Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Almost New Years?


  Like life these days, the holidays are whirling by. Where did they go?
I hope you had a happy Christmas with memories to keep.
Me? Well I went to my granddaughters church a couple times and heard her sing.
For five she has a beautiful voice. Her and two other girls sang. Had a very nice luncheon and even figgy puddin!! I liked it!
On Christmas I borrowed my roommate's family for family. It had drama romance new baby obvious chips on a couple's shoulder,,,,jist like family I barely remember. lol. I had a great time. Everyone had to bring a white elephant gift from around the house you no longer wanted. I wrapped up my OLD paint scrapper. Not painting houses anymore I don't think. I ened up with a totilla hot squeeze thingie. Can you tell I never used one? 
I got my dentures refitted yesterday. I knew I had to cause when I sneezed, my hands caught my uppers! HAHAA!!! Glad nobody was around. April I get my permanent dentures made of gold. Well the cost they are to me! I can't wait.
We have my roomate's daughter's son's little dog Pudgy. I found a home for him but now we are to keep him. Oh well Pudge fits right in here nicely.
We had 10.4 inches of snow. It is very icy out right now. I made to chiropractor this early morn so I am in for the day now. The dogs do not like to go out to do their business. I don't blame them but they have too. Like kids we bundle them up. Sweater and sock boots. Spoiled??? I love putting the bumble bee outfit on Buddy. He likes it and even the hood with two antenna's  that stick up lol!
Seeing over the past few months my two friends dying of cancer I realize I must go after my dreams before my number is called. Not to let fear hold me back. 
2016 will be a BIG year for me! Oh ya, You watch er or, read?
  Stay on the sunnyside!!

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday and getting through it


  It's been a year now hubby has been gone. I've grown closer to God and have been able to curb old reflex responses to certain people and situations. It was hard but I got through it. My current living arrangement is alright if I speak up. If I don't she plans things for me. That doesn't fly with me.
I chickened out subscribing to a senior dating thingy online. I do not believe so many men are interested in me HAH!

  Ennaway my Christmas was planned for me (see above) but I did ok it as I don't want to be alone ya know? Even my eve too with a guy that's just my friend and I hoped for more silly me.
I am still looking for blogger online friends to help me settle in somewhere. Am I asking too much?
 Well  didn't make cookies and tomorrow I gave in and going to a chiropractor. My lower back is not snapping back and it's getting worse. Stress maybe? YA!

  Wish me luck that my back gets cured! Take care.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Buddy is Vrt Approved


  The New vet just loved Buddy and could not believe he was a stray. All the clerks loved his kisses. He is A-OK and in Spring will get a shpt and booster for diseases of other dogs in standing water from urine. I never heard of it. I'm sure if they said he needed alien shot I would say ok.

  I traced out 5 names on five wooden back scratchers today. Tonight I burn the names in and give as gifts. Simple but personalized. One I wanted to put another name on but....ahem lol.

     My last post I sort of left you hangin if you didn't know past. I am sorry. The new daughter inlaw has multiple personalities and I found out a few times with her as my landlord. I had to get out of there as I was scared.She did not know I knew she was pregnant when she stuck out her belly at me. Now you understand? My doctors told me to get out of there and had been guiding me for months.
  My shrink says Texas or Florida might be good for me. Seriously she says I should go to warm beaches and retire. Any blogger I know by beaches lol!!!
     Since so much has happened to me I can walk away here. I cannot take hot humidity. So I will take my time before I make a decision. I'm told to try the Farmers only dating site lol.

I'm forming my own shield I think from getting hurt from jerks and others.I am looking for a mobilhome in a senior park that allows little dogs. Nothing more thsn twelve thou for mobilhome.
Let me know ok????????

    I should make some christmas cookies but the 'guys' want to go to Milwaukee to Potowatomie lol.

  They are friends but one is dying and it's hard for me. Ennaway I am back out there with the seniors at Mcd's and much more. I will not sit on my butt and brood. I have a family of friends and more in the making. I still want to see Tennessee and Kentucky. Yes I really do.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Slice of Life


       Another round of hurt again. Really bad as I feel like an outsider here where I grew up.
I went to my son's wedding and I was the only ONE on the grooms side of church. It was awkward.
My son came to my pew and thanked me for coming. He was dressed in black as I was. Wierd huh?
The five younger kids of his wife to be came and gave me hugs and said they missed me. Oh I missed them too but couldn't tell them why. I gave my son a card and a birthday card. His wife to be was 25 minutes late and her hair was wet (?) Her 10 kids sat down and my granddaughter sat with them. The wife to be came up to me pushing out her enormous pregnant belly with my grandchild due March 2016 and patted my hand and said we'd have to work on a friendship. My son told me it would take time or maybe never he said. Again there is no room for me. The pattern in past years is he disowned every family member even divorced his wife and now his new family with a dozen children is his family. I don't think I need to say more you can imagine.
  My camera would not work! Seriously? Why? So no photos of that day. I am not the same. I let God drive me home and I still cry at a drop of hat. I think of the song I am I said.

I don't know where I belong anymore. I can relate to the horse with no name.
I don't like the sound of being alone.
I know I must change my path once again and let God guide me.
I keep my faith and keep busy with walks and cooking. My roomate's busy with appointments on her calendar of lunches with friends caring for a dying friend etc. I find it is too emotional for me getting involved. I will miss her friend when his liver cancer takes him. I cannot watch someone slowly die.
After holidays I will ponder to know what to do. Princeton is calling me back but I don't know. It's the familiarity maybe? Well here's the song.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Pudgy the piddeler



  Yes Pudgy the piddeler stayed here for two days. A little cheewowwah that kisses quicker than ah rabbit. The funniest thing that happened was when I put the belly band with a pad velcro'd  and he walked real funny. I velcro'ed his pinkler!!!!!! We all laughed except Pudgy. He was not amused. He was a great dog!!!! I loved having him. We walked allot and explored the neighborhood. He had never made it to the fire hydrant cause he had to go before we got there. Before he went home I carried him to the hydrant so he could piddle on it. I swear the smile on his face made me laugh out loud. Yes I did!

  I won at the casino. Yes I took 20 made 55 then cashed in an put away my 20. I ended up with 78 plus my 20 I put away and I quit ha haa. We stopped at a kitchen store and I found a stripper. Yes a gadget that strips any veggie into spaghetti. Every Italian has one LOL!!! I'll have to ask my friend about that. The pictures amused me so I bought one. Wish I could find my camera. Dog gone it.

