Friday, August 24, 2018

Oops! No title, hah!

 I was watching an old show and surprisingly I saw a familiar face. I believe this is from 2002, yet she hasn't seemed to change. Do you recognize her? Any fans out there?

 I have been trying to take care of me. My left foot and leg is swollen again. Feels a tad like the skin could burst and an alien could emerge. Ugh! I bought some new shoes to accommodate my new size. I'll just get liners, if and when the swelling goes down.
 So, I have spent a lot of my time chilling. Jill has been my 'nurse' so she could keep her eyes on me - and gaze out the window as well. :)

Have a good weekend folks! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Happy Birthday!

DH picked up a pizza on his way home from work and made a stop for a cake. Son, J., was going to come by after his work.
 Small party, but sufficient. I ate too much, as usual. Mmmm!

Hard to believe my girl, Jill, is nine years old! Her 'gottcha' anniversary is tomorrow. Time goes so fast!
Pizza, for me?
 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Time for bed ...

I just did my grocery shopping for next week! Yes, me! Actually, I made myself figure out how to shop at home on the comp at Wally World. DH has been bugging me to try it out. Poor guy he's tired of buying groceries and then listening to me complain about how everything he gets is too spicy or salty for me.

Well, the whole game used to take him a couple of hours. Tonight, I started at 12:30 and finished a bit after 4:30, that was after I made out the grocery list. I got a bit carried away, but I made sure I ordered some stuff that I like; pistachio pudding, long spaghetti, grape juice, canned tamales, Jiffy mix for muffins and waffles ... He got to the point where he wouldn't use a list(or take one.)

Grocery prices have sure gone up since I was pushing the cart. I admit I did get a little carried away, the total was over $125. I was tempted to order a cheese cake to keep in the freezer for occasional indulgence. (I have been known to make one last a week) I didn't order one though, I figured that was pushing my luck - he still has to pick up what he wants for suppers - haha.

I'm making so many mistakes, I better go to bed. I hope I don't dream about the lemon pie I want to make. (Mix)

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend! 

P.S. MMMimi - I can't figure out how I used to comment on your blog. Help! What do I do?

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hot August

Well, it's been over a year now and Jill has finally become an "only" dog, rather than a "lonely" dog. It took long enough, for a while I thought she would continue to act like her second half was missing. I've caught her playing 'Monster in the bed' by herself, growling and rolling around in the bedding the way she did with Jack. She pretty much stays by me, but it's more of a "Hi Mom, give me a scritch," rather than, "I'm lonely." She has decided that the closet is her preferred spot during rainy days. I still haven't sorted all the closet. One of these first days ... Sigh. The vet put Jill on diet dog food. I didn't see it happen, but she is slimmer. Of course, she's more active now, too.
So, Jill is slimming down and I seem to be going in the opposite direction. I bought a new dress and it looks more like a tent than a dress. Ugh! It looked pretty on the website - then I get it home and it reeked from the dye, so I gave it a wash and the red fabric shrunk, but the yoke and band on the skirt didn't. I can't seem to win ...
No luck with the tomatoes this year, too wet, too hot. They pretty much burst. We had 4 that were worth anything. Maybe next year ... Even the flowers didn't do as well as expected.

 Sorry, I'm not more chatty.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Old Friends

I was thinking of an old blogging friend this morning, before blogging we had been pen pals. I never met the dear lady in person, but I felt I knew her and her family. Then she fell off the face of the planet. She often had connection problems, so I didn't think anything of it, at first.

I tried calling her apartment, no answer - more puzzling as a weeks passed and the phone said it was no longer in service. I stupidly assumed that she had gone to spend the holidays with one of her sons or had moved and was very busy. As time went by with no word, I tried calling her sister's number and one of her sons.


Time marches on. I would think about her and try checking the obits. I couldn't find anything so I figured she was out there, somewhere, happily doing her crafts. Today, I was thinking about her and looked again at the obits. Sadly, she had passed away the day after her last post. Now, I know, now it hurts. It hurts more than thinking she was too busy for me. I feel guilty for even considering that.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Good Bye for now

I'm sorry, I just can't keep up. Words cannot express how sorry I am, thinking of what to say has become such a problem for me.

I've enjoyed blogging with you all and wish you all the very best.

Hugs, Sharon

Thursday, April 5, 2018

I See Dead People

Spending a lot of my time watching old TV shows. Finished all of Columbo. I believe he's one of my favorites. He was a good looking fellow when he was younger. I watched an episode of Decoy from 1958 that had Peter Falk in it. He really had a long run, didn't he? Whew, over 40 years.

Kind of off subject, yet not - No One can convince me that the big 'Silver Screen' or television doesn't influence people. Nearly every vice has been glamorized at one time or another. Drinking, smoking, doing drugs, whoring, etc. I believe the violence we see today is the offspring of all the screens in our lives. Just my personal opinion, don't chew my head off. Some people would be bad, no matter what, but  ...

***
I'm confused.
Post nasal drip.
Post means after, right?
Nasal means nose, right?
After the nose.
Hmm.
The words tell me,
I have a runny nose,
Not crap in my throat. 
Anti Nasal Drip
Or 
Pre-nasal Drip
Would be my choice ...

Stupid things I think about when I should be going to sleep at night. I am getting to be an old lady. Oh well.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Old Bones

Sigh ... I had an odd beginning to my day. I put Jill out for her duties and I spotted a trio of deer across the road. I haven't seen any in quite some time and it was a pleasure to watch them munching on the early spring grasses. I ran (you know I really didn't, it's just a figure of speech, haha) to get my camera. The results are on my header. I know I said a trio, but they didn't stick together enough for a decent shot.

