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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday Salon---a brief update on the past week

I'll be brief.

Weather: It is sunny right now but will be sprinkling in a minute, I'm sure. One of those on and off days.

George Floyd trial: The police officer, Derek Chauvin, was found guilty on all three counts for the murder of Mr. Floyd. A alternate juror said she would have voted guilty because she listened to the testimony of the witnesses. There was no doubt in her mind as to the guilt of  Mr. Chauvin. Praise the Lord. Justice was done.

Waterwalk: (See photo above) We live near the Puget Sound. On nice days/evenings there is nothing so splendid as taking a walk along a series of parks on Rustin Way. We could see Mt. Rainier in the background. Lots of people were strolling, walking dogs, skating, or skateboarding when we joined the throng, most wearing face masks. We sat and ate our fish-n-chips looking out over the Sound where big ocean-going vessels were anchored and small boats of all types could be seen.

Freezer: This week I defrosted the freezer. Big whoop, I know. But oh boy, what a lot of wasted food in there. I found meat and vegetables that had been in there since 2015! I am determined to not do that again, so I am trying an app called AnyList where I can add and subtract inventory. That way I won't keep using the most recent foodstuff and ignore the items that have been in longer. Fingers crossed.

24-hour-readathon: I am participating in a readathon this week-end trying to knock off a bunch of books which have been on my nightstand for too long. Read about my progress here.

Zoom church: Look who joined us for church today---our daughter and her boys. 



  1. Cute photo of (part of) the fam! I love walking on Ruston Way; there are so many beautiful views.

  2. Puget Sound is one of the places I feel most at peace, you are so lucky to live so close.

  3. There is so much more to go after the Chauvin case. Racism is so alive all over the world not just America, it is frightening.
    I am using up all the stuff I have been buying and putting away and not buying anything unless it is absolutely essential!

  4. The verdict in the trial gives me hope again that people are fundamentally good and that they are fundamentally rational creatures who can weigh the evidence and deliver a just decision.

    I don't know about Puget Sound, but there is something about hearing the ocean sounds that brings me peace when we visit the Gulf, just down the road from us.

    My dad probably has food in his three (yes, three) huge freezers from the last century. He carefully labels and packages everything, but do the two of them really need so much freezer space? A child of the Depression.

    Great photos.

  5. Your photos of Waterwalk are beautiful... what a view of Mt. Rainier!

    Hope AnyList solves the freezer problem. Moving to Florida solved my freezer hoarding. When we go north for a couple months in the summer, I make sure it's empty just in case we lose power. Don't want to return to a horrible mess! Right now we're working through the rest of the meat/veggies we stocked up on last fall.

    Hope you have a good week.


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