  I am still hoping God will bring a nice man into my life. I have seen ah few that made my knees wilt jist lookin at'em. Whew!! Those kind know they are and well are conceded. I might be lookin for ah cowboy ha haa! Going to a rodeo this Spring up north ya know. This weekend I am going on a bus thingy to see "It's a wonderful life" musical with dinner an such. It will be FUN!!! The bus will be full of Red Hatters! Sorry I use the mark  ! so much. Hmm

    If I had more time I would write more of what's all happening round here. Ennaway you stay on the sunnyside till I post again anso?

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One 1/2 days till I bring my buddy home!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Conjuring a baking mood

  I want to bake Christmas cookies. Ya but when? Soon? I maynot make many and therefore eat them within 24 hrs ha haa. I made an apple pie but it is gone. My roomy made tater dumplins and we still have some.  Ennaway I am in the mood now find the time!

  Did I mention I went to Richardson's cancer center with three grieving friends for the honoring the dead at Christmas? Now somehow it helped me for closure. Which is good. Tomorrow I get back my wheelchair as the gal will have a walking cast put on.
  I went to Mc D's yesterday on the northside of town. My BIL told me my brother will be there. I was there awhile and until my BIL came I never recognized my brother sitting there all the while. He lost many pounds and had a cane. He did say hi to me and few words. I am glad I got to see him. His cancer and dialysis well, has taken a toll.

    




I will go visit Buddy today. I will be babysitting a cheewowwa for two days and he is ah pisser to be truthful. SO I bought a belly band for him. Yes it holds a small pad pad on his 'tinkler'. It's my roomies granddog. I'll have everything set for Buddy when he comes home.

I went to Mc D's at 6am for coffee with Sue. Her doctor wants to talk. Not good. They did a cecond surgery and it sounds like they still didn't get it all. Mastectomy now? Dunno.
At our age there's allot of illness. Living? Maintaining is the word for most.

My Buddy!!!!





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Monday, November 30, 2015

Soon I pick HIM up!


     No not the drunken sailor.....my new puppy!! Well he has one puppy tooth left so vet says maybe one year old. Wan't interested in nothing. Nottah. My roomy and I knew he was depressed and well we'd give hime some time there at the humaine society. He likes me! He is now eating and plays with his balls. TOY balls that is. There I go again eh? He will be neutered then on the 9th can bring him home. I had two names I liked and HE liked one. So I named him THAT one. "Buddy!"

  Buddy is small 10 pounds and should loose a few. Walking we BOTH will lose weight. He is black with a spiral hair here an there ha haa. He is 99% cheewawa and the one percent is wire terrier hairs here and there. He is so cute lookin at me and I can't help notice a couple hairs BOING! sticking out LOL!!!

  My new friend whom I've been out with a few times showed symptoms other night at a bonfire we were at. He hollered at me for some little thing then told me to shut up. Red flag!!!! Just like my hubby was....asbergers with thyroid problem big time. Now here is what I did. I stood up and pointed my finger in his face and told him "NOBODY TALKS TO ME LIKE THAT AND YOU WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN, GOT IT?" He then said calmly, "What did I do?" Oh cripes I spent 37 years with that and my red flag said walk away! I did. My roomy heard and seen it all and said she was so proud of me. She did not know the signs but knew he had asbergers and didn't tell me.

  The Christmas parade was really good last night but COLD! Was 27 F. I asked my friend to sit on my frozen toes. I saw the Plymouth parade a couple nights ago and that one was awesome.
 
  I am still a non smoker! I have more urges lately to light up and I um  did inhale thick 2nd hand smoke over a shoulder and it was nice. Oops. I thought of hangin out at a smoky bars just to get the smoke or ah fix you could say eh? Naw not gonna happen I told myself. I've come too far. 53 years of it was enough an quit last March 23rd. The day I woke up in hospital.

I must go now and woodburn a name on a box for a friend. I also have to make a pumkin pie for someone else by 3pm. Have a good day. Stay busy and stay on the sunnyside!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Touching base here....


.....Oh man it has been awhile since I posted. My bad.
Life is mov'in on and this weather is yukky. Makes my muscles hurt more.
I went with my roommate to the vet to support her in putting her dog down.
That little dog was my buddy these last four months. My good friend Sue is having s second operation this morning. To take out more tissue and resolve the rest with radiation. It's an inpatient thing and she wants to go after to Golden Corral buffet in GreenBay WI. She will feel no pain for the day so silly her to eat and be merry till it wears off. She's a tough cookie.
My Thanksgiving was so nice. My roommate and I made the turket and stuffing and gravy and baked sweet taters (with mellows!) We took it to her daughters house. The glass bowl with glass cover filled with gravy sat between my feet on the floor and my lap was full. I had to steady the gravy with my feet when we turned at a corner. Ya, it was ah hoot. My adopted family gave me such a wonderful holiday  and the food and entertainment was awesome. The laughter priceless.
Last week was my last dr appointment of my last year's astrophysics. It seems I have fibromyalgia and I am doing better these days. There is a man who calls me 'his woman'. Our relationship is Friends. We do things together and humor is right up there with side aches from laughing too much.
He is younger than I but if Madonna can have a younger friend so can I, right??
Today four of us are goin up north to gamble at a casino with the guys money. They insist lol!
Lunch then home as tonight is church bonfire. No, no sacrifices that I know of. Only smores.
Tomorrow my son invited me to lunch and a movie. I believe my granddaughter will be with us. Yay!
The friends have grown in my life to so many. I walk into Mc D's and everyone knows my name. I work my search a word as others do puzzles and others talk of the day. They all are unique and so different, I love it. Best go now an git gussied up!

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

One Lump or Two?






  No not lumps of coal from Santa. No I am talking about my friend, one of us Golden Girls.
 The doctor found a lump and it was biopsied. Cancer and to be removed. If this wasn't devastating enough prepping before surgery they found a second one hiding maybe behind the other one. 
My friend is so strong and says it's a slow growing mass and fibrous so they'll just take them out no sweat. Yet in her eyes I saw the fear. I will be there waiting on the day of her surgery. She is my friend and a good one too! I made the stupid humor in my shock by saying she could have them save the lump and put it into a lava lamp. HUH?? Where did that come from? She laughed so hard and told me not to worry. 
  Thunder storm last night and rain. This morning my gums are feeling a bit better. I cannot git the dog to go outside to do her business. It's wet out there! This dog is allergic to grass and I swear to just nature itself. She is laying low in her soft bed with just her eyes an ears peeking up through the fuzzy top. So ennaway I need to get out today. I do have a list....somewhere? I know and don't say it never happens to you ha hah. So now I write a second in memory of the first.
  Lately I have visited two other churches besides RiverRock, the I have been going to. One is a branch off my old church of younger days. I found the people cold and looking judgmental at others. Seriously? I do not like that at all. The other church I went to was real friendly and we even went to bible class there. I still shun a bit of organized religion. Like my hubby and Wayne Dyer, there's a powerful source and it is more scary than the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of OZ. Love others as you would yourself. Now what a better place we'd be in right? Not complicated at all. 
We will be going back to RiverRock. It is different and we like that.
  I just found my list. Comparing the two is funny. My second list says gummy food on it lol!
Also I lost my coughdrop somewwhere in my mouth. Yikes!
  Shopping today and walking to get exercise. Have a great day. I hope to swing by the lakeshore to see the ruff waves. TV said they were high with the high winds. I was high on my meds LOL!
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South pier in Sheboygan WI. Ruff waves.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Recharge'n Post it

    
       My dentist appointment yesterday went well. They shaved my dentures to fit better.




