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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


You can tell Spring is in the air.  I'm "purging".  That means I'm getting rid of stuff.  Stuff I don't use or haven't used in over a year or no longer find useful.  The back of my van is loaded and ready to take the trip to the local thrift store, the one that supports the women's shelter.  Why don't I have a yard sale you ask.  Too much work.  I'm lazy by nature and purging is about the only work, other than gardening, that I'll be doing.  I feel the need to organize, especially my basement!  There's lots of stuff down there just waiting for someone else to enjoy.  I'm even going to get rid of a lot of the craft stuff I no longer even think of.  There's an organization here in town that helps mentally handicapped people and one of the persons involved has great ideas for the group.  They make some incredible things.  Do you get the itch to spring clean?  Is it something in the air?
Y'all have a glorious day.

Monday, March 30, 2015

I haven't written in a while.  Didn't see the "need" to since it doesn't look like anyone, except one, actually comments on what I write most of the time.  Sometimes, however, I feel the need to put down how I feel about something.  I'm a bit down right now.  Although my health, for the most part, is good I still have stomach problems and it's downright frustrating.  I've been given another medication to take for these next 30 days to see if it will solve the problem.  I'll take it even though it didn't work the last time.  This time, though, I'm taking more every day and for a longer period of time.  I used to laugh at my mother-in-law's train case of prescriptions.  Not any more.
I need to go to Florida.  I have an old friend whom I haven't seen in a long time and it's getting to that time when if I don't go I might not see him.  I've know him for over 50 years.  A long time.  He now has macular degeneration and has been in the hospital a number of times over the last two years.  Seeing as how he travelled to Alaska many a year, working in the ER at the air base, he collected a lot of stuff.  I hate to see what his condo looks like (unless he's had someone in to clean).  The point is I hope to help him de-clutter and get some order in his life before he has to go into a home.  He's offered me an air mattress to sleep on which won't be bad for a few days, but definitely not for any longer.  I'll visit with my brother and his wife, also, as they live not that far away.
Even though we haven't been close in a number of years it's almost like no time has passed when we do get in touch.  I have another friend in Houston that I've known almost as long.  Unfortunately, although I'd love to see him again, I don't think it'll happen.  But who knows?
Y'all have a peaceful day.  And if you do happen to read this, let me know would ya?  I check to see, you see.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The weather is warm right now but I am resisting doing too much outside.  It's only March and I've seen snow in April.  This next Sunday, however, I'll be going to a friend's house and we are going to make pots to start seeds in.  We'll be making them from newspaper using a handy little gadget we acquired from Lehman's catalog.  It looks something like a mortar and pestle.  I have a place on my back porch where I can set up a table on which to place the little pots so they will get sun.  I'm holding off on the seed starting, though, until next month.  I'm going to try to grow some corn, beans, squash, tomatoes and various herbs.  All the seeds are heirloom, so no GMO.  Next year I'll be experimenting with straw bale gardening.  Do you garden?

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Rant

I just saw a headline that stated U.S. Schools to close for Muslim Holidays.  WHAT?!!  So are they going to close for Jewish holidays, pagan holidays, any other religion's holidays?  What is this country coming to?  Should I go buy my burka now?  Where are we going and why am I in this basket?