MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL….

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Hope this holiday season finds you and yours safe and healthy this year. So many things have happened this year. It is hard to believe how our world is changing so. We can only hope for a better 2017!!

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This is my little tree this year. I decided to try something coastal. I love the shells and used some clips to put more on the tree. I must say it looks totally different from any other tree I have ever had. I must put more lights on it as you can hardly see the ones that are on it.  If I get it the way I want it finally I may just keep it up for the whole winter. This winter so far has been mild so I have not really been in the “mood” so much for the holidays. We are due for a storm soon so that will totally change I guess. Baking and making  treats may also get me in the mood. I am going to try some new recipes and see how they turn out. This is the only time of the year when I just don’t deprive myself too much. Christmas only happens once a year so go for it I say!! No matter what my two favorites I still have to have are my favorite  sugar cookies and Rachael Ray Fudge.  

IT’S OVER….

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The election is over and AGAIN..despite the popular vote in our country the candidate who won the electoral votes was the winner. The people of America have spoken. Many of us are in a shocked state today. We wonder what is going to happen next?

If you think about it.. where else in the world could a person with NO political background at all win a race to become the President of the most powerful country in the world? I just hope and PRAY he surrounds himself with very knowledgeable people who can guide him through this new administration. Time to step it up and answer to all the promises that he made. I hope dissention  in this country will die down and we can all work to bring the country together. In the meantime I hope you join me and pray for UNITY in our country.

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GETTING OLDER…

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maxine1   I FORGET TO ENTER ON THIS BLOG>>>BECAUSE AGE IS CATCHING UP WITH ME…

Everything creaks.. includes my joints..  My strength is going day by day. I forget where I put stuff  after I put it there. Have a hard time finding my cell phone and keys on a daily basis. Forget to charge my phone until I notice that NO ONE has called me at all for a whole day. Normal…is that normal.. How do I know? This is my first venture into forgetting things or putting them off for days at a time. LIFE does get in the way..but something I said I would NOT NOT NOT DO is stop blogging.. NO WAY!!!  So now it is OCTOBER and ALMOST November. Thank goodness I did remember before the month ended. Hope you all enjoyed your fall. Ours was so slow here. Some leaves are still GREEN here. It’s okay by me I dread LONG LONG winters.  There are 58 days until CHRISTMAS DAY.. WOW time is flying.. enjoy the fall weather. Winter is really not far away.

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LONG HOT SUMMER..

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AUGUST seemed to fly by..wish the winters did that!! Oh yeah it has been one here in Michigan and in much of our whole country this year. I have to say I have spent more time INDOORS this summer than any other summer. Avoiding allergies and the humidity levels really helped me get by this year. AC working overtime helped me out too. I celebrated my second year living in  a my place.  I sure do love it and hope NEVER to have to move. YES, I said it.. I love the laid back life here in my complex. We are back off the busy street up on a hill surrounded by trees. PERFECT.. I see deer often and smell critters who come from the woods sometimes too.  Bliss!   CIMG3934

Do you ever go to a store, not looking for anything in particular, and then FIND exactly what you want? Happened to me recently. When I moved in to my apt I needed furniture and little by little I added things to my place. Well a week or so ago I went to a store and found the perfect  Lazy boy chair for my place ON SALE..deep discount.. I was thrilled. They did not deliver so I had to find a way to get it home. Just so happened that my niece was at work and she loaned me her car. Still I had to get it INTO the car. Two young ladies saw us struggling with the chair and they offered to load it into the car. They lifted it like it was a feather..no way I could have done that!!.. I thanked them profusely for helping me out. Getting it out of the car was easy it slid right out.. but getting it into the building… not so easy but with my sisters help and a luggage dolly.. we DID IT. I can tell you a lot of things had to fall into place to be in the right time and the right place to get this chair. Things happen for a reason I always say and THIS WAS supposed to happen the way it did. Like a lot of items in my place they ALL have a story, a history.  The color of this chair is GREEN…my favorite color.. talk about luck or was it FATE?? GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT.. I waited two years..and I finally got it. It’s not a big deal to others but to me.. it was a really big deal. I had a smile on my face and still cannot believe the LUCK or FATE or whatever it was.

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

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happyfourthjulyNEVER,,since starting to blog in 2005, have I skipped a month. It must be senility setting in. As I turn 65 this year I see some changes are disrupting my blogging routine. I start a draft and never return to finish it off. I also am so bogged down with Soc Sec paperwork and forms it is taking a lot of my last nerve to deal with it all. HOW do people do this I kept saying over and over?CIMG3999Things are BROWN here in the mitten state, seems each storm that came through here skipped us completely. I think a ban on fireworks is going to happen the fields and yards are so dry. The gardeners came anyway and it smelled like mowed hay! Sad that so many are suffering with floods we sure could use some of that water.

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APRIL GONE….

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Boy this month went fast around here. I just made it back here to enter something before the month ends. Sad it has come to not posting like I used to. Life is kind of boring right now. Not much happening around here.

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We had snow, rain, hail, wind, sun, just about everything in April. Must admit I liked the cooler or colder weather with all the trees blooming in between. It has really helped with the allergies. When the sun came out you can feel the intensity of it. I know that summer will come and when it does we all will be complaining about the heat.

Now the trees are blooming and things are coming back to life. I am really enjoying it. The neighbors are working hard on weeding and putting up birdhouses and feeding the birds. April is almost gone.

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