     I believe he shaved too much on lower plate cause it's quite loose now.
But all in all there is no infection. The dentures irritated the gums that much. Wow.
I was able to chew somewhat last night and that is a beginning and who knows how long it will be to handle a salad. HA ...if ever.

  Ennaway what's happening lately besides my dentures? A new friend has limited time. Months to live. Now I find this person really nice and funny and my age know what I mean? I turned down going out to breakfast with this person and another. Why? I don't want to be devistated when this person gets worse and see him die. How selfish am I? Protecting myself maybe? My roommate says she will be there for him and do and take him where he wants to go. Her friends primarily are alone and abandoned by family. She was and is there for me and them! I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her intervention and guidance. Writing this tells me to learn what my roommate knows. Knowing how to help and already she has taught me the stages and the effects of them like poor judgement and so on. I admit I am not good at accepting death. We are not taught about death growing up but kept from it completely. I believe that should be changed in America.

  Lessee anything else goin on? Yes actually. My hubby's X-wife took a job at the Mc D's where I and my friends hang out. Can you say 'AwKWARD' ? She actually told me about it and our first meeting by accident there she hugged me and said she heard what all happened to me. I talk to her, I mean yes she caused me major problems in past but I forgave her and moved on. She's 75 and is married yet lonely and wants extra money. Hey I understand. But still some days it will feel awkward. I am ok with it. If I am not then I'll just go to another Mc D's is all. I don't like drama and other stress like others soap opera lives. But I am surrounded by this lately. Today I am doing painting on my wooden dolls and setting my own things to do. I know I need to do this and begin my own calendar. I need a white board and post it's to help know and guide me.
  Gosh I feel like I babbled today. I haven't done that in awhile eh? OH another thing is a plummer hired by the office says the smell in our hallway is from sewer and dry pipes. One condo upstairs has been gone for two years to Australia. I cannot take the smell and hopefully they can fix this somehow. Take care and stay on the sunnyside!

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Let's go out to eat...


....my friends asked. How about the Pizza Ranch buffet? My friends ensured me there would be something I could eat there. I had cottage cheese, a huge mound of mashed taters with gravy which made my eyes go back into my head it was so good. I was hungry!!!! There was five of us and we chatted and had a good time. I have great friends. I managed to get full after the platter of icecream.
Today I go to Dentist for a look see. I am sure there is infection. If not well dang my gums hurt.
It will get better and I love my smile. Think positive!
     My granson asked me if I will look like his grammas dog with her tongue hanging out because of no teeth. Oh gosh I laughed so hard about that. My new grankids that adopted me are a blessing.
     I don't think I'll be fishing anymore this year. Or will I? I'd like to wet my bobber one more time.

     This is a short post today. Wish me luck on my dentist today. Will there be antibiotics?
Will the dentist accidently grind a hole in the denture? Will the Russian assistant eat that last donut?
.....stay tuned for the next episode of 'Life Bites'

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

My new smile

                     


                                                                                 It's been ah long time com'in , my new smile.
Everything went fine as the professionals knew what they were doing and my thinning jaw bone did not break. I was so afraid of that for years which made me chicken to have the extraction done. The teeth had to be pulled carefully and it was over two hours for my 14 teeth I had left. To see my smile the first time tears ran down my face and dentist told me I have a beautiful smile. Ya I finally git a purty smile and I have some silver hairs and my butt expanded recently LOL!!! That;s ok. I gained some weight knowing it will be awhile to be able to eat real food again.I went back the next day and they adjusted my dentures. They used a dremmel like I have ha ha. My name is actually engraved on them! Like a tattoo lol! The permanent dentures I will get in 6 months are NEW. Meaning a new invention sort of. It's of new flexible strong plastic which is deeper and goes over the gums more creating more suction to hold on. Great for thinned jaw bones. These came out last year and are the most expensive. I am worth it LOL!
Hugh would be proud I did this finally and taking care of myself. I hope to be able to use my dentures before my birthday dinner the 18th. Hugh died the 16th. My adopted family wants to take me to this Texas Roadhouse I have never been to for a dinner called 'road kill'. Joel who's 14 told me I will have to sit on a saddle and get embarrassed and he laughed. It sounds fun and most of all I have a family. Joel who is special needs, heard me cough and asked if I was ok and then he said he needed me grams. It touched my heart to hear that.   I take him along when I go fishing.
Oatmeal tonight with mashed banana in it. Hey it is really good!
I plan on going to senior swim/exercise in the morning. I need my routine and life goes on and people to see and help. Pam who is using my wheelchair is doing great. Her shattered heal was mended and soon a walking cast. My good friend one of our golden girls told me yesterday she has breast cancer but not the aggressive kind. Our other friend has liver cancer, diabetes and his wife died last week. Today is his birthday so my room mate baked him a cake. This was before he told us they just found out he was diabetic.      I am doing well. I have not seen my son in bout three months. He is too busy.
Nuff said on that.
 Have a great weekend coming up.  I want to see a senior $5 movie tomorrow lol. I may even look at baby food jars of something to fill me up. Do they have broasted chicken??

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween!

I got some large candy bars for my grankids tonight.
No mini's for them LOL!!! Do unto others ya know.
Did I mention I traded my itty bitty car in for a Van with stow away seats? 
I have a trip to Texas and Florida and I needed something that would carry more than a small suitcase. I don't miss my Smart car. It was fun when I needed it.
I have a costume if you will for tonight. Remember the nose and glasses???
Hey come on now, it took me a long time to find them!
Now time for news. Tuesday at high noon (not really, at 12:30) I am getting my teeth extracted ! Yikes!! My temporary dentures will go in right away. I'm sure it will feel weird.
Just fitting the thingies in my mouth I felt like a ventriloquist's dummy.  They wiped my face and gave me a mirror to get the green stuff off my face. Yes Paul I am going to Aspen and they are wonderful here. I know many who have gone there and good comments.
I am getting the whitest teeth with a diamond atop the front tooth NOT. But ennaway it is time as my degenerative bone disease wiped out my roots on my teeth and thinned out my teeth under the gums. I saw my xrays and it was scary. I could break my teeth anytime.
I gained a few more pounds (ahem) because I will be on a liquid diet for ah bit. I figure slushies or slurpies an gushies and applesauce or ah shot of sauce eh? Will be my diet.
Have a scary Halloween!




