HOW many sheets of T~PEE paper do you use to wipe?
I never COUNTED BEFORE but NOW I have TAKEN NOTE!
I am REDUCING MY SQUARES……..and folding over!
TODAY starts WEEK THREE OF THIS PANDEMIC and I am doing OKAY!
The first week I sat A LOT and reflected and GOT MADDER AND MADDER.
The SECOND WEEK I could FEEL myself SLIPPING AWAY………
THIS third week has me up early READING and putting things away.
I HOPE YOU ARE OKAY AND USING THIS TIME TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
LOOK AT IT AS A GIFT.
A RESET BUTTON.
I spend A LOT of time on INSTAGRAM because of its INSTANT GRATIFICATION.
BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS and BEAUTIFUL EVERY DAY PEOPLE!
IT’s a TIME SUCKER……………..LAST week MY PHONE TOLD ME MY SCREEN TIME WAS UP!
I am averaging OVER FOUR HOURS A DAY on THAT CELL PHONE!
THAT CANNOT be GOOD FOR THE BODY or THY NECK!
I DO have a GARDEN but it’s been raining or TOO COLD to GO OUTSIDE and pull weeds.
I would rather be INDOORS.
I DID SPY MY PALE YELLOW LILAC BUSH BLOOMING!
UP TOP BY THE ROOF OF THE CASA!
This past winter a BIG OAK TREE fell and because of the CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES the WATER COMPANY decided to CLEAR bushes and GREEN STUFF behind our home!WE back up to a water pump station which is cute!
Has a TILE ROOF and is painted an ORCHE COLOR.
THINK TUSCAN HOME!
I CAN NOW SEE THE ROAD AND THE UGLY CHAIN LINK FENCE & CARS!
Before I had ONE little hole to see through to the street and I had planted a tree there to cover THAT HOLE ONE DAY!
SO, what I am saying is I have-not ENJOYED my GARDEN THIS WINTER AT ALL because I feel like my last 26 years OF WORK AND CARE HAVE FLOWN OUT THE DOOR AND DOWN THE CREEK TO THE San Francisco BAY!
MY DEAR ITALIAN husband brought HOME HIS CREW AND CLEANED UP THE OTHER SIDE!
I CAN NOW SEE INTO THE GARDENS OF TWO HOUSES AWAY!!!!
DO I DARE SAY MEN AND THEIR TOYS???!!!!!!
THE CHICKEN COOP AND THAT SHADE AREA which has been PLANTED for SHADE WILL NOW HAVE SUN!
I had a GOOD LAUGH YESTERDAY when I received a TEXT from a friend called LADY DI.
“YOUR OUTDOOR CUSHIONS ARE A STUNNING COLOR AS I DRIVE BY ON A GRAY DAY!”
I responded to LADY DI with my CAPS and EXCLAMATION marks and she came back at me with this!
“Our view is the best….your lovely garden ready to bloom and maybe a sighting of you in a caftan floating by!”
MADE MY DAY and MAKES ME WANT TO GET OUT THERE AND MAKE IT PRETTY!
THANK YOU FUN LADY………STAY WELL and FULL OF HUMOR!
WHATS DONE IS DONE……………..it will ALL GROW BACK ONE DAY!
ON ANOTHER NOTE!
MY NEIGHBOR CALLED MY ITALIAN HUSBAND AN ASSHOLE.
They haven’t spoken to us in years………
MY ITALIAN was trying to tell him that we have hired a TREE COMPANY to come and TRIM the PLAIN TREE that hangs over our shared fence.
Which has never been trimmed.
Do you know THE ITALIAN did not have the CHANCE as this HUMAN SCREAMED AT HIM AND STOMPED INTO HIS HOUSE!
MY ITALIAN is MANY THINGS BUT DEFINITELY NOT AN ASSHOLE!
There is a back story here.
After three attempts of asking them to put a grate on a drain pipe so water and leaves would not back up into our area, nicely explaining WHY and HOW TO FIX……….we ended up taking them to court.
(we had a BAD FLOOD from a creek we all back up too in the year 2000)
NOT for ANY MONEY just for THE FIX!
GUESS WHO WON that ordeal?
