Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas is almost here... I am NOT ready!

Some ways I am ahead this the decorating all done, the tree up, the outside decorations up and lit. The presents all done and wrapped. Still have cookies, cards, and cleaning to do. Am playing all my Christmas CD's to keep me going. Still have to find something to wear on Christmas, and to all the places we are going... Was going to make a new outfit, but just did not get to it. So I think next year, I will just make that outfit in June!
Somehow once September gets here, the time just flies, and I seem to get so far behind that I just don't get a thing done.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Not all that ready for winter.

Where did the time go? Here it is almost Christmas already. Seems like the seasons were just so short this year. Don't think we had more than a few day of fall before it just got cold. I don't remember it being this cold this early last year.
I still have so many fall things to finish, by the time I get to the end of my list it will be spring!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

This seemed to good not to share, no idea where I found it...


"My dear child, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.

If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.

When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a child?

When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day... the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.

If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you.

And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked.

When those days come, don’t feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love.

I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you...

- Unknown

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mid Summer

Every year for the past few years, I have said I should just take the summer off from working mostly indoors, and spend more time outside. Well this year I am doing just that. Not because I finally found the time, but because circumstances are such that I could not do this summer what I did the past summers. I lost about 8 weeks of the summer, and now I may as well just enjoy the great outdoors and forget all the stuff on my list of things to do.. Just burned the list, and will not be making a new one till maybe mid September...
  This may just become a habit, I would have liked to have spent a good deal of the summer in the screen house reading.. but the house is being painted this year, and so the screen house did not go up. Now it is a bit to late to get it up, and there is still painting to be done, so it would just be in the way.
  Funny all that stuff that I thought I just HAD to get done, does not really matter that I did not get to it. Sometimes we just have to take a few steps back and take a look and see if that stuff we thought was so important  REALLY is.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

twists and turns

Ever notice how life seems to take some really interesting twists and turns?
 Like I had so many different plans for this year, than what actually took place so far..
.Made a good start on decluttering the house, and decided on a rummage sale to get rid of the stuff, and bring a bit more money into the kitty...priced all the stuff, put it all on tables in the garage just in case it rained.
The day after I put the add in the paper I got a notice in the mail that they were tearing up our street. They were starting on the first day of my rummage... So much for that! Still did it, cause it was in the paper....
Well still have 90% of the stuff, so have to add that on to my list of fall things to do, or save it till next spring.....Then the plan was to get so much more stuff done in this house, like completly redo a room....hurt my back, so that plan went out the window.
.Half the year is gone, I wonder what the other half will bring???
Plus this has been the far... of wind and rain....
Oh well I guess it could be worse.................................

Thursday, June 26, 2014

hello again, it has been a long time...

So much time has passed since I signed in here, Spring finally did come, actually I think it is summer that we are missing now. Spring seems to want to hang around longer than it should, we do have the occasional warm day, but mostly it is chilly and just rain, rain, rain.....
As for getting a whole lot done, well that is not happening either, well not work and productive things that is...I have done a lot of reading, caught up on a few magazines that have piled up. Cut all my subscriptions down to 2. Used to have more, but when they are still in the plastic sleeve after a year it is clear that I did not have time to read them, and now the news is so old, that there is no real reason to even take off the plastic.
When I started this blog, my ambition was to just have a place to journal most days...and now I see that months have passed and I have not revisited... I did have a time when I could not get on line, and then another time when circumstances made it impossible to be on a computer, and I sort of fell out of love with the computer. I found other fun things to replace it and just never seemed to find the time to return.
If you let it the internet can take over your life, and for a time it had...but now it is not that much of a draw anymore...I have other here and now things to do, and even though I have made lots of friends on the internet, I can also talk to those friends through other forms of communication. With the internet, I have to have both hands on a keyboard, with other forms, I can do other things while I chat.
Not saying that I will be abandoning my blogs, no that will not happen, just saying that more of my day will be devoted to other things and not fanatically attached to the internet....

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Pie Wins

As I have mentioned on  my other blog...I have spent a ton of time trying to get back into my blogs. I had the right email and password...well sort of the right password... I just did not write it down correctly..I must have had it in my head that I needed the shift key for a few of the keys I was using, BUT when I wrote it down I did not write it that way.
You know how you think you did something one way, and then find out you didn't? That sort of thing.
So now that I have solved this hurdle, the only thing I have left to do is get all my stuff done before my internet get shut off while they re-do the wires. They said it should be done in a couple hours. Then I need to get it set up... I could let the techs do it and pay big bucks, or I could get my son to do it and bake him a pie...I think the pie wins!
Even though it is past Thanksgiving, I will be making a pumpkin pie, his favorite...