BOWAAHAAA


 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Part of a Family

My roommates family has adopted me......I am grams Nancy. I was invited to Gwens 8th birthday party and most the family was there. Birthday prayer and hugs and excellent food. Many laughs lots of hugs. I am part of the family  Even their BIG dog Hunter brought me his leash for grams to have the honor of taking him for a walk. Gwen opening presents, the guys talking of hunting stories and women talking how big the children are....I felt at home. It filled a hole in my heart you could say.
 It has been a busy week. Helping Joan find a truck to buy, oh and my meds turned on me too. I guess I cannot ween off them. Good to know.
     I started knitting boot cuffs. A new thing just cuffs to hang over tops of boots.
  I am so very tired right now. Monday doctor Tuesday dentist for new choppers.
     I am keeping active but cut down some so I am not overactive LOL!
  Mat asked me if I'd make him an apple pie as he says my pies are awesome. He's an awesome kid who has helped me move and does odd jobs for me and he calls me grams Nancy.
  I look forward to church tomorrow and I will learn the job of powerpoint for the songs on the big screen. The church's band is awesome. Now it's time to hit the sheets.
Nite.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rocking Chair Thoughts


Rocking chair 

Thoughts.....




     Been think'in allot lately of where I'm head'in and where I was ah year ago.
Now that's allotah ground to cover if I wanna tell it. No time though.
I've been sickly with a bad cold last three weeks. Sortah knocked my socks off.
I missed going to regular spots like Mc D's for coffee with friends and senior swim exercise.
Until this cold was given to me by a little kid coughing in my direction, I was think'in maybe to move on somehow. Maybe a small place of my own by a river to fish? In my dreams eh?
I had this big idea of weaning off my med and be med free. Few friends encouraged me. Big mistake. Sick with cold then weaning off med brought muscle pain back and ah can of worms opened. It's like putting toothpaste back innah tube. I want my status rewound to three weeks ago when I was happy and doing so many things. 
Well we can't always git what we want now can we. I seem to be better today somewhat.
Watching my roommate come an go I am amazed I had kept up with her energy. Well I did.
I encountered my hubbie's cousin an wife at the movie theater. His cousin smiled at me with a distant look. He didn't know me! His wife said he has medicine induced demenia like altzhiemers. Only a couple minutes to talk but it was so sad. I've been missing hubby lately.
Well I best take a nap and keep real warm. I hope I feel better soon. I can't get a flu shot with a cold.
Take care and don't take anything for granted.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Enjoying Fall


    

  One of our 'Golden Girl' trips we went to GreenBay. This is the Vince Lombardi statue out front.
The place has changed big time. All good lookin too.
  Now the girls took me to Red Lobster so I can scratch that off my list. (bucket) Oh my goodness was the food fandamtastic!!!!!!! I found out I love coconut shrimp! Oh and the cheesy biscuits!!!! The girls took me then to Woodworkers Depot. I bought some hardwood cutoffs for making earrings. They had slabs  of cedar and other cutoffs big enough for table tops. Interesting place! We did not go to the casino ha haaa. It was a great time.
 
      The photo below is  Donna, Eileen and myself was taken last week when we stayed for a few days with Eileen up north in Tipler WI. Eileen is 94 and retired in 2012 from her paper route.
She drove a snowmobile in winter to deliver papers. Her sttitude and zest for life influenced me. She taught me how to make pasties. She made a huge bowl of pie crust from scratch (lard people). We mixed hamburger chopped onions and chopped taters and much more. Ennaway a handfull in center of a plate size pie crust and wrap it up to be a pastie. We baked them for one hour. We made 12 big pasties and I made three home made apple pies which they loved. We drove down to the orchard and no apples. The deer got them. So we went to Iron Mountain to get some apples and bought some food and tp and other supplies Eileen was running low on. She wanted us to stay longer but we couldn't.
I went fishing on the river rapids and kept my eyes peeled for bears. Yes, black bears which I saw two big ones. Up north is beautiful and now know why my grandpa loved living in his cabin most the time.




     Here is an awful dull picture of the wonderful Fall colors. The sun was so bright and my camera just couldn't handle it.

My cold has hampered me lately. I couldn't go to senior swim exercise or the bingo today with my coughing. I hope it clears up by tomorrow. I cannot get a flu shot having a cold. Ugh.
Winter is on it's way and I want to settle in and do crafts. I've been on the road alot yet loved every minute of it. My meds are cut back and I am doing good. Well Time to wrap up. I am in bed by 8;30 an up at 5am. I still walk everyday and will join this mall walkers every morning during winter. Take care and I'll be back soon.
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pie Etc

     Remember the "Let's have another cup of coffee....and let's have another piece of pie."
Commercial I believe. Well I made two pies today. One lemon moraine and one key lime.
I also made burgers for freezer. My mushroom and garlic wrapped in bacon. Fry and add bun and swiss cheese. I was alone to day. Well ok the dog was watching with me. She took me for three long walks today lol!  Early  this morning we went to Mc D's for coffee and met our usual cast of characters. There's this elderly man who knows us all but sits behind this partial wall reading his morning paper. He will POP UP and comment sometimes. I call him Whackamole. He reminds me of that game and I feel like whacking his head ha haa. It's all in fun. I went home and Donna went to wedding. She had to take a member of the wedding party to the church......a dog! Yes a couple's dog is standing up in wedding. I won't comment on that. Me, I did some woodburning made pies and well my special needs neighbor had a party this afternoon. It went well for him. He is real nice and pops over to visit allot. He was nervous as he never invited people over before. The day I moved in here he grilled us lunch to make me feel welcomed.
     The pies are for church tomorrow. I'll have to stop and pick up some Reddi whip squirt cream for them. Oh I got my new glasses!!!! The doc ran a couple tests three times! Seems it's impossible to improve on eye pressure. Mine has been high and higher these past years and I said no to drops as once you start the drops you cannot stop. It's for beginning of glaucoma.  Well my pressure went down from 30 and 28 to both 23. It's not perfect but no more head aches and oh yes my right eye improved vision drastically. How about that? It's unknown how my prssure went down, but it's great!

 

Yes I got my Super Toods shirt with cape when I got my glasses.

Friday my team won at volleyball in the swimming pool. It was fun!
walking in the pool at 7am does wake me up ha haa.




This one might be better?

