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

Monday, November 13, 2017


I wonder why there is so much strife in the world.   Has it always been there?  Do we just now see it because of TV, Twitter, Facebook, etc.?  I don't watch the news except for local stuff and even then sometimes take it with a grain of salt.  Certain stations are on my no watch list because they are so slanted toward opinion, not fact.  Same with some newspapers.    Sometimes, I believe, we are told too much.  Sometimes we are too much in the lives of public figures.
And I also wonder about those so-called "stars" of Hollywood who believe that their opinion matters more than us regular folk.  Or that they can get away with stuff we would be put in jail for.  They think so highly of themselves.  I wonder if they are secretly really people with low self-esteem who need to be idolized.
Guess I'm just an ostrich who wants to be left alone, believing that there is still good out there, somewhere.  Yes, I do see it now and then so I know it exists.  I just believe it needs to be made more public.  I wonder how many people would watch a "GOOD NEWS ONLY" station?  No, it wouldn't last because, for some reason, people want to see the bad stuff.  Bring the widow on the set....dirty laundry....and all that.
Sigh....y'all have a nice day.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New problem

Had the stitches out yesterday.  Dr. said it was looking good.  I have to go back in a couple of weeks though because there is another spot on the back of the same ear.  Because it is a basal cell carcinoma, which I'm told rarely becomes malignant, I going to ask if it is absolutely necessary to excise it.  Maybe it can be frozen instead.  If it doesn't have to be removed I'm going to let it be for the time being.  If it gets bigger, etc. I'll consider getting it excised.  It doesn't help that the surgery might interfere with my wearing a hearing aid.  I had to keep wiping the antibiotic ointment off it this time.  Happily I was able to wear it at least.  My hearing isn't so bad that I could get away with not wearing it but people would sure be unhappy with my constantly asking them to repeat themselves.  Because winter is coming and I won't be working outside, my skin will have a break.  I'm letting my hair grow, also, so my ears and neck will be covered by the time spring rolls around and I start working outside again.  And because I live by myself I do have to get out there.
Y'all have a glorious day and remember:  he who hesitates may be waiting for traffic to pass.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Going to the dermatologist today to have the stitches removed from my left ear.  A week ago I had a basal cell carcinoma removed.  I thought I might end up with a pixie ear but no.  Just a little indentation.  I wouldn't have minded a pixie ear. I know it's healing  'cause it itches!  I've been keeping Neosporin on it as told.  Taking a shower to wash my hair is interesting.  I've gotten the ear wet but have been VERY careful drying my hair and drying my ear.  Now when I go out in the sun I have to wear a hat so my face and ears are shaded.  Maybe when my hair gets longer and I can cover my ears with it I'll just put on sun block.  I don't like to wear hats.  They get in  my way, especially if I'm working around bushes and trees.  The joys of getting older, hah!
Y'all have a good day and remember:  not all who wander are lost.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

One of those...

You ever have one of those days where nothing goes right?  Well, I've had one of those weeks.  It seems everything I put my hand to just didn't want to go right.  It didn't matter what I was trying to do.  I need to get some things made for Mistletoe Market the two days after Thanksgiving so I tried doing some sewing.....hah!  Then I tried to make some jewelry.  I succeeded in making some simple earrings.  After that, well my hands just wouldn't cooperate, nor would the rings.  I tried again today.  Guess what....again, nothing would cooperate.  I think I'll take a nap.

Monday, October 30, 2017


Hard to believe it's the end of October already.  It is said that time passes more quickly the older you get.  I didn't believe it back when I was younger.  I believe it now.  It seems as if there isn't enough time for me to get done things I want or need to do.  I wonder why it is.
Y'all have a happy day and remember:  today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

My two cats

I have two cats, Cleo and PB (stands for Peanut Butter).  As I mentioned before Cleo decided to wet my bed in one spot.  Since that time I have put one of those flannel backed table cloths over the waterproof bed pad and under the bottom sheet.  It makes a crinkling noise when I get in bed but at least I won't have to wash the bed pad and it doesn't bother me, especially when I'm asleep.  Since I've done that, however, she has refrained from repeating her bad behavior.  I also purchased something called Feliway.  It's a pheromone that calms cats down.  I did that because ever since PB came home after having the claws removed from her unusable leg (she was catching it on stuff when she moved.  I found the cat bed at the bottom of the stairs on a few mornings) Cleo hisses at her when she gets too close.  It seems to be working.  Now that colder weather is moving in Cleo may be spending more time inside and I don't want any cat fights.  Sigh.  For the last few nights PB has slept between the coverlet and top sheet on my bed snuggled up against my back side.  Cleo has slept on top of the coverlet snuggled up against my front side.  What's with that?  I mean, I certainly don't mind.  It's kinda nice.  It's just that I can't move 😁😼.  Some time during the night they depart and go their separate ways and I wake up alone.
In the morning Cleo usually goes outside first thing.  Now that it's getting cooler (it was in the 40's this morning) she is staying inside until the sun has been up for a while and the front porch is warmer.  PB has taken to going out on the enclosed back porch.  There is no heat out there but she doesn't seem to mind.  I have put a small heater out there since I moved an Angel Wing begonia out there.  Her other favorite spot now that the weather has turned is to lie on the heat vent near the front door.  Sure wish I could understand them better.
Y'all have a good day and remember:  He who is laughing isn't crying.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Some days...

Some days I get some things done, others I don't.  Sunday I think I slept most of the day.  Don't know why.  Yesterday, being grey and rainy, I thought I'd play with some bright colored fabric.  I didn't.  Instead I started a basket and made a couple of pairs of earrings.  I ordered more rings online so I can make more earrings.  I also started a copper bracelet in a Byzantine pattern.  There's a Christmas market coming up at the art center and I need to get stuff made.  Should have started a while back but...
I take advantage of these "creative" days.  If I'm not in the mood I can't do a decent job so I don't even try.  Hopefully I can get some more accomplished today.
Y'all have a blessed day and remember:  today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.