Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday in the Swamp

And  it definitely feels like a swamp today, it's 90º and with the humidity it feels worse.  Which means not much is going to get done today.  Mac sold another painting we wrapped it up and it's on it's way to Houston, Texas and he's started a new buffalo painting.
We Skyped with April this morning, always a good way to start the day, then  I cleaned the kitchen, hung out a load of laundry and that's about it.
Some gentle piano playing this morning, Beethoven was giving me fits, but he finally settled down.
I've been wearing my black Gloria Vanderbilt knee pants, but if this weather keeps up I'll have to dig out some actual shorts.
Mac opened his gifts that our daughter sent him for Father's Day, he saved it till we Skyped.  Lots of neat things, she always sends him loads of foodie gifts because like her he's a very adventurous eater. Among the many gifts was a wonderful card--the Japanese make incredible cards-- it lights up, there's the sound running water, a wind chime, a bell, a cricket and a cicada.

22 comments:

  1. Can you post a short video of the card...it sounds amazing! Jx

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  2. The card sounds amazing - any chance of posting a picture of it?

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  3. Wow, that card is something else!

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  4. What a lovely father's day gift from your daughter. That card does sound most amazing. Congrats for selling another painting. Like the header.

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  5. What an incredible card, a gift in itself. Thrilled to hear another painting has been sold.

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  6. I have many cards like your. The cards are lovely gifts. When you live in small places cards and food gifts are just the best.
    I love fireflies so family are always on the lookout for them.
    You have such a special daughter.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  7. Wow. Sounds like an incredible card. Hope you cool down soon.

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  8. The card sounds wonderful like a little bit of Japanese magic

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  9. What a cute gift! Your daughter in Fukuoka is so sweet.
    We have a quite dry rainy season. I wait for the rain comes.

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  10. What a lovely card from April! So good that you can Skype with her. Good news about the painting. Hope you stay cool. It's hot here, but not as hot as where you live.

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  11. Unusually the weather conditions here are trying to compete with yours. I don't think I have ever felt so hot. Unfortunately it won't last. The card from your daughter looks delightful. The Japanese certainly have a reputation for art. I bet it looked great lit-up.

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  12. The card is amazing! Food gifts are great because you don't have to display and dust them. Stay cooool in your poooool. Summer has just begun! Ack!

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  13. What a thoughtful gift. Weather here is on a high too, hope you have a nice week. Greetings!

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  14. I hope your weather improves a little! that is too intense!

    The card is wonderful. Your daughter is clever to find such a lovely one.

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  15. Skype is such a brilliant invention, it's brilliant for families who are far apart, a great way to keep in touch. I love the card, that's something very special.

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  16. Some days getting the basics accomplished is enough!

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  17. The card sounds amazing. Very hot here too, by UK standards!

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  18. That really is the most amazing card ...

    All the best Jan

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  19. Food gifts from other countries are the best!

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