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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

on we go


 
Candy tuft in the pot in the front of the stairs, I planted deer resistant flowers with some other stuff that deer will not be tempted to munch. 

 

The clematis is finally starting to do its thing. the weather has not been inviting to the blossoms. Its OK, not complaining about the winter weather in summer- there are flowers and the ferns are loving all the rain. 

 

I went downtown yesterday after going to
Ace to get some Mole discouragement.
The soil is so soft from gallons of rain that a mole has made the yard her home. I don't want to hurt her I just want to send her elsewhere ,  to a better yard.

Downtown is dismal. I thought I might give it another chance. "Thnak you"



Still a long way to go to bring our downtown back, Everything moved to the mall when it was built, now the mall is terrible, shops shut forever. It was built on land that was a huge beautiful nursery- how about bring that back??? Homeless moved into downtown making it a less desirable place unless you are fond of stabbings.

Online is the only option for shopping.

The only shop worthwhile is the yarn and wool shop- I did not go in because I know the danger! I did pop into the antique mall just for a look around- this creepy doll was lingering there. No body wanted him.

The orphans did.
They are teaching him how to stop, look and listen, before  crossing the table. Caution is always a consideration .


He looks surprised about everything, orphans like that sort of interest in life, a new day every day. "Surprise" - WOW look at the stuff, the flowers, the table, the remarkable onion in the orange bowl. It is all so thrilling. 



This guy is not giving up on wonder!

A STOP sign, dismantled, very like democracy. That is where we are at the moment. 

On we go.

22 comments:

  1. That doll IS creepy. I think his expression is partly because his clothing is way too tight. Isn't it a shame how online shopping has killed both downtowns AND malls? I never thought I'd mourn a mall, but I do miss them now.

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    1. Change to just about everything came with covid- some change has been positive, like, working from home and less traffic. Traffic increased now though- flocks moving north, we are getting crowded.
      The tight suit for the sruprised guy is crazy, can't move anyway except frozen upright. Uncomfortable life for a dolly.

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  2. Downtowns are struggling in many places and so are the malls. Our downtown used to be awful but since ASU moved into the downtown, it has been totally rejuvenated.

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    1. Encouraging for your downtown. Make it appealing and they will come!

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  3. Oh, I am so glad that the orphans have a new friend who is so surprised and delighted with everything. There is a doll in an antique store in Monticello which I want desperately to rescue. No one is going to buy her. She is truly...well, so sad. But she costs $60 and I am not going to pay that much. I do go hold her every time I visit the store. But then I place her back on her shelf.
    Malls destroyed our towns.

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    1. malls are republicans. Ruin everything that is good. Way to go , Malls...now they are dead so fingers crossed the same holds true for republicans.. sooner the better. Since that sad dolly has been there for a very long time I bet if you made an offer of ten dollars they would be more than happy to get rid of her. Worth a try.

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  4. We always try to shop locally if we can, but so many businesses have closed. it's such a bummer. I really don't like shopping online, but that seems to be the way to get stuff these days. Interesting dolls... as Steve said the guy's clothes are pretty darned tight.

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    1. yes the poor thing , that is probably why he lingered on a shelf , unwanted. Shopping online is a pain and not very dependable. Mind you, I am NOT a shopper- but I do need new sandals - unsuccessful, they came , they were tiny, sent them back. lost my $$$. so...never know.

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  5. I say to thee, typing on my phone, that zappos
    Dot com is good. Free shipping and free returns. Just don't wear the shoes outside. I buy there, I hate trying on shoes in stores.

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    1. Shoes are probably the most difficult thing for me to buy, - How are you going to know if the shoes will work well without wearing them for awhile, over terrain and through floods? Stella uses Zappos a lot- orders a few pair at a time and if they are not great, sends them back no problem.

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    2. Excellent point. REI has a one year return policy that allows for outside use.I mail order, return locally frequently

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  6. I love new dolly—he looks like maybe he grew up in the same place you did?
    The orphans look so pleased to have someone to instruct. 😂
    Did you know that PennyCooper here was elected Crossing Guard Captain?

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    1. PS that’s me, Francesca

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    2. Crossing Guard Captain- pretty specially important responsible honor job ! Nat takes note. The new guy has just landed from the dusty shelf in the antique shop - not his first rodeo but having been there for so long , everything seems new to him, and his enthusiasm is overwhelming.

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  7. We had three large malls. I don't know what became of two of them, but one is an Amazon distribution center.

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    1. The painted ponies go up and down- we're captive on this carousel - Circle game- someday malls will make a come back.

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  8. The new doll looks more woman, the face anyway. I'm glad the orphans are teaching him.

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    1. He is simple I think. I mean really- who gets excited and surprised by a string? He does.

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  9. I remember when big malls were all the rage. Now many sit empty. Where do old folks go to walk?
    I recall now that one of my kids had a friend who lived on Candytuft lane. But the candytuft was small, white, and a bit boring compared to your purple flufflies. Thnaks for the imagery.

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    1. Malls were a big deal for teen and preteens to SEE one another. (ick) Also a good place to get in out of the rain. The mall here now is pretty vacant ,only shops that are undesirable open.

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  10. Are those budding horns on his head?

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    1. Could be, they are curls- it is a very weird doll!

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