Friday, June 22, 2018

June Poetry

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

July Menu

July Menu

1. Slow Cooker Chicken
2. Baked Fish, Carrots/Thyme, Corn on the Cob
3. Chicken-Rice Bake
4. Cutlets, GMP, GB
5. Leftovers 
6. Out
7. Bacon Sandwiches, Oven Fries
8. Schwan’s 
9. Tuna Salad
10. Oven BBQ Chicken, Beans, Coleslaw 
11. HB Pie
12. Leftovers 
13. Out
14. Macaroni and Cheese, Corn, Salas
15. Slow Cooker Beef
16. Baked Fish, Potatoes, Coleslaw 
17. Chicken Tenders, Carrots/Thyme, Corn
18. Pizza
19. Leftovers 
20. Out
21. Scrambled Eggs, Schwan’s Potatoes and Sausage
22. Schwan’s 
23. Chicken Parmigiana 
24. Fruited Chicken Salad
25. Spaghetti and Meatballs 
26. Leftovers 
27. Out
28. CB Hash, CSC
29. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
30. Fried Shrimp, Oven Fries, Coleslaw 
31. Schwan’s  

Plans for the Week of June 24 - 30, 2018

     Daily Devotional

     Sit and Be Fit Exercise 

     Make lattice strips for Scrap 9-Patch

    Grant by Ron Chernow 
     Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-1782 by Elizabeth Fenn
     Factfulness by Hans Rosling

     23. CB Hash, CSC
      24. Schwan’s 
      25. Fried Shrimp, FF, Coleslaw 
      26. Schwan's 
      27. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad 
      28. Leftovers 
      29. Out 

     New television 
     New chair

     đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥
     Lunch with P&W&C&B 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Around OakMeadows

Around OakMeadows 

Our 15 year old cat, Bandit, has been limping on his back left leg for about 2 months with it gradually getting more noticeable. The leg was not swollen and he was obviously not in any pain so I thought given time, it would get better. But it didn’t. So today JMM took him to the vet.  The vet says it is probably a torn ligament and there really isn’t anything to be done. I have to be sure to pick Bandit up 4 times a day and put him on the counter so he can eat and drink. He gets down by himself with no problem but he can’t get up.  This we can deal with.  

We are getting some much needed rain. And even better, the temperatures are about 10 degrees cooler. Yea! 

I finished reading The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews. It was a surprisingly good summer read. No mental exertion required. 

The horror in Washington continues. I’ll tell you flat, I am tired of it. But I just cannot pretend it isn’t happening and just bury my head in the sand. This business of taking children away from their immigrant parents and warehousing them in cages in empty WalMart buildings or worse in tents in West Texas has been furious not just with the administration but with the people who still support it. It boggles my mind that this is going on today, in my country. I never, ever thought I would see anything like this. And , you know, I keep thinking, “What is coming next?” What will the next horror be?  It just doesn’t end and it is wearing me down. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Called Senators Cornyn and Cruz:
I’m calling to oppose the president’s appointments of several people who have failed to support for equal right in their careers. I would like you to vote no on:
Kenneth Marcus for Department of Education's office of civil rights.
Ronald Mortensen for Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
Ryan Bounds to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Britt Grant to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Thomas Farr to the US District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina.
Patrick Wyrick to the US District Court, Western District of Oklahoma.

Thank You note to Marco Rubio (R-FL):
Thank you for going against the president’s plans to ease sanctions on Chinese company, ZTE. Holding them accountable for sanctions violations is commendable, as is publicly disagreeing with the president. Thank you.
Address: 1650 Prudential Drive, Suite 220, Jacksonville, FL 32207

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Thank You note to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA):
Thank You for introducing the Detention Oversight Not Expansion (DONE) Act. I share your view that increasing oversight of detention centers and preventing prison growth will help bring humanity to our country’s immigration system. Thank you.
KH: 501 I Street, Suite 7-600, Sacramento, CA 95814
PJ: 1904 3rd Ave., Suite 510, Seattle, WA 98101

Email to Rep. Pete Olson and Senators Cornyn and Cruz:
I would like to express my concern that an estimated 5,000 of our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico died as a result of Hurricane Maria. This was considerably higher than the official estimate. I am asking you to ensure PR’s citizens receive the same protection and support as US state residents by initiating Congressional investigations into what happened and how this can be prevented from happening again. 

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

I’m writing to oppose the Farm Bill’s proposed SNAP work requirements. It already takes many hours of paperwork  and mandatory appointments for the average hungry American to qualify for SNAP. The Farm Bill (H.R. 2) only adds more punitive work and reporting requirements. We cannot take food from the mouths of over 2 million children, elderly people, veterans, and people living with chronic illness. Please do not approve the Farm Bill with work requirements intact.

Thank you note to Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR):
Thank you for demanding answers about the administration’s policy of separating families and its detention conditions for unaccompanied children. Thank you for using your position to uplift the silenced and highlight this wrong.
Address: 121 SW Salmon Street Suite 1400 Portland, OR, 97204

Monday, June 11, 2018

Anniversary Trip to NYC

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on May 31. Part of our celebrations was a trip to NYC with our daughter and son in law. I wanted to see Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Natural History Museum.  All of which we went to. As always, good to go and good to come back home.  Here are a few photos from the trip to the Big Apple.
Central Park

Fine Dining

The Met

Museum of Natural History 

The Frick Museum 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

June Thoughts

     He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions. —THOMAS JEFFERSON