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Friday, April 24, 2015

The trip

The trip to FL was short but sweet.  I stayed with my brother and his wife.  They are great hosts and I shortened my stay by a day because I didn't want to wear out my welcome.  The visit with them was great.  Unfortunately D was not feeling up to par.  Apparently her ulcer is trying to come back so her appetite wasn't very good.  We had dinner with a nice couple who are golfing friends.  Neither D nor I could eat the ribs unfortunately.  They were quite fatty and neither of us were up for that.  I managed to do away with at least one, sticking to as much of the meaty part as possible.  I think one of the meds I'm on is making me not want to eat.  Will talk to Nurse Practitioner when I see her next week.  I also think I'm developing an allergy to the medicine I was put on post endoscopy.  I don't like that I am on so many meds.  Think I will talk to family doctor about that.  If I can go off at least one I'll be happy. 
The old friend I went to see in FL is doing better than I expected.  Although his short term memory is slipping he is well aware of it and trying to take steps to alleviate the problem.  His health issues are such that he needs to go hither, thither and yon for appointments.  He can no longer drive but is lucky enough to have transportation in the form of his wife (they've been separated for 40+ years, never divorced, but that's another story) who lives not far away.  He doesn't want to go into a home but realizes that he may have no choice.  He would much rather have someone come to his home.  If he has to go into a home he'll do so kicking and screaming.  We had some good times, he and I, and I will sorely miss him when he passes through the veil.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April

Yesterday was sunny and warm.  Last night there was a brief thunderstorm with great lightning.  April is "possible" tornado month here in GA.  The weather is pretty unpredictable.  We don't get tornados often but, when we do, they can be quite devastating.  I'm just glad it's April and spring is in the air. There are daffodils blooming and the hyacinths have already shown their color. The dogwoods are beginning to bud out and the grass is beginning to green up.
 I haven't started any seeds yet since I've seen it snow in April and last year we had a hard freeze late in the season that totally killed the fig tree.  Patience is not my strong point but, much as I'd like to get things going, I'll wait 'til the end of the month.
Y'all have a pretty day.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Purging

You can tell Spring is in the air.  I'm "purging".  That means I'm getting rid of stuff.  Stuff I don't use or haven't used in over a year or no longer find useful.  The back of my van is loaded and ready to take the trip to the local thrift store, the one that supports the women's shelter.  Why don't I have a yard sale you ask.  Too much work.  I'm lazy by nature and purging is about the only work, other than gardening, that I'll be doing.  I feel the need to organize, especially my basement!  There's lots of stuff down there just waiting for someone else to enjoy.  I'm even going to get rid of a lot of the craft stuff I no longer even think of.  There's an organization here in town that helps mentally handicapped people and one of the persons involved has great ideas for the group.  They make some incredible things.  Do you get the itch to spring clean?  Is it something in the air?
Y'all have a glorious day.

Monday, March 30, 2015

I haven't written in a while.  Didn't see the "need" to since it doesn't look like anyone, except one, actually comments on what I write most of the time.  Sometimes, however, I feel the need to put down how I feel about something.  I'm a bit down right now.  Although my health, for the most part, is good I still have stomach problems and it's downright frustrating.  I've been given another medication to take for these next 30 days to see if it will solve the problem.  I'll take it even though it didn't work the last time.  This time, though, I'm taking more every day and for a longer period of time.  I used to laugh at my mother-in-law's train case of prescriptions.  Not any more.
I need to go to Florida.  I have an old friend whom I haven't seen in a long time and it's getting to that time when if I don't go I might not see him.  I've know him for over 50 years.  A long time.  He now has macular degeneration and has been in the hospital a number of times over the last two years.  Seeing as how he travelled to Alaska many a year, working in the ER at the air base, he collected a lot of stuff.  I hate to see what his condo looks like (unless he's had someone in to clean).  The point is I hope to help him de-clutter and get some order in his life before he has to go into a home.  He's offered me an air mattress to sleep on which won't be bad for a few days, but definitely not for any longer.  I'll visit with my brother and his wife, also, as they live not that far away.
Even though we haven't been close in a number of years it's almost like no time has passed when we do get in touch.  I have another friend in Houston that I've known almost as long.  Unfortunately, although I'd love to see him again, I don't think it'll happen.  But who knows?
Y'all have a peaceful day.  And if you do happen to read this, let me know would ya?  I check to see, you see.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The weather is warm right now but I am resisting doing too much outside.  It's only March and I've seen snow in April.  This next Sunday, however, I'll be going to a friend's house and we are going to make pots to start seeds in.  We'll be making them from newspaper using a handy little gadget we acquired from Lehman's catalog.  It looks something like a mortar and pestle.  I have a place on my back porch where I can set up a table on which to place the little pots so they will get sun.  I'm holding off on the seed starting, though, until next month.  I'm going to try to grow some corn, beans, squash, tomatoes and various herbs.  All the seeds are heirloom, so no GMO.  Next year I'll be experimenting with straw bale gardening.  Do you garden?

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Rant

I just saw a headline that stated U.S. Schools to close for Muslim Holidays.  WHAT?!!  So are they going to close for Jewish holidays, pagan holidays, any other religion's holidays?  What is this country coming to?  Should I go buy my burka now?  Where are we going and why am I in this basket?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snow, bleh

I'm guessing I won't get my hair cut today.  It snowed during the night and there's about an inch to an inch and a half on the ground.  People are advised to stay off the roads.  Yesterday it was near 60 outside.  Go figure.  At least I got more firewood to the house and went down to the pond to make sure the pipe cage was cleared.  Of course, there's no school.  Poor kids will have to go more into the summer..waaa.  It really has been strange weather, though.  We're supposed to get more snow today or tonight.  I knew there was a reason I like to get away this time of year  The month of February is not a good one for me.  I love my daughter who was born in this month, but the month itself sucks.  I suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).  This means that depression sets in with winter weather.  I did have some sunshine yesterday, thank goodness.  I've thought of getting a sun lamp, but that just isn't the same.  Maybe a condo in the Caribbean?  I'd have to take my daughter 'cause she goes through the same thing.  Anyone know of an inexpensive place in St. Thomas?