Monday, November 12, 2018

Cold Monday

We stayed inside today. I don't know if the temperature got above 25 degrees.

We had some more snow but it still didn't not cover the concrete - just the grass.

I took a nap - as Judy, my sister-in-law, says; what an exciting life we lead!

I am within four rows of finishing my current afghan. I think I'll call it "Am I Blue?"
The middle section is one skein of ombre yarn called Surf. The package says it makes stripes.
I'm not sure how that works yet

Sunday, November 11, 2018


I put the flag out after sunrise.

At almost sundown I mentioned bringing it inside. L. said he'd do it.

About 10:30 I thought I should check the closet where we keep it. No flag.

I went out and it was all wet. Rain/snow flurries.

So now it's drying. I'm sorry we left it out after dark. The yard light was on so it was slightly illuminated. Glad no one took it away!

Friday, November 9, 2018

It Takes All KInds

I really believe in the goodness and kindness of most people. Sometimes the news makes it seem as though there is a lot of evil in the world because in  past times, bad news sold papers - and radio and tv news seemed to give big headlines to awful things.

On a smaller scale and in a land far, far away there is a story to tell. A lovely woman that I know offered to donate an item to a cause for people suffering from disease.  There was a choice of two. The woman (I want to say "creature") who asked for the donation exclaimed, "I Love This! I'll keep if for myself and donate the other one."

The maker of the other beautiful item quickly said no, that one is for someone else. So the greedy one only got away with one donation.

I wonder how people like that can sleep at night - or live with themselves.

The people who donate are blessed and renew my faith in the human race.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Snow Showers

I woke up at 7:00 and when I opened the door to get the paper, I saw snow. The weather people were calling it snow showers. Later we had enough to cover the plants and grass. The concrete never was covered. I wish all snow would be so considerate. Driving would be easier all winter.

This year the pampas grass didn't get trimmed so we had this bent over sight today.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Vacuum Bags

Thanks to a friend who shops online, we have new bags for the vacuum cleaner. They were hard to find locally and when I tried to find them online, they must have been lined with gold dust. Barb found some at a good price!

So I used the vacuum today. Why does that tank seem so heavy?

If I could have one wish, I think it would be a cleaning lady.

Monday, November 5, 2018


I was told I had a surprise coming from the east by someone who was supposed to keep it a secret. She didn't tell me what it was but she did say when it would be here.

I have a triple frame with two grand nephews and a grand niece on display. They are so handsome and from what I hear, they are really good kids.

Thank you so much, Missy and family! The pictures are on the mantle!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A Quiet Sunday

I had a good night's sleep after going to bed early and waking up about 6:30 CST. I honestly do not see any difference in my reactions to the change in the clocks. We do not keep a strict schedule here.
I guess I don't see any change because we eat when we are hungry and not by the clock.

It always made me laugh when the farmers said the time change confused the cows. Really? It seems to me a person could just milk the cows at the same time of day as the day before. . . just ignore what the clock says. But maybe that's too complicated.

The main thing is that our granddaughter in Oregon country has her fifteenth birthday today. We miss them so much. It's hard to believe they are growing up so fast and so far away. Her sister was  thirteen on July 4th. Two teen agers, twenty months apart! Happy birthday to Miss Emma!

 Lots of people our age travel; flying or cruising. We are just limited in that now. We used to drive there (!) and have flown there a few times but now we're home bodies. I'm not "happy" about it but one has to adjust to circumstances.