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Saturday, August 22, 2020

It’s Actually August – 2020

This month is moving right by too. On the one hand I feel like the sooner we get through this year the better off we’ll be but on the other hand I feel like we are losing something.

So many weird things happening between the COVID virus and the weather. I wrote last week about the lightning. Turns out that while it was exciting to watch, it was not such a good thing because it started several fires burning throughout our state again. We’ve been experiencing fires a lot in the past few years. (Old #45 says it’s because we don’t rake our leaves or clear the underbrush).

I’ve shared about our annual Boulder Creek Golf Tournament that my husband and his friend started. This year would be our 24th year.  I had not intended on going because the villas at which we usually stay right on the course were not being rented this year due to the virus.  We have to stay at a motel a few miles away.  This would mean that while the guys are golfing, instead of having a whole house with a yard at my disposal,


I’d have had to stay in the motel room (not even sure they have a pool area).  I could go shopping as some of the other wives do, but that’s not really my thing.  Another group of wives gets together and parties all day.  That’s not really my thing either.  After the golfing is done we usually all get together for dinner both nights but, again due to the virus, there will be no gathering.  It just didn’t sound like much fun for me.  I’d rather have the time alone in the studio, so although my hubby says he will miss me, he’s okay with me not going.

Now, however, the area is in danger of not even being habitable due to the massive fire in the mountains.  This is the local store we go to when we are there, Johnnie’s Market.

Farther down the road is the motel:


We are a couple hundred miles away from any of the fires and yet this is our sun and sky at about 7 AM.  The sun itself is really that bright orange color but I couldn’t capture it that way on my phone.  Later in the day, I still have the notice that the air quality is smoky.  


I don’t think that just brushing some leaves would have prevented the fires or stopped them from spreading.  Thanks to Linda for the #SoCS prompt of brush.

Cross fingers that the fires get contained soon.  Stay safe out there everyone.



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Sunday, August 16, 2020

It’s Actually August

Today is Sunday and that means it’s time for Song Lyric Sunday as hosted by Jim Adams, who gives us the prompt of Clear/Dark/Light. 

As much as the times are in a state of constant upheaval right now, it is only logical that we’d have some unusual weather as well.  The last few days have been extremely warm here in my part of California and the temperatures have been close to if not hitting 100 degrees.  Friday night at 8:20 PM it was 79 degrees!  That’s usually a midday high.


The sunset as seen from my front porch.  Aren’t the colors gorgeous?



This morning we woke up to thunder and lightening.  It went on for about 2 hours.


Followed by this sunrise out our back porch:


Almost looks like the sunset doesn’t it?  So glad I got  up to see this spectacle of nature.

So my song for #SLS today is “Dance Into The Light” by Phil Collins.

Dance Into the Light

It’s there in the eyes of the children
In the faces smiling in the windows
You can come on out, come on open the doors
Brush away the tears of freedom
Now we’re here, there’s no turning back
We have each other
We have one voice
Hand in hand we will lay the tracks
Because the train is coming to carry you home
Come dance with me
Come on and dance into the light
Everybody dance into the light
There’ll be no more hiding in shadows of fear
There’ll be no more chains to hold you
The future is yours – you hold the key
And there are no walls with freedom
Now we’re here, we won’t go back
We are one world
We have one voice
Side by side we are not afraid
Because the train is coming to carry you home
Come dance with me
Come on and dance into the light
Everybody dance into the light
Do you see the sun, it’s a brand new day
Oh, the world’s in your hands, now use it
What’s past is past, don’t turn around
Brush away the cobwebs of freedom
Now we’re here, there’s no turning back
You have each other
You have one voice
Hand in hand you can lay the tracks
Because the train is coming to carry you home
Come dance with me
Come on and dance into the light
Everybody dance into the light
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Phillip David Charles Collins
Dance Into the Light lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC


Hope you all have a great rest of your weekend.  Stay safe out there!

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

It’s Actually August

It’s hard to believe (but not really) that a month has passed since I last posted anything.  I have been visiting others and leaving comments, but it seems I really have had nothing much to say on my own.  Thanks to Erica/Erika for letting me know that she hadn’t seen me around.  That gave me the kick to write again.

So what exactly have I been doing in the last month?  I have been watching the SF Giants play.  It is a difficult year for our team.  In addition to the COVID delay and precautions, we have a new manager and our pitching staff is questionable.  Our catcher, Buster Posey, decided to sit out this year because he and his wife adopted newborn twins and he doesn’t want to risk exposure to them.  I wholeheartedly agree with that decision.  Truth be told, I think they probably should have just given this season a pass anyway.  I do think from watching the games so far that we have the best fans in the stands cutouts.  Our stadium almost looks full and most of them are actual fan photos.  The Colorado Rockies put cutouts of only their players in the seats.  Lame.

I’ve been doing some coloring while I watch the games.  These can serve as my entries into the Escapist Coloring Club for this month.  They are all from the Magical Jungle coloring book that I got for Christmas from my son.

I’ve seen lots of interesting uses of the mask.

And we had a bumper crop of peaches from our tree.  I think I’m going to try to make a peach pie, although I’m pretty sure that is not going to be a keto friendly dish.  Oh well, you only live once, right?

So that’s been what’s up with me.  I’ve done a little typing and made a few cards for the Etsy site but truthfully, I haven’t even been crafting that much.


Hope everyone is staying as safe as possible out there.  Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of blogging on a regular again.



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