitoes were just awful and made it difficult to enjoy the deck and yard. This year I’ve planted mosquito repelling plants like Citronella, Rosemary and Marigolds. I’m also going to spray the yard with lemon juice. This should kill off a bunch of those critters in a healthy way. The dogs share the space with us so I have to stay away from things like pesticides. Wish me luck!
Last night a very nasty and vivacious storm blew through our part of town. The clouds were amazing and the subsequent rainbows (not caught on picture) were just incredible.
The rain was torrential and we missed getting any hail. The thunder and lightning were just like the storms we sometimes get in July. Very cool.
All in all, too bad. The storms didn’t deter me from voting. Got it done and the storm made it so I didn’t have to water the garden….Win Win!
I love April. It’s the best time to bird watch. I’m not particularly into Ornithology but I love the colors of the birds. All of the colors of the birds shine out in contrast to the browns and grays of winter.
I’m going back to this location next week to see what other birds are in town. Ahhhhhh…..SPRING!
Today we celebrate the Life of Maya Angelou and the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These two beautiful human beings left their words for which we can live and learn.
They are more poignant now under the wave of Nationalism taking hold of our Country. The wave has spread great fear among many in our Country. We will Rise!
Still I Rise by Dr. Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Dr. King…Your dream is still alive in many!
So it’s April and it’s still snowing. Sure it’s not like January snow, or in this case, March Madness snow but seriously?!?
I’m kind of ready for this mess to be over. So in that vein…it’s going to rain the rest of the week, LOL. Oh, lucky me!!!
In other news….I totally scored an awesome Easter Basket from the Easter Bunny this year! Yeah Me!!!
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