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

Monday, May 14, 2018


You ever feel "down in the dumps"?  A vague uneasy, not upbeat feeling?  I don't reckon everyone can feel upbeat all the time but this...
Woke up this morning feeling, I don't know, unwilling to get out of bed, feeling something's not right but don't know what.  I need to get things done outside but have to go out before the sun comes up from behind the trees.  Ain't gonna happen.  It doesn't happen often to me but when it does...
It could be worrying about a good friend who had some heart work done and is back in the hospital.  the procedure done was one I'd never heard of....cauterizing the part of her heart that isn't working.  They went in through arteries in her legs and now there's a huge hematoma in her groin.  I don't like the sound of it.
Or it could be that, all of the sudden, I'm feeling lonely.  Ordinarily I'm fine living by myself.  I have outside things that I do with others and am actually quite busy.  I guess it's that plans are made by others and I'm not notified but expected to participate at the last minute.
I just don't know.....sigh.

Monday, May 7, 2018


I slept in this morning.  My little cat, PB, kept me up until past midnight keeping something (another cat, probably) away from the house.  Or trying to.  I didn't know she had such a loud voice.  Just as I'm about to drift away she lets loose with this horrendous yowling, first at the back screen door on the back porch, then again at the front screen door.  I finally had to close the front door which I didn't want to do because I wanted to keep the house cool and there's a nice cross breeze between front and back.  I left the back door open and, luckily, no more yowling.  I'm still trying to wake up.
Y'all have a great day and remember:  he who hesitates may just be taking his time.

Thursday, May 3, 2018


I never would have thought that when I grew older that I would develop allergies.  Unfortunately for me I have.  Woke up this morning with a wicked sinus headache and the sniffles.  Pollen is in the air.  Not very visible to the naked eye but, since my truck as a yellow/green powdery addition to the paint, I've concluded that pollen is out in full force.  This phenomenon (allergy) has only shown up in the last three or four years and it's getting worse each year.  There's a lot of yard work to be done so I take an over the counter allergy med each morning. I'm hoping that it continues to work.  When I see it's supposed to get up into the 80's I try to get out before the sun comes up from behind the trees to get something accomplished outside.  Today I'm taking the day off from that.  Have other stuff I have to do.  Going to stay in the AC and hope my sinuses stop hurting so much.  How are y'all doing?

Sunday, April 15, 2018

I'm back

I'm back from my vacation on Sanibel Island with my sister.  A week is not enough.  Next year, maybe, we'll do two weeks.  Up at the crack of dawn to go walk the beach and find those shells one just has to have.  Fighting conks, shark's eye, murex, scallop, janonia (if only).  Big, small collect 'em all.  Now what to do with them once they arrive in that oh so carefully packed box (I would never try to bring them home in my suitcase).  Guess they'll join the ones I sent home two years ago that are still in their box.  I'll come up with an idea one of these days.....sigh.
One of the advantages of getting up and walking the beach is....exercise.  My legs did protest those 3 miles I walked on the sand every day.  I'm still feeling it.  I'm going to have to come up with way to keep those calf muscles up to doing it again next year (I hope).  Maybe stairs?  I do have those here.  Plus I could (on nice days) walk down to the vegetable stand and back.  That's 3 miles.  Couldn't hurt.   All I have to do is DO IT!  Not today, though, it's raining.  Guess I'll do some cleaning then sew.
Y'all have a good day and remember:  he who hesitates may just be trying to make up his mind.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

I'm off!

I'm off!  To Florida, that is.  See ya!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A passing

Received a phone call very early this morning.  It was my ex's wife to let me know that my ex had passed away at midnight.  The cancer must have been very aggressive and fast since my daughter only learned about him being in the hospital about a week ago.  Apparently it was a melanoma on his liver.  I don't know the whole of it but will probably learn at some point.  While I am sad for my son and daughter on their loss, it isn't as though he was close to them.  In fact, they hardly ever heard from him or his wife.  My daughter is the one who made the effort to keep in touch.  It's a shame, really.
I'll be here for them if they need me.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Heading South

This Saturday my sister and I are meeting up at the airport and flying to FL.  Ft. Meyers to be exact.  There we are renting a car and heading to Sanibel Island for 6 days.  We're both tired of the weather we've been having and are looking forward to warmth and sunshine.  We've rented a condo before and I do believe this may become a yearly thing.  We'll be walking the beach at low tide looking for shells (although I have no idea what I'll be doing with what I find).  I still have the ones I found two years ago in the box I shipped them home in.
My sister and I have never really been close.  She is 11 years younger and our lives didn't cross much over the years.  Only in the past few years have we begun to communicate more and try to be together at least once a year.  Guess we both realize that we're getting older and, now that our families have grown, it would be nice to get to know each other better.  Same with my brother.  We communicate more now than in the past.
It's a shame, really, that we were so far apart for so long.