Tidying Up

Tidying Up is on Netflix at Laura and James’ house where I’ve come to spend the weekend. Penny the Goldendoodle is mesmerized, watching Marie Kondo.

Have you emptied everything in your closet and drawers onto the bed and decided, item by item if it sparks joy?

A Wish for Every Happiness

A wish for every happiness, always.

Cheers to the newly married royal couple.

Love one another is the perfect theme for the world.

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Today I saw my parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary (1939-89) champagne flutes in Mark and Erika’s China cabinet. Mark and Erika (2002) and Laura and James (2011) both used these flutes at their weddings.

I had set the alarm this morning for five AM but Grandma Mar woke up before then and texted me upstairs. We’re here together this weekend, watching the grandkids. We woke up the girls and they made it down to the couch. They fell back asleep, snuggled in blankets until we woke them up when the bride arrived at Windsor Castle.

 

 

 

 

 

Friends I know were watching snd texting from Florida and Pennsylvania. It was a very happy day. Wishing Harry and Meghan a long and happy life together.

Look in Opening Credits for “Friends” Apartment Building

Corner. Photo Challenge

Friends (TV show) Apartment Building

Bedford and Grove Streets corner. Greenwich Village. New York City.  You see tour groups checking it out, snapping photos.  So that’s exactly what we did when we were visiting my sister in NYC Thanksgiving 2015.

IMG_3480Anna and her mother Erika in front of Friends Apartment Building.

Guaranteed Distraction?

“What about you: what is guaranteed to distract you? What is your “Ooh, shiny!”?Weekly Photo Challenge

Garbage.  Unexpected.

I’m fascinated by trash. Litter, too. Funny thing is, I find it difficult to throw things away.  Here are previously featured found garbage photos. I even did a Garbology post.   “the study of a community or culture by analyzing its waste.”

Here’s a sample of my photos of cat trees, toilets, chairs, aquarium, couches, champagne bottles, old televisions.

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After a Day of Football Watching

My son-in-law James and Penny the Golden Doodle, exhausted!  James was happy with the results of two games (Ohio State and Auburn winning)  and said he didn’t care much about the last one- USC and UCLA.  He gave me permission to blog the two of them resting on the couch.  Laura had already headed to bed.

I went down the street to photograph a crazy Christmasy house lit up full force but they’d flipped the  off switch early and gone to bed. Thought that would have been good for the Let There Be Light challenge part two.

The pink afghan covering James has a label in it from my father’s mother Mary Alta Hendricks, who knit it in 1976 at age 84.

Born in 1892.  That was a long time ago.

I’d been knitting all evening while the games were on. Earlier in the day,  my granddaughter Anna and my daughter Laura had been knitting as we all sat on the same couch.  Passed down four generations. There’s another afghan my grandmother knit from Bobbie, she sent it to Laura and James.

Tonight I am in the guest room at Laura and James’ sleeping under a quilt my grandmother stitched.

Thinking of family as the holiday weekend comes to a close.  Grateful for all the love passed down.

Thinking of those nearby and those no longer with us on earth, just in our hearts.

Penny and James

James and Penny are exhausted

QuiltQuilt stitched by my grandmother Mary Alta Hendricks

Count 18 Million Human Viewers Plus One

Two years in a row on Thanksgiving, Penny the Golden Doodle watches the National Dog Show.  Seriously.

I saw it today with my own eyes.

The link said there was an audience of eighteen million viewers.  Plus Penny!

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She got so excited she stood up on her hind legs

 

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Fights Bathtub Ring- Do People Ask to Be Taken Away By It? They Still Sell This Stuff

Wondering what year they packaged in this wrapper? Maybe an updated version is available in the grocery store, I will check. You can buy it online. It was heralded as a stress reliever and solution to a woman feeling overwhelmed by her life. “Calgon, take me away!”Calgon Water Softener

Our custodian, Dan,  found a case of this product and not sure what year the packaging is from.  I meant to look and see if it had a zip code on it as I used to find items in the art room pre 1964 without a zip code.  They still sell this stuff when I went to look it up in a search. I guess I am out of touch.

At first I thought this was just for the washing machine but it says “bathtub ring’ .

Here is one vintage commercial touting a similar product that is sure to offend someone with the retro thinking.

Not sure if anyone is still trying to get taken away with Calgon bath but here is one old TV commercial. There is another that is totally non PC that may come to your min and is on YouTube but I won’t link it.

Someone Left Their TV in the Rain

Glad I shot it when I did, as it was gone the next day.

The other day a friend said to me that one of the things about the blog that she enjoyed is that you never know what the topic or theme will be for the day.  It’s true, I like to change it up.  Seems to come in waves sometimes. Lately I have been documenting some discards again after being off the noticing of them for awhile.  I think it was the comments about the televisions people had that could complement the outdoor seating of the couch I posted a couple of days ago. Couches and televisions are frequently curbside.