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June is up now

Hi! It's 5:11 a.m. and I'm up! I got another hideous migraine yesterday, which resulted in me going to bed at 5 p.m. Nice. S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y…NIGHT!

I went to the farmers market with my friend The Other June yesterday and got me 8 hundred thousand strawberries.

Starwms
It's the one remotely healthy food I like.

Flowergirl
We stayed and looked at just everything, and I bought three hanging plants for $25 for my front porchal area. By the way, this is some random kid who I thought was cute. The Other June is not between 18 months and 10 years old.

Afterwards, the adult Other June and I went to a yard sale in my neighborhood, where I bought this secretary for a scandalously low price.

Missjane
I just have to clean it up a little and paint it white (KIDDING!) it'll be good as new. I'm hoping it'll call me "Chief" like Miss Jane on the Beverly Hillbillies. She was an excellent secretary. And let's talk about that stupid floor. Why did I think painting the concrete would be a good idea? I am so getting a rug for this room.

Anyway.

After all that adventure, Roger and I got in the car, a thing he loves to do, and headed over to his Aunt Laurie's because she wanted to take pictures of him. He was…not what you'd call a cooperative model. However, here are some photos she managed to get.

Raj2webjune dis not on my bukket list.

Raj1 file away as xperynsse rodgdger not wish to repeet.

Raj3 dis what i think of yer foto sesh, mom.

I have to say I look relatively perky, given my migraine was already past a 5 and headed into the 8s pretty fast. When I left Laurie's I went to bed for the night. While she clearly toiled at developing film.

See. I just like to say stuff like that to irk her. She was in the darkroom with her chemicals and one of those tong things till dawn's early light.

Don't you wish I had Laurie's mad photo skillz? Or even, you know, half of them? Her photo ski? Or her photo llz?

Anyway, that was my Saturday, and now the birds are singing and it is Sunday at 5:37 a.m. I have no idea how Ima kill time until the rest of the world is up. Maybe I'll coffee dial all y'all.

70 thoughts on “June is up now”

  1. I ADORE the pictures of sweet Roger. When I saw the picture of the secretary, I thought, ‘If she tells us she’s going to paint that doggone thing, Ima quit reading.’ But who am I kidding? I, on the other hand, bought a coffee table off of craigslist this weekend, gave it 6 (!) coats of paint, put foam on it and beautiful fabric over the foam, and watch out… I have a fantastic ottoman. It is quickly becoming a fur-covered ottoman since the kitties now use it as their perch. More than you ever wanted to know about me, I know.

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  2. He’s a ham on everyhting he does, Duff.
    Who were you texting at THAT hour?? Shame shame…

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  3. Glad you liked the images. I love me some Raj. Yes, after all the Indian talk the other day, that is what I now call him.
    Poor June with the headache from hell. She understandably didn’t want her picture taken. With Raj the explorer it was difficult to capture him without her help, and yet, not include her. I had planned to take the picture of her with Raj licking her nose, but when she told me of the headache I was afraid that shot might have to be scrapped. Why? I knew it would probably require a bit of tuna water on her nose to get him to show us that sweet tongue of his and I was afraid she might have issues with smells because of the headache. Luckily that was not the case. Bring on the tuna water.
    I haven’t had time today, nor will I tomorrow to edit some of the other images. Plus I noted I was an idiot. Whence I wasn’t synced to the studio lights I failed to adjust my camera settings. I must have shot 20 failed images. Damn that distraction of the most adorable kitty ever.
    June, tongs? I was an also an idiot back in the darkroom days and used my fingers instead of tongs. Surprised that I still have fingers. Idiot!
    How you managed strawberries and a secretary all in the same day with a headache is beyond me. A twinge of a headache and I feel like I’m on my death bed.
    Raj has an open invitation to Laurie’s Kitty Care anytime!! Oh, almost forgot to mention…when little Raj poops I just want to squee. His poop swirls, just like a DQ cone.

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  4. Adorable photos! Fantastic secretary!
    Now, where is the book club?

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  5. Love the great photos of Roger. The one of both of you is wonderful.
    Don’t you love great yard sale finds like that?

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  6. Faith, those clips were so funny! The Barry Gibb Show clip was hilarious although anything Bee Gees minus Mo makes me sad *sniff*. The “What’s My Name” clip was awesome (I love me some Gaga and Gaga exposed is always sweet too)and the three way rap song was great!
    Oh, watched a clip of JT’s monologue and can I say, he seemed pretty hot too.
    And Hulk, I used to think JT was a ham as well, but after seeing several sketches from last night, I get the sense that he is completely comfortable and enjoys himself immensely on that set.

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  7. Joan in NV who needs to trade in her cranky old cats for cute new furballs. Nah, just joking. says:

    luvluvluv the pics.