I thought this was cute. Well have a great week ahead!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Taking ah Sick day


     Yesterday was a frustrating day and all through the night the after affects of going constantly to bathroom. You know what I mean. At 5am I had to tell my roommate I am staying home close to the bathroom.  Don't want to take chances at senior pool exercise and the car trip tp GreenBay.
Donna went to senior swim and will take Sue for the needed get away she deserves. They will donate to the casino  ;-0

     The weather turned cool and wonderful sleeping nights. The leaves are turning color but not peak yet. We want to drive to St. Paul MN for Donna's granddaughters birthday in Oct. I am hoping full color Fall then.

  I will be sure to take my camera with me when I go out. I keep forgetting it. I have laundry to do and should get at crafts also if I want to do craft shows in Spring. The extra money will go for trips.
  Stay on the sunnyside of life my friends!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Too Busy having Fun to BLoG


     My bad not blogging for awhile. Ya, having fun with the ealrly morning coffee club at Mc D's and oh yes we went cruising on the river.

Mississippi River


 The paddle boat we rode on



It rained while we had an excellent lunch on board




The paddle was cool.






Donna left,Nellie and Pat front right and I am the 4th golden girl LOL!!!
It was a fancy lunch buffet. Everything was run so well.
I would recommend this trip and the casino I did lose but the monies was small
and I had fun!




This was taken from our hotel room.
What a view huh?
You see the golf islands?

So I was up and at Mc D's at 6am and by senior pool for exercise with seniors in the pool.
Splish splash those guys were fun! My suit fit fine and the water felt so dang good.
Donna pulled a groin muscle but we will sign up and go three times a week.
Then we stopped at the farmers market to buy me an elephant ear (bakery) and these itty bitty tomatoes for our salads. This weekend we serve food at the Rock fest our church is having. Ya, you read that right. The church I go to is River Rock and it rocks! The band is awesome and the drummer is very good. Lots of food Saturday so come on over.
Friday is October Fest in Door County which is the thumb of WI.
I did not mention all the fun we had on our trips. I did not mention the bloopers or make movies yet as we are still busy helping her kids and seeing people and watching the kite flyers at the lake.
Yesterday we went to bingo at community bingo which is held at different nursing homes each week. Donna won socks and a wash rag and our table was threatened to be kicked out if we didn't quiet down. Gads we had FUN! Then we went to Mc D's to meet the other clutch of coffee drinkers.
Working on woodburning again and Donna on her knitting to do craft shows together.
Guess what? I found out what fun is again!
Till later be safe have fun and don't take life so serious.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Up North an over there

Train ride which was on my bucket list.

This ride Donna and 
I were the only ones on board. We had a blast. 

I even stood by the engineer and put out my arms like Titanic. Awesome!We stayed in Minong.

This train is in Duluth MN. We stayed at a downtown motel just three blocks from station. But if you turn wrong way it's many blocks LOL!! That happened a couple times. Duluth is amazing and the views and Lake Superior is awesome! The Fall colors have barely started but it was gorgeous.

Wildlife like bear deer turkeys and eagles was amazing.

A walk on the beach of Lake Superior. 

The ride went up to the north shore of Lake Superior.




We stopped often at rest stops and little towns to eat and walk around and shop.
We took side trips and it was great. We were in no hurry and we visited awesome historical sites.




Cool clean water of Lake Superior. We loved the many ships 
despite fog here and there.

I will go through my video I took and few photos when I have time.
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Also met Cindy my blog friend up nort.

 
Cindy and Jim are wonderful folks. Great time.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Finally Moved

     I am finally moved and just about have things put in their new places.
Having mostly two of everything we choose the better one.
It was obvious God wanted Donna and I together. We get along well and
have been through alot. Her dog makes me smile.....


Speaking of smiles my granddaughter lost a tooth. She was so excited the fairy would come.
Her mom and I took her to a fish market for sandwiches and we as my granddaughter said 'a picnic' by the lake. The weather was perfect with overcast and no blaring sun. Then we took her to Cosmic Space. A building with huge inflatables for kids. She had lots of fun.

I am resting this weekend. Moving and cleaning and concussion (ya that too) and broken nose and started a new med also. But I look at it as done and I did it with help from my friend and her family.

Now the new chapter unfolds of my life.

Interesting the front road of our condo will be redone Monday. Construction everywhere.
So we cannot have our cars parked here.Where do they expect us to park? Side streets.
We talked of driving up to Spooner WI and stay over at her family's deer camp. But
second thought it's 6 hour drive there, I dunno.
Have a good weekend!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Packers and Packing

 Hello! I am doing much better today. Today I am allowed to blow my nose. But  am afraid to. I can get a regular band aid on it now but still ugly and sore. I recall hitting the cement floor with face and there was an instant of nothing hurt, I felt nothing for at least a half hour. There was wet slurry mud down in the old cellar and when I went down there just one foot in the slurry I went sailing on one foot and next thing I hit floor and heard "CRACK". My nose broke and the deep cut in my nose needed 6 or 7 stitches. The nurse poured soapy water over my face to clean dirt out so I held my breath. I also had dirt slurry in my mouth and up my nose and tiny stones embedded Oh I can't even talk about it. I now know a bit of how water boarding feels.  I told the landlord over two months ago the boiler was leaking bad and flooding my side of basement. She said she would call plumbers for estimates.....nothing happened except me now falling. I am so lucky my nose got the brunt and not my legs or hips. It rattled my marbles for a couple days
  I wasn't trying to look like Watts mind you LOL!


           More packing and gathering today. Big room empty and I washed the floor then closed the door, done. Same with bathroom. The move will be good and I am looking forward to condo living with a good friend. My rent will help her pay off her condo real quick. Her gransons are moving the big stuff for me and their truck.  They will even unscrew the rubbermaid shed and take that too!
End of week is Doctor visit. Boy will she be surprised to see me LOL!!! Tomorrow I get stitches out. That I know will hurt. But I am tuff. I might squint like the eye of that squirrel in Ice Age.





     Have a good week and stay on the sunnyside!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Be Informed

     ...that I maynot be on internet awhile do to two things

Moving and...


I had an accident an broke my nose.

Things happen.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rainy storms after a beautiful morning.


