Sunday, 16 February 2020

Yellow

Flowers c/o Chic Eleanor, worried face c/o Dorothy

One of my favourite social media sites to follow is the Facebook postings of a lumpy, optimistic Pittsburgh singleton called Joe Bielecki. Now I sort of know Joe, for I stayed with him for a few weeks when I visited Pittsburgh in the early 1990s but I  follow his posts because they are mundane and ordinary , and to me , utterly interesting.
He always posts a photo of what he had for breakfast......
I love Rachel's posts too when she talks about cutting the lawn and having sardines for tea
I like to know what people get up to
I enjoy reading about pottering.
It was 1 pm before I realised that I hadn't eaten or drank anything all day.
I'd walked Dorothy and Mary along the old railway line and we met up with a chap with his labradoodle who I have bumped into several times.
He's my age and friendly and I wonder if he's gay.
He has a nice trendy bobble hat which I am coveting
Anyhow, I made a mound of eggs, avocado and sour dough bread which will last me the day.
I'll make soup this afternoon
Butternut and chilli soup
And I shall watch How Green Is My Valley later when I can sip it.
I've always had a thing for Walter Pidgeon

The tail end of Storm Dennis has arrived with more gales and rain and I watched from the lane window at the few members of the congregation as they scurried back along the Church path towards home.
I was watching them as Dorothy was watching me.
The little bulldog's anxiety of being separated from me has never wavered since she arrived.
I doubt it will improve now.
Like some humans she just naturally anxious.

I booked a babminton court for me and Gorgeous Dave to play tomorrow, made a couple of phonecalls, shampooed the living room carpet free of mouse entrails, and lit the fire
I'm listening to Coldplay now as I type
My Next job is bed changing

Yellow is my favourite colour

81 comments:

  1. it's the little things in life. sounds like a satisfying day.

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  2. Joe Bielecki...such a pittsburgh name. dorothy is a sweetie.

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  3. If yellow really is your favourite colour, how come we never see you in yellow clothes?

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    1. Id look like an explosion in a custatd factory

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    2. Or a very large lemon.

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  4. I would never have been able to get to 1 PM without eating something!

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  5. I love mundane and ordinary blogs too. They feel real. Some people seem to think we all want to see what 'perfect' looks like. Not me! Have a nice day. x

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  6. I once had a rescued Samoyed come into my life who had had four previous owners before I got her. She was not yet a year old. It took three years for her to be confident that I would return home at the end of the day. Dorothy may relax, in time.

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  7. I like yellow too. I used to have a coveted pair of yellow jeans but someone threw them out because he didn't like them.

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  8. Dottie, discerning girl, recognises you as the 'pack leader' and feels utterly bereft when you're not around. Would break my heart to witness her fretting for the return of her 'master', fearing it may never come, perhaps become ingrained by bad memories of what she's experienced. I wouldn't know how best to comfort and reassure her.

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    1. She constantly runs back to me when we are out for a walk
      All I can do is stroke her and move on

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  9. Is that why you have a bowl of lemons?

    LX

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  10. Barbara Anne3:30 pm

    Ah, lovely yellow with it's many shades ranging from energetic to serene. What do you plan to do with the lemons and limes?

    When I was about 9 years old, a pigeon roosted on my grandmother's back porch. I named him/her Walter and thought myself very witty.

    Hugs!

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  11. I always have lots of limes and lemons
    I like the look of them but also i make alot if lemonade

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  12. Lemonade was one of the first things we made in school cookery in yon olden days, when we mastered the art, we moved on to Scottish Shortbread. I still make both using the same recipes.
    I watched Sky news this morning showing the River Taff overflowing it's banks and flooding the town of PontyPridd, my heart goes out to it's residents. Hoping all is well in your village John.
    Dorothy will do better as time marches on, she's still in the " I can't believe my good luck " stage..
    That is one large breakfast/lunch should hold you until the soup is ready :)
    ~Jo

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  13. Picking a favorite color would be like picking a favorite dog, hard to do, but I do like strong pure colors. Sounds like a delightful day.

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  14. Nice newsy e mail John - and that breakfast looks luscious.

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  15. Lol, I didn't notice the cute little face in the corner until you pointed it out. I love yellow, sunshine, lemon pie, bumblebees and especially bright yellow flowers like daffodils, tulips and dandelions after a long winter!

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    1. The daffy in my garden are almost flowering

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  16. I too love simple posts of life going along. I love the cute little face in the background and the brunch looks lovely but massive and should keep you going. I couldn't manage without breakfast though.

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  17. I am and always have been very anxious like your Dorothy-even as a child.My mum and my grandma too.Grandma had migraines that sent her to bed and I'm the same.I love routine and definitely can't cope with drama,I love to be with my dogs and doing dog stuff which takes me hours each day-walking,bathing,checking skin,creams,cooking their food,brushing,ear and eye checks daily,bottoms,playing-in fact just dog crazy.I'm hoping to take another little one possibly-a rescue from the meat market in China eventually.I follow linda rodin and her grey poodle-I like grey-any clothes I buy now are usually grey like my hair.I can't tell if anyone is gay always.When walking with my dogs and I chat to a man with his dog,it may cross my mind sometimes which it shouldn't,that be may be gay-sometimes I'm correct and I meet their partner later and sometimes wrong and I meet them with their wife.You could wear a button hole flower regularly John and if the labradoodle chap admired it you could hand it to him and see x

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  18. Anonymous5:04 pm

    Have you ever tried a pheromone collar on any of your dogs? My senior dog had never been afraid at the vet's office until a one-week hospitalization last year for pancreatitis. Now he shakes like a leaf at the vet's. I'm going to put an pheromone collar on him starting a few days beforehand - I'll let you know if it helps. Carol in Philly

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  19. You always make everyday putterings sound so interesting too!

