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So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

light show

What a light show there was last night!  And lots of booming thunder.  I couldn't get on the internet so I shut down my laptop, turned off the light, and enjoyed nature's show until I fell asleep.    I could tell what direction it was heading as the thunder became quieter.  It came from the northwest and headed toward the east.  Of course there was a lot of hard rain, which is why I couldn't get the net.  That's okay, though, since we need rain.  We're still in a drought.  I'm not sure I'll have a garden this year because I am on a well and watering last year made it go dry.  Happily the well refilled quickly.  I don't want to take the chance this year.
I love a good thunder storm.  When I was younger and living on the coast I would go down to the beach to watch.  I was really happy when there was a good wind to go with it.  The waves crashing on the shore, the wind whipping my hair, lightning flashes and thunder.  Nothing like it.  I miss it sometimes.
On to the mundane....I need to get a copy of my electric bill so I can go get my driver's  license renewed.  I paid this month's and promptly threw it in the trash which has since been taken away.  Sigh.  I don't know why "they" have to have all the documentation we must take.  I've only been driving in this state since 1982.  And my picture is on my old one!  But, one must be careful these days.  I even had to show my license to have a copy made when I took paperwork to the gentleman who is preparing my tax returns.  Something about tax fraud.  Since I never get anything back, anyone wanting to pay my taxes is welcome to. :)
I can't help but wonder when babies are going to start getting chipped.  Don't laugh.  It could happen. We're being spied on now, especially since almost everyone on the planet has a cell phone, me included.
Ah, well, I'll think and remember the good old days when a kid could go outside and play all day without a parent hovering close.  Being able to go out on Hallowe'en and wander the neighborhood without an adult.
Y'all have a worry-free day and ask yourself:  When is this "old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

Monday, March 13, 2017

Back from Expo

I got back from Expo yesterday.  Slept most of the day.  I was one tired bunny.  I would say that most of the folks that run it are younger than I am and they work all the shows.  I couldn't do that.  their next stop is Lakeland, FL.  It was a good show with a good turnout.  God willing' and the Creek don't rise, I'll be there next year.
I won't be going anywhere now until August.  I'll be busy around here until then.  Don't know if I'll have a garden this year since my friend D is working full time and won't be available to help.  Don't think it's going to be a big deal as there are sure to be plenty of volunteers from last year, especially the tomatoes.  The asparagus bed pretty much takes care of itself, wanting some weeding done now and then.  I should have a bunch this year.
Can't believe it's in the 20's this morning.  This weather is ridiculous.  It's March for cryin' out loud!  This is the South!  Geeeesh.  Pneumonia weather if you ask me.  One doesn't know what to wear.  I do remember, though, one year it snowed in April.  'Course the first snowflake here causes everything to stop.  I do wish the warmer weather would hurry up.  My sinuses don't like this.
I also wish we could leave the clocks alone.
Y'all have a loverly day and remember:  Retirement, the pay sucks but the hours are great.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

To the Expo

I'm off to work at the Sewing and Quilting Expo for the next few days.  It's a yearly thing thing and I enjoy doing it.  I used to (way back when) work I & D at the Georgia World Congress Center.  It's fun to watch a show come together and then take it apart.  Most people don't have a clue how much work goes into setting a show up.  It will take about two days for this one.  Mainly it's hanging quilts, putting up signs, etc.  That's today and tomorrow.  Thursday and Friday I'll be a class assistant and whatever else they need me to do.  Saturday my daughter is coming down and we'll spend the day shopping and helping out in our guild's booth.  Saturday evening I'll help dismantle.  Who knows, maybe I'll lose some weight?
Y'all have a calm day and remember:  today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Back again and gone again

I'm back from the quilt retreat.  It was a good time with friends and even productive.  I finally finished binding the quilt from hell (long story) and got some other hand work done. I'm home for the weekend, have a doctor's appointment tomorrow (3 month check), then on Tuesday it's off to work the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lawrenceville for 5 days.  I'm also taking three classes.  I do believe I'll be good and tired when I get home.  My friend A will be watching my kitties again, bless her.  After this I don't plan on going anywhere until August.  Of course, that may change but...so far I haven't seen any classes at William Holland or John C. Campbell that I want to take this year.
Got some sewing done yesterday.  We give comfort quilts to members who have lost a loved one or are going through really bad times.  So I'm making some squares for that 'cause I got in the mood after the retreat.  I may still be in the mood after the expo.  Then again I may just want to sleep.
The weather has been fickle.  Wish it would make up it's mind.  Although some days are warm and sunny I won't be planting anything until after Easter.  Safer that way.  Whenever I observe people buying plants on a warm sunny day before Easter I know they'll have to come back after those plants have succumbed to the cold blast we usually get.  It's hard to resist sometimes, though.  My daffodils, narcissus, etc. are blooming like crazy and the iris are beginning to grow up.  Hyacinths and crocus are blooming also.  However, it's been down into the 30's at night so.....
Y'all have a great day.  Don't jump the gun on planting 'cause I'd hate for you to have to pay for plants twice.  And remember:  he who dies with the most toys and she who dies with the most fabric....are still dead.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Home again

Well, I'm back home from the islands of sun.  The time with my daughter was great.  We haven't had this much time with each other since before her daughter was born.  This trip was better.  We had fun in class and on the excursions.  We even got to swim with and feed stingrays!  The only drawback to the trip was coming down with a nasty cough, which I still have.  Don't know if it's a cold or allergies or something of both.  Grrr.  Won't be home long.  I have a quilt retreat coming up and a few days after that the Sewing expo where I'll be helping set up and tear down.  After that I'm staying home!  Maybe then I'll get to feeling 100%.  I know I'll be doing a lot of relaxing.
Y'all have a most pleasant day and remember:  It's okay to talk to yourself, it's even okay to answer yourself....but when you ask yourself to repeat what you just said you have a problem!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Question(s)

Where is all this hate coming from?  Who's paying people to create violent "protests"?  Is this what young people are being taught...that it's okay to destroy property, hurt others just because they don't agree?  In a perfect world, of course, we would all get along, respect one another, everything would be hunky dory.  Unfortunately it hasn't been that way since time began, only now it seems worse.  Where has respect disappeared to?  I don't know how much time I have left on this planet but I'm glad I am not a young person that will have to live with all the uncertainty there is out there.  Maybe I've got my head in the sand but, if so, it will stay there in hopes that reason will again prevail.  Meanwhile I will live my life to the fullest I can, love as much as I can, do as much as I can, believe nothing of what I hear and only half of what I see (especially with news broadcasts).
Y'all have a better day today than yesterday and an even better tomorrow.

Monday, January 30, 2017

This 'n' that

It's cold outside today.  Yesterday also.  This after temps being in the mid to upper 60's.  Go figure.  I call it pneumonia weather.
Getting antsy.  Want departure date to hurry up and get here.  Going to be with daughter in the tropics for 11 days!  Just her, me and a few hundred other people on board ship.  We'll be taking classes while at sea and going on excursions while in port.  Need to find something to keep me busy until departure.  Maybe clean?  There's always purging (getting rid of old clothes, etc.).  Hmmm, what to do, what to do?
 Wish warmer weather was here for a while so I could get some yard work done.  Still have a ways to go on that bush outside (sort of) the kitchen window.  It needs to go.  I'm halfway there in cutting the branches down.  What I could use is a neighbor with a chain saw.  Oh well, will have to do it the hard way, I guess.  At least that would burn off some of the calories I seem to have stored in my middle. 😁
So, what do you have planned for the day?
And remember:  Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.