Tuesday, May 8, 2018



Last night we had a thunder storm.  A real one, where there is a lot of noise and a tiny bit of rain.  Today began with clear skies that were later fouled by local burning.  When will it end?

Two readers know the song so far.  The last time it was featured, a ton of you wrote in to tell me the title and group.  Here’s the second verse:  “I’ve taken my bows, and my curtain calls.  You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it, I thank you all.  But it’s been no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise.  I consider it a challenge before the whole human race, and I ain’t gonna lose.  __ __ __ __, my friends.  And we’ll keep on fighting till the end.  __ __ __ __, __ __ __ __.  No time for losers ‘cause __ __ __ __ of the world.”  Hint:  When you win the highest prize you are the what?  

This morning we were expecting the work crews to return to finish the drains.  Later we discovered they will come back tomorrow.  Oh well.  It just meant we’d have less people in the yard.  

We had a fairly typical visit to Big C followed by coffee at Starbuck’s.  The one thing that wasn’t typical at Big C was the heavy action around the special school uniform display.  Racks of lavender tops and dark blue shorts and skirts would have been enough, but when you add whole families trying things on over their street clothes, it gets a little busy.  We didn’t have to actually walk through this, but the looks on some of the staff told the story.

The time that is usually allocated for our after-lunch nap was booked for a visit from Natcha and Gong’s church people.  The pastor and his wife, along with a small entourage, wanted to meet us.  We couldn’t figure out why, but said OK.  Natcha made brownies and served tea and we sat around the table and visited.  Mr. Lee and his wife are from Korea and have been here for eight years.  We knew they had a church, but they also have a center for the deaf.  There was a wide range of conversation after visiting Lisa’s studio.  After they left we figured it out.  They’re building a new center and they’re looking for donors.  So far we haven’t been approached directly, but it wouldn’t be the first time.  

Our whole day got shifted and we ended up napping longer than usual.  I have to remember that in the very hot weather the energy levels can drop a bit.  The pool guy came and cleaned the water but told us the odd appearance was from the leaves.  He said it was safe to swim, but we need to keep the plumeria leaves out of the water as much as possible.  It’s blooming like crazy right now and the flowers are everywhere.  We’d be in the water right now if the air wasn’t so bad.  Note to self:  Continue fantasy involving clear dome over pool with filtered air.  

Today’s photos are from the exhibition ‘Imagine’.  Lisa posing with her dear friend Noot, creator and driving force behind The Wanderer, who presented the artist.  The second pic is a bouquet from good friend Katai.

Have a Happy Tuesday.


“Great things are done by a 
series of small things brought
~Vincent Van Gogh

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