Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Kee rect!!!

The forecast for today said snow at noon. About eleven o'clock small crystals were falling and by noon it was snow.  It didn't last long though and the radar shows we are about out of the precipitation area.

Lee had a doctor's appointment. We are going to try something new....CBD oil for pain. It seems it's legal here! Plus some cream to rub on wrists or any other body part that is hurting. I'll report later on the results! I sure hope it helps him.

Monday, February 24, 2020


My sister-in-law and I were talking bout the new names that folks are choosing for their children now.

We both have very traditional names in our families. Fine.  My husband is a "junior." He made it very plain before our first son was born that he didn't want any "thirds" running around. Our last name is unusual so I wanted easy names for the boys.... Michael and Paul. I know that others may want their child to stand out in a crowd because of an unusual moniker.

The first name that I remember as being strange was Elijah Blue (Sher's son.) Many names are from the ethnicity of the parent - African American or Slavic or Greek. Many movie stars choose names that are out of the ordinary.

In yesterday's paper they listed new babies. This is not as common as it used to be and is not included every day.  The three I saw published were unusual. I'd love to hear what others think of these three.

Laken Rayne V.

Elijah Wolfe-Sage H.

Sawyer Timber B.

The last one makes me smile every time I see it.

 My folks had the right idea. Let me choose my own name and then I could never blame them if I didn't like it. I was adopted at five months old. Later they placed me on the floor with several pieces of paper around me with Lou Ann, JoAnn and Mary Lou. There may have been others but I guess if Mom told me, I have forgotten the rest.

So I chose Mary Lou. Oddly, there was a popular song at that time with the same name.


 I finally remembered the name of the man who had four children with unusual names - Frank Zappa!  Moon Unit and Diva were the girls; Dweezil and Ahmet were the boys. He gave his wife a choice of Moon or Motorhead. She chose moon. Diva was a loud baby.  This is all found on Google.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Nearing the End of the Afghan

I have about three inches more to work before the latest afghan reaches five feet long. Usually I don't make them that long. The are not lap robes but they aren't long enough to cover your head and feet at the same time. This one will be an exception.

Someone in New Jersey makes super size ones that cover a whole mattress on a regular sized bed!

Now that's an afghan!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Caucus, Anyone?

I have spent several time segments today watching the Nevada coverage. I can't stay with it too long.

Why does it not make any sense to me?  Voting in our state meant going to the school and voting in November after a spring primary.

If someone can explain what the purpose of all this "caucusing" is for, I would gladly listen.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Income Tax Day

This is the day we picked up our tax forms from the nice people who prepare them for us.

I told Lee that I was so glad we didn't have to pay.  He said, "Oh, we paid!"  He's right - our fair share, according to the tax laws.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Same Woman?

This was a dear friend of my mom. I love the first one. It was  probably taken in the 1920's. I also love the decorated cardboard frame. She lived in Texas. Is that a Saguaro cactus on the left? I was thinking they were only in Arizona. (Google says Saguaro cacti only grow in the Sonoran desert of southern Arizona and western Sonora, Mexico, with a few stray saguaros in California. The saguaro cactus does not grow in Texas. It is a common misconception that the saguaro grows throughout the west.Mar 29, 2019)

In the "Lady with a mop" photo, she is shown cleaning up after some kind of gas stove exploded. I hope the gas was turned off because of the cigarette. You can tell they had fun - but what is the deal with the gun propped against the wall?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Trip Out

The title sounds like something from the sixties. All I meant was, a journey to the store which means I left the house!

I grabbed my bunch of bags from the back of the van! Usually I leave them at home but thinking ahead, I had placed several in the car. I went for only a few items and before 8:30 is the time to go! I could stop and look without blocking anyone's path. I bought more than I planned but they are saying (and not saying) we may (or may not) get a little snow.

It was amazing that what I bought filled up the five bags I grabbed! I did see a funny thing on the internet about not using plastic bags to carry out purchases when everything we buy is shrink- wrapped, on a plastic tray or in a plastic bottle. We do recycle but the grocery bags are not recyclable here.  I use them for garbage.

We'll wait for the next forecast to see if they are right (or wrong.)