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

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


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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Yesterday I was at an all day board meeting during which I basically just sat and listened.  Most of it is over my head but every once in a while I would interject a comment or question.  The only reason I'm on this board is because the president of said board wants me to "watch her back".  Most meetings that's what I do if she has to introduce something that may be unpleasant but necessary.  I'm not very patient when it comes to items on the agenda being discussed to death without getting anywhere.  And it's amazing how quickly said item is totally lost while comments or discussion goes in a totally different direction.  That's kinda where I come in.  I'll raise my hand and ask if we can get back to the main point.  Do I get dirty looks?  Sometimes.  But sometimes people don't realize they've gone totally away from what needs to be taken care of.
Today is a continuation of yesterday.  I'm hoping it doesn't last all day again.  I do know that not everyone who was there yesterday will be there today.  These meetings are necessary and, since we are a non-profit, must be done in order to apply for grants and such so we can keep our doors open.  the process is tedious and grant givers are very particular in what information they want.  Key buzz words have to be used.  Certain points have to be made.  So I'll sit there and interject only if I feel it necessary to get us moving along.
Y'all have an interesting day and remember:  losing doesn't mean you should throw a temper tantrum.    It's unbecoming.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


In the middle of the night I had to get up to answer Mother Nature's call (I've learned to never put her on hold).  I got back into bed and BOOM! along with a bright flash of lightning.  The thunder was so loud I think the whole house shook.  My bed did.  And that was it!  Just that one flash and boom.  Then rain for about 10 minutes, maybe.  It could have rained longer, I fell asleep.  Happily the power didn't go out.  We're supposed to get more of the same later today.  Like maybe just in time for the Atlanta/Green Bay game.  I'll be nice and dry and busy sewing, won't be watching 'cause I could care less (although it would be cool if Atlanta played in the Super Bowl which I won't watch either).  I used to watch but nowadays there's too many commercials and too much talking.  Same with baseball.  The last baseball game I watched was the Dodgers and Yankees in the World Series back in the 50's.  Again, too many commercials and yackety- yak.
Okay on to knitting and sewing on the wet day.  Y'all behave and enjoy the game.  And remember:  it's only a GAME!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017


I'm hoping the weather holds today so I can get some more work done outside.  I believe it's supposed to be up in the 60's which is fine.  There's this one humongous bush that blocks my view of the pond and it has to get a major hair cut.  There's a lot more that need to be done but it will have to wait until consistent good weather.  Right now it's iffy.
I've only planned two trips this year.  One in Febru-ugly and one in August.  That gives me the whole of spring and most of summer to get things done.  Good days will be for the outside and rainy days for the inside.  I really do want to get thing done.  There are days, however, when I just can't seem to get going.  When that happens I get mad at myself for wasting a day.  The I realize that maybe it happens for a reason (which I haven't figured out yet).  I do suffer from depression now and then so maybe that's it.  Anyway we'll see what I can get accomplished this year.  Not sure about a garden, though.  My friend won't be available to help and it's more than I could handle so maybe the soil will remain fallow.  Or I might get volunteers from last year.  I do plan on adding organic matter to the soil so it will be nice and rich next time around.
Y'all have a creative day and remember:  if wishes were wings, frogs wouldn't bump their asses when they hop.

Monday, January 16, 2017

It's gone...maybe

I listened and watched last night.  No soft whirring sound, no soft breeze.  I think it's gone.  Hopefully the open window did the trick and I won't find a bat that died of starvation somewhere in the house.