Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Dragging Sunday



I’m watching a mocking bird in the remains of Sparrow Hall. She has been eyeballing something. Maybe the cat is out there again. Yesterday, when DH came home from shopping, she was on the porch rail, giving Tacky Cat a scolding. Her nest must be close by. Mocking birds can be quite nasty and very territorial. Our old cat had a few pieces of her ears missing, thanks to a possessive mocking bird.



We had a good hard rain yesterday, good for the blueberries, ahem. I suppose good for everything that needed it. It hung on for a while, so I think it soaked in rather than just running off. Of course, the dogs hated it.



I had an idea for a new phone. On this phone, only the numbers you called could call you. If you called a number that you didn’t expect a call back on, like a restaurant for their closing time etc, you had the option of keeping the number or getting rid of it. Right then and there would be no more BS with telemarketers. I understand a company wouldn’t want this, but old fogies like myself would be so happy. I don’t know how my number got out there again, but the bleep phone woke me twice yesterday and bothered my concentration several times. I hate (yes, hate is a strong word) having the phone ring for bleep. I would shut the phone off, if it weren’t for calls from people I actually want to hear from! (There aren’t very many.)



In last night’s installment of Poldark, I waited and watched for the scene about the fish. It was so romantically written and I could just see it in my mind’s eye. Pfft! Masterpiece really blew it. Oh, it was good, if you hadn’t read it. I’m so glad I bought the books! I’m trying to hold off on reading the third book. It’s shorter. (344 pages) The rest won’t get here for over 48 hours and well, I can hardly wait. Tomorrow, I will have berry picking, but ..

20 comments:

  1. We don't have mockingbirds this far north. I've always thought they would be interesting.

    I had to google Poldark, since this is the second time (that I know about) you mentioning the series. I like that time period of history and bet I'd like it too.

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    1. I went out and shot that Mockingbird for you, Jean! She(?) was still hanging around the porch and antagonizing Tacky Cat. It didn't much care for me out there either. It tried to swoop in on me too. I took her serious and came inside.

      I always write about the latest thing going on in my little life. Poldark is the latest. I'm really enjoying it. I imagine every post will have some mention until I finish reading all 12 books and they are off Masterpiece Theater. Hang in there! :-)

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  2. beautiful mockingbird shot!!! wonderful!

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    1. Thank you T. I'm rather proud of it myself! :-)

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  3. I do love Mockingbirds, and you are right about their being territorial. I've also watched them chase off other birds too. I'll bet they'd fight you for your blueberries!! :-)

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    1. Surprisingly, the birds have pretty much left my blueberries alone. Go figure.

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  4. I guess it's a Mockingbird that chases all the cats and the squirrel around here. Kind of fun to watch but I feel sorry for the one being pecked.

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    1. Ha Ha! Probably, they are notorious for being nasty, though I think it's mostly while they are protecting their nests.

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  5. 344 pages, divided by how many hours you have to wait, then just read that number of pages per hour and in between pick berries, make a pie, surf the web...
    I remember once having to read a book that seemed overly long to me. I slogged through the first chapter, skipped to the end to see how many pages there were, then decided to make it through 50 pages twice a day, to get through the book. Well, by chapter three, things had improved and the book held my interest and I found it hard to put down instead of slogging through.
    So I can see where you might have trouble trying to read only a certain number of pages per day until the next lot of books arrive.

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    1. On page 169 with 30 (or more) hours to go.
      (E-gad! I sound like an addict!)

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    2. just over five and a half pages per hour....

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    3. no, wait, let me check that...5.8 pages per hour

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    4. Could you do that, River? HaHaHa.

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    5. Maybe if I was cooking dinner and watching TV at the same time and answering knocks at the door...
      Okay, no, I couldn't.

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  6. So happy you got some rain. Much easier that. Having to water.

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  7. I've watched a mocking bird torment a cat...really quite nasty, but kind of cat karma for all the birds they kill.

    Your phone idea is genius might need a little tweaking.

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  8. I've watched a mocking bird torment a cat...really quite nasty, but kind of cat karma for all the birds they kill.

    Your phone idea is genius might need a little tweaking.

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    1. I was wondering if anyone understood what I was talking about with the phone. I'm sure my idea needs some technical help, but I am ready to buy one - IF somebody would just build it!

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  9. Sorry, I have been MIA for a week but we have been traveling. I am very envious about the rain. It has been so hot and dry here. Very clever idea for the phone. It seems there should be a downloadable app that could do that for any phone. Probably some 12 year old out there could figure out how to create that as so many "younins" seem to know how to do that sort of thing.

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