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. 


Susie said...

Hi Shirley, I think of you often. Hope you are doing well , other than being tired. I know you miss your husband. Nothing can prepare people for the loss of people we love. Stay strong. My gosh your grandson have grown up . Didn't take long did it? Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

Vickie said...

Oh your grandsons are so tall and handsome! :)
I see you still keep busy with your needlework too! I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the Springtime weather soon Shirley!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

TWO years. That passed fast, but probably not for you. Working a few days a week is probably good for you. So many elderly people (I am 69 and Terry is 73 so I can say that) don't even have a hobby to keep them busy. Your grands are very handsome.

Be well. Watch out for that virus!
xx, Carol