National "Leon" Day June 25

I've never heard of this holiday before.
I guess it makes sense for homemade crafts.
Here's a quote from the site which explains it:


National Leon Day marks June 25th as six months away from Christmas day.  Leon is Noel spelled backward and is a day some crafters begin planning their homemade gifts and decorations.  It can also be a day for those who miss the winter holidays to have a mini winter celebration in June.
HOW TO OBSERVE: Crafters, get your hot glue guns ready! Start planning your ugly sweaters now to beat the crowds! Use #NationalLeonDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL LEON DAY HISTORY: Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Leon Day. Link: NATIONAL LEON DAY – June 25 | National Day Calendar

Backyard Ant Hill

It's not very large but compared to the size of an ant
it must seem large to them.

It has several holes to enter.

Garden Progress June 2017

The tomato plant made a great start.  So did the cucumbers on the left.

These two tiny tomatoes are about the size of a pinkie nail. I got up close to see the hair-like details on  the stalk.

The cucumbers are doing well, no cukes yet.

I love the way the tendrils find a way to hold the plant to the support.

The basil plants are about six inches tall now.

Our Front Yard Tulip Tree

From a Distance

It almost died one year but then came back with four trunks!

NYC Subway Music

From Basic to Professional


A Trio

Spreading Joy

Definitely Professional
They must have rented time to perform.  Maybe it was at the NYC Subway Museum.

Grandson Miles

Helping Grandma with the Gardening

The park is not scientific but mostly just for kids.

Why Me!

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band from Southern California. 

This video is great & fun.

A Surprising Movie "Pet"

At first I did not want to watch this movie on cable TV.  It seemed like just another version of the same old plot.  Man abducts a woman, puts her in a cage; but she escapes at the end. Lynette wanted to watch it so I agreed. At worst I'd fall asleep.

Without spoiling the plot all I can say is that this movie is different. It's definitely worth a look.

"This haunting, psychological horror follows Seth, a lonely man working in an animal shelter. His monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly, a girl from school who he soon becomes obsessed with. However, when she rejects his advances, Seth's obsession reaches a terrifying new level, with Holly hiding secrets of her own."
(Rotten Tomatoes)

My Sleep Study

Tonight I'm having a sleep study at a nearby clinic.  Do I have sleep apnea or sleep related seizures?  Maybe I have both.

I usually have my seizures at night. The sleep study should help with the diagnosis.  But I'm still worried about what it may show.

Today I can not have any caffeinated drinks and naps are forbidden. The result is a headache and feeling very sleepy.

The test is from 9 PM until 5 or 6 AM.

Vegetable "Cube of Protection" Worked!

I found him in a flowerpot just outside the garden!

Here's the best shot, with just a little telephoto.

Tomato Plant Recovery

This was yesterday right after planting.

This is the tomato plant this morning!

When I Get Low I Get High.

Planted Vegetable Patch May 17, 2017

This is a thin "oriental" version of an eggplant that should produce a sweet crop (if one plant can be considered a crop).

Cucumber, Tomato, Eggplant, Basil 

Basil and two Cucumber Plants
The cucumber plants came with roots entwined.  If I pull them apart both roots will tear away leaving two plants with no roots.  I'm supposed to cut away the weaker plant as they grow.  Which one?  Maybe I can keep both. 

The tomato plant is a bit floppy because I planted a large part of the stem horizontally as recommended and Lynette said it will be in shock for a while until it gets used to its new home. I hope so.

I checked on the tomato plant a few hours later and it's starting to straighten out.  I'll take a photo in a day or so to let you know how it's doing. :)


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