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

Monday, August 31, 2015


My sister flew in last Sunday and Monday we drove to NC to visit with my brother and sister-in-law.  What a visit.  They really went all out.  A ferry ride to Ft. Fisher to see the aquarium, a helicopter ride to view the area in which they live, a boat ride on the Cape Fear river to learn some history of the area (and a view of a battleship).  We drove back to my place on Friday and on Saturday I took her on a tour of where I live and also the town of Helen.  She couldn't believe the number of people tubing on the river.  I told her I wouldn't want to eat any fish that came out of it.  Alas, she had to fly home yesterday.  It was a wonderful time with family this last week and I look forward to the time she and I will spend together next year. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Twice now my computer has come up with a message that it cannot load.  Then you have the choice of letting it try to fix itself or start Windows normally.  I think it has something to do with updates not downloading properly.  The first time it couldn't fix anything but just kept running the 'fix' program.  Then I tried shutting it down, turning it back on, and highlighting "Start Windows Normally" and it worked.  Yesterday the same thing happened so I let the fixit program run for a while.  Nothing happened so I turned the computer off.  This morning it works.  Go figure.  It happened both times after it downloaded updates before shutting off the computer.  Wish Microsoft would get itself straightened out.  I may have to look into a Mac if this keeps up.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

When someone says he's going to do something for me I expect it to be done.  When he says he's going to do it. Right now my grass is so high I'm losing sight of my giraffe (just kidding).  It was supposed to get mowed on Saturday.  Then I get a call asking if it would be okay to mow it Monday.  I agreed and let him know that the check would be in the usual place because I wouldn't be home.  Then I get a call from his wife or mother (I'm not sure which because they both sound the same) asking if it would be okay to mow another day because he had to take child to school open house.  I said okay.  Got home Friday and still no mowing done.  So I called him yesterday and left a message telling him I'm going to find someone else.  I hate it when I can't rely on someone.  I was really trying to be tolerant because he has significant health problems and I know he could use the extra money.  However.....this was the second time the mowing was put on hold and when he and his family did mow the first time the clippings were everywhere in clumps.  Why can't people just admit they can't follow through?  Sigh.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Getting away

I'll be away next week.  Going to learn some more about making baskets.  It'll be good to get away now that my leg has pretty much gotten back to normal.  I still can't do some things but that will come eventually.  I'm no longer in therapy but will begin going to do some exercising when I get back.  One of the nice things about getting away is that I don't have to deal with drama....others' drama. 
A friend is going to take care of my kitties.  I just took care of hers.  It's nice to know that one can reciprocate.  And while I'm away the yard will get mowed.  It's nice to know I don't have to be here.  It'll be great to come home to a yard that looks good.
I'm hoping to get a pole barn built.  Found out one has to have a building permit!  Really?!  Guess the building department needs the money.  At least it doesn't require a set of plans.  I mean there's no power going to it, nor water.  It's just a pole barn!
Oh well, y'all have a peaceful day and a good week. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015


I wonder how many bloggers check to see if there have been comments made regarding their blog.  I do and I usually put an acknowledgement that I have seen the comments.  So how many people check to see if the blogger has acknowledged the comments?  I know a few of you do 'cause I go back to check.  It's nice to know that there are people out there in the blue nowhere that actually take the time to read what you have to say.  Even if it's a somewhat controversial blog it's always interesting to view someone else's take on things and no one is going to come challenge you to a duel.  Blogging is a great way to vent.  Not everyone is going to agree with what you have to say.  If they did there might be some peace in the world but it would be dull.  Of course, there are some things I won't write about because well, just because.  I have pencil and paper for that and I can destroy what I write so it can't be seen.  The act of writing, however, has at least let me vent and that calms me down.
Y'all have a good day.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Progress has been slow.  While my knee has improved greatly, now my foot wants to bother me.  Ever since the therapist had me do an exercise involving standing on my left foot and tossing a ball against a soft surface then catching it as it bounces back the top of the arch of my left foot started to hurt.  Arrrrrrgh!  I have been putting Arnica on it and will be putting ice on it, maybe even see if I can use my TENS unit.  It's getting to be downright depressing! Meanwhile the pond (remember the pond?) has not gotten so that the pipe needs to be cleared.  However, now there are more lily pads than ever and stuff that never grew in it before is beginning to grow.  Nothing I can do about it now.  So frustrating!  Did I mention that patience is not one of my strong suits?  Guess I'll just have to grin (grimace) and bear it.
Y'all have a productive day for me.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?

It used to be that I could connect with about a dozen people every morning through their blogs.  Now it's down to 3 maybe 4.  One I know passed away and another may have.  Have they gone to another site?  Facebook?  I may just see if that's the case this morning.  I happen to like this site because I can vent without worrying about people going ballistic publicly.  I like reading my daughter's blog and the few others that continue to post here.  I don't always leave a comment, but then I know I don't have to.  And when I do leave one at least I won't be lambasted, mostly because I agree with a lot of what's being written.
I think it's important to have a place where one can put one's thoughts, vents, anger, sadness, etc.  I know it helps me.  Sometimes, when I just want to lash out or break something, putting how I feel in words helps soften the sometimes gut reaction.  I don't write often because I often can't find the right words.
If you know of some interesting people who you think I might enjoy connecting with let me know.  (yeah, yeah, not proper grammar).  Otherwise, have a GOOD day.