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August 04, 2022


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I like the French calendar method as well. Sunday doesn't even feel like the start of the week.


I liked that "red photo", and it's nice seeing Ziggy so content... but yuck on OD's car situation and--mmph--keeping my lips shut about John's truckload! Well, what can you do.. :^)


Oh yes Ziggy seems very placid. Maybe the kitty tranquilizers haven't worn off yet. :^D


Sunday just feels like the start of the week to me because of religion probably. Otherwise, it would surely seem that the week was M-F due to work, and weekends as Saturdays and Sundays. I get confused on the "this week" and "next week" thing sometimes, too.

The red photo is cute. Tonya's looking good.


So is it a truckload of mining equipment? Or perhaps he's transporting an entire one of those old mine buildings piece by piece with plans to erect it somewhere? I might be rolling my eyes aggressively as well. Ever considered getting into collecting with him- with the caveat that he keeps everything at his house:)


Miscommunication with dates has happened to me too. Now whenever setting a date, I insist on confirming the month, day of the week and full numerical date. So far, this is working well. John really likes to buy and sell. The rewards must outweigh the work involved for him to pursue this with strong interest. Your lunch with friends sounds like fun. You'll be busy with N and Z for a time but I suspect you'll circle back with friends...all in good time. Z looks well settled in the new house.


I regrettably understand John’s affection for estate sales, rummage sales and the like. It has taken me a long, LONG time to get into my head the mindset of relishing and appreciating the tranquility of NOT having clutter. I am trying hard to declutter my spaces both at work and home, but even though I KNOW I feel more peace in an open, cleaner space, my ingrained worry and fretting about getting rid of things that can still be useful (ingrained by my parents who grew up in the Depression) is VERY hard to overcome.


Joanne Noragon

Ziggy's face certainly says My windowsill, my window, my house, back away. I wish you a surfeit of lunches.

Arkansas Patti

Oh my, I didn't realize the car was still in Montana. That is such a shame. End of August?? Sure hope it is totally restored after all this. My calendar starts on Sunday but the week has always started on Monday for me. Left over from working days.


We once lunched under a red umbrella and thought that our burgers weren’t cooked properly. 😀


I was wondering why you were all red. :-)

Jenni Elyse

I think Sunday should be at the end of the calendar too. It makes more sense when talking about the weekend. The problem is I'm so used to seeing American calendars that the ones with Sunday at the end trip me up. LOL.

I'm glad you're getting to spend so much time with your grandson, even if it does put a wrinkle in your other plans.

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