Hi there.....

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

Monday, October 31, 2016

Well, I washed my van the other day.  Thought it might bring rain.  Wrong.  We really do need it.  This whole year has been dry and we were lucky to get any veggies at all.  Wonder if it means we're going to have a wet winter.  I appreciate those of you who are trying to send it my way.  Keep trying, please.
The trip to Sam's yesterday was successful except for one thing they didn't have.  Dried Mandarin Oranges.  My daughter was very disappointed.  The thing about Sam's is.....they buy by the boxcar load and when that runs out it runs out and there's usually no getting "seconds".  I get my paper products there and that's about it.  Paper products (the brands I prefer) are always available.  And cheaper. A lot of the other stuff is not but it's a bother to try to figure it out when there for a purpose.  Of course, there's always that one thing you see that you just have to have.  Usually it's a sweet of some kind.  Of course, the next time you go it won't be there.
Back to the rain...maybe I'll wash my truck.
Y'all have an interesting day and consider:  Common Sense....So rare it's kinda like a superpower.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

We need rain.

Our area is in the extreme drought area on the weather map.  We're about 14" short of normal.  It may (or may not) rain today and, for once, I would welcome it.  Just a gentle rain, not a gully washer.  Gully washers don't do any good as they don't give the water time to soak into the ground.  Last night on the news we were told that we "might" get some showers today.  I'll believe it when it happens.  I may have to shake my rain rattle.  At least now there's no need to water the garden.  The only things that might still be ripening are the pear-shaped tomatoes.  I'll check today and see.
On another front, I'm trying to keep busy so I don't sit and brood.  I hear disturbing things about what's going on in my daughter's home and I don't like it.  I've about reached the end of my rope with the whole thing and I won't be tying a knot to hang on.  I'm tired of the whole mess.  I had hoped that she would open her eyes and see the real person.  Maybe she is beginning to.  I'll find out when she comes up today.
Okay, enough gloom.  Y'all have a delightful day and remember:  VOTE!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


I confess that Autumn is not my favorite time of year.  It tells me that winter is coming and I don't like winter.  The days are so short I get up in the dark and night comes all too soon.  I have S.A.D. so winter is especially difficult.  Maybe that's why I take a trip somewhere sunny and warm either in January or February.  It has stayed quite warm much later this year.  Even though the leaves are turning it's been in the 80's most days.  It was already 70 when I got up this morning!  Mind you, I don't mind the warm weather, it's just that it doesn't fit the season.  Of course, seeing Christmas stuff up already doesn't help.  Walmart had stuff up before Labor Day!!  Kinda kills the spirit.
I'm taking a trip to Germany this December.  A river cruise to visit the Christmas Markets.  It will be cold but at least I'll be distracted.  We start in Prague, go to Nuremberg, board the boat, then on to Frankfurt, stopping in a number of ports for the markets.  I'm looking forward to the trip but not the rush for the holiday when I get home.  We celebrate Yule here, which comes on the 21st.  Guess I'll be getting the decorating done before I leave.
Okay, onward and upward.  Y'all have a most pleasant of days and remember:  Critical thinking:  the other National deficit.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nothing much

The past few days have not been as productive as I would have liked.  It's my own fault.  I try to picture what I'm going to do the next day before I go to sleep.  I think my get up and go got up and went.  I did accomplish a few things and the basement is looking more organized.  I'll be taking a bunch of things to guild meeting today for people to root through and take home.  I'm working on a knitting project but will have to take it to the "knitting" lady for help as I am stuck and this is a project that is quite challenging to me.  She is always ready to help, thank goodness!
The birds, and soon the squirrels, have been having a feast on the berries on the dogwoods.  It's fun to watch them, especially when one of them tugs too hard on a berry and falls off the branch.  A quick recovery is made and the bird just carries on as if it meant to do that.
I have to remove a dead finch from the roof on my back porch.  Sadly, for whatever reason, it flew into a window so hard I thought I branch had fallen on the roof.  Not a chore I look forward to.  When daughter comes up tomorrow I'll have her spot me.  I'm hoping to be able to reach it from inside.  I'm getting to the age where I don't really like going out there anymore.
Guess I'd better get a move on.  Must go see knitting lady before guild in hopes she can help.  Y'all have a loverly day and remember:  Just say "NO" to negativity.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

