2011-11-13 - 10:09 a.m.
Couldn't salvage the gift project, but I'd consider Saturday to be a fairly productive day. DH got the tumbler tumbling and the hole in the fence patched. I mended some sagging hems, sorted the spice cabinet, and found a well-fitting pair of jeans I didn't know I had. I also found four jars of mustard seed. What the heck did I think I was going to do with all that mustard seed?
Oh, and I've set up a shoe stand, on the bird porch, to air out some of my much-too-large selection of shoes. I've even decided, albeit reluctantly, to donate the 1980s stilettos; I found three pairs, the gold four inch heels, the olive and gold four inch heels, the pink basketweave three inch heels. I think they were all flattering, but they pinch a bit at the toe, and the pink basketweave has now been repaired too many times, so I don't see how I can fix the worn spots on the toes. The funniest thing about those shoes is that they once inspired to leave a weirdo to put a note on the windshield of my Cadillac Fleetwood, inviting me to call him back so that he could lick my feet. But I've got newer, taller, and more walkable shoes in my huge collection, so out they go. I suppose they're mostly good now for a child playing dress-up, if any child in Mandeville actually puts together a costume instead of just buying one at Party City.
Dreamed of a large Jay species, macaw size and maybe a bit stockier, with a striking pattern of colors, a long tail, and a deep black crest. I thought of the White-Throated Magpie-Jay I saw in Costa Rica, but I knew it was a larger and more dramatic version. Dreaming, I wondered what it ate. Awake, I knew that it was one of these imaginary species one dreams about....
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largo de senado, the old town center of macau
Peachfront's Note: There has never been a world traveler quite as whackadoo as Peachfront. For your approval, I submit to you my recent around-the-world jaunt featuring the crazy Farewell Gambling Tour plus big-ass mileage run from New Orleans to Detroit to Macau to Hong Kong and back again. Oh yeah, and earlier in the month, I also visited D.C. and grabbed the Yellow Rail for my life list at the 2011 Yellow Rail and Rice Festival in Jennings, Louisiana. Click as desired to get the whole story:
I'm just back from the Farewell Gambling Tour, so start with part one, New Orleans, or continue to part two, Detroit, and part three, more Detroit/Greektown, and part 4, I take Macau, and part 5, Hong Kong don't scare me none. And please don't forget to check out my October jaunts by clicking on the photos below.
photos © 2011 by elaine radford
click the photo for a quick photo tour of the yellow rail and rice festival, october 2011, do you have yellow rail on your life list, ha, thought not...so check it out
or check out our d.c. trip, including the sharp new mlk memorial dedicated oct. 16
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