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Monday, November 23, 2015

Is there something in the air?  Or is it in the water?  What is it with people these days?  So many senseless attacks, so many senseless murders.  And that's just in this country.  The story of the two toddlers, left alone in their apartment, who put their baby sibling in the oven and turned the oven on just absolutely floored me.  What is going on with humans?  Is there some kind of subliminal signal being broadcast over the airways?  I am not ordinarily a conspiracy theorist but something sure as hell is going on.  Or is it just that the news stations have to provide us with violence for ratings.  I don't watch U.S. news but I do read some stories on Facebook.  Once in a while I turn on BBC news to see some of what is going on in the world that the U.S. stations wouldn't broadcast.  Violence seems to be the new entertainment these days and it is distressing, to say the least.  It's as if Rome is falling again.  I'm glad I don't have to raise children and that I have lived the years I have.
Questions.....I'm told that Syrian men are fleeing so they can get work in another country so they can establish a place for their families to come to.  The question is...why aren't they fighting to keep their country instead?  And why aren't our law agencies doing a better job going after the arms dealers who are supplying the enemy (such as ISIS)?  And why does our government continue to give money to countries that want to destroy us?  Something's gotta give and I'm afraid it's going to be soon.
Am I a doomsayer?  Maybe, but I sure don't see things getting better soon without something being done to stop the madness.

Monday, November 16, 2015


The sun has been shining for the past few days which has improved my mood greatly.  Also my cat, Cleo, had the stitches removed and the cone which improved her mood greatly.  One of the side effects of her surgery is that she now sleeps snugged up next to me on the bed.  This will help keep me warm when it gets really cold out. 
Not much going on here.  The world is in turmoil and that's enough for me.  More than enough actually.  I'm glad I grew up when I did.  Enough said.
I will go about my life day to day and keep my fingers crossed that sanity once again reigns.
Y'all have a good day.  I'm going to count my blessings.  You do, too.

Friday, November 6, 2015


It's another gray day.  I'm beginning to think we've switched location with Seattle.  More rain to come and that does not do good for my state of mind.  I have diversion at the moment with family here but they will be going home this afternoon.
My kitty, Cleo, had to have some surgery.  She had a weird cyst growing out of the side of her face.  It was hard and conical in shape.  The vet has sent off a piece for biopsy.  She thinks it's benign but wants to be sure.  I'll pick kitty up after the family leaves.  That way it will be quiet when she gets home since my four-year old granddaughter is somewhat rambunctious.
I will be going to TN on Monday and hope the weather is better there although the forecast doesn't look like it.  At least I'll be with a friend and who knows what trouble we'll get into.
Y'all have a pleasant day.

Monday, November 2, 2015


It's another dreary day.  And that's just how I feel.  I don't like the time change and the weather has not made it any easier to adjust.  I don't think babies adjust well either.  Wish "they" would leave it the hell alone.  Or at least set it half-way and leave it alone.  You know, 30 minutes....in the middle and leave it there.  We are going to get up in the dark and go to bed in the dark anyway.  But right now I could use some sunshine.  People do suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD and I am one of them.  Why don't I move to Florida or the Caribbean?  I like the change of seasons and as long as the sun is prevalent I'm fine.  Give me days on end of rain and I'm not so fine.  And where I live we don't get hurricanes, once in a great while a tornado will pass close by, a very minor earthquake has been known to occur and an ice storm has taken out the power a couple of times.  These I can handle.  Days on end of drear not so much.  I hope to stay busy so I don't think about it.  What about you?  How do you handle days on end of rain?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Blessed sleep

Yesterday was an all day (and I do mean all day) art festival in which I participated with 5 others with whom I "play" on Fridays.  In anticipation of it being all day I went to bed quite early the night before (yes 7:30 is early) because I had to get up really early. Just because I went to bed doesn't mean I went to sleep right away. I had the same thing for dinner, except the brand of cheese was different.  Around 2:45 a.m. my body decided it was time to get me up to go to the bathroom......in a hurry.  I don't know exactly how long I sat but my legs started to go numb.  I didn't know if this was going to continue during the day so I took my friend Immodium before I went back to bed to try to get at least another hour of sleep.  I made it through the day with no problems except being exceptionally sleepy so when I got home around 6:30 p.m. I ate a bowl of cereal and went to bed.  I fell asleep almost immediately and didn't wake up until 8:15 this morning.  I think I was tired.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Isn't it amazing how much we rely on electricity?  We've had so much rain that the ground couldn't hold some of the trees when the winds picked up.  I went about 30 hours without power along with over 2,000 other folks here.  For all I know there are some still without power.  The EMC called out for help from other places and yesterday I observed at least two dozen power trucks parked together in one spot one town over.  When I called the power company to let them know I still didn't have power the young lady on the other end started to explain about how there were so many people without power and that others had been brought in, etc.. I then asked her about all those idle trucks.  About 20 minutes later I had power.  Hmmmmm. 
Being without power shows us just how much we rely on it.  I'm fine for a few days if need be but miss the light most.  I can stay warm in the winter.  I wish I had a gas stove, but can cook on the wood stove in the basement.  I'm beginning to rethink food supplies.  Hate to think of those in the cities if the grids go down.  Gives one something to ponder once in a while.
Y'all have a good day.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Still soggy

It's still raining here...and lots of other places which are getting it worse.  For the first time in my memory the John C. Campbell Folk School has cancelled their big crafts festival this weekend.  There's a big race going on at Road Atlanta today that is supposed to last for 1,000 miles but it may be cut short to 5 hours due to the weather.  We used to joke that the former owner made a pact with the devil for good weather but ever since NASCAR took over well.......
Since I can't work outside I reckon I might get some sewing done. Y'all stay dry and have a safe weekend.