Wednesday, March 25, 2020

No Sunshine

     Where has our sunshine gone? I am tired of the gloomy days and want a change. Spring is suppose to be here , but you can't really tell that with the temperature going up and down and you don't really know how you want to dress in layers or not. 
     I am ready to go back to a normal life as normal as can be. I am tired of being told how to take care of myself as though I don't know how to do it. I know how to stay healthy and safe without being told all of the time. 
    I have been alternating between embroidering, working on a 1000 piece puzzle and reading. My walking has been confined because of them closing the track and exercising room here in my apartment building. I don't watch a lot of television mainly have it on for noise because I can't stand the quiet. 
    The kids are out of school with their chrome books and working from home. Some of them will do what they are suppose to do, but I can feature some of them not doing it. Will they truly keep them back a grade because of all this, keep the kids from graduating and being able to walk across the stage to get their diploma? It makes you wonder when we will get back to a normal life or as normal as it can be. 
    Why do they want us to live in fear? Are they trying to control us to do as they say and not have a mind of our own?  I have common sense and know what to do and what not to do during this time and I hope that other people do as well. When you live on a fix income you know how to wisely spend your money on the essentials that you need or at least I do to keep food that will last for several days. 
     What have you been doing to keep yourself busy during this time? Do you have family or a friend to check on you and make sure you are doing o.k.?  I remember back when I was in assisted living rehabbing a broken leg. We had to stay in our apartment and they brought our meals to us because of a bug going around that reminded me of the bug today.  I was thankful I had a window to look out. It was a great deal like what we are going through today only they didn't shut everything down like they have now. I watched the local news this morning and when they showed  the highway it reminded me of  a ghost town with the few vehicles on the road. 
    I hope you all remain well and safe. I am going back to work on my baby quilt. It is called "They came by two". I love watching my embroidering to come to life. I just know I will not embroidery on terry cloth again. I tried it and I didn't like it. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020


People are running scared because of the new type of virus that is going around. Cancelling so many activities and shutting down so many things. I know that people need to know what is happening, but really every day on all of the news channels is a bit much. So many different spins on the same topic and put the fear into people Having a run or toilet paper is in my opinion a bit much. Nothing in the what they say you need to watch for has anything to do with the need for an abundance of it. 
I go about my business washing my hands and taking responsibility for my health. Just watching what I do and not panic. At my age I take every day that I am given and make the most of it because you don't know what tomorrow will bring and if you can get out of bed. I stay active because I want to be able to go every chance that I get. I miss not being able to go whenever I want, but I can understand my family's feeling on the subject. I live in a 6 floor apartment building so you need to take in consideration everything around you. I know who is coming to my apartment because they have to call me so I can let them into the building unless someone has propped open the door which they are not suppose to do. The only one that has a key to get into my apartment is my daughter so that she can check on me if I don't answer my phone. I keep busy working three days a week doing bookwork. I lucked into the job and it gives me some mad money as I call it.
I still do a lot of embroidering and reading sometimes read to late at night because the book holds my attention so well that I don't want to stop until I have read it all. Kindle Unlimited is the best money that I spend because you can read so many books and you don't have to buy them. They cost $9.99 a month and where can you buy all different kinds of books for that price. 
I baked some cookies yesterday. I had bought some cookie dough from my grandson for their fundraiser. It will take a while to use up because I don't have big enough room in my refrigerator freezer to freeze them. It is suppose to keep in the refrigerator for several months before you bake them.
I wish the sun would come out, but it doesn't look like it will today. It depends on where you live what kind of weather you are having today. It is almost Spring and I am looking forward to not have to dress in layers.
My youngest grandson is out for Spring break this next week and my other grandson has school. They are to have an FFA competition this coming Monday and he has to take his two horses for them to judge. The only thing Dad said was Cleo could only be shown in halter because she hasn't been ridden in quite some time and that Matt rides Hot Rod himself and nobody else gets to do it. 
Well it is long enough and I need to go back to working on my baby quilt. It is coming along quicker because of not changing colors so much. Have a great weekend and take care.  

Saturday, March 7, 2020

A windy day

The louvers on the building across the street  are banging  because of the wind today. It is that time of the year when we get the storms. I am not ready for that, but you never know when it is going to happen. I pray for those in Nashville and others affected by storms lately. 
    It will be a few days before I see my family with the flu going around. I have been very lucky so far and not been sick and I want it to continue. 
   We  have had some nice beautiful weather with the temperature in the 60's. I take advantage of those days except when it is really windy. I don't want to get blown over. 
    I have been working on a new baby blanket which is progressing. It is not like some that I have done where you have to change to a lot of different colors. I like the pastels which makes you think of a baby. 
    Have you managed to escape the flu so far?  One of my sons and son-in-law have had it so I am not going to see either one of those for now. 
    Spring break is around the corner. Not everybody gets one and some are using them to make up days from being out because of bad weather. 
   The time is sure flying. It seems as though a month just gets started and then it is gone. I guess that is a sign that I am getting older which I hate to admit. I am glad that I can stay by myself. I like sleeping until 10 in the morning on a weekend, eating on my schedule and what I want to eat. 
   Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020


  It has been a while since I have been here. I just don't seem to have enough hours or I am to tired. Some will wonder why. Well I have come out of retirement and I work three days a week for about 4-5 hours a day doing bookwork for a homeless shelter. It is an eye opening experience. Some are thankful for what they get while others aren't, some want help and there are those who just want a free handout. They come and get me, feed me lunch, and bring me home so I can't complain. I still miss being able to drive, but I can see why my family don't want me to be driving anymore being I totaled two vehicles within 6 months and the last accident was where I got my broken leg.
      It was two years ago today that I lost my other half. I know he went to a better place and no longer had to suffer, but I still miss him. We all know that we will go through it, but you are never ready when it happens. 
    My three grandsons the one in the middle is the youngest but he is the tallest. They are 20,14, and 15. My oldest, who will be 21 in June which I don't like admitting, works for a company that does remodeling and building homes. He has found someone that was willing to teach him a trade. He did n't like working for a lawn scaping company mowing yards. He helps that company do snow removal. We had some snow but not a lot this year in comparison to what others had. My youngest is in the 8th grade and getting ready to start his track season. He does discus and shot put. My 15 year old is a freshman in high school. He has his driving permit, but can't get his license until he turns 16 which won't be until October. His horse showing season starts in May and I think that he is looking forward to it. I just like to go watch. 
   The dryer rack is just a few of the things that I have done and I have more on the hoop. I usually have more than one thing going at once. I did a couple of craft shows this past year, but they weren't anything to get overly excited about. I tried my first experience with embroidering on terry cloth, but that is not my thing. I wasn't happy with it and it is harder to do. 
   I thought that I would let you know that I am still alive. Take care and have a great day.