It’s August, but I don’t know how this happened. It was barely July just yesterday — or was that last Saturday? What day is this anyway? My entire life seems to be falling between the chairs and the concert hasn’t even started yet. Or did I miss it? It can be very hard to tell.

I’m still trying to remember what it was I said to Owen when we were making supper that I needed to order from Amazon. He doesn’t remember except that it was something ordinary that we usually have — and Garry was there. Neither of them remember. I suppose the next time I need whatever it is, that’s when I will remember it. in the meantime, at least i remembered that I needed to buy more vitamins for the Duke and Excedrin.

On the good end of the day, I’ve got different medications that I’m hoping will be an improvement over what I was taking before and the pants that were my favorites last summer fell off me this morning. They aren’t a little bit too big. They are huge. I guess I really did lose weight, although frankly, I look pretty much the same as far as I can tell. Well, my face looks thinner. The rest of me looks the same. Can I have lost 20 pounds from just my face?


If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be?

I have no idea. Usually, I would say some lovely beachy or mountain place with great views, I’m not sure that’s true. I’m really comfortable at home. The bed is just right, the furniture is soft and I can put my feet up. The dog makes me laugh and we’ve got a lot of movies to watch.

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Right now, it’s going to be “Rustler’s Rhapsody” because we need a fix of singing cowboys, good guys, bad guys, and heroes who can shoot the gun right out of your hand.

What wastes the most time In your day to day life?

Blogging. Whether or not one considers it a waste is a matter of considerable controversy.

How would you describe your greatest enemy?  If you donโ€™t have one, share your secret!  

I don’t have any personal enemies, but I think of every anti-vaxxer and all of Trump’s deplorables as enemies. Tonight, in Bloomberg’s newsletter, I was reading about how China is beginning to clean up its act. Maybe you can only do that in a country where rulers — elected or not — actually care about their people. Almost half our country really doesn’t believe we — Garry and I — belong here.

I try not to spend a lot of time thinking about that.

If you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be?

I would have to be a chickadee. They are the most cheerful, fearless birds. Friendly, great little flyers, and always singing, they are my favorite little friend.

Chickadee in mid “hop” as he goes from the edge of the flat feeder to the suet

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17 replies

  1. Beaches and mountains are all very well but there’s no place like home.


  2. “Be anywhere?” Name a beach. (Why am I living in Alberta?)
    “Time waster? Computer. No contest.
    “Greatest enemy?” Me. No contest.
    “Be a bird?” An Eagle. But I think I’m too chicken.


  3. Thank you Marilyn for Sharing Your World! Amazing beautiful photos (from both you and Garry)! That horse was quite a unique shot! I love the chickadee, it might be one of my top favorites of yours and is an very appropriate choice for you! You ‘sing’, spread sunshine and some badly needed common sense and wit too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blogging is turning out to be the answer to the ‘time waster’ question overall, but most agree that it’s not time wasted, it’s time well spent! I concur! Have a great week and I hope it’s been dry over your way. We got some rain, so maybe the rain is sharing the wealth. I am saddened by your answer to the enemy question. Half the country? And I’m presuming it is because you and Garry are Democrats (or at least moderates?) ๐Ÿ˜‰ If it’s for the non-issue of your differing races, that’s simply obscene to think that many people still have a problem with it. That’s seriously archaic thinking and belongs in the 1950s and not today. ๐Ÿ˜ก It makes me angry too. I recently read one of Laura’s (Riddle in The Middle) posts about the color war that wages in the South and I’m stunned that there are folks out there who still consider color a valid issue. They need some stern educating. *oops. Soapbox. Sorry! * You two are the cutest couple and obviously so happy, who could find anything wrong with it? Aw.


    • Actually, aside from being Democrats, he’s Black — and working media — and I’m Jewish. Forget about party alignment: they hate both of us. There are places in this country we have never gone because it would have been dangerous. I don’t understand it either and never did.

      We are a seriously archaic country. The minority, which could easily became a majority again in the next election, want to go back to THEIR good old days — the 1940s and 50s — when everyone spoke English and the neighbors were always white. They weren’t “good old days” for people who weren’t white or Christian, but that’s the thing: THEY DO NOT CARE. They will never change because they don’t WANT to change. I just try and stay away from them. There are a surprising number of ignoramuses in the rural areas of New England, too. Stupidity, ignorance, and bigotry has no boundaries.

      I’m not sure how well spent my blogging time is, but I know it’s what I need to do to stay sane. If I didn’t blog, what WOULD I do? It’s my only real outreach into the world. I think most of us feel like that. We may not change the world, but maybe we help a little, here and there, to make life different or better for a few people.

      I think what I love best about Chickadees is that they are such brave little birds. They are not afraid of anything — except hawks and woodpeckers in a bad mood — and they have more fun flying than any other bird.


  4. An especially good post today.


  5. I love your answers. Specially about the anti-vaxxers!


  6. great answers Marilyn! Thanks for letting us into your world today! It was fun!


  7. We are in sync on two of our answers!


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