Monday, November 05, 2018

Playing catch-up!

Well, time has flown. We’ve been to Texas to see #1 and his lovely spouse. I’ll call her Yellow Rose. She is the sweetest thing on two feet. We had a terrific visit and came home just in time to get the furniture moved for the renovations to start the following Monday.
The 1986 carpet that was the color of dirt is finally gone! The old bathroom fixtures and linoleum has been ripped out and disposed of. Tile has gone in.  I am absolutely over the moon with the choices and the look! Paint and new cabinets and fixtures have been chosen. The master bedroom walls have been painted and I am really happy with the color I chose. The closet has been designed and will be installed once everything is finished - hopefully the week between Christmas and New Years. Soon enough the blue trim will be turned white, the hardwood flooring will be delivered, and the dust will be a thing of the past. Until then, we will embrace the chaos, hug our cat, and get through it.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Fish oil

The fish oil, they said.
It’s good for you, they said.
It makes your skin healthy and your hair shiny, they said.
And they were right...
What they neglected to mention was that every time you burp, it tastes like fish.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Gray no more....

I looked in the mirror the other day and saw gray! Lots of gray!
This morning I fixed it.
With my friend Clairol.
Bye bye gray.

Friday, October 05, 2018

10/5 Really? Already?

It’s been a busy week.
I had a birthday. I celebrated a lot! went to lunch with friends, met friends for snacks, and even had lobster for dinner!
We had friends stop in on their way north.
I’ve done a mountain of laundry, gone to prayer shawl, run two Handbell rehearsals, and spent time (every day) on the treadmill.
I’ve finished a shawl and blocked it and a scarf. If they are dry, I’ll pull them up and put them away... but, it’s been so humid that I think it will have to wait until tomorrow.
And it’s finally Friday!
Today I hope to relax a bit, finish a scarf, and start a mitten. But first I need to put the guest room back together...

Monday, October 01, 2018


I’ve had a pretty productive day so far.
Laundry is running.
Walk is done.
Breakfast and dishes are next.
Vacuuming and dusting after that.
I’m getting everything done so that I can crochet the day away tomorrow.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Some days

All one wants is chocolate cake with white frosting...

I can wait until Tuesday...
but I don’t want to.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Words - of advice

Words are powerful.
If you don’t mean it, then don’t say it - especially in a fit of temper.
Don’t use words to be mean. That’s abuse. Pure and simple.
Words can cut a person to the quick and hurt more than a knife - especially if it comes from the one we love most.

If something doesn’t go exactly the way you think it should, please remember... it’s not always all about you.  The person at the other end isn’t trying to make you angry. Sometimes things happen. Please try to be patient. Take a step back and take a deep breath. Sure you’re frustrated, but understand that the other person is trying their best to help you. When you snap, you’re selfish. When you whine and complain because you aren’t getting what you want when you want it, you’re being a selfish brat!

Use words to build people up.
Be kind.
Be compassionate.
Be empathetic.
Be loving.

If you find yourself in a fit of temper, write a T on your calendar. I bet you’ll see a pattern. Can you fix it? I bet you can. You need to work at it.

If you can’t say something nice, keep your trap shut!
If you find you’ve been nasty, an apology goes a long way... But, try to fix the behavior. I’m sorry only works for so long...