Category Archives: LIFE

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. 

 

 

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

welcome spring

 

IN MEMORY OF BETH MARIE

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It was sunny out and I sat and watched the clouds drift by in the sky. You came into my mind. Oh how I would miss you. I will miss your wisdom and humor and advice. I prayed that soon you would not be in pain.

When I started my blogging 10 years ago, you helped me in so many ways. I had no idea what I was doing. I do know that we all got pretty close and became a sort of “Family” of bloggers. This was BEFORE Facebook, so mostly we kept in touch daily from our blogs. You were my close friend…. but more like a “Sis” to me. You sent me encouragement and support when life dealt me so many hard blows. Your phone calls and gifts were so very special. I will cherish them forever.

 

This morning you left us here in this place and we grieve for the loss but do know in our hearts.. as you always said…

 

 “When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings to fly.” 

FLY AWAY DEAR BETH MARIE…GOD HAS GIVEN YOU YOUR WINGS….

 

 

   

 

  UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN….

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!! 

 

2014!!

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JUNE 24th 2005  that is the day I began blogging. I am in my 9th year. I have had 2800 posts with almost 15,000 comments and 74,000 views over those 9 years.  I can hardly believe it!! It was at MSN that blogging started.  Something new I could do while learning more about a computer. Boy did it take off. I had an old used computer loaned from a friend and I named it RUPERT after Rupert Bonham  who was a player on Survivor, one of my favorite shows. I started from scratch on dial-up and very slowly learned how to use it and made friends in the cyber world. I made daily trips to the library to learn all I could about how computers work. There the computers were so much faster. I soaked it all in like a sponge. Blogging is not like it used to be, a close intimate community of caring people. Our own little family. As the years have passed I have blogged about events in the world and my life and its up and downs. A way to express my thoughts and goals in life. I am so grateful to have this way of communicating with others. I have had three desktop computers, two laptops and now the tablet. Times are changing and I post a lot less than I used to. It seems life is quicker with Facebook. I will try to post more this new year. Share whatever is on my mind. 

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Today the ice from 1/2 inch of rain over the snow is keeping me from getting out and about. Yesterday our satellite dish went out because of the snow piled on it. The rep on the phone said..” we can send someone out to check it for a fee” ..ahh NO thanks.. the drifts of snow are up to your hind parts and the dish is on the ROOF.  Hard getting to the roof to get it off..the rain helped melt it off though.. just what we needed.  One wonders if it will freeze over and then no more tv for awhile. Life goes on. Went to the mailbox, hadn’t had mail in four days..it was covered by the snow plows throwing snow. They won’t deliver mail if they cannot get to it. The neighbors box  was thrown off, ours survived. Sis shoveled it out took almost an hour. Snow was about two feet deep. WHEW..winter is wild and scary this year. I thank God for our snow thrower. It worked like a charm and we have saved many back aches. I have drunk more hot chocolate, tea and hot soup than any other winter I can remember. I guess along with getting older we seek the things that comfort us don’t we!!

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