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About CAROL

I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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AFTERMATH…SEPTEMBER

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Never can remember a September like the one our country had this year. I mean you name it, we had it. Earthquakes, Fires, Floods, Hurricanes,Tornadoes, Drought, threats of war,and suffering. Every time you turned on the computer or tv you would hear another disaster. So many hurricanes we lost track of the names of them.Fires were all over the western U.S.,and shamefully, all but forgotten when a HUGE hurricane hit Texas named HARVEY. Damage not seen like it since the Hurricane Katrina era. Then another Hurricane Irma and Florida was hit and a massive record breaking exodus north by millions. Again..we had not got back on our feet before MARIE hit many islands including our U.S. Island of Puerto Rico.Wiped out whole countries,and left everyone devastated. WHAT IS HAPPENING? Is the global warmth helping these disasters.WELL we can debate, no one controls the weather.Makes me wonder about what winter will bring, and what will happen next?  Our local September ending breaking all records for heat. INTENSE heat that closed schools which had no air conditioning. Pretty much unheard of before. Whatever we get we will have to deal with and try to move on. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who are affected across the US and Puerto Rico and beyond. GOD help us all.

 

HURRICANE HARVEY TELETHON

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The Sept. 12 telethon will take place simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, and will be aired by all the major networks for one hour, according to TMZ. The star-studded event is reportedly being organized by rapper Bun B and the same team behind the widely praised Ariana Grande One Love Manchester concert. 

Reese Witherspoon and Blake Shelton will reportedly host from Nashville on Sept. 12, while the Los Angeles portion will be hosted by Foxx and tentatively Hilary Duff, who was born in Houston. 

Duff Instagrammed about Hurricane Harvey on Monday, writing, “This is beyond devastating. Truly heartbroken for my home town. #staystrong #deepintheheart.”

BREAD…CAN WE TALK..?

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IT’S SO HARD… . I quit bread.. something I love.. I mean L O V E…WHY?It’s not a gluten thing I  just don’t need those carbs..I quit sandwiches, I quit cornbread with butter, toast, hamburgers, subs,

 

OH MYYYyyy it’s tough… I mean it. I try to not think about it.. I mean HOT biscuits with butter or honey or gravy.. ACKkkkkk   I heard Oprah say.. I LOVE BREAD.. well I feel her pain. Especially when you don’t have it any more. You think maybe I will sneak just a roll or just a slice.. NOooo that leads to my weakness..can’t do it. I do have a few slices of bread in the freezer in case someone comes and wants a sandwich but NOPE not eating it. It has helped me for sure to cut this out. 

I avoid places where I can smell it baking.. Subway and that fresh bread smell at the grocery bakery. It’s like a real killer… BINGE.. nope I have been happy not to do that.. SO FAR 
They do say though, if you cut one thing out of your diet you will crave something else.. 
Wellllllllll…
Winter will come soon and then it will be 
COOKIES!!! 
OH NOOOOOO!!
 

JULY 2017..WHAT’S UP??

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WELL I made it to my 66th birthday! Never thought I would get this old.  I sure don’t feel that old. I look in the mirror and see someone I don’t recognize any more. WHAT happened?? Where did the time go? 

Boy, I can’t remember how many times I have said that.. daily living seems to be speeding up these days with all the technology we have. I find myself wanting it to slow down. Guess I am just an oldie but goodie..yep I just started TEXTING instead of calling so much. It’s free on my cell so why not? Got to save that money… all the time!! Now deciphering the darn texts now that takes some practice. LOLI enjoy watching the old tv shows on several networks, takes me back to the good ole days. We had no worries about how our government was going. It was a much simpler time. Spending time with a 2 month old baby sure will set your mind to racing. How glad you are that you are NOT going through all that again, but sure enjoy handing them off to the parent and going back to your nice peaceful home. AMEN!   Well enjoy your JULY before we know it we will be complaining about the leaves in our yard and the snow that is coming.

MY HOW TIME FLIES!!           

 

SHE IS HERE!!

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 Our family have anxiously awaited the birth of this little bundle of joy. She is a doll and reports are she has blue eyes. Neither parent has blue eyes but her grandmother and great grandmother both have, had them.

LILY MARIE was born on MAY 8th at 7:55 AM…she weighed 7lbs and 2 oz. She was born on my late mother’s birthday and that made several of us very happy. Mom would have been thrilled to have another girl in the family.

 

Big Brother Theo (almost 6) first time meeting his new sister. .”wow, are we taking her home?”He wanted to hold her right away but they told him he would have to wait. I think he will be a great big brother. 

 

 

STRUGGLING…

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Kind of a struggle to keep remembering to even post here on this blog. Never ever thought it would get that way. Forget totally about it  as  I am always at Facebook. So easy to check in and out there and keep up to date with people I know. NO ONE bothers much to visit blogs any more. Should I keep this place open.. well I vowed to NEVER ever close it a long time ago. SO.. it stays here waiting for me to come back and DO SOMETHING. Any thing at all.

Life was pretty dull this winter.. I did not go out much due to the cold or the bronchitis I had.I spent some time watching APRIL the giraffe walk around her pen, as did millions of others. She didn’t have it until April 15th. It was a BOY yet to be named.. that made national news. At one time the counter at their YouTube channel said over one million watchers while it was happening. I also watched the great horned owl TIGER family nesting at the CLICK family home. Despite losing 4 eggs in a nest due to an ice storm the mom owl (Altera) laid another two eggs and they are doing well. AN orphan baby owl was also placed in the nest box and has been accepted as their own and thriving.  Bad news and crisis in this nation, watching the owls was somewhat calming and pleasant. I highly recommend it. The link to their page is in red above.

Spring has really sprung here now though so  I have been out and about on the bus and visiting.News of a new senior center opening next month has people talking. You have to be a MEMBER to go there and so that will hamper a lot of seniors on a fixed tight income. Wonder did they think of that? Well I guess I will wait and see if it is worth me joining as I have to pay to ride a bus to just get there every single visit. It does make a difference to some of us.Going through cabinets spring cleaning brought evidence of a visitor I would rather NOT have. I put out traps and see if it works. Peanut butter always does.. we will see. Getting ready for my niece to have her baby at any time now. We wait for the due date but could be early.. you never know with a second child. This will be a girl named LILY so we are all excited.Will post when that happens for sure.

WELL hope you all had a great Easter and will be enjoying some warmer weather this spring.

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