I have said it BEFORE and I AM CERTAIN I WILL SAY IT AGAIN PEOPLE ARE STRANGE.
Before this FIASCO there was another unknown DOG POOPING in their driveway.
They blamed our DOG!
(Not our dog months later they realized THAT as it was a different neighbors DOG!)
Another neighborly MOMENT I will share with you as I need to know if I’m LIVING ON ANOTHER PLANET!
I received two packages for another neighbor.So, I called and left a message……..you would think someone was HOME as this was the “SHELTER IN PLACE” moment.But NO ANSWER which I understand, mostly solicitations now on that OLD FASHION HOME NUMBER!
I told them there were two boxes in front of my door and that they could walk up and retrieve or I would send the ITALIAN down to leave at their door when he returned HOME.
Within minutes the boxes were gone.
ODD TO ME.
NO PHONE CALL.
NO INTERACTION OF COURSE BUT I FIND THIS BEHAVIOR SO ODD AND WRONG!
IS IT ME ?
WHAT HAS HAPPENED to THE BEING….. IN HUMAN BEING?
I think that is why I like animals so MUCH BETTER THAN PEOPLE!
They give BACK SO MUCH MORE without uttering ONE SINGLE WORD.
THE BODY LANGUAGE of an ANIMAL TELLS ALL!
Which in turn gives us GREAT JOY!
I kid you NOT he came into the house with THE BANKSIA ROSE on his BACK!
YES THAT IS A SMILE for the camera!
ON a Lighter Note this came across my DM or Direct Message on Instagram TODAY!
“Jim saw THE ITALIAN at SAFEWAY yesterday.
He was so excited to report back to me.
I said, “Did you say HELLO?” And he said, “Of course not, what was I supposed to do…
shout across the aisle (social distance barrier) and say, hey, remember me?
I came for dinner 5 years ago and fell in love with you and your pig!”
NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS MADE THE ITALIAN AND YOUR CONTESSA LAUGH OUT LOUD!
(I even asked THE ITALIAN if he saw anyone he KNEW that DAY!!)
THE ITALIAN’s home made BREAD…………
PERCHED ON TOP OF MY PORTOBELLO ROAD WINE VESSELS!
I AM COVETING THIS which is from SICILY but for SALE in PALM BEACH VIA INSTAGRAM!
THE FLOWERS COULD BE BETTER but let’s over look that for a moment and think of how I would use it to hold my CLEMENTINE MANDARINES that we eat daily!
IN FACT, BANKSY AND WINSTON EAT THEM TOO.
READERS are you giving me the GO A HEAD TO SPLURGE………or should I wait until the DAY I GET TO SICILY myself and hand carry HOME!
YOU know if that happens it will be MORE THAN ONE!
I will need a MAN & A WOMAN HEAD!
I might have to wear one as a hat!!!
CLEANING and washing things in the kitchen during a PANDEMIC in my NEW BRYN WALKER JUMPSUIT that drops FAST and EASY, so I can reach for THAT TOILET PAPER we are NOT HOARDING!
WE are DOWN to ONE PACKAGE ONLY!
THE GARAGE CUPBOARD is ALWAYS PACKED…………
WE WILL SURVIVE………and I leave you with this FUN VIDEO that MAKES ME LAUGH!
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ALMOST READY TO PREFORM THIS BANKSIA ROSE OVER THE SWING THAT I FOUND FOR FREE YEARS AGO!
I promise to POST A PHOTO OF HER WHEN SHE IS IN ALL HER GLORY!
AND GET CREATIVE whatever that MAYBE!
THIS TIME IS A GIFT!
SLOW DOWN…….READ……….POLISH SILVER………DO A HAPPY DANCE……..JUST BE!
I HOPE YOU ARE ALL SURVIVING and have family and friends to call.If you are feeling LOW or isolated I would be HAPPY TO CALL YOU!Just send me your phone number to my email which is email@example.com and do let me know where you LIVE so I do not call in the middle of YOUR NIGHT or wake YOU UP!
YOU ALL MEAN THE WORLD TO ME!
I have read now before publishing that the CORONA VIRUS has struck over ONE MILLION PEOPLE world wide!