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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Early morning

Got up at o'dark thirty this morning to finish some planting at the art center.  The other days when I was planting it was way too hot (and it's October!) even at 9:00.  Finished this morning just as the sun was coming up and had just enough light.  It was an interesting experience trying to plant in half light but at least it wasn't hot.
Decided to treat myself to breakfast at one of the local restaurants.  The Sautee Trail Cafe is not far from me and is always crowded on Sunday morning.  Happily I got there before the breakfast rush.  Even so, they were pretty busy already.  Pancakes, sausage and coffee filled me up quickly.  The sausage was nice and spicy.  A young girl was trying to learn the register...not easy when the place is busy.  People were patient, though.  A good thing.  I hope they're as patient after church.
Y'all have a good day and remember:  You're not getting older, you're reaching perfection.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Bad cat

Any of you out there know how to cure a cat from peeing where it isn't supposed to, especially since there is a litter box that is cleaned out every day?  My cat peed on my bed for the third time early this morning.  Nothing like rolling over and getting a wet foot.  I have no idea why she does it.  The box is only 5-6 feet from the door of my room.  I've had her checked out at the vet and she doesn't have kidney problems and her bladder is fine.  She hadn't done it in a long time so I'm wondering why she did it early this morning.  Looks like I'll be making another appointment with the vet.  It's time for her  yearly check and shots anyway.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Internet is back!

Woo hoo I have internet again!  Isn't amazing how much we now rely on it?  The equipment has been upgraded and is much faster.  I have satellite, not cable or land line.  Hopefully this will last another few years like the last equipment.  Heck, it even has it's own wi-fi so I don't need a router!  The reason I have satellite is because the local phone company sucks.  It's the only company in this area and there is NO customer service.  Many people are getting rid of them.  If only there was competition maybe they'd get their collective heads out of their butts and try to keep customers.  The ones who suffer the most are those where cell phones don't work so the people need a land line.  Of course it costs more but the lack of frustration is worth it.  My blood pressure stays where it should and I'm not screaming at the computer 😁.
Y'all have a great day and remember:  You're not getting older, you're reaching perfection.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

I'm baaaack

My trip to Alaska was awesome.  The end of August and beginning of September is the perfect time to go.  Except for one rainy morning the weather couldn't have been better.  I can even say the I belong to the 30% who actually saw the mountain (Denali). Glacier Bay was phenomenal.  The skies were clear and we were able to stay longer than usual.  I'd post pictures but my sister was the photographer this trip.  No calving while we were there. It's kind of sad to see how far the glaciers have retreated.  While staying at a lodge in Denali National Park we did the tundra trip starting at oh god thirty in the morning and were blessed with sightings of Dall sheep, a bull moose, bears, ground squirrels, and an eagle.  In Ketchikan my brother and I went crabbing.  Not literally but did get to go out on a crab boat, then feasted on Dungeoness crab.  Juneau saw us at the Mendenhall glacier.  It too has receded a great deal.
Unfortunately there were folks on the trip who had horrendous colds and coughed a lot, especially on the bus.  One in particular was sitting right behind us and my sister ended up sick the last three days of the trip.  When she got home she went to Urgent Care where they treated her for pneumonia!  I really felt bad about it since she had never done a trip like this before.  My sister-in-law was also sick so that put a bit of a damper on the trip.  I'm lucky (so far) that I haven't come down with anything.  I credit the vitamins, etc. that I take, particularly Vitamin C.  I take a lot of that.  I don't understand folks who lie on the form before they get on the ship.  They can still get on the ship but they might have to wear a surgical mask to prevent the spread of germs.  Inconsiderates!  Plus there's hand sanitizer all over the place.  Sooooo, if you are in a large party touring Alaska make sure to take plenty of Vitamin C  before and during the trip and use hand sanitizer!
If you do a land/sea trip be sure to do the land part first.  You'll understand why I say that.
I haven't covered every little bit but you can get the gist of the trip.
I got home in time for Irma.  Was without power for a few days but that gave me the excuse to sleep.  The time difference kinda puts me out of whack.  I think I'm still running on Alaska time which is four hours behind here.  Was concerned about all the folks in Texas and hope none were too badly affected.  Didn't have much chance to watch the news so those of you Texans who read this I would like to know how you fared.
Blessed be.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Goin' away

I'm taking a trip with my sister and brother starting tomorrow.  We are all going to Alaska for a land/sea trip lasting two weeks.  Because we are getting older we have all pretty much decided that a yearly get together would be nice.  In the past we have not been close.  There is quite an age difference between us.  My brother is 5 1/2 years older than I and I am 11 years older than my sister.  All of our parents are gone.  I'm looking forward to this trip.  Who knows when we'll all be together again?  Although I've been to Alaska this trip will take me where I've not been before.  Denali is one of the stops and we'll be there for three days.  Hopefully we'll get to see plenty of wildlife.  We'll be cruising the second week and will get to see glaciers.  There is no blue like glacier blue.
My friend A will be taking care of my kitties while I'm gone.  I sometimes think they like her better than me.  Maybe that's because she gives them more attention while she's here.  Or treats.  I'm glad she's able to do it.
Time to get crackin'....lots of stuff to do before I leave.  Yes, I'm packed, but there's always last minute stuff to do, like clean, laundry, etc.  I like coming back to a somewhat at least clean house and clean clothes.
Y'all have a safe day and remember....when you throw in the towel you're just creating more laundry.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The eclipse

I happen to live where the eclipse will be total.  We expect a hoard of people in the area.  In fact, all the hotels, motels, and campgrounds are booked solid.  I plan to stay home and off the road 'cause sure as shootin' some idiot will be driving and look at it and cause a crash.  And speaking of idiots, a friend of mine overheard someone whine..."why couldn't it come on the weekend?"  And this person votes?
My daughter has a dental appointment so is bringing the kids up so they can see it.  She has access to the good glasses to view with.  I plan on recording it on the tv.  That way I can enjoy it as many times as I please even though seeing it for real will be cool.  There is a possibility of cloud cover here but the effect will still be there with the sky going dark.
It will be interesting to see if the animals react to it.  My two cats will probably think it's time for bed and will want their treats.  Surprise!
Anyone out there going to do anything special?

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Travel

I love to travel.  There are some countries I won't go to, which I won't mention, just because I wouldn't feel safe.  There is a map on the wall in front of me which has pins stuck in it showing where I've been during this life of mine.  As I look at it I realize that there is much of this country that  I haven't seen, particularly the middle. I just may have to remedy that. Of course, it would be nice to have a travel companion.  I selfishly often wish my daughter did not have children.  We travel well together and I love her company.  That being said, the children are pretty good when on the road.  Nowadays they have portable video players and cell phones to keep them occupied.  Perhaps we could do a trip north stopping at Williamsburg and other historical sites.  My goal would be to end up in Maine at the same time as the lobster festival in Rockland.  We would, of course, have to stop in Bangor and visit the Duck of Justice, perhaps meet T.C.  I doubt I will live long enough to do all the traveling I want to do.  My bucket list has only one item.  That is to go back to Australia and once again visit Uluru (Ayers Rock).  Maybe throw in Coober-Peety (sp?) and see what it's like in that town underground.
Of course, if wishes were horses beggars would ride and if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their asses when they jumped.  I shall be content to squeeze in what I can while I'm still upright.
Anyone out there have a special place you want to visit?
Y'all have a delightful day.