     Thank you for your comments and viewing my video of Jazz Crawl. I was my worst critic for sure. It has been awhile since I made and edited a video. Nothing in liquid refreshments was served before I got on trolley. I  am sure the folks on the trolley had a brewski or two ;-) I had just finished a few hours of volunteering and tired actually, and it was hot and very humid then the storms hit again and again. If you thought I was drunk by my voice, I do not drink! My muscle disease has slowed my speech and is really evident when I am tired. Awhile back I had said I feared to talk on video because of that. So now you know and heard. The people of this town are friendly and I was told I am a people person. I am? LOL!!  I would love to do a Jay Leno walk and ask people questions h haa.
     I packed my itty bitty car again and moved it to my friends home. We headed out after we unloaded my car and went to the warf by the lake (lake Michigan). We did our morning walk on the boardwalk. It winds around the inlet of the lake into Sheboygan river. The seagulls and ducks and bubbles in water of big fish! I recognized the 'swirls' in the water to know it was big fish in there watching me. After our walk we walked to SCHWARZ'S fish market. 
  We bought a breaded cod sandwich..$4.00 Broccoli salad 1.74, pretzel-pineapple salad 1.74
We drove to the lakeshore by tables by the shore and we sat down to eat and listen to the crashing waves and suddenly one...two..three sea gulls came into view watching us and saying 'mine? mine?
That's a Nemo thingie. Ha haa. We sat and ate till we were too full and it was time to pick up our friend Pat and take her to work. She fell out of her attic in garage and shattered her heel. Ya, makes you cringe with pain hearing that. Now tonight was tornado watch south of us and one warning. We are still getting rain...yah!
     By the way I had no leftovers to take home. So the Schwarz was with me. Oh funny me.
  I'll be packing more tomorrow but by end of week Donna and I are going to the fair in Manitowoc county. There it is one price to get in and that covers all rides etc. Next week is our fair here after that our river cruise.
  Thank you friends for still hangin in there with me. I am so sorry I don't get to visit your blogs as much as I want to. When I settle down in my new home I will be able to read more blogs and yours!
   ow to put together my racing video.
My itty bitty car found a wedge parking spot at the races LOL!!




More at 11 whatever....

 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Babble and Video of Fest

  I haven't done a video in so long. I see now what I should have done but hey I have to get back in my groove again. Better yet, a NEW groove eh? I was told I worked 4pm to 9pm and even wrote it down on calendar. That person said they made a mistake and they had me down for 5:45 till 7:45pm. Next day she says I WAS forgetful as she told me it was 5;45. I said fine whatever. But to lie to my and people around me like I was forgetful. I am once in awhile but she knows I said let me write it down and had her repeat it on phone. I don't take kindly to that one bit. I am trying to let it go.
     Before I say something I shouldn't here is my video......


    

I have one more video to put together of the races I went to.
I am so tired. Hot and so humid it is hard to breathe today.
Take care and have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Rollin On The River"

 Remember that great song by Ike and Tina Turner?

Well my new great friends Nelli and Pat and of course Donna, well today
we all decided to go rollin on the Mississippi river for a 4 day and three night cruise!!!
Yes the Golden girls on vacation! Donna and I will have to corral the other two gals cause they drink and are wild LOL!!! and Donna and I don't drink but we do have fun. Now one of the elderly gals is hot lookin for ah man. She is so dang funny I could write a sit com about her.We are all excited about this trip next month. I have never been on a vacation and this, well heart be still. I love the Missahsip and maybe seen it five or six times. It's amazing.
 I took my car in the service dept of where I bought it and said I popped in with no appointment but this Klingon symbol light went on in my car. Long story short no problem. Jabar put a soda in my hand and drove my car in checked and one tire a bit low now okay. No air leak no charge but Jabba is what I call him gave me a bag of popcorn to take along. I aked if this old lady could bring her car in every couple months woud  lthey top off fluids and check her over? Jabba said of course and you can help yourself to the snack bar and soda or coffee. I said okay then make that every month LOL!!! He laughed and said come on in and visit no problem we love your humor. Really? He really did crack up about the Klingon symbol and when I told the entire service crew about not being sucked under this semi and not getting blown off the highway. They asked me questions about the Smart Car as most never drove one. I told them go ahead and take turns around the big lot. Two of them did! They LOVED it! I felt like a stand up comedian. I was on a roll or being a fool but it was fun and I don't care. I went over to Vinnies to find a river cruise outfit. SCORE! I found a great out fit.
I went to my bank at Walmart and found out they too are in both north and southside stores in the city of Sheboygan where I am moving back to. So good to hear. 
  I accidentally pressed a button here and a paragraph moved! Creepy.
  Hopefully I will be moved in with Donna by the trip departure here in Plymouth! Go figure.
Donna finished my sentence! I said I bought a roasted chicken....she quick says you get it half price? Um yes I did and .....she says you break it up and freeze portions for salads? I say You do that to?
Of course. 
     The construction is really awful. Patching with blacktop in so many places in the big city of Sheboygan. The construction budget was cut.  It's awful looking and bumpy as blacktop will never lay flat for fill in WI. cold then heat will pop that blacktop outtah those holes like a blackhead. From the shrinkage to expansion.....POP! Wow ha that was a graphic visualization huh? Gross, sorry ha.
 Tomorrow big day sorta kindah. For me it's busy compared to just sitting. Haul my winter clothes to Donnas house to shelve. Then we go pick Pat up and go to UWM for a fund raiser which Nellie is serving there. She's doing it for the free eats to volunteers LOL!  It's great chicken and lots of food and Jazz bands. Yes Donna and I both love Jazz. Then after we eat the Golden girls will drive down by the lake for the sail boat races. I know the jokes about the boat races but this is REAL sailing races. The last time I saw them was months before I met hubby 38 years ago. I loved the races but he didn't. I never went again. Looking back I was a fool to give up all my activities I loved so much.
Ennway I should be home before the sun sets or just sets about. I do not drive at night. I giggle it's fun.
  That's all for today. I will have camera tomorrow!!! So pictures soon!

Stay on the sunnyside!


Monday, August 10, 2015

I am Excited

Downton Abbey...At my age one must ration one's excitement





Yes because if we learned anything from past experience I may change my mind.
From past experience something may arise. Don't celebrate till the last i is dotted.

     The rent went higher because at our age we do forget things and a couple we both forgot.
It comes out the same as the apartment in town. BUT here I will be with a good friend and allowed to have my scrollsaw in basement! We will be going to allot of things and vacations together? YES VACATIONS! Besides we eerily have so many things in common. We each have oatmeal for breakfast with fruit. We both LOVE broasted chicken. We both love stock car races. We both love our bratwurst black. The list will eventually go longer no doubt. I think we drank the same well water growing up HAA! All those things in common even the humor! So it's all good. She has a health issue as I do and we will help each other stay on track with diet etc. 12 blocks to Mc Ducks for coffee and does her crossword puzzle. She walks the one mile or 12 blocks every morning at 5am and says I will be too. Huh? What time? I don't think my clock has that number. Yep she says it won't be long before I leave that cane in the corner to gather dust. So I will get her to lose the weight her doctor says. I will duct tape the fridge at night LOL!!!  She asked me where I always wanted to go on vacation. I still can't answer that. I DO know I want to ride the rails! I mean a train ride anywhere! Also a car ferry ride to Michigan! Both of which hubby wanted to do with me but never did.

