Apr. 12th, 2017

Good News

Apr. 12th, 2017 01:54 am
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Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more?
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Today I fed the birds and watered the potted plants.  It is sunny and beautiful outside.

The forest yard is now more like savannah.  Much of the fieldside yard has been cleared.  Both look like a minefield.  :/  I managed to pick off all the orange marking tape from the forest yard, which took even longer than putting it on.

Later Doug and I went out together.  He worked on raking the dirt hills into the holes in the ground. I worked on spraying cut stumps to discourage regrowth.  I'm tired, and I still feel like I accomplished nothing.  Blargh.

Flowers are pretty today though.

EDIT 4/12/17: Third round of yardening, I went outside and poured the remaining dab of weed spray on some of the larger stumps.  Then I cut down the burdock growing around the septic cap and sprayed all the cut ends with more weed killer.  It still needs to be raked to spread out the sawdust from stump grinding, and then we've got topsoil to put over that to fill in the hollows.  But at least I finally feel like I accomplished something today.

Walk with me ... )
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The Poetry Fishbowl has made its $250 goal three times, so you get a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, April 18. Based on an audience poll, the featured series will be Clay of Life.

Clay of Life (Jewish fantasy)
This series began with the August 6, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl. The poem "Clay Feet" introduced the golem Yossele and the traveling blacksmith Menachem. Jewish culture and folklore contribute much to this series. Themes include spirituality, freedom and service, friendship, and craftsmanship.

Pesach (Passover) 2017 is celebrated April 10-18. Pesach Sameach to my Jewish friends!  I myself am eclectic Pagan but happy to write about other traditions.
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This story belongs to the series Love Is For Children which includes "Love Is for Children," "Hairpins," "Blended," "Am I Not," "Eggshells," "Dolls and Guys,""Saudades," "Querencia," "Turnabout Is Fair Play," "Touching Moments," "Splash," "Coming Around," "Birthday Girl," "No Winter Lasts Forever," "Hide and Seek," "Kernel Error," "Happy Hour," "Green Eggs and Hulk,""kintsukuroi," "Little and Broken, but Still Good," "Byzantine Perplexities," "Up the Water Spout," "The Life of the Dead," "If They Could Just Stay Little," "Anahata," "When the Wheels Come Off," "Against His Own Shield," "Coming in from the Cold: Saturday: Building Towers," "Coming in from the Cold: Sunday: Shaking Foundations," "Coming in from the Cold: Monday: Memorial Day," "Coming in from the Cold: Tuesday: Facing Fears," "What Little Boys Are Made Of," "Rotten Fruit," "Keep the Homefires Burning," and "Their Old Familiar Carols Play."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Betty Ross, Natasha Romanova, Tony Stark, JARVIS, Agent Sitwell, assorted new SHIELD recruits, Sean O'Toole, Pepper Potts, Dr. Samson
Medium: Fiction
Warnings: Indecision, PTSD, nightmares, food issues, boundary issues, teamwork, SHIELD, rude humor, mental health care, facing the past, interpersonal dynamics, intrapersonal dynamics, emotional challenges, memory issues, frustration, and other angst.
Summary: The Avengers help each other cope with challenges, including Steve's nightmares, Tony's new sleep dynamics, and Bruce-and-Hulk attempting to get along.
Notes: Team as family. Competence. Friendship. Comfort food. Emotional first aid. Nostalgia. New hobbies. Hurt/comfort. Science. Music. #coulsonlives.

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

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