Friday, June 3, 2016

We Love Lucy

We've had a strange week filled with muggy weather and thunderstorms.  Political rhetoric continues to dominate the television so we resort to reading or watching Netflix or Amazon Prime.  Perfect, especially when the weather obscures the satellite reception.

Fortunately Lucy does not mind thunderstorms at all.  But she really dislikes the muggy weather.  She's pretty quiet after her early morning run.  Can't blame her for that.  She spends a lot of time rearranging her pillows and looking out onto the deck and into the woods.

You look so serious, Lucy.  What's on your mind?
Just thinking about politics
Not such a good idea, dear Lucy.

I was doing some housework and didn't notice Lucy anywhere.  That's unusual, especially since my husband was upstairs.  I was a bit surprised to find her in the laundry room.  She frequently moves to tiled areas to cool off, but she was lying on a rug, not the tile.  The camera tripped the flash so you cannot tell, but the area is pretty dark.

 Why are you sitting here in the dark, Lucy?
 You were right about the politics thing, Mom.
It's pretty depressing.

I have no idea why Lucy suddenly decided to hide out in the laundry room.  Of course, she cares not a whit about politics or anything going on in the world that does not directly affect Lucy.  Companionship, exercise, petting, food and water.  That's pretty much it.  I do envy her sometimes.

Our Muslim friends will begin the holy month of Ramadan here in the United States on Tuesday.  (Yes, DJT, we do have Muslim friends.)

Our quote for today comes from one of my heroes, Eleanor Roosevelt:

Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can,
As much enjoyment, As much interest,
As much experience, As much understanding.
Not simply be what is generally called a "success."

And in the words of another of my heroes:



With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
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With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. William Wordsworth
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The Bug said...

I'm with Lucy - I want to find a dark room & hide for a while too!

How Sam Sees It said...

Seriously can't wait till it's all over (this time at least!).

Monty and Harlow

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like both your quotes here, and it's always great to see photo's of Lucy.

Wishing you a good weekend

All the best Jan

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I really think your girl could be onto something - But if I hide in the laundry room, does that mean I have to do laundry? :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Such thoughtful quotes. And I'm with Lucy.....politics, smolotics. It seems that we're all going to lose for the next four years. (or more!) I'm a big fan of netflix too. Have you watched Bloodline? It's on it's second season, based/recorded in The Keys; great show....and a wonderful distraction.
Enjoy your weekend

Im Downtown said...

GM! I remember following your blog a number of years ago when I had my original blog - I'm Downtown. I recently decided to start blogging again, but I can't access my old account, so I created a new one @ - I am glad I found your blog, along with Betsy from TN, and Troutbirder! I'm glad Lucy is well!


robin andrea said...

I stopped paying attention to politics just the other day. I experienced outrage fatigue, and suddenly nothing about any of it could draw my attention. I'm much relieved to be done with it. We do get to have our primary on Tuesday. Oh boy, can't wait for that to be over.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Bug - Not too dark to read, though.

Sam - Yes, it seems to have been going on forever.

Jan - Thanks

Kim - Nope. You can hide without doing laundry.

Suz - I am totally addicted to Bloodline and the horribly dysfunctional family. It's like watching a train wreck and I love it. I'm trying to space them out, but it's hard.

Jane - Great to hear from you.

Robin - It has been so ugly on both sides. Hopefully it will be over on Tuesday. But I fear Bernie is not going to go gentle into the night. He had turned into a crotchety old man with so much anger it's hard to imagine it's really him. What a difference a campaign makes.