Gratitude Sunday: De-Mused

Gratitude * Sunday

Quote of the Week – “Vacation? What does that word mean?” Sassy Kas

Sunday Haiku
Sun rises, sun sets,
day passes in between trees,
burns fields and forests.

Sunday Musings
The muse’s brain went on a heat induced melt down vacation this week even though the muse’s body did not. I even quoted myself. Whew! The muse plans to be in better form next week. I’m sure we all can use the break. You’re welcome.

Color Watchcolorful attractions in my neighborhoods this week –A potful of assorted color between front steps and hosta. The mighty creamy white yucca. Humble bumblebee in pink mallow. I wonder what he sees? Gladiolas are starting, this purple in a neighbor’s yard. A river of pale pink old fashioned roses.

Current View – {These are only my opinions about movies and books, but don’t let me stop you from trying these reviewed items yourself; your opinion may differ.} Once upon a time there was an independent film maker who learned how to make films on a limited budget. It was very hard, and harder still because he couldn’t live in California because of health issues, so he worked out of his hometown, which is Portland, Oregon, and he earned a nickname: the Angry Filmmaker. I’m not sure why Kelley Baker is angry, but he’s an innovative filmmaker with a quirky sense of humor, who is also willing to share what he’s learned about film making in The Angry Filmmaker’s Survival Guide (2008, not rated) and I enjoyed the DVD compilation of his Short Films, which were made over the last three decades and aren’t rated.

Currently Reading * The Truth According to Us (2015, fiction) by Annie Barrows. We are closer to the truth and the end. The revelations have been fun and not entirely predictable. Recommended summer reading. * The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (2010, sociology, health outcomes) by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Still spelunking for nuggets, the cave of statistics is dark, the surface will show soon. * Raising Trump (2017, autobiography) by Ivana Trump. Because I’m nosy. It fascinates me to read how rich people think they have made their millions or their reputations by themselves with no help, when in fact they have had help all along the way, even as immigrants from dictatorship countries, whether the help came from others or themselves. Interesting so far: her children (all sired by Donald Trump) were born in 1977, 1981, and 1984, and she became a naturalized citizen in 1988. She chose to not breastfeed her children.

This week I have been grateful for:

  • Another one of the babies I was waiting for this year has arrived safely, baby, mother, and family are all doing well.
  • Making the last payment on my new clothes washer. Now that it’s four months used.
  • A couple of cooler days after days of heat.
  • Weather. I can’t do anything to change it so I just have to go with the flow, and glad at least it’s variable and not just blasting hot or icy cold all the time.
  • Being able to have a lie down during the hottest part of the day.
  • Discovering all I have to do to get time alone in my house is to announce a project involving them for the next day. My guys suddenly have all kinds of things they need to do away from the house. How did I not discover that earlier?
  • Ice.
  • The kind assistants at my local lending library who are patient with me when I request some obscure movie or TV show from the past as sometimes they have to be acquired from a source outside my immediate library system.
  • Receiving a small stipend plus gas mileage for serving jury duty. I had no idea. I felt like a kid when it arrived. It’s fun to receive unexpected money in the mail.
  • The golden colors of the light.
  • Memories. Indulging in time to think about the past, and remembering what happened instead of the story I told myself to be able to live with it.
  • People. Who they really are, not how I think they are.
  • Hermiston watermelon.
  • Water.

Hoping you have a lovely week.

Namaste. Peace. Blessings.

Floral ribbon border by Laurel Burch

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