Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday Babbling

The goldfinch are back. I checked last year's pictures and it was about time. Not going to make myself nuts, trying to get perfect shots. There were a bunch of them in the bones of the old fig and I decided they were pretty and you would believe me - I didn't have to have proof, one's good.

Monday, garbage day, DH had a bunch to gather today. I wish I had the energy to clean like a Tasmanian Devil in my womb - the spirit is willing, but ...The fountain is going, hopefully. I guess a really heavy squirrel or something made it fall over and it broke.

I was reading some post for writer's on Facebook - we (writers) need to make our face known. Yeah, my face is wrinkled, my brows are bushy, my neck ...Well, you get the idea. I've liked using the moon - it's almost a trademark for me. My face? I don't want to give anyone nightmares or turn them off. The picture of me on my books is 2 1/2 years old, it's awful, and now I look a lot worse. (I'm good for Halloween) Need I really subject people to what I look like now? Or should I do an Ann Landers  and show a photo of me 30 years ago? (Isn't she dead?)
Old Photo, Blech!

I'm reading another one of my old books. I barely remember it, although it's only 1 1/2 years old. I am surprised that it looks professionally written. Hmm, maybe I'm not as lousy as I thought. I'm going to change the few little problems and resubmit it to the book patch. (problems such as - ma'am instead of Ma'am, and getting rid of ; in the middle of dialog, I didn't know you weren't supposed to use them - at the time - I guess some things that I learn, do stick to me.) 

We are in for another beautiful day. Yesterday was fantastic. DH took his motorcycle for a ride - it doesn't get out much - first time this year. Well, anyway, it will be another good day to open the windows and add pollen to the dust in the air. ;-)

I went shopping (online) yesterday. DH bought himself a nice bed in a bag when he went shopping. He offered to go pick one out for me. I told him thanks but no thanks. So - I sat looking in the various sites and maybe I found one. Read the particulars and it only came in a twin size. I knew I should have bought the one on Craig's List when I bought the bed! DH discouraged me. I've looked at comforters, spreads, quilts and even blankets. You may think me overly picky, BUT I know it will be the last I buy for the bed and I want to really like it. I have been stuck with the one I've got for nearly 20 years, so I know. Yeah, I know that I could buy a new one every year, but that's not the nature of the beast.

All for now, I need to get this posted and get dressed for the day! ;-)
Have a great day/night/whatever!


14 comments:

  1. I really like to see writers pictures. Yours is very nice and no reason at all that you shouldn't publish it. I've been thinking about your situation with your swollen feet and legs. Do you use a recliner? That may not be possible with your lung situation, my brother-in-law could never lean back when he was using oxygen. He sat up straight without elevating his feet and they swelled something awful. With my new MacBook Air I like to get in my recliner, push back just enough to elevate my feet, stick a little something behind my neck to tilt my head forward just a little, and I'm good to go with my computer.

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    1. Yes, I have a recliner - it's not very comfortable. It's also hard for me to raise and lower the feet. I need a pillow under my feet to raise them high enough and relieve the pressure on my heels. Not sure what you are referring to about your BIL on O2 - I sleep with it, have for many years.

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  2. I love that picture of you! C'mon now... you have not changed that much in 2 1/2 years!! You have those nice high cheekbones and pretty smile... We will be looking forward to more pics... ;-) I actually spent the day yesterday cleaning my house.. Lindsey usually does it but since she has been busy moving she has taken a couple of weeks off. I don't mind the vacuuming but it's getting down and under the bed and furniture that makes me go ouch! Enjoy this pretty day...

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    1. (Yes I have changed - a lot)
      I would think I died if one of my kids came over, let alone to clean!
      It is really pretty, but a haze is coming in. Aw ...

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  3. Like your picture very much. I always get an image in my head that turns out to be all wrong.

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    1. Hmm, I'm wondering about that image now. :-)

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  4. I wonder if they do advice columns. I once wrote to Ann Landers sister Abby, and got personal reply.
    Coffee is on

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    1. I think they still do them, but who the advisors are is anyone's guess.

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  5. I wonder if they do advice columns. I once wrote to Ann Landers sister Abby, and got personal reply.
    Coffee is on

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  6. I love the goldfinch. Would you believe I spent 3 yrs. trying to get a photo of one here in Idaho?? They're quick lit'l buggers. I've gotten eagles, magpies, starlings, mourning doves, woodpeckers.. Everything but that golden finch! I'm jealous. - Your photo looks great. You should post a recent one and the public scrutinity and judgement committee be damned. You know, my mom was 80 and stillllll trying to lose her "last 10lbs." I was like, "ma, if I make it to 80, trust me, "my last 10lbs." will be the last thing on my mind!" You're beautiful back in the day, you're beautiful now. :)

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    1. LOL, I must prepare myself - and maybe open some wine before I take a more recent photo!

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  7. we are always our own worst critics. i like your photo. :)

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