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  20. I like avocado on its own, but with eggs? And three eggs (or is it four)? Bowl of soaked muesli here - before 8.30am!

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    1. Three eggs! Lovely with avocado
      And remember it was my only meal of the day sans one. Bowl of soup

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  21. Heidi5:27 pm

    I love the pottering blogs too, just ordinary everyday tales of daily life, very comforting.
    Dorothy has the lovliest of faces, even though worried. My dog is a rescue and similarly anxious and needing to be in sight or touch of me. It hurts to think of the hard life he had before being rescued.

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    1. It's 8pm and she is happily asleep on the couch with winnie

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  22. Maybe Dorothy's anxious feelings will mellow as the years go by, I hope so. I love yellow, it is the most cheerful color; when I became a widow 3 years ago one of my sons painted one wall in my bedroom yellow, plus in a second room he also painted one wall yellow. Such a good idea. Enjoy those lemons, they are so pretty.

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    1. Like a case of flowers I always have a bowl of lemons

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  23. I'm not a big fan of yellow bit am loving the Tete a Tetes in my garden. Simple pleasures watching them bloom every year x

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  24. Hebelove6:16 pm

    Huuuuuge lunch! Dorothy is adorable! x

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    1. It was lunch and breakfast!
      I've only had soup for supper

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  25. Be sure to take your statin today.....

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    1. I'm blissfully unaware of my own blood work my friend

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  26. Anonymous6:22 pm

    If you're listening to Coldplay of course it is Yellow, but l do prefer Clocks meself.
    Never taken on a rescue anything that isn't anxious, guess they think they are not staying or something.
    Tess xx

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  27. I also enjoy the kind of blog posts you describe. Regular everyday activities. I wonder if such posts make us feel more in touch with others. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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    1. I've sortedmy sock and undue drawer out, walked the dogs again, had a long bath and an even longer telephone call to a friend

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    2. Denise12:06 am

      That explains the socks on the table! Denise

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  28. That photo is a sweet and cheerful still life. I like it very much.

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    1. Even with dottie's worried face in the background

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  29. I agree -- I always enjoy reading about what people are up to and the everyday activities of their lives. To me the day-to-day stuff is always more interesting than stories of exotic vacations or special events.

    Look at Dorothy! So adorable.

    I think you should make a play for that guy's hat. :)

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    1. I've already praised it
      Am I being too forward?

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  30. I am never sure about mundane post writing myself as I think how could anybody possibly find it interesting. However, this post of yours seems to be perfectly ok so perhaps mine are too, especially if you say so

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    1. I love the little insights into someone's life
      Of course they are interesting!

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  31. Yellow is a very uplifting color. Jerry loves to paint rooms in yellow tones. I think I’d paint a room in shades of Dorothy.

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    1. My living room I sat going to be pained soon......yellow

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  32. I like daily blogs especially if the people are kind and I feel like they could be my friends in real life like you John people who could drop in anytime for a cup of tea and conversation and a good laugh I think quite a few of your followers fit that bill.
    Yes no red roses for me always yellow such a happy colour. It was nice to catch a glimpse of Albert in your photo.

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    1. I didn't realise he was sat in the other chair

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    2. Look even closer and Mary can be seen sat next to Dorothy

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  33. yes, like you I find daily doings and potterings interesting - you do a lot of that yourself, hence I follow :)

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  34. Do you grown yellow roses? Oh, you would love my blog full of ordinary things, nothing spectacular.

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    1. I have one yellow rose bush in my front garden

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  35. Anonymous9:45 pm

    I also love yellow. I also love the daily glimpses into the lives of people in faraway places like where you live. I guess it's because my own is so boring and predictable. And forgive, but I stalked your friend on facebook. He looks he could be an attorney and also a nice fellow. Single?

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    1. He's a lovely bloke with tons of friends

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  36. Remember that yellow is your fave color when you redo your decor. Your sitting room would look lovely in a pale straw or parchment shade. you could add a few patterned pillows [cushions?] w some yellow too.

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  37. "There is a sun, a light that for want of another word I can only call yellow, pale sulphur yellow, pale golden citron. How lovely yellow is!"

    Vincent Van Gogh

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  38. My ex husband had to have yellow on the outside of the house and in as many rooms inside as he could get away with! I want NO yellow inside or out except for the occasional daffodil!
    Mundane is the name of the game when it comes to my Facebook page *** yawn😩!

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  39. I think nearly everyone likes yellow as it is associated with sunshine and warmth and light and love.

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  40. You have quite an appetite; three eggs indeed (disapproving tone).

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  41. I do not generally care for yellow, but your breakfast table is quite lovely! We often do a similar breakfast on weekends. I start projects and laundry, until 10 or 11, when I start gnawing on my guy's arm. Then he makes us a hearty breakfast of eggs and stuff (sometimes on his own homemade bread too). That pretty much carries us through until dinner, with maybe a banana or some hummus in there.

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  42. I came to make sure you were safe from Dennis and stayed to enjoy your potterings!

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  43. I live in the US and love reading every day blogs about life in the towns where you live.

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  44. Blogs about the details of the writer's life are my favourite kind; they'll always keep me coming back for more. No, not ALWAYS. But often. Why some do and others don't is still a bit of a mystery to me.
    How Green Was My Valley was my mom's favourite movie. She loved little Roddy Doyle (wasn't that his name?).
    -Kate

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  45. Day to day potterings are fascinating aren't they, the little moments captured of someone else's life.

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  46. Lovely, are you going to paint your living room yellow?

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