Sunday, February 28, 2010
Can't linger, too much to do. Y'all have a sunny day.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
It's cold but sunny and clear today. Don't think I'll get outside since it really isn't warm enough for me. I do have some mundane stuff to do. I won't bore you with the details. At any rate, I guess I'll get to it.
Y'all have a smiling day. (That means SMILE, dammit.)
Friday, February 26, 2010
There's going to be a real march on April 15. If you are interested in that I'm sure you can find out more about it on the web. Since I don't like large crowds I'll stick to the virtual. Check it out.
Have a meaningful day.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
We had snow last night! Woke up to a semi-white ground this morning. I heard the wind last night but didn't realize it had brought dry white stuff with it. Rather that than rain anytime. It's gonna be cold today. I don't mind, I'll be inside at the gallery all day. A good time with good friends.
So, time to get a move on.....y'all have an enjoyable day.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Speaking of walking....I go see the orthopedist today regarding my left ankle. Tendonitis that prevents me from walking a lot, because it hurts. Quite often I walk distances despite the hurt which, of course, aggravates the heck out of it and I pay for it. How did it happen? A couple of jobs I had in the past meant walking on concrete floors all day. I used to have the tendonitis in both ankles. Some mornings so bad I could hardly walk. Somehow the right ankle got better. I thought the left was okay. Not! So it's off to see what can be done.
We're supposed to have rain/snow today and the sky shows it. When I get back home I think I'll get some sewing done and maybe play with hammering copper. Spring must be just around the corner. I saw a bunch of robins yesterday and the birds have started singing more. There's a wren that must be building a nest somewhere on the house 'cause she lands on the railing a lot. Either that or she's telling me to fill the bird feeder.
Found out something interesting at the doctor's yesterday. I always wondered why the month of February was the worst for me. I hate it and wish it didn't exist even though my daughter was born in this month and I love her dearly. It seems that our serotonin level is at its lowest in February. Why? Beats me, but it explains a lot. So if you are feeling blue, know that it isn't permanent. As soon as the sun shines more and it warms up it's supposed to cheer you up. And it does, at least for me. So....c'mon Spring!
Have an optimistic day.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Laundry's done. Stuff is cut out for a challenge in the guild. My grandson's hat is finished. The sun is out and it's going to be a good day.
Have a bountiful day.
Monday, February 22, 2010
A blogger friend got slammed for his comments yesterday. Don't know who wrote the comment since he/she didn't leave a name...just anonymous. My friend was only stating his opinion and copied the article he was commenting on from the paper in which it was written. Jeez....can we not express opinions any more? Who was the commenter? Was it another exec who is over paid? I know I get angry at some comments I see, but I recognize the writer's right to his/her opinion even if I don't agree. When I read the letters to the editor in my local paper I quite often mutter obsenities and non-complimentary nomenclatures to the writers. But I don't write the paper and call them names or blast their opinions. And I don't think my friend is a socialist/marxist. If it weren't for free enterprise this county would be in the gutter. If government keeps interfering we may get there yet.
Reading assignment: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Watched a number of Deadliest Catch episodes yesterday evening while knitting (my grandson lost the hat I made him so I'm making him another). I reckon Capt. Harris' smoking finally got him. I liked him. So now, when my daughter and I have snow crab legs at Red Lobster, we'll salute the Cornelia Marie as we did Fierce Allegiance. What a dangerous job! I salute every one of the men (and women) who brave the Bering Sea so we can enjoy fruits of the sea. Other than Maine lobster, snow crab is my favorite sea food. Having been brought up in a fishing family I know how difficult it is.
I'd like to be, under the sea, in an Octopus' garden in the shade......
Saturday, February 20, 2010
The sun shines again today! And it's supposed to get up to the high 50"s! And I have a lot of paper work to do. Taxes, letters to landowners........ugh. Looks like I won't be able to take advantage of this good weather. There's lots to do outside but the paperwork has to come first. I'm behind as it is. Maybe if I'm really quick about getting it all done there will be time to go out and enjoy the sunshine.
Spring has to be just around the corner. My sinuses are going crazy. Or maybe it's just a readjustment to this climate after being in the warm. Whatever it is I hope it doesn't last or I'll need to buy stock in Kimberly-Clark.
I leave you with this thought: Checks are always delayed in the mail; bills arrive on time.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I spoke with my friend who was diagnosed and is being treated for cancer. She sounded very good and in good spirits. It's an unusual type called Peritoneal cancer. Which means the cancer cells don't settle in one place but hop around the peritoneum (if you don't know what that is look it up, please). It can be controlled but not cured. Yikes. Apparently it is with her for the rest of whatever life span she has left. Not the best thought. However, she will do the treatments and take each day with its blessings. And will call me if her husband needs a break. Her daughter lives near so that help is available, too.
Okay, enough depressing thoughts. Y'all have a happy day.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So I'll sit in my chair today with some pillows in the right spot and hope that by doing so I can alleviate the spasms. I'll be knitting most of the day. Perhaps the bright spot is that I might even get that baby blanket finished. Thankfully I don't have to go anywhere except this evening to get my hair cut. Maybe a short trip to the market to pick up some cereal. If the back doesn't behave I'll call my chiropractor and see if he can do something about it. But really, the only thing that seems to work is relaxing. Something I wish I was good at.
If I could sleep for the next week.......
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Was going to try to catch up on the mail, but when I went to the post office yesterday to pick it all up, the place was closed. I didn't realize it was Presidents' Day. Silly me. Guess I need to pay more attention to the calendar. So, it's off to the P.O. this morning before guild meeting to pick up the accumulated stack of bills and junk. Oh, and I'll probably get a P.O. box since some of my mail was stolen a couple of weeks ago. I don't think it's the first time since there have been a couple of times when there was nothing in the box. I ALWAYS have something in there, even if it's just a junk mail flyer of some sort. Soooo, important stuff will now be going to the P.O. box.
Sometimes the only bad thing about going away is coming back. Catching up is no fun. I'll get into the swing of things in a few days. Meantime, I dream of heading back to warm sunshine and sandy beaches.
Y'all have a warm in your heart day.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I have to brag on my daughter. On a quilt cruise you are sent a piece of fabric well in advance and the challenge is to make a 12 1/2" block that best shows the theme given. Daughter made her square and thought it was the saddest of the lot. Hopefully she posts a picture of it finished. At any rate, her block took second place! Not bad for the first try. Mine didn't even come close, but she did choose it (the two winners share the blocks) so it will be in whatever quilt she makes.
Well, I have a lot of catching up to do, both online and off. Would have been online on board but the cost was too much. Between daughter and me we could have spent a lot of moolah just to keep up with email and blogs. Besides, why go online when there is so much else to do? Luckily I am not tied to my computer or other electronics.
If only the house would quit moving......
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
My brother is coming to have breakfast with us in the morning. He lives in Tequesta which is just north of here. We haven't seen him since my sister-in-law's memorial service so it will be great to spend some time with him before we venture south to Port Everglades. Unfortunately we won't get to see my nephew and his family....maybe some other time.
Dinner tonight was at C.R. Chicks. Oh man, if you ever get to this area you have to try it. I timed our trip down here so we would arrive in plenty of time to have dinner there. It's very informal and the servings are huge. Daughter had the smoked chicken with penne pasta and I had chicken with artichokes and linguine. Neither of us could finish the whole plate full. I'm still full.
Y'all have a delicious day.
Monday, February 1, 2010
On a lighter note, I leave today for my daughter's and tomorrow we leave on the first leg of our trip. It will be good to get away. If the cruise line is being generous and letting the wi-fi be free I'll write. Else I won't and you'll hear from me when I get back.