It's time for a new Porch. Please go back to read Rock's and Spring's posts on pages 2 and 3 on the old Porch. All Rock's talk about the garden got me thinking about Spring bulbs and I was going to post a pic of flowers that come up early from bulbs. Then, I saw these pansies, my Mom's favorite flower for the garden. She loved the little 'faces' on them. She once had a calico cat named Pansy because her facial features made her look like a pansy flower.
It was 81 degrees here yesterday. It's now 55 out. There is a brisk breeze and the air feels so crisp and nice. Quite a change from the sauna like humidity of yesterday morning. I'm watching Alf, one of my favorite sit coms. Tough choice between that and Superman. Schedules have changed and Burns and Allen aren't on. I love that one too. Gracie loved to shop and had beautiful clothes. She always wore 3/4 sleeves because she had scars on her arm. I have always loved 3/4 sleeves. They can be hard to find. I don't mind long sleeves I can push up.
I went down last night because a man was in the pool after dark with his kids. He was sooo nice and said he didn't know the pool was closed after dark to swimming. Someone moved the sign off the gate. Gonna have to let mgmt. know. After I came out of the pool area, Joe drove up. He heard the noise from the pool and was concerned that I'd go over there. He's very protective of me. I appreciate that.
This year is the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. It didn't specifically give women the right to vote but it made discrimination based on sex illegal. Some of the original Suffragists were jailed and tortured. We don't get our rights easily and we have to fight to hang on to them. There are still efforts to keep certain portions of the populace from voting. Good news is that there is renewed interest in teaching civics in schools so kids will feel more motivated to vote and better educated on how our govt. is supposed to work. More good news--younger kids today are more motivated to become involved than past generations. Off subject a bit but a recent research project found that half the people receiving tax refunds thought they were payments from the govt., not their own money from over payment of their taxes. Doh!
Rock, I ate my rice last night. Later, I got the worst pain in my lower left side. I have no idea why. It was tender and still is tender today. It may be an attack of diverticulitis. I ate nuts yesterday and probably didn't chew them enough. I went to bed and curled up. SV came in and lay on top of me. I still think small animals can draw pain and sickness out of us. I prayed and asked for healing. I like eating rice with a bit of milk and sugar on it. That makes it pretty carby but I only eat it that way when I'm sick and don't want anything else to eat. I love Chinese food with big glops of sticky white rice. Also love rice pudding but, again, pretty carby. I'm sorry you lost your post. There was a post from you. Hope it was the one you thought you had lost.
Spring, thank you for your kind words. I know Joan Rivers' wit could be very cutting but she was funny. She said things we all think but don't want to say. I loved her Fashion Police show, especially after award shows with red carpets. Her remarks about some of their outfits were brutal. She was a tiny ball of fire. She lived in an apt. in NYC that rivaled Trump's in terms of gold furnishings. She had her own line of jewelry and clothing. Many women loved her products but others felt her things missed the mark. People have made fun of them. Well, what's sauce for the goose... BTW, Melania Trump also had a line of jewelry but it wasn't popular and wasn't sold very long. Both of them sold their products on the shopping networks on TV. We only got rain for about half an hour. This is our 'dry' season so we are happy for any rain we get. It's so funny; we all wish we had what we don't. I can color my hair blonde but I would love straight black hair. My hair is so dry. Have you tried the oil for hair? Or you can use olive or coconut oil. Because I keep my hair fairly short, I can just cut off the dry ends. A lot of my problem is from all the coloring. You always look so pretty in your pics.
The big Sunday paper is here so will go read it. So glad I did my hair yesterday. Now, if the pain in my shoulder and the pain in my stomach go away, perhaps I can get things done and enjoy my day. It will only get to about 65 today. We get several days of cooler temps and then it's back up into the 80's. That will make the visitors happy but I like it when it's cooler. SV just asked to go out but changed his mind when I opened the door. Too cold for him. I hope all y'all get just the kind of day you love.