Today's good thing: i got up around 6, did the usual morning stuff. Because it rained again this morning, Bucky, Jem and I had a nap in my chair.
We did actually have breakfast, but I was off to a slow start today and I spent an inordinate amount of time in the internet. I sat outside for a couple of hours, reading and watching birds and cats.
We had leftovers for dinner, so that was super easy.
Today's good thing: I got up around 7, fed the babies, did my reading, did some laundry and dishes and had an hour long nap. It was serve yourself day here, since I waited too late to start breakfast. Afterward, I got outside and sat for a while and enjoyed the birds.
Then I cooked. I made chicken and dumplings, dressing, green beans, and pear salad. I am stuffed.
The Walking Dead
S10E14 "Look at the Flowers"
S10E15 "The Tower"
I don't know how I keep getting behind on this!
"Look at the Flowers"
Please don't kill Ezekiel.
Eugene will always and forever annoy me.
Not nice, Carol! Negan had icky sex with her for you.
I hope she'll grow on me, but right now, Princess is annoying me.
Now this is where I wanted Negan to progress to!
Today's good thing: well, the cats let me sleep until after 7. I got up, fed them, did my reading and went to Piggly Wiggly. I know PW has a smaller amount of customers, but most of the ones there today were very good about going in the right direction down aisles, not crowding people, and observing the 6 foot rule. Very few were wearing masks, but no one's perfect.
I came home, made some breakfast, and afterward, I went outside to work in the yard. It was lovely out there, and it even rained a little before I came in.
I made french onion meatballs to go with some leftover veggies for dinner. We've only had takeout once in the last week!
Today's good thing: not sure if it's good but I woke up at 4:30 and couldn't go back to sleep, so I got up. I watched A Shining Season on youtube, which might not have been a super idea. It's a tv movie from... 1979? 1982? about John Baker, a former track star who became a PE coach. He was 25 when he was diagnosed with cancer and given 6 months to live. He lived a year. I remembered a couple of things from the movie: John telling a little girl with a leg brace to "make a monster face" when she ran, and him screaming in pain in the bathtub right before he died. It kind of cast a pall on my day. It could've been worse: I was also looking for Sunshine(new mom who finds out she has cancer) and Walking Through the Fire( a pregnant mother of 2 discovers she has Hodgkin's Disease - - but she lives). Apparently the only tv movies I watched back then were about people with cancer people with profound disabilities or murder.
In happier news, I got outside again today. But I mostly just sat outside today. I also made squash casserole, baked corn, and made homemade banana pudding. I'm afraid to tell you how much butter I used today.
Another reason I'm feeling blue is because I have to make a decision about going back to work next week. I can extend my leave, but my job is not protected past next Monday.
As I mentioned before, I watched three different versions of "The Jar," a Ray Bradbury story.
The first and best is the one that aired in 1964 on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. The cast was phenomenal: Pat Buttram, in a serious role, was awesome, as was George Lindsay, in a very un-Goober-like role. Collin Wilcox Paxton was appropriately slutty as Thedy. Jane Darwell(Ma Joad!) was Granny Carnation. William Marshall(Blacula!) was Jahdu. James Best was Tom Carmody. Slim Pickens was the sheriff.
The second aired in 1986 on the new Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I wasn't super fond of it, either. The whole story was updated, and not in a good way. Griffin Dunn and Laraine Newman were in it.
The third and absolute worst, ironically aired on The Ray Bradbury Theater, in 1992. Paul Le Mat was the lead, and I literally did not know anyone else in the cast. All the roles were very stereotypical and had none of the magic of the original. Since Ray Bradbury was actually involved, this was especially disappointed.
Today's good thing: I got up too early(6am) due to high cat traffic on the bed. But after feeding the babies, doing my reading, and watching 3 different versions of "The Jar," I went back to sleep in my chair for about 3 hours, couldn't wake up, and kept having exhausting dreams.
J got up about the time I did and we had some lunch. Then while J put up dishes and did his school work, I got the garbage out, and then went outside. Where I planted seeds, watched birds, and just relaxed. It was lovely.
Then I had leftovers for dinner and J had oyster stew.
Today's good thing: I got up around 7:30, did the usual morning stuff, and watched The Other Side of the Mountain while surfing the 'net.
I let J sleep late, and we had actual lunch instead of a super late breakfast. After we ate, I worked in cleaning the front room while J did school work.
I even spent a while outside. There might have been fewer cars going by today, but it still seemed pretty busy to me. I don't think they're planning on enforcing the lockdown anyway.
I just had the best dinner I've had in a while. I've been wanting some greens, so I cooked a pot of turnips, fried some salt pork, and made corn dodgers like Grandma used to make. I wasn't as brave as her. She cooked them right in the pot with the greens. I dipped out some pot likker and cooked them in another pot. It was so good!
I don't know how we didn't see this until now. Rami Malek was amazing.
It was fascinating seeing the creation of all these iconic songs.
Freddie Mercury is very special to me, and I was weepy through a lot of this, knowing the outcome.
I did love the Live Aid performance recreation. I still remember that day, all these years later.
Today's good thing: I got up earlier than I wanted, due to a certain chubby cat son of mine using my kidneys as a landing spot. I figured I might as well stay up, it was like 6:30. I fed the babies, did my reading, watched Cabin in the Sky while I did some cleaning(mostly picking up cat toys), then made breakfast.
J got up with a migraine(most likely from the grass cutting yesterday), so he ate and went back to bed and I tackled the kitchen. My quarantine buying had it cluttered. I got everything put away, swept, and even mopped! Oh, I also watched Hallelujah and His Girl Friday while I was doing that.
Now we're going to have some leftovers for dinner.