  I will leave my shed and lots of tools in basement. I will leave table set and tv and stand too. I'll take my bed and dresser, clothes, hover round and aids and my chair and scrollsaw and toolbox. (big toolbox)
That's all I am taking oh and my dishes and shampooer. She has this little dawg that needs hair cuts. No problem I can do that and save her money. I will have to get used to this little dawg with his toungue hangin down outside his mouth all the time. He is allergic to grass poor thing.
   So now back to basement to condense and select what I will need to take. I wish the move was over. One day attah time. I know.
Stay on the sunnyside!
 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Blonde in Incognito

"Blonde in Incognito "

The story unfolds of a brunette under cover in a blonde wig by day.
At night an intelligent brunette under covers. 
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You see this is why I don't rite stories. Not enough details LOL!!!

  I have four more years of files to shred. Too many boxes and I should keep last seven years tax history they say.  I had this shredder going in my pretty much empty room and the sound was loud.
For three bucks I picked this shredder up from Vinnies. Works great. New ones are like $34
I thought of those crooks shredd'in evidence and I began to laugh out loud. I wondered if people could hear me from the street OMG! My blinds were open. Did anybody take a phone photo? Oh my gosh I teared up with laughter. I may have three bags to fill yet then done.
  Things have turned around, the tides have turned, the cows came home, calm in the hood.
All in all I found a home and everything will soon enough calm and time to heal. It's been an horrible year fro me and last year too. New batteries in my camera and I will take it with me as I will be out and about so much more in my future.
  This coming week I am going to a concert. I actually bought a ticket! To seeChicken and all that Jazz at UWM in Sheboygan. 

     Then Friday I am vounteering selling wrist bands and t-shirts at the PAC in Plymouth also Jazz called the Jazz Crawl

  THEN Saturday night my friend Donna and I are going to Plymouths stock car racing. She is also a widow but widowed twice. We grew up as friends in the same countryside and somehow we met up at German fest a couple weeks ago. So ennaway one thing lead to another and we can help each other. She needs extra money to pay off condo sooner and is lonely and I need a home and a friend. Life can turn onnah dime be it good or bad.

  A wonderful thing happened today. I got to talk 'meet' a long time blog friend on the phone.
We spent one hour and it was so enjoyable. I wasn't disappointed at all. This tells me I really got to know this person friend through the years.
  Now it's time to make supper. Have a great week ahead!!


   

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Blinded by the Truth


  You know how in your mind you see glimpse of reality but something in your thoughts shelve it so you don't see more than a glimpse of the truth? I knew the day I moved in with my son and how he was treating me that this was not going to work. The doctors felt my son caused me to go over the edge and this would be from the pan into the fire. But I felt weak and nowhere to go. He didn't have time for me  and the truth has always been 'He didn't want to be bothered with me'. Those truths were there all along but I guess I did not want to believe it or I made excuses for it. Some hard truths are heart breaking and depression can take over and lie to you. The mind is strong and yet fragile and can break or be scarred. Be we fight to go on most times. Sometimes depression wins and one can't go on. Your brought back but again the reality is you are still abandoned, alone.
  Where am I going with this? I must move on as the bit of talk we (son and I)had he didn't care of my needs like a stove that works and railing that don't don't wobble sway. The attitude was - a shrug and look of then leave. She can't afford to fix it and other tenants never complained.
  So ennaway I am facing reality that I already knew, it wasn't going to work. I tried and tried hard but I chose to not believe it I guess. So last night as I started to break I called my friends in Missouri and then my friend Donna and Donna talked to me foe over an hour and she will help me find a place. I messaged my DIL and she will help me too. I tell myself out loud I will be fine and I am looking at this apartment complex for 55+ with activities and independent living. It is downtown Sheboygan away from here.
  I must keep positive thoughts and I know Hugh was right all along. Lots to do and again lots to leave behind. Say a prayer for me okay? I need a home I need people who care. I do not wish this feeling of abandonment onto anybody.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

This a storm an that too


Now for something completely different





I was asked by a wonderful loyal friend, why I had to take a bird bath.
I made one I didn't take one but this reminded me of something sort of simular.
I get vertigo dizzy standing in my tub to take a shower. Visualize this....
A deep claw foot iron tub (higher  than my knees). Now the curtains (four of them) hang around the tub on a pvc pipe and the ceiling is three feet higher than the pipe. The shower faucets are at the drain. Bend  way down. two weird handles - small someone created. The shower head is a hand held hooked up to spout. As the water gets to temp at your feet now you lift it up (don't slip!) and try inserting it (don't stare at the high tunnel of curtains) -high up on the wall in a holder while water is splashing IN your face. I have to touch wall hard to ground myself and wash with one hand while other is holding wall as I am dizzy yet my eyes closed. Lots of white curtains all around you, no no black walls at this station. I know who will get that.  Now to get out it is step way up ugh over and way down onto slippery linoleum floor WHOOPS!  Your hoo hoo (Oprahs terminology) is now on the edge of tub. Ya grab the sink boink yer head on a corner metal cabinet not placed correctly say some colorful words while checking if head is bleeding.
So you see the birdbath reminded me of 99% of the time I take basin baths which is simular to a birdbath but I don't crawl into the sink like when I was a little kid to conserve well water now don't cha know. This has been an announcement I hate my bathroom!
Lessee where was I?
Storm hit this afternoon. I saw it swirl and tenticles which is called scud by meteorologists was being sucked back up into clouds....not a good sign by the way. I went for my phone and sigh...I am NOT a weather spotter anymore. Nance yer in Wisconsin not Missourah!!!!
I saw and hollered to neighbors drinking outside oblivious to weather only their argument.
"It's Here!" I yelled caught the flying rubbermaid garbage can set it up on my porch got my car parked right along side of house to be protected and got in the door and BOOM! shear winds hit!
Like a movie I timed that right lol! Bill hollered next door to his Ma Nancy knows her shit!
The interpretation of sheboyganite means Nancy sure is knowledgable. This was the third time I gave them warning a storm was gonna hit and they listened and I was right on. I watch out for them as they are true Sheboyganites who grill out every weekend and drink beer every evening. Growing up with folks like that the kids watch out for them as the folks get snookered lol!

Some branches came down here and there and not on our vehicles.
     I phoned my sister yesterday. Now that's news and progress. She was very understanding and I told her to never forget that I love her. She said the same back. We laughed we cared we miss one another.
  To be continued ....
            News at 11...wait, it's not 11 yet.......oh well.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Late Night Babble


     Well today was great. I went for my appointment I set up yesterday by stopping in to make sure. You see most salons here do not take appointments anymore except for in depth coloring etc jobs I guess. They were great about it and liked I stopped in. So it was my time at the salon. Oh and my years of problem eyebrows? With scars and those wire hairs Ma called devil horns? ALL taken care of. My new stylist I knew right away she knows her job. My brows she made narrower so the scars don't matter and invisible. She really put thought into how to help my brows. One brow always looked bigger than the other because hair will not grow in a scar you see. Never saying a word "RIP!" and I did not squeal no but when she asked me if I was ok, I answered in a high voice "Uh huh". ha haa. From the waxing my brows they were red and swollen but it was totally worth it!!!
  Now my hair do. I want my old style I loved when I was a hippie younger. I got the style from a movie Barb was in. I had to have that do!! I told my stylist I know it will take months but I eventually want my groove back lol! Here is a picture of
Barb with the do I love.


