Thursday, June 15, 2017

I like Thursdays

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
--Desmond Tutu

It's "I Like Thursday" and as usual, a number of try to infuse the internet with a bit of positive energy to balance all the chaos that surrounds us.  For more sweet posts, see LeeAnna at "Not Afraid of Color" and the rest of us that share happy thoughts.

I like sleeping puppies:
Scout is a handful but she is learning a little each day.  Most of the time her naughty antics are the fault of whichever parent is in charge. However, I would be lying if I didn't tell you that most of the time the song that is going through my mind is "Memo to My Son" by
Randy Newman.  

What have you done to the mirror?
What have you done to the floor?
Can't I go nowhere without you?
Can't I leave you alone any more?

Scout's social life continues to grow.  There are neighbor children that now come to visit her.

In the evenings we take Scout to play with Greta.  Scout is feeling her oats and she was getting a little mouthy and brazen one night,  so my Mom grabbed a broom and Scout backed off.  This has become a thing.  Nobody hits her but she realizes that folks are armed (I'm the only one that doesn't need to be, she knows bettter).  I was laughing my head off the other night, when I turned around and realized that Carol, Mom, and Kathy were all armed...

I like fresh herbs!  This week hubby decided to build a vertical herb garden.  I garden he builds and that suits me fine.  He picked the colors he liked and even decided on what color hanging plant he wants.  Yeh for fresh herbs!

I like that the legacy of Thunky Ball continues.  What is Thunky ball?  
It was a ball that fell in our yard when the George kids were playing.  Teddy found it and thought it had come from heaven :D  The kids were kind enough to let Ted keep it.
 Ted might not have liked most balls but he LOVED thunky ball.  It has and had very little air in it which is why it sounded like "Thunk" when you threw it.  After he passed, we put it on a special post in the garden as a tribute to him.  It wasn't until this past week when even thought about it.  

We must have had some cats in the backyard and a lot of things were topsy turvy....and Scout found Thunky ball.  She now also thinks it was sent from heaven as her special ball :)

The garden continues to please and hopefully the weather will be a bit cooler so I can weed this weekend.

Have a wonderful day!


LA Paylor said...

OMG still laughing at the broom brigade!!!
That's what we need. Last night on a walk, Drew left the pack a few steps to throw away the poop bag, and on his return Milo shredded his arm! How dare you leave the pack!!! Drew is quite bitten up. My scars are slowly healing but mostly Milo knows not to play with me.
These are some barky, bitey puppies. They should be losing teeth soon.
I like the hanging gardens too.

Julierose said...

Ohmygosh, I am still chuckling over scout's antics...and those armed ladies--beware...hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I always enjoy puppy pics and stories! What an experience! Beautiful flowers and garden photos, too. Thanks for sharing their beauty!

Sherrie said...

Love all the puppy antics, he's so cut playing in the pool. The flowers are beautiful. Have a great day!

PaintedThread said...

Flowers! Huzzah for fresh herbs. I just planted some plants - I hope they continue to thrive. I can't get to the original story of Thunky Ball, but I am amused that it is so well loved.

Sounds like you'll be happy when the taste-testing phase is over, too.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Love the herb garden idea and the ladies with brooms are hysterical!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Oh my gosh Mickie - the broom brigade - Thunky Ball - I'm laughing so hard!!! Scout looks so possessive! Your garden is too gorgeous, and I LOVE your herb garden hubby built, what a clever man!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Thanks, Michele, for sharing such lovely likes. That photo of your armed ladies is a real keeper. I'm impressed by your man building a wonderful herb growing shelf unit. So useful and something I would love. You are probably going through the teenage years now with Scout. This too shall pass. LOL