Foreign films, the Olympics and Dumplings

It is another stunning morning here.  Cool, breezy, sunny. Not your typical July day in the South, for sure.

I feel like I should go outside and do something, but I have so many inside projects that need my attention.

OK, I have to stop for a minute here.  I’m watching Eat, Drink , Man, Woman for the umpteenth time.  The food is so glorious, it requires my full attention. I don’t think Ramen noodles will make a satisfactory lunch now. I want Chinese dumplings.

Speaking of movies: I watched another foreign flick last night –  Korean movie entitled titled Harmony.  It’s an Asian knock-off of Sister Act but it was incredibly touching.  I sobbed so hard, I woke up with a headache this morning.  I highly recommend if you’re in need of a cathartic cry.

Back to outside….

Bettie’s little laborers have fallen down on the job.  They came back for a few hours last night, but that’s it since Wednesday.  At this rate, I’m not sure I’ll see my yard until spring.  On a high note, much of the exposed ground is covered in moss – not to mention a plethora of mushrooms –  which is perfect for my woodland landscaping theme.

And my vegetables have hit another lull.  I’m still waiting for the tomatoes to turn, but I’m losing hope.  My Roma’s are rotting and falling off the vine.  I’m sure it’s because of all the rain, but I’m thinking the rain is better than drought. My aunt says I need to spray them with lime water, but I’m hoping they’ll just heal themselves.  I still have to spray my squash on a daily basis; I really don’t have the energy for high-maintenance tomatoes, too.

I’m spending most of today toggling between watching the Olympics and  writing resumes/cover letters.  Few things ruin a beautiful day like job-hunting, but it’s got to be done. It’s one thing to be poor and another thing entirely to be poor AND worried about losing your job. AND with no dumplings.

Maybe I’ll start another painting first, just to keep  my spirits up.

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