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Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

I learned my lesson last week and drove the extra few miles to Wegman’s today for grocery shopping.  It will be rare for me to buy groceries at Walmart again.  Lesson learned.

Although, forgetting that tomorrow is Easter, going grocery shopping the day before wasn’t to bright either.  However, I must say I did not wait in line at Wegman’s and it was a pleasant experience in spite of how crowded the store was.  Everything was in stock (a rarity at the Macedon Walmart) and check-out stands were moving quickly.

After the stomach bug of last weekend, I decided to refresh the flora in my intestines with yogurt.  Elizabethe eats the stuff daily.  I figure it wouldn’t hurt, so I stocked up on yogurt too.  I even bought some onion dip made with yogurt.

Once I was home I proceeded to make dinner.  I figured I’d try that yogurt dip I just bought.  Guess what?  It’s the best store bought dip I have ever had.  (Helluva Good is the brand — a local brand.)

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Regional print competition is coming up, so I prepared my 4 paintings for the Master Artist category.  I submitted them so it is a done-deal.  It is difficult because you always look at your paintings thinking, “Should I fix this?  Should I fix that?”

There’s a riddle among artists…

Q.  How do you know when a painting is complete?

A.  When you stop working on it.

Well, that’s where I am today.

Lesson Learned

Basis for one of My Paintings

Did I Need to Mow It?

Elizabethe asked what my plans were for the day.  I told her I am going to mow the lawn.  She asked, “Does it need it?”

This drought has left the lawn dry and dead looking.  The only thing that has grown has been weeds.  However, the heat has caused a lot of leaves to drop from the trees too.  So, I figured it would at least vacuum the leaves.

While I was making my rounds, I noticed the thunder storm the other night caused some branches to fall.

Fallen Branch from Walnut Tree

The second branch was hung up in the tree, but I managed to bring it safely down.

Another Fallen Branch

I am very thankful neither one came through the roof of the shed.  Both were over the shed.

When I got done mowing the lawn, it looked so much better.  I only filled 4 baskets with cut grass and leaves.  That’s not very much for 1.81 acres.

After cleaning up, I headed to Wegmans and Tops to grocery shop.  It’s been a few weeks and so we were past due for a lot of things.  However, we’ve been eating a lot of cucumbers and squash as our garden is producing lots of them.