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  8. I swear my ad is,
    “Divorce-Mediation”
    Duffy & Associates

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  9. Amish Annie is trying hard not to write "pic" or "cuz" cuz I think those were some mentioned pet peeves. says:

    Say what? Only $25 for three hanging plants? I am shopping the way wrong places then.
    I like that size of secretary because it can fit and be functional in any room in the house. I’ve always liked how a small secretary looks in an entry and can be so functional hiding all the crap one brings in every day.
    Laurie is a fantastic photographer; you should bring her along when you do a Pie road trip.
    The picture of Rog in the file drawer is cute, but I think he should have been in the #1 drawer. The last picture with Roger and you looks like the sweet boy has resigned himself. “ok laydee, i gess i let u keep me sinc u won leve me lone wit da kisez.”

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  10. Faith, those clips were funnier today. I was too busy text messaging last night to fully appreciate their goodness.
    As far as JT being a ham, Hulk, isn’t that sort of the point on SNL?

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  11. There must be something in the air (perhaps it’s pollen)–I’ve been getting more than my share of migraines too lately.
    The strawberries look fabulous. Jealous.
    Renry/Hodger looks absolutely adorable. You are going to love looking back on those photos when he’s all grown up.
    Your hair looks great too.
    I think these days you have to say, “I’ve bought a new administrative assistant.”

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  12. Hulk (I like how JT can laugnat himself, but is he starting to be a bit of a ham? Or is it just me?) says:

    I’M BARRY EFFING GIBB!

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  13. Hulk (I like how JT can laugnat himself, but is he starting to be a bit of a ham? Or is it just me?) says:

    I’M BARRY EFFING GIBB!

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  14. Hulk (I like how JT can laugnat himself, but is he starting to be a bit of a ham? Or is it just me?) says:

    I’M BARRY EFFING GIBB!

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  15. Love the pics of Roger! He is growing so fast as they do when they are tiny. And I’ve been pigging out on Alabama strawberries the last month and they are almost all gone which is sad because local ones are the best and sweetest. You did good on the yard sale too. I’m trying to sell things myself but it is hard to not stop in and take home a really good deal.

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  16. Love the pics of Roger! He is growing so fast as they do when they are tiny. And I’ve been pigging out on Alabama strawberries the last month and they are almost all gone which is sad because local ones are the best and sweetest. You did good on the yard sale too. I’m trying to sell things myself but it is hard to not stop in and take home a really good deal.

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  17. Love the pics of Roger! He is growing so fast as they do when they are tiny. And I’ve been pigging out on Alabama strawberries the last month and they are almost all gone which is sad because local ones are the best and sweetest. You did good on the yard sale too. I’m trying to sell things myself but it is hard to not stop in and take home a really good deal.

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  18. I have been looking for an inexpensive secretary desk like that for years! So jealous. Roger licking your nose is ridiculously cute.

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  19. Those pics are fabulous, you will be so happy to have them when Roger is full-grown!
    I want that card catalog!!!! My bil found two for $75each years ago, bought one , then went back for the other bit it was sold. I have serious card catalog envy every time I visit my sister. If anyone out there ever finds one, I beg you to contact me if it is in MI, OH, IN, KY, TN or the Carolinas.
    I thought of June last night during SNL, too.

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  20. Awwwh, idden he just the sweetest thang!
    I’m glad you’re feeling better. Those migranes are a pain in the butt — well, a pain in the head too, but you know…

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  21. Tami From Nevada – you’re my kind of gal! I watch ALL of the Real Housewives shows (my DVR is crammed with them because I usually watch each episode twice and then I watch the Watch What Happens Live show for that episode!)! I love them all. And I adore Bethanny’s show, too. She seems like such a good mom and I love her husband and how sweet they are together!
    Ok. Sorry about that, June.
    LOVE the pictures of Roger, especially the one with you and Roger together! You look fantastic in that shot and no one would ever suspect you had a bad migraine brewing in that pretty head of yours!
    Love the secretary, too…We inherited one from Dan’s grandparents and it looks veeeerrrry similar to yours! Nice going!
    Glad you’re feeling better, dear!

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  22. Beautiful strawberries! That reminds me to arrange a strawberry-picking day soon!!!! The pics of Roger are beyond cute!!! What a lovely picture of the two of you. Hope the migraine is totally gone now!

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  23. Tami,
    Also thought of June during the Barry Gibb Talk show! I knew it would be on there if Justin was hosting! Thankfully, he did all of his hilarious standby’s!
    Junie- didja see it?

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  24. Hi June, this is not even remotely related to your post. But I have to ask whether you saw the sketch of Barry & Robin Gibb last night on Saturday Night Live (probably not since you had a migraine). Also, I am wondering what you think about RHONY and whether you watch any of the others. I’m in heaven right now because there are 3 showing at the same time – RHONY, RHONJ and RHOC. Just curious… P.S. Love Roger!!!

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  25. Wow. ADORABLE picture of Mr. Roger…..and I don’t even LIKE office supplies. I’m going to pet my dog now.

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  26. Oh don’t worry, I can roll my eyes at the rest of my family. But I do appreciate the sisterhood.