I wonder

I wonder what it's going to be like when the elections are over.  It isn't going to be pretty either way.  I'm so  tired of all the rhetoric.  I know for whom I'm voting so I didn't watch the debate debacles.   The news is so slanted it's unbelievable .  The only news I actually watch is local and when it goes into the politics I turn off the sound and find something to do.  No one is safe from the rhetoric and it seems as though government want to intrude even further in our lives.  Well, what will be will be and after the elections are over I'll get on with my life as best I can.
Please don't vote just for the sake of voting.  Know the issues and how the candidates plan to handle them.  Ignore the rhetoric.
Y'all have a glorious day and remember:  Is it coincidence that a large group of baboons is called a congress?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Press

I don't believe anything the press puts out these days.  Don't know if any of y'all remember Don Henley's hit "Dirty Laundry" but that's exactly what the news is today.  Is Trump the only man to talk the way he did on that video?  NO!  Any yet, because he is a presidential candidate, it's blown way out of proportion.  And I've read some of the trash that's come out of Hillary's mouth.  I feel sorry for any man that has the job of protecting her.  The news is so slanted I'm surprised it hasn't toppled.  I did not watch the debates (if you want to call them that) because I know for whom I'm voting and nothing either could say would change my mind.  And I find it odd that the "bad" stuff just happens to come out now.
I don't know about you but I'm sick and tired of all this blather.  Wish there was a rewind button to push.
Y'all have a good day and remember:  Car on.  Phone off.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Why is it?

Why is it that on some days you can't get squat done and others find you busy, busy, busy?  Lately that's been happening to me.  I'm hoping that today is one of those where I get SOMETHING accomplished.  I have gone down to the garden and picked tomatoes.  I have done another square for the exchange in December (yes, I'm taking another trip).  It just doesn't seem like I've accomplished much, enough, etc.  Sigh.
Y'all have an exquisite day and remember:  We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


My daughter came to the house yesterday after her counseling session so we could discuss why I was so upset by Cynus' post.  She understands why I would be upset and explained that nothing "untoward" (her word) happened.  I won't go into details but suffice it to say that that I am satisfied with her explanation.  She also told me that he slept on the couch the next night.  Today they will be looking for a place for him to stay and he will not be living at the house.  She knows that if they are to work things through he cannot live there.  That he has to work out his issues and she has to work on herself.  Her first priority is the children, then her.  His priority has to be himself.  Perhaps the fact that she is going to be away for about a week will help him focus.
I guess the next time I see something upsetting like that I'll try not to jump to conclusions and get an explanation asap so I don't got through what I did this time. And hopefully he will think twice about how he words his posts.
Y'all have a great day and remember:  Worry gives a small thing a great shadow.  (from a bumper sticker)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Slapped in the face

I have been slapped in the face and punched in the gut by the man who says he loves my daughter.  I told my daughter he was not to be in the house nor was he to stay there.  Last night I saw his post on Facebook stating he was in bed with his arms around my daughter and their daughter.  In other words, he spent the night.  My daughter is coming up for her counseling session this afternoon and she and I are going to have a discussion.  She told everyone before he got out that she's done.  Now she's let him into her bed?!  She's backpedalling as fast as she can and it took so long for her to get where she was before he got out.  I am physically ill and so angry that I could hurt something. I disliked him before, now I dislike him even more.  He knows just what people want to hear and says it so sincerely.  My daughter is not thinking of her children, especially her son who is scared to death of this man who once put his hands around R's throat.  He's told him that when R gets bigger they're going to have to fight.  He expects things to go back the way they were.  Well, if that's what she wants so be it but not with my support.
I know I'm unloading on y'all but I had to get some of the anger out.  Y'all have a better day than me.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

My daughter's "partner" is out of jail.  The relationship is basically over because, hopefully, her eyes are opening to the person he really is.  I told her he is not to live in the house (it's my house) although I will not keep him from visiting his daughter.  J is narcissistic to say the least.  Everything is about him.  For the time he was with my daughter he did, not once, give her any gifts for birthday or christmas nor did he buy his daughter any gifts.  My daughter would put his name on what she had bought.  But if you didn't remember his birthday....whoa!  Whatever the future holds for him will be strictly up to him.  He seems to believe that my daughter will pick up where they left off before he went behind bars.  He's wrong.  Nor will she be doing all the leg and paper work that he needs to do.  I'll be watching.  For his sake I hope he wakes up and takes a positive direction, otherwise I believe he'll end up back behind bars.  Counseling has helped my daughter open her eyes.  I can only hope that her eyes stay open and she finds someone who is worthy of her big heart and generosity.
Y'll have a kind day and remember:  love is a four-letter word.