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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.

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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FEBRUARY UPDATE

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It’s February!.. How the winter seems to go faster when the weather is not so snowy. This year we have had it very mild. Yesterday I heard yelling and looked up the 4 children were playing in the courtyard with a dog running and having a great time. NO SNOW and nearly 50 degrees. Hard to believe it is still winter when you have those conditions.Made it easier on me since I have spent most of the whole month sick with bronchitis. How I got it, I have no idea, but the Urgent Care clinic said there is a virus that has been spreading and just about everyone is getting it. I went through bottles of Robotussin and boxes and boxes of kleenex and coughed so much the neighbors knocked on my door wondering if I was “Okay”. LOL guess I should tone down the coughing some. I lost so much sleep being up nights I decided to buy some earplugs so I could try resting in the daytime. WONDERFUL IDEA.. it worked. It really helped. Took me days to rest up but feel I am over the hump of being sickly. HOPE it NEVER comes back. (YES, I say that every time I have bronchitis.)  Still disinfecting my home and washing everything in sight I can. I declare it clean..wonderful..now if I can only keep those nasty germs away from me!sickpersonSo what’s else is new?  Oh I finally got my tiny tiny cell phone replaced as it was 6 years old and no longer would keep a charge. Do I hang on to things? Not exactly, but it took forever to go through the hoops to get it a new one. The rep on the phone said “MY this cell is so old..surprised it still works at all.” Oh yes I explained I had tried many times to get someone to listen to me… IT really does not work well any more. It doesn’t even have a camera on it. Really old model but did work for what I needed back then. Now I have to wait a week or so for a new one to get here. I have no idea what they are sending me.. it will sort of be like opening a PRESENT. I welcome it!!

Been a long time since not wearing my boots and heavy gear for the winter. I found my boots in the hall closet and noticed they were not even salt stained or anything this year, not yet anyway. I think maybe that groundhog made a mistake. I heard winter geese calling and have seen birds building nests. Weird weather we have all been having all over the country and world. Things are sure changing at a rapid pace.

Hope this update finds you all well, safe and happy.

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IS IT JANUARY??

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first-snow09.jpgI am not really sure what is happening. It seems that we had the nice cold winter and some snow and then WHAM it got up to 60 for a few days and all the snow melted. We kind of enjoyed it and then I got sick.. YEAH first time in THREE years I got a bad cold from all that crazy weather I think. My sinus said.. WOW it must be spring lets RUN! My eyes said… let’s itch and get sticky. My joints and lungs said YEAH.. let’s have fun. NOW it is snowing again and COLD out. Very confusing. Back in 2009 it kinda did the same thing. It was a short winter for us here.

So maybe this year we will have an early spring. I just hope I am all well by then so I can get ready for the real SPRING allergy season.  IT NEVER SEEMS TO  END!spring

 

 

 

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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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