Category Archives: DAILY NOTES

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. 

 

 

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SEEN THIS WEEK

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CIMG2506This series of plates I saw at the Goodwill store and HAD TO HAVE.. Lyrics to Amazing Grace. Love the clouds.. I dedicated it all to Beth Marie and they hang in my dining area.

On the same trip I bought a candle.. an EMPTY candle. It was big enough that I could replace the inside with another candle. I am really “into” shells right now so this large one I could not resist. It smells like vanilla.

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Mostly all I saw this week was 3 days and nights of  loud machines and wet carpet and plenty of work cleaning up a big mess.My apartment was the only one with a lot of damage.  Plumbers took 8 hours to clean out a tree root lined sewer that clogged up our entire building. It was HOT, noisy and stinky. Glad it is over and I did not have to pay the huge bill!!

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SHARING THIS…

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DSCN6948This is my latest addition to my new place. I loved the colors and the garden look of it. It is a watercolor and the artist name is T. WEEKS. I am not sure if it is a local artist or not. It is something I could look at all year around. White walls are so boring. I have not settled on a place for it yet, but where ever it is I will enjoy it. 

CHANGES…

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SO many changes here at WordPress.. I know it has been awhile since I last updated my blog here. The whole setup is new.Not sure how I will like it either.  I broke my own rule of blogging at least once a month. Time flies and you get busy and things happen.. many things. I can’t imagine blogging daily or even weekly any more. I guess I have just changed. Did Facebook influence that…yes it did. I can update there and reach a lot of people where here I cannot any more. 

Some of you know that Sis has been ill. It has been a roller coaster ride getting her back on track. So many hospital trips, different doctors and specialists. Her case is not an easy one. So now that things are progressing better,I feel I can focus on ME..

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I am finally moving on.. I have waited for two years.. I have been on so many waiting lists for apartments I can’t remember where they all are. I got a call while standing in the ICU of a major hospital. I was watching them work on my sister at the time. I almost did not answer it, but I did. I was waiting for another call and thought it was them. The voice on the other end was surprising and asked me.. “Do you still need an apartment?” I explained I did and what was happening. She told me to call back. I sure needed that good news then. It came at a hard time but it was welcome.  So things are moving on slowly.. I am moving in things and finding things that were lost in storage. apt3 

It will take a while to do it all but I know I will be happy there. I will try and update more here and let you all know.  In the meantime.. 

ONE Special lady needs our prayers. OUR blogging friend from back in MSN SPACES days is facing another hard time with a hard illness and can use all the support and prayers you can give..BETH MARIE is her name and she can be found at her blog. Stop by and give her some love and encouragement. I know she will appreciate it.  Many Thanks!! 

 

SEPTEMBER ALREADY??

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Where the heck did the summer go to? I mean it went to darn fast for me. We have such long winters here in Michigan that I would like to see warmer weather. NOT the humidity, mind you,  just warmth. I heard recently that we might get a bad winter season here with lots of snow. I hope that’s WRONG. Cold okay, not so much snow..my back twinged just a little thinking about that dreaded shovel. What happened to the Labor Day telethon? I didn’t see it at all this year. It wasn’t even advertised like it used to be. That is just tragic for those who depended on monies from the weekend. I guess taking Jerry Lewis’s name off it hurt them a lot. I know he is getting up there in age now, I will always wonder if that was the reason. 

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Over the weekend I went to a funeral of a dear neighbor. We will miss her a lot and all of us from the neighborhood talked about  changes over the years and relived memories from our past there. Progress moves on, small towns dwindle down and become even smaller. The young folks move away seeking jobs and better schools. So many towns in this country like that I guess. 

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The fall season is creeping closer and the days shorter. I already miss the daylight at 9PM. This year I filed for retirement benefits. I never thought I would be that old person doing that. Age is just a number, it’s all how you feel. I don’t feel old really. The lady on the phone told me that more people should file for it as soon as they turn 62. I asked WHY and she really didn’t give me a specific answer. She really emphasized it though. I wondered what she knew and I didn’t. “It’s your money she said…YOU earned it and YOU should HAVE it.” I always thought it best to wait, but her statement was so certain that I guessed I had made the right decision. It will help me a lot, so that’s all that counts. AND SO IT GOES ON and On and On.

 

TREASURES…

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The things you find when you are going through the endless
boxes and drawers is just amazing. Yes..they are sometimes
special and sometimes shocking.I came across an old metal
trunk with 5 old quilts in it. I remembered them from days
gone by,but really had no idea mom had saved them.It was quite
a surprise. 

 

The large blue one had something that I thought was a dog on
it but when I looked closer, it resembled a donkey or horse.
I know my grandmother made it because it was pretty heavy.
Mom told her to make them heavier because it was so cold here.
The other quilts mom told us they were used in between the mattress
and the inner springs in the beds back in the 30’s.You can see some
damage to them,so they are really well-worn.

  

 

 These will be kept
in the family as keepsakes. In mom’s old sewing machine drawers
we found skeleton keys that went to our front door before the
new locks were put on. In our basement I looked under the pile
of old boxes and junk and found the drop leaf table that mom
and dad had in our home when they first moved in. Well worn doesn’t
really describe it,neglected and in need of TLC does.
I cleaned and sanded it and put on a spray coat of white paint. 
It looks like new!! The old chair I found also looked great
with a new shine.It was fun making them come alive again, ready
to be used everyday. People pay big bucks, they tell me, for antique drop-leaf tables if they are in good condition. Wish that mine had the original wood instead of being painted though. I will use it proudly as my parents did. The packing has settled down now, and the process of leaving the home place behind and moving on is upon me. I ‘ve had luck so far with many contacts with job offers so I hope to get busy once I get settled in a new place. I will pick up my flyers and business cards next week and start the expansion into another city to open up as many opportunities as possible. Time seems to be flying for me, Spring is trying so hard to come here and getting smacked back by the chilly air. We may just get one of the coolest May’s on record this year the weatherman said. Yes indeed..as long as there is NO SNOW involved I will be happy. I sold the snowblower and the lawnmower…. good riddance I will no longer be needing them!

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

THIS AND THAT..

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Last night we came home a different way than we usually go.
Don’t know why I went that way..guess a "divine" guidance
told me to. Wink Thank Goodness I wasn’t going really fast because
these three were on the side of the road waiting for us. I got the
camera really fast and stopped the car.( It’s a back road that
isn’t that busy so I could stop and take a picture.) Mom was so
thrilled to see them. We like to watch for them each evening
as we come home . Anyone who knows me knows I am real
skiddish with deer jumping out in front of the car. I have had so

many close calls. Last night the air was cool and dry. It
was a good night for critters to be out exploring. It’s quite comical
watching mom roll the window down and yell for the deer to
get back away from the road and stay safe, course they run if
you yell or make loud noises anyway. Mom "thinks" she can 
communicate with them. Smile
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Gas prices went NUTS around here. They are near or over 3$ a gallon
in some areas of the state. That Enbridge company oil spill in several
states around us really threw us for a loop. Makes me think that maybe the government
is right to put more strict regulations on things.  
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Watched America’s Got Talent last night. Glad America got it right
and DID NOT vote for a 10 year old to have a show in Las Vegas. I
really thought the large group of men would be the winner though
as they had a very neat show they did. The singer that won was pretty
good though.
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!