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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!!
 

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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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.  

LONG HOT SUMMER..

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AUGUST seemed to fly by..wish the winters did that!! Oh yeah it has been one here in Michigan and in much of our whole country this year. I have to say I have spent more time INDOORS this summer than any other summer. Avoiding allergies and the humidity levels really helped me get by this year. AC working overtime helped me out too. I celebrated my second year living in  a my place.  I sure do love it and hope NEVER to have to move. YES, I said it.. I love the laid back life here in my complex. We are back off the busy street up on a hill surrounded by trees. PERFECT.. I see deer often and smell critters who come from the woods sometimes too.  Bliss!   CIMG3934

Do you ever go to a store, not looking for anything in particular, and then FIND exactly what you want? Happened to me recently. When I moved in to my apt I needed furniture and little by little I added things to my place. Well a week or so ago I went to a store and found the perfect  Lazy boy chair for my place ON SALE..deep discount.. I was thrilled. They did not deliver so I had to find a way to get it home. Just so happened that my niece was at work and she loaned me her car. Still I had to get it INTO the car. Two young ladies saw us struggling with the chair and they offered to load it into the car. They lifted it like it was a feather..no way I could have done that!!.. I thanked them profusely for helping me out. Getting it out of the car was easy it slid right out.. but getting it into the building… not so easy but with my sisters help and a luggage dolly.. we DID IT. I can tell you a lot of things had to fall into place to be in the right time and the right place to get this chair. Things happen for a reason I always say and THIS WAS supposed to happen the way it did. Like a lot of items in my place they ALL have a story, a history.  The color of this chair is GREEN…my favorite color.. talk about luck or was it FATE?? GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT.. I waited two years..and I finally got it. It’s not a big deal to others but to me.. it was a really big deal. I had a smile on my face and still cannot believe the LUCK or FATE or whatever it was.

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

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happyfourthjulyNEVER,,since starting to blog in 2005, have I skipped a month. It must be senility setting in. As I turn 65 this year I see some changes are disrupting my blogging routine. I start a draft and never return to finish it off. I also am so bogged down with Soc Sec paperwork and forms it is taking a lot of my last nerve to deal with it all. HOW do people do this I kept saying over and over?CIMG3999Things are BROWN here in the mitten state, seems each storm that came through here skipped us completely. I think a ban on fireworks is going to happen the fields and yards are so dry. The gardeners came anyway and it smelled like mowed hay! Sad that so many are suffering with floods we sure could use some of that water.

CIMG3954Since school got out the kids are learning to ride bikes again and play in the water around here. One of our tenants got a new puppy and it is learning its boundaries. These kids are using the shade of the trees to work on crafting. Not sure what it was they were making though.CIMG3957CIMG3944Hope whatever your plans are for the summer you have fun doing them. Looks like it will be a HOT one here. ( ME..you will find me in with the AC and sipping my ice tea.)