This is the first Shutterbean Checklist of September. What I'm reading, eating, inspired by, watching, etc.
Summer Dog Today is the first full day of summer. Yesterday was the solstice. I’m okay with time passing. I’m watching the flowers. Flower Report The crown vetch is blooming in the ditches. The bird’s foot trefoil are hugging the edges of the asphalt on the trail. The milkweed is starting, and today I saw … Continue reading Summer Begins: The Report
Juneteenth Juneteenth isn’t really my holiday to celebrate. I have never been enslaved, nor were my ancestors. I can go where I want, do what I want, and be who I am. Nobody discourages me or makes me feel uncomfortable. That’s because I have white privilege. I have no direct experience of prejudice, or of … Continue reading A Privileged White Yoga Teacher Contemplates Juneteenth
Set a life THEME, rather than a goal.
Wood Thrush Get the Merlin Bird app! Seriously, this app for both IOS and Android from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a game-changer for identifying birds in your yard on hikes. If you’re like me, you always see or hear the most interesting birds when you don’t have your binoculars with you. In fact, … Continue reading How To Watch Birds With An iPhone
The Dame’s Rockets are now giving way to the Multiflora Rose bushes. I love these prickly shrubs so much! Their smell is intoxicating and it fills the air just when I’m starting to mourn the fading of my beloved Dame’s Rockets. I can smell them even before I can see them. Around here they are … Continue reading I’m Loving the “Picture This” App on my iPhone
Inspired by Emily always inspires me. Today she turned me onto a Food blogger and Instagrammer who goes by alexandracooks. https://alexandracooks.com/ We’re both trying to skew more toward vegetarianism in our eating, and this blogger like veggies. And bread. I hope this will inspire me to start cooking again. Watching I’m still watching Succession, but … Continue reading The Week In Review: June 6 -11. 2022
Nope. So, my hearing aid journey is over. It didn’t work out. Despite being so optimistic these CICs would work and being prepared to get used to them even if they were annoying at first, they just didn’t fit. My ear canals are too small. This is precisely the “wad of silly putty” look that … Continue reading My Hearing Aid Journey Is Over
So. Hearing aids tomorrow. I spent a a good three hours today researching the hearing aids I’m getting. They are Starkey Evolv AI CICs Starkey Evolv AI CIC hearing aid They get great reviews except for their Bluetooth connectivity. People complain it goes out a lot. Dammit. This is bad news, because all I really … Continue reading Hearing Aids and My Favorite Martian
I must say I am happy with the attendance at the Live Yoga Zooms. Wisconsin! Florida! Alabama! Tioga! Wellsboro! Oregon! Hey! How’s it going! Let’s start in Child’s pose, shall we? But I also think lots more people need to rethink Yoga Live Zooms. Zoom Fatigue Is Over Look. Nobody has Zoom fatigue anymore. Most … Continue reading Why Live Yoga Zooms Are Great