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  27. Great photos. June, you’d never know you were feeling ill in your picture. You look great and the hair looks fierce!
    Do they still sell Homer Formby products? I used them way back when to refinish or restore items purchased from garage sales. They worked wonders and were easy to use.
    Also too, anyone want to switch places with me today? Please? Bridezillas wedding shower is today. My son is in Montana so he won’t be there and I am sick. Not as in sick and tired, which I am, but I am really sick as in I think I might have bronchitis. Stupid airplanes. I guess if I go, they can’t talk behind my back, huh?

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  28. Sadie is glad you are feeling fine 'cause nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning. says:

    Adorable! Now I need to add North Carolina to my road trip so Laurie can photograph my dog. June, I hope you print and frame the sweet picture of you and Roger Dodger.

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  29. Love the pictures! I want a Roger! I’ll take that secretary too… Glad you feel better. You will need a nap later.

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  30. I long for the days when Terra was in the darkroom with Terrible Tootsie LeRoux, with his tongs things and chemicals. Some of the favorite days of my life. *sigh*
    We had reall money and he was happy.

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  31. The plants on my front porch are silk. (shhhhhh! don’t tell anyone!) I don’t have to worry about watering them – I just hose them off occasionally and they look good as new. I replace them when they get tatty looking. Which takes about a year – I think. 🙂

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  32. I bought some good juicy SC strawberries two days ago, made some Bisquick shortcakes like mama used to make and for two days had a warm split biscuit piled high with strawberries and a bit of ice cream for lunch. Favorite May indulgence. But not with California berries which taste like nothing.

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  33. I bought some good juicy SC strawberries two days ago, made some Bisquick shortcakes like mama used to make and for two days had a warm split biscuit piled high with strawberries and a bit of ice cream for lunch. Favorite May indulgence. But not with California berries which taste like nothing.

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  34. I bought some good juicy SC strawberries two days ago, made some Bisquick shortcakes like mama used to make and for two days had a warm split biscuit piled high with strawberries and a bit of ice cream for lunch. Favorite May indulgence. But not with California berries which taste like nothing.

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  35. Was up at 6:00 to pee the dog…never occurred to me to look for word from June so I just went back to bed.
    This post made my heart happy (except for the migraine part). *dis not on my bukket list*. Bhah!
    Thanks June, Laurie, Roger, and Pie-ers.

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  36. Was up at 6:00 to pee the dog…never occurred to me to look for word from June so I just went back to bed.
    This post made my heart happy (except for the migraine part). *dis not on my bukket list*. Bhah!
    Thanks June, Laurie, Roger, and Pie-ers.

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  37. Was up at 6:00 to pee the dog…never occurred to me to look for word from June so I just went back to bed.
    This post made my heart happy (except for the migraine part). *dis not on my bukket list*. Bhah!
    Thanks June, Laurie, Roger, and Pie-ers.

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  38. Great cute kitten photos! There you go, a new side business for you. You could make some serious cash and make your kitty a…STAR!

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  39. He’s so cute June. With the way your kitten procuring is going you might want to invest in some filing draws yourself to keep ALL your kittens organised.
    I love love the picture of you getting your nose licked! You both look gorgeous!

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  40. Matze,it is funny you say that. The dogs were chasing that poor kitten down the hall today and Talu emerged from it rub-rub-rubbing her snout. Her giant Pit Bull, high-pain-threshold snout. Go Roger!

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  41. hah! i knew it! new secretary… i bet her name is jane siegel…. roger sterling will fall in love with her and leave you and your kids…but hey,you bought her….!
    great kitty pics, laurie rules! very very cute!
    good that you feel better june, would be a long day in pain.

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  42. Aw, Roger has such a cute look to him. I love the pictures!!
    Also, I can’t wait for strawberries to be in season here!!! Mmmmm.

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  43. I’m up too. I’ve got an hour and a half until my family gets up for church.
    Hmmm, what to do??

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  44. I’m up too. I’ve got an hour and a half until my family gets up for church.
    Hmmm, what to do??

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  45. I’m up too. I’ve got an hour and a half until my family gets up for church.
    Hmmm, what to do??

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  46. Rodger has grown so much from just last weekend when we saw him!! We have those very same buckets in white…and bigger. I am thinking it might be a fun exercise to see if we can stuff Talu and Edsel in them for pictures………

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  47. These are the EARLIEST kitten pictures I have ever seen. They are mahvelous. I love how Roger is looking down at #11, like he’s saying *hey! I am #1*. Don’t forget to water your baskets. I always forget my plants on the front step.
    Hope you are feeling better today.

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  48. Fabulous photos. Hard to believe your strawberry photo is even a little blurry and I’m pretty sure they weren’t moving or anything. You’re right – lack or ski or llz. Anyhow, Imma up too to take the dog out to pee, read me some June and now it’s back to bed for awhile. Please no coffee dialing me ok?

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