     It was a wash an pick'n go style. If a bit fuzzy spritz this curl stuff on and scrunch your hair and the curls come back. Very cool. No helmet style perm just a freedom perm for me. My stylist loved my car and told me at 63 I am not old. Bless her heart! Her name is Amy and by golly the vertical rods she did and fixed the chopped cut I got from Walmart. She performed a miracle. She said not to wash hair for 72 hours or three days as it could wash out this type of perm. I was never told that before or is my memory fading? No I am positive I don't know lol. I sipped delish coffee and if they had a gal who would do nails I probly would have had that done too. This was all new to me in a way. If I can't find a companion at least I'll feel purdy.

     I felt really good today doing for me. I then for lunch made myself the best sub sandwich and the worst to try an eat LOL!! The tomato slices kept slipping popping out like corks from a bottle and the mayo dripping and then the lettuce started escaping flying out along with the tomatoes. It was becoming a sloppy mess and I was laughing out loud eating this mess. It was SO delish!
  I talked with my friend Donna tonight and we decided to go to the Cascade firemens picnic together tomorrow. It is south of here rural. She will pick me up as I don't drive nights or drive on highways anymore. I only bought my car to zip around town for shopping. I don't want a semi trailer to blow me off the road. So tomorrow shall be fun. I haven't gone to a firemens picnic in many years. I hope to see lots of people I know from the area. But I realize most have died now and I have learned to be in the now and never expect something. That just sets you up for disappointments.
  I finished my birdbath. My batteries are dead in my camera or else I'd have photos. I made it from a lamp base and a ceiling glass light shade.
  Have a nice fun weekend!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

End of July

  End of July already. Can you believe it? The heat wave for 12 days now will be around another four days. I've been reminded on facebook it could be worse. In Texas my friends told me how bad it is there. California friends told me how bad it is there. If you go online and watch world weather it really is crazy strange. So my fans are getting me through and the little ac doesn't do much. Electric cost is high here compared to Missouri where it really is needed to survive. Canada looks good right now ha. But the grass is not greener. You have to make it greener for yourself I learned. Attitude is key.

  I just have the porch floor to paint now and a second coat on steps. The floor will get two coats too.
I am not getting a discount on rent or paid for expense of paint and supplies. That is ok I need these projects somehow. Keeps me physically challenged and to keep me moving. But a thank you would be nice. Just sayin.
 
I am looking forward to the Jazz Crawl coming up and music will be all around Plymouth. I am looking forward to the county fair also. I have not been at the generations (senior center) in awhile. It is just no fun sorry to say. That's what's missing. You won't see folks laughing having a good time. Most are in their late 70's. Where are the folks in their 60's? At the bars and events around town. Fishing on the lakes at the races. Living life hard and doing their bucket list. Some are raising their grandchildren or caretakers for parents.  Some working as social security isn't enough or medical bills. Gee where did this post wander off to?
  Ennaway I will go to events at Generations to support them. I am looking for my own personal CHEERS. You know the tv show? Where everyone knows your name? I haven't found it yet.
  It looks like the threat of bad weather is gone and a breeze finally. So I will go out and start painting the porch floor. I take my time. Take care!
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dusty thirsty birds...


  Because of the road being replaced it is dusty and so are the birds. I had wanted a birdbath but boy have you seen the prices of them?  I put out a clay saucer and noticed it was being used quite a bit. Even a fight broke out at the water hole...lol! So I thought of making my own bird bath watering hole.

 
TAH DAH!!!

I saw this on pinterest. Old lamp bases turned into bird baths!!
I am not sure of using glass anything sitting out in the yard with kids playing near it. I could see shattered glass and owies and oh my no no no.
I must find a metal type and even a plastic bowl and use e6000 glue. Man that glue is fab!
I saw a tree lamp made into a feeder. It was interesting. 

 


I thought this cup feeder was cute to hang on a shepards pole. 
Again use E6000 glue but tip the cup some. There are Blue Jays that fight birds everyday in my backyard. I swear they are associated with the mob see, and they come to collect everyday.

Ennaway....The road work right outside my house here is interesting if you visualize the earth shaking bumps and thumps as the Huge walkers from Star Wars right outside! Cool eh? Heh.
You must have an imagination to create your environment sometimes.  Yesterday I needed to go to laundromat. This nice young man jumped on his back hoe and shoved the big pile of gravel in front of my driveway so I could get out. He chuckled at my car then LOL but I laughed with him as hey this car is FUN!! I did my laundryat 'Sit'n Spin' Love that name....there was a young woman I had seen there before using a walker. We talked the whole time I was there. Her husband left her when she was diagnosed with a muscle disease. How devastating. I listened to her and became her sounding board and gave advice when she asked. I came home blessed I can drive and walk again!!
I do not take anything for granted. I remember some years ago going to sleep just fine and waking up not being able to move the pain was so bad. I will not take anything for granted but enjoy in the now, the moment.

     I watered my garden this morning and washed my dishes before construction guys turned off water. Turning on and off water like that shakes up sediments from pipes and not good for your water heater. One must clean out faucet aerators too. I had a nice conversation with a man in the home improvement center at Vinnies. He was impressed he told me of my knowledge. He asked me what something was in his hand and I glanced and told him it was a circuit breaker. I then thought this guy was NOT very knowledgeable lol! Everyone knows what a breaker is, right? I bought me a calk gun to use around the windows and doors on the porch I am painting. I scraped and painted the ceiling already. This house was poorly maintained and it shows. Like I had said I can put lipstick onnah pig, but it's still ah pig. It's like putting a suit on Uncle Buck but the suit does not change his manners. Did that make sense? Sure it did. I said something at the street cafe other day and this lady said something to take the glory out of what I said...follow? I told her she jist licked the red off my candy. Now most all the elderly there laughed like crazy and said they hadn't heard that saying in many years. Heh so I got the last laugh you could say.
  Now it's time to woodburn this picture I am jist starting. It's ah doozey! Wanna see the the pattern??

OK.............................here it is...............................








Yes I love this wizard and yes this is a woodburning someone did
and now I want to do it too!
Fun!!!! It makes me relax as you must hold the hot pen ever so lightly.
Patience and steadyness.

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