Friday, June 23, 2017

Goals for the Week of June 25 - July 1, 2017

Spiritual 
     Spiritual Reading

Physical
     Exercise DVD 
     Healthy Snacks

Quilting
     Work on strips for scrap Quilt 

Reading
    A Thousand Days by Arthur Schlesinger 
     Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave 
     The Sum of Small Things by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett 
     Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell

Cooking
     Saturday -- CB Hash, CSC, Veggie Tray
      Sunday-- Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
      Monday-- Tuna Salad
      Tuesday -- Oven BBQ Chicken, Beans, Cole Slaw
      Wednesday -- Spaghetti and Meatballs 
      Thursday-- Leftovers 
      Friday -- Out
      Lemon Sours 

Home
     Put out July 4th decorations 

Personal
     Trip to Kimball Museum in Fort Worth
     đŸ”¥Resistance.Every.Day.đŸ”¥

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Sent an email through the Sierra Club website to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, opposing the elimination of protection of the Bears Ears National Monument. 

Sent emails to Senators Cornyn and Cruz and Rep. Pete Olson opposing the elimination of protection of the Bears Ears National Monument. 

Sent email to Senator Mitch McConnell opposing the secret dealings on healthcare. 

Sent thank you to Senator Kamala Harris for her tenacious, focused questioning in Sessions' hearing. She persisted!!

Sent a thank you note to Rep. Mike Quigley for sponsoring the COVFEFE Act which will make a permanent record of Presidential tweets. 

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Called Senators Cornyn and Cruz and left message opposing closed door discussion of the AHCA. 

Sent thank you to D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and MD Attorney General Brian Frosh for filing a lawsuit against the president for emoluments violations.

đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥

Called and left message with Senators Cornyn and Cruz urging them to oppose S335 which would relax federal oversight and allow corporations to extract natural resources from our public lands. 

June Poetry

A something in a summer's Day
As slow her flambeau burn away
Which solemnizes me.
A something in a summer's noon --
A depth -- an Azure -- a perfume --
Transcending ecstasy.
And still within a summer's night
A something so transporting bright
I clap my hands to see --
Then veil my too inspecting face
Let's such a subtle -- shimmering grace
Flutter too far for me --
The wizard fingers never rest --
The purple brook within the breast
Still chafes it's narrow bed --
Still rears the East its amber Flag --
Guides still the sun along the Crag
His Caravan of Red --
So looking on -- the night -- the morn
Conclude the wonder gay --
And I meet, coming thro' the dews
Another Summer's Day.

Emily Dickinson, A Something in a Summer's Day





June Thoughts



Here is your country.  Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children.  Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day

My Father, Capt. William Hart

My father was in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He made the North Atlantic run to keep Britain supplied and to deliver tanks to the Soviets.  He never, ever said a word about his service during the war. It was only after his death that I discovered a Presidential Citation for his rescuing seamen whose ship had been torpedoed. He never said a word. 

Goals for Week of June 20-26, 2017

Spiritual 
     Spiritual Reading 

Physical
     Exercise DVD
     Healthy Breakfast

Quilting
     Finish strips for Scrap Quilt

Reading
     A Thousand Days by Arthur Schlesinger 
     The Sum of Small Things by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
     Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell

Cooking
     Slow Cooker Beef-Noodle Soup
     Schwan's Popcorn Shrimp, Oven Fries, Corn on the Cob
     Stir-Fry Chicken Lo-Mein
     Beef Pot Pies
     Applesauce Raisin Spice Cake

Home
     Buy new faucet for kitchen sink

Personal
     Monday-Manicure/Pedicure 
     Tuesday-Routine Dental cleaning
     đŸ”¥Resistance. Every. Day.đŸ”¥





Tuesday, June 13, 2017

More Butterflies

These are photos from our trip to the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Tx last December.  I love the Rio Grande Valley especially in the winter.