The deer didn't pay any attention to Jill's threats, so I sat down in the doorway to watch them for a while. When they finally moved on, I realized that I was stuck on the floor. I guess I am ready for one of those call buttons. I began to crawl to my chair (about 10') when my knees began screaming. I was next to my little roll-top and decided to rest for a bit to revisit the junk on the lower shelves of the desk.

I haven't looked at that old stuff for ages. There is quite a stash of old silver plate that I bought to make rings and other crafts until I found out I didn't have any strength in my hands. So, there they all sit. Useless. Mostly beautiful patterns, but useless ... There are some pieces in the box that someone actually tried to scrape off the silver. Senseless waste of time.

By the time I packed it all up again, crawled to my chair, and made it back to my desk - the clock said 11:15! My whole morning was shot. Time does fly by, doesn't it?

You can kinda see why I don't get anything done and my blogging has gotten so sketchy. Guess it's just these old bones attached to an old slow butt ...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Daylight Savings Time

I really dislike the time changes. Why don't they just go to half past and leave it alone?

Very foggy here this morning. I've been awake, watching it begin at the bottom of the hill, until it engulfed the house. I think it should lift pretty soon.

The peaches are blooming, I believe this is way early. The wood have that early spring haze about them. My allergies are already bothering me.
Old Pic
 DH needs to check the chimney, we had a cowbird come in last week. I heard it and looked at Jill. Wish I had the camera ready, she had such a WTH look on her face! J came and rescued the poor thing, it was hitting one window and then another for a couple of hours.

I woke up early. Had a story running through my head. Even though I don't write anymore, I still do story outlines in my head ...

DH almost through 'shut down' at work. He will soon be looking for another job. There are times when I wish he had a regular job with set days and hours.

There really isn't anything going on. I did buy McMillan and Wife, The Equalizer, and the complete set of Columbo. That should do me for a while. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 1st - Spring

Flowering Crab starting to bloom today.

Lousy shot-Window Bird Nest today.

The Neighbor's Pear Trees today.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Overlap Overload

Suffering from overlap overload, I cannot keep my thoughts straight. I HAVE to just take a break, I may be back, I may not. At this point, I make no promises ... sorry ...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

My big tree was in the way ...
It begins ... and later the neighbor's Magnolia tree was in the way
Dawn before it was half-way eclipsed ...

Monday, January 22, 2018

PLease excuse ...

I ordered this. Not sure why I was disappointed, maybe because it turned out badly,of course she had to die at some time ...
 I watch it this morning and went back to bed. Lousy night coughing with the crud. Ready to crawl back under the covers ...

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Old Memories

I ordered The Rockford Files DVD series from Amazon. Seems it was a bad time. It was supposed to come Wednesday, but as you know, everything road wise had come to a standstill. I got a message, it was going to come Thursday. I also ordered a couple other things. They were supposed to come Wednesday, but due to unforeseen circumstances (they shipped form Chattanooga to Nashville and said oops and returned them to Chattanooga), they were supposed to arrive on Thursday from Nashville. Doh!

Thursday - came and went. 'Due to weather or natural disaster' my stuff would arrive on Friday before 8:00 p.m. Well, Friday at 7:26 p.m., the packages came, but DH neglected to let me know. So, there I was at Midnight watching my first (in a very long time) Rockford File. Ah, the memories!
I was in love ... with his car!
 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pretty

Tracks out and tracks in a minute later.



The phone rang, played that irritating tune through my brain fog.
DH wanted to know what the weather was doing.
Through the blur, told him what I saw. Snow on the road ...
That was 3 hours ago.
I thought he would come home, and at the same time I wondered why he even went in. He didn't. I have no idea what the weather is where he is.  
Well, it was snowing and hasn't stopped yet, now the yard is all white and it just keeps coming. There is NO traffic on the road. 
Sigh ...
It is real pretty, I can say that for sure.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday January 10, 2018

 My son helped me with the apps for some games on the tablet. I was hoping to help with my words and cognition. These puzzles are pretty darn hard. I figured I would have to play with the letters - I am out of 'hints'. I'm sure the words are there, but they aren't jumping out and biting me. Ha Ha. Losing words has become a scary proposition and it's getting worse.
 I don't remember why Jill was so mad at me yesterday, but it's the first time she has turned her back on me. (I think)
I believe she is trying to smile at me. Silly girl!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christmas Surprises

Our son outdid himself again. We are going to have to get a large desk or cabinet for all the stuff! (Or add on a room just for game play) I hope this means he plans on moving closer to us!

 This was only the beginning. There is a PS4, extra controllers, a steering wheel, and I don't know what all. Ever do VR? It is a trip! All of a sudden I had a shark coming right at me! Played a shoot 'em up game and I died, of course. Flying a plane is not simple, haha. You get the gist. I think we are his spoiled children ...

Oh, there was still the chocolates (3 boxes) and other food items, also 3 blueray series. I already watched The Fall. Still have Westworld and Stranger Things. I'm going to pace myself. :-)

DH gave me a pair of gold drop earrings and a silver necklace (which I had him return) I love the earrings, thought they were too pricey though. I gave him a long cozy robe, pajama pants, and none of your business [wink]. Son asked for and received Nintendo Switch and a game. He says he likes the set-up. 

Have a lovely Sunday (or Monday) and stay comfortable!