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July 17, 2022


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DrumMajor Linda in Kansas

Cut one of those purple bloom balls and hang it around your neck: it will deflect all versions of covid. (Just kidding.) Be sure and test yourself every few days. Wear a mask if you kiss John. (What!?) I guess that's a bad idea. It's nice you can help out at the new house. Their moving CLOSER to you was for moments of need, right? That's a hoot that Boy Mom went to get supplies and came back with a new toy. (It's 2 a.m. after 3 days of work; so that's why I'm goofy.) Linda in Hades / Kansas Need some 106 degree weather? It was blasted foggy and HOT this morning: how does THAT happen?


I guess that flower is allium. It’s impressive but it was too big for our little garden and stuck out like a sore thumb.

Sometimes plans go awry, but I am sure that you don’t too much mind being with the boy. 😎

Doug M

Linda in Kansas cracks me up!! Well, I'm not sure what to say right now but I do love that bulldozer! Hang in there Margaret. β™₯οΈπŸ™‚


I've pretty much given up on caring about Covid. Since I have officially had it once and I can't believe that by some dumb luck I haven't had it again, I'm assuming that I have but have been symptomless like a lot of people. But yes, like you, I'm so over it.


Well I'll just say that sucks! Take care of yourself.

Arkansas Patti

Linda is right about testing and I'd say all of you should be. What a bummer. I know 6 people who have it right now. Do be careful.
One thing for sure, LG is really easy to buy for:) Think his future might be set on top of big wheels.


Just when you thought things were calming down... On the upside: Your lovely clean and polished home must feel great and Mari must be happy to be back at home. It looks like you'll be commuting and busy for another week helping out with N. We all wish Covid would go away. Sadly there seems to be no quick fix. The new bulldozer must have cheered everyone up just seeing N's delight with his newest favorite toy. Alliums thrive when they are happy in the right light and soil; they even multiply.


I hope that your exposure to the babysitter does not infect you! Be sure to drink a lot of water to keep your immune responses as ready to fight as possible! Damnable Covid.... I am now getting rather alarmed about the B.5 variant, and am worried we should be masking everywhere again (sigh). I dread the thought of what this Fall and Winter may be like in regards to Covid.

In regards to the onion flower.... even though you had seen them mostly in a somewhat rundown condition.... and their "oniony" smell is a bit odd... we have some neighbors who have them.... and really when they are tended to a bit, and especially in the early part of the spring/summer.... they are incredibly striking and beautiful! Our neighbor has a rail fence around their front yard and they position one of the onion flowers at the middle position between pairs of fence posts all around the perimeter. With the fence a pristine white, the display of the spherical, vividly purple flower a few inches above the fence is a striking and beautiful look!


We got notified of exposure last week. The first time we have eaten at a restaurant with a group. Thankfully we were outside, and despite sitting next to the infected person, tested negative after 5 days. Still masking for a few more days per the CDC calculator. Actually I mask around others most of the time, so that part isn't too much different.

Hope you all stay negative and healthy.

We are currently keeping our eyes open for dinosaur truck books to match our grandson's two favorite things.

Donna W

Did you ever read Gilda Radner's book "It's Always Something"? That's the first thing I thought of when I saw your blog entry. Lots of people around here are getting covid, many of them for the second and third time.

Joanne Noragon

My granddaughter came home from two weeks in France, with covid. So she's quarantined for 10 days, in her upstairs bedroom. She says she feels much better today. This is the second time in six months we've had covid in the house. I guess, like the flu, it just happens in homes with young people. I hope OD can line up a second and even third babysitter.


Oh I'm afraid that virus will get us all. I'm back from 2 weeks in Europe and felt off the last 2 days. Sure enough, I brought a case of Covid home. After isolating, masking, vaxxing and double boosting for 2+ years, it finally got me and several others on the trip. I'm working on building up a fine set of antibodies to get me through the winter. Stay safe as this variant seems easiest to catch.

Jenni Elyse

I love that onion flower. It's so unique and pretty. I love the colors too.

Sorry about the COVID exposure. I hope you and your family don't get it.


Well crap. Hopefully none of you get covid.

Those allium heads are beautiful.

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