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.

CIMG3954Since school got out the kids are learning to ride bikes again and play in the water around here. One of our tenants got a new puppy and it is learning its boundaries. These kids are using the shade of the trees to work on crafting. Not sure what it was they were making though.CIMG3957CIMG3944Hope whatever your plans are for the summer you have fun doing them. Looks like it will be a HOT one here. ( ME..you will find me in with the AC and sipping my ice tea.)

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.

CIMG3759                                   Snow cream..only made it once this year.

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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MARCH BLEW IN…

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WELL here it is MARCH already, it came in like a lion snow and freezing rain. For the first time in YEARS I skipped a whole month with no posts here! Shocking for me for sure. I guess I posted on my other blog plenty though, that might  just make up for it. We have had a very mild winter here in my neck of the woods. LOVE It.. Never remember it snowing 12 inches back in the old days and then two days later all melted to NOTHING. The kids around here have had a lot of snow days and love being outside in the driving snow. Ahh for youthful times when you loved playing in it.

kidssnowI do wonder what is in store for Spring and Summer here too. Will it be ungodly hot and long? Guess we will just have to wait and see.  We have seen a whole lot of GREEN this winter. This was before the snow fell again.. only days ago.. 

CIMG3740What happened here in February was a very sudden loss in our little complex. A lady who had moved in my building less than 6 months suddenly died of a massive heart attack. She was only 56, a lot younger than me. Sure makes a person think about life and loss and what things you still want to do. I got to thinking I had no “Bucket List” made of things left undone. I am working on it as of this writing. 

Over the winter months I have read a lot of books. I found our local Goodwill store had books of all kinds  at 4/1.00.  I got a lot of reading time in. I came across several books by former presidents and first ladies. They have proven to be very informative about what it takes to be PRESIDENT of this country. In this election year it has helped me see that it takes a special knowledge and ability to do the very hard job of running our country. I will just say that it really opened my eyes to WHO was running for president and what abilities they have. Times are changing and we have to change with them, we wait and see how things work out.  NOW we just have to

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

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hnewyearHappy New Year blog readers!! I sit here watching the Rose Parade in Pasadena Ca. and it feels official now. How many years have I watched it I have lost count? I love the details on each float and the admire the hard work that has went into them all. I remember in the past, Mom making black-eyed peas and cornbread and white beans and ham on New years every year. I disliked the peas but would take a spoonful just to please her. It was a tradition from her southern upbringing. It signified good luck. What I remember is we did not have good luck much in the years to come. I stopped eating them when Mom passed, but my sister still does.

I am praying that 2016 brings some peace to our country some how and we can all learn to get along with each other instead of trying to harm each other. I haven’t made any real resolutions for 2016 yet, but to keep things organized and save money and stay on a diet would be three I could try to work on. Have you made any for this year?

Whatever your plans are..hope your 2016 is a great one!!

Thanks for visiting my blog…

CHRISTMAS VIEWS..

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What snow came and went and the ground is green again now. The promise of a white Christmas this year is still being talked about though. CIMG3499 Put up my tree and started baking anyway hoping it would put me in the holiday mood. CIMG3372CIMG3509CIMG3484CIMG3493Shopping almost done and not a minute too soon as Christmas is only 15 days away. Yes 1 5 more days.. I sure hope you are ready.. ;-) 

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