Category Archives: WRITING

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.  

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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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!!

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