All posts by JustJan

Grace…

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What is Grace?

In the middle of a heated argument, when you are about to say an awful thing that cannot be unsaid and that little voice says, “don’t say it…”  that is grace.

When you are standing in line and the woman in front of you is at wits end with her kids and trying just to do it and you smile with love   that is grace

Really Rocking

I have been painting rocks since I was a child… I kinda forgot I did but my brothers both found different rocks at different times.

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The “eye rock” was one of many I painted with eyes on them. Then I guess I painted a rainbow. We had to sell my parents house and this was left in the house. The only thing and my brother found it. New beginnings!

So, about a week ago I decided to paint some rocks and leave them around my neighborhood.  Apparently this is a popular thing to do, not in my neighborhood but around the country.

I started with…

Then I painted…

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I only have two more rocks. There aren’t really rocks like this in my yard or around, unless someone has used them for landscaping.

I ran out to the store and on the way back I saw some rocks! They were at La Quinta a motel. I am going to see if I can talk to the manager next week to see if I can pay him for some rocks.

I did stop and grab a few though…IMG_2160

I know, I know, crazy rock lady. I can also contact a landscape company, or Home Depot.

I will keep you updated for my newest project. IMG_2114 2

 

Garden 2020

I didn’t take a before photo of my garden, but I let it go for over a year, so it looked a little like this…IMG_2122 2

Okay maybe not this bad, but it was weedy and a lot of work.

Here is my little garden…

That’s 5 tomato plants and one jalepeno, one cucumber and one squash.

Here is it now…IMG_2124

Oh, the big plant in the back is oregano, it just never dies and comes back every year. I love tomatoes so, fingers crossed, I hope this works out well this year then I can make this…61125729775__DB16BF96-73B9-4911-A5D1-107080815663

and this….

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I will keep you posted on the progress!

A walk in the park…

One of the things we do is go to the park, but we (Bradley Cooper and me) went a couple weeks ago and it was so crowded, too much for us.

I wanted to try again, so, I went alone. It was much much better. There was a Dad and his son…

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A couple families picnicking…

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I just wanted to hike..IMG_2776

It was a gorgeous day…IMG_2785IMG_2791IMG_2792

See, not too many people, perfect. People just out, keeping their distance. Getting some vitamin D.

What else is there to do, Coopie was working on his photo album…IMG_2802

Here are some books I have been reading…

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More to come later…Let me know what you have been doing…

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Flyover

On Saturday there was a flyover by the BlueAngels and Thunderbirds. They flew over a few hospitals in the Atlanta area, to honor the people working the front lines. If you have ever seen a flyover, you know how awesome it truly is. It moves you through your body and wells up through your soul.

It was to start at 1:35.

I decided to walk up to a field behind a church up the street.

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Here’s my cheer squad, Lola, Flash and Meatball.

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Lola is lovely, as always.

I waited and then I heard the roar…

Then this is what I saw..

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They flew around the other side to Emory Hospital and off of the expressway. It was a beautiful day though and a lot of other people in Atlanta enjoyed it!

Thank you to the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds and everyone working on the front lines and behind the scenes through all of this. Thank you to all the people staying home.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden…

I decided the other day that I needed to visit the Botanical Garden. Then my friend Wilson sent a text saying there was free admission this week, in honor of Anne Cox Chambers. IMG_2585

(She was one of the wealthiest women in the United States at one point, and an extremely nice woman)

Yes, it has been raining a lot here in Atlanta. It let up today but it was overcast.

IMG_2557These are little tiny daffodils. Everything is trying so hard to bloom.

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IMG_2567The Orchids are the highlight right now. They are spectacular. It was extremely humid inside though.

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Rainy Saturday (thru next Tuesday)

We are getting much needed rain all day today through next Tuesday. It was really coming down early this morning. Bradley Cooper and I got out and got a brief walk before the downpour. Then, I went to feed him, uh oh, I am going to run out of his food by tomorrow.

I started feeding him a “raw” diet. There is raw beef bone in it and some heart but also a ton of veggies and nutrients and fish oil, it’s one of the healthiest diets he has ever been on. So very good for him! IMG_1174

I have to go to a special Dog Food store in midtown to get his food. IMG_1170

Out of food??? What???, no it will not happen. His little selfie.

I put on my rain boots and go to trek out. IMG_1165

I put on the boots because all of the water from my street runs into my carport…

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Well this early bird had to wait till 10:30 to get the worm. Getting there early did not pay off, or did it? I had  to kill some time, so, I went and grabbed an Egg McMuffin. I can poo poo fast food in general but an Egg McMuffin is pure goodness.  I can say nothing bad about it because it is simply heavenly.

The rain continues and we should all be thankful!