Saturday, May 25, 2019

Leather Bracelet

This was a gift from one of my mother's friends to me at Xmas, 1942. At that time we called our mother's friends "aunt" instead of "Mrs." or by their first names.
At any rate, this was from my Aunt Edith Colgrove Johnson who lived in Dalhart TX. She and my mom  had been friends for years.
This was a unique item. I have never seen one since. I had kids sign it both in grade school and junior high.I don't think I wore it very often. The fact that I still have the card board it came with is amazing.

I wonder if this could indicate a hoarding tendency?

Thursday, May 23, 2019

More Showers

We have nine inches of rain this month. More is forecast. We are lucky that we live in a high part of town. There are sections that are threatened with flooding. The city has provided sand and bags at a location near the area that may flood. People can go there with a shovel and fill the free bags to take home and try to protect their homes. The paper stated that there would people there to help you fill the bags if you were unable to do it. I really think this is a great service by the city.

It seems to me this month has had many more storms and high water than usual - all over the country.
I wonder if it is due to climate change or we just notice all the bad news because it is featured on the network and local newscasts.

I hope this pattern moves out soon.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Wind and the Door

We had some strong winds two nights in a row. Thankfully they were straight winds with no twisters near us.

The first night the wind loosened this door because it had not been properly latched. It was torn loose at the top with the small screws exposed but it was still attached at the bottom.

Last night I thought I had pulled the door tight and that the latch was engaged. Well, this morning I found out I was wrong. Luckily the glass was not broken but another gust evidently finished the job with only the door prop still attached.

Why would someone install a storm door on the back of a garage anyway? It was there when we moved in but I think it will be gone now.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Rumblings

It's dark and cold (50 degrees) and it is raining along with thunder. Poor Jill, the bully dog, is like most bullies, the first one to be afraid. She paces and tries to find a place where she can't hear the noise. Jack, the one who is bullied, sleeps through the whole storm.

I went to P. T. and when they asked how I was doing, I let them know the sad story of last Friday and Saturday. So today they were a lot easier on the new stuff. I guess I think that new and unusual usage of old limbs and muscles is counter productive.  We'll see. I have one relative telling to keep it up and another telling I might want to quit!

Guess I'll have to make up my own mind.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Someone is Obsessed with Doughnuts

Last night I checked online for the hours for Daylight Donuts in our town.  Closed at the present time but open Sunday morning at 5:00 a.m.

O.K. then!

We made it out the door at 7:30, drove down Main Street to 3rd near the tracks and went to the door. The sign in the window said OPEN.

The door was locked.

Don't these people want to sell doughnuts??

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rainy Saturday

Waiting for the Preakness. I'm still not sure how I feel about horse racing. Looks kind of cruel to the horses.

Physical therapy may be what does me in. The last two days have not been good ones! Maybe those days are due to the passage of time and nothing to do with the extra exercise. If that's the case, why do I hurt all over?

I don't want to sound like a whining person, but I wanted to feel somewhat better - not worse.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Here it is Wednesday already! I am not a busy person but it seems going to physical therapy twice a week sure shortens my free time.

Doing the regular stuff (something to eat and keeping the house look half way decent) is the same as always. But after the sessions with the PT people, I usually need a short nap.

Then, of course, are the exercises I do at home twice a day.

That usually results in a short nap later in the day too.

Is this really necessary? I'm sure catching up on my sleep.