Tuesday, February 20, 2018


We need moisture so badly here. No snow this winter or moisture of any kind.

Last night there was freezing rain. The ice isn't heavy enough, so far, to weigh down the power lines, but it's not getting any warmer.

Another day to stay home and more importantly, off the slick streets.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cool and Cloudy

Not an exciting Monday. No mail. I have no errands I have to run.

I may trim some hair later. I'm letting mine grow out a bit but it needs a little taming.

I am not liking the news but it seems I feel the need to keep up with what is happening. Voting only happens every two years. I do wish there was not so much hate displayed in our lives - no matter which side we are on. I actually remember how President Roosevelt was hated because my parents spoke about it. It's nothing new and it's not the advice we are given in a book that many read but do not technically follow.

Enough soapbox talk. Anxious for spring.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Birthday -

This is my second cousin, Marcheta Rose Dewey Lanning. We grew up together. She had one brother and we were probably as close to being sisters as cousins can be.
This photo is her during her senior year of high school, 1947, acting silly behind their house in Hutchinson, KS. We had so many good times in that house which was built in 1888. It's still there and was for sale at one time for $15,000. Our older son said, "Why didn't you tell me? I would have bought it!"

I miss her. She and her large family moved to the Pacific Northwest and I flew out to visit at least twice. What a great time we had with her husband, David Farley. We did day trips and stayed by the ocean in a lovely cabin. I told them they just were doing too much to entertain me and she said, "No, when people come to visit, we take them where we enjoy going."  Good idea!!! I know I enjoyed it.

We were in both in band. She played tympani, glockenspiel and all things percussion - plus she had a marimba in her home.

Marcheta, you taught me a lot about life, boys and politics. Love you.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dollar Day

After running the vacuum and going to the grocery store, I had to have a short nap.

Waking up with plans to get the mail, Lee says, "I got the mail."  And what did we receive? A prescription order for him with an enclosed bill for $00.00. I'm sure they'll catch it next time.

AND, a dividend check for me from an insurance policy that was unexpected. I guess I'll go buy some yarn. Maybe early in the morning when there are not so many folks in the craft aisle at

Friday, February 16, 2018

From the Sublime to the Ridulous

Warm yesterday (almost 70) and cold this morning (21 and north winds.) This seems to be our winter weather so far; a couple of warm days and then a reminder that it really is winter.

I slept late this morning and just heard that there has been an indictment of thirteen Russians.

I guess I need to pay attention.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Germ Free?

Several weeks ago I saw this sign at the receptionists desk.
Didn't believe it then; don't think I believe it now. I tried checking in
on one of the Phressia Pads and it went dark in the process.
I just put it back on the desk and checked in by speaking to the clerk.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Nothing special going on here today except a doctor's appointment later in the afternoon when it's supposed to be about 70 degrees.

We may not need a jacket.