Tuesday, September 15, 2020

SMOKE

You know.... i know this has not gone on forever, i just think/feel like it has... wake up and eyes are like all closed and feel RED.. throat hurts... have to use my inhaler....  brian has kept things all closed up, feel like i am in a hermetically sealed box!!!.. BUT it does not smell like smoke in here, run my difuser..     


 

this is a view of the sun...... can barely see


I KNOW one morning i am going to wake up and there will be blue sky and will be able to see the mountains again, let alone the end of the cul-de-sac.... :)


I am whining, i know... there are soooo may places where it is much, much worse.  i am thankful....






A few views of the area around me....

and then the wind came up yesterday and we got limbs down in the backyard again....

They said it was going to be gone monday, that came and went... and now it is Thursday,..maybe some rain.... that would be nice.... we are to go to the beach on the 24th, this is the trip that was cancelled the end of March, so hope this time, we will get there, may have to go around to Columbia River to get past all the fires and road closures.... normally would go over Mt Hood or the santiam... can barely believe that all those little towns will no longer be there...

Take Care All and God Bless

(finally got caught in the blogger haze too and it is a learning curve to get this done!!)


Friday, September 4, 2020

Visitor


Had company Wednesday and we drove to Bend to visit friend Carol and on the way home stopped at RockRidge park for some walking and climbing... little too hot for luci, but she was game...

She was really happier than this picture shows... Really....
luci kept thinking i was going to sit down with them... haha she got miffed and jumped down right after this... they get along  pretty well, but Rylie has 2 dogs, 2 cats and a rabbit, so she knows how to act around pets/animals...
Think we had a fun day... drive, lunch played a game..watered outside and she drove by on her scooter and went thru the water to cool off, she was pretty wet at the end...  Guess i am kind of boring.... but she entertained herself most of the time, watched Angry Birds 2... brian said it was a form of torture... haha



She looks alot like her mom, my niece, JeriMay and me and my mom at that age.. weird huh???
But then not so.... she has her Dad's brown eyes tho, not our blue....

Oops, i see my finger in this picture above....

These logs are the ones that Brian spent a whole winter debarking, so the little kids would not get slivers... park was designed by some company in Germany... there are talking tubes here and there too, that are fun to use and weird that u can hear thru them so far away...

Have been cleaning and reading and yard working, we took a great pile of debris to the dump Monday.. that was good to get rid of, there were lots of limbs in there from the last BIG wind storm we had, they were all over the back yard, still have a few on the roof, that he needs to get up there and clean off b4 winter gets here and cut more limbs too, that are hanging down and would cause a problem if lots of snow got on them... and hopefully this year there will be LOTS of that as the reseviours (cant find the darn spell check!) are really getting low

We have had some really HOT days here... supposed to cool a bit, then go back up for awhile.. last gasp of summer i guess

Take Care All and God Bless

Monday, August 31, 2020

Sunny


Have a sunny day!!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Rugs


Am embarking on a house renewal... SO.. had the rugs cleaned. the smaller one is at the foot of my bed and the large one on the laminate floor in the living room.. did not come out perfect, there are some dark spots that just would not come out and boy did he work on them... but, you know, i don't care, they are CLEAN and that is the important thing, it feels so very different in here, not so heavy, with lots of stuff off the walls, painted and clean rugs.... am happy.  there was so much DOG hair from poor ol' Carl and pee.. as he got older and less discriminate with eliminations..... HA!!! you try to clean up, but never get it all, and what happens when you are not there?

anyway, Chem Dry does a great job, uses very little water, the backing on the rug was not even wet... and they put on a protectorate too!  It just feels so soft, cushy and clean!!!! Only took 3 hours to dry

Today, even tho it is Sunday, i did 3 loads of towels, sheets, clothes. Watered the yard and had to drag the hoses around to north side of the house, where there is no water spigot.... those plants over there, never really have a chance, do ok some of the year, but now they are all dying for lack of water.
Just went out and the wind has come up/changed and we are getting smoke, huge fire West of here on green ridge.... one of my favorite places to go to to get a close up view of Mt Jefferson. 
Cleaned Bathroom, that is something that one thing leads to another sort of thing, clorox figures heavily in getting the shower curtain de-scummed.... , have to strip bed, then make the bed... made small batch of choco chip cookies.... cuz i had a hankering. then had dishes to do. Still watering the yard.... working on afghan.. reading.... watching CNN
Have a list of things i want to have done and Monday am going to call to see about new blinds, i am over these slat things, that are dirty.... need a handyman, to put in handrails in shower and a wall hanging in there, can't figure how to do it. Want to replace the bathroom sink as it is rusting out, when i had new faucets put in a couple years ago, the plumber said i would need to do that, and as long as doing that might as well replace the whole bathroom cabinet thing!  right?  Need more shelves in the craft room and a small narrow one in living room, that i want to be my TBR  (to be read) place, rather than have them laying all over the house in different places.   then that should do it.  Brian needs more slate to finish off his South yard project.
AND the back of the pick up is FULL again of things that i have dead headed around the yard, plus two great limbs that fell off the tree in the last big wind storm we had.....
Sooooo things are moving along, life goes on...
Take Care All and God Bless

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

hollies


Cosmos....
Went on ride to grocery... saw these in a yard and could not resist..


Hollyhocks

Today i went to a catering place for a couple meals, they give you LOTSm so normally lasts for a longer time...
AND went to Starbucks.... they got my order wrong, said it twice, dhe said she had it, got to window, was labeled wrong as a chai tea, ick!! she said just labeled wrong but was actually what i ordered, grande, iced, soy, latte
drove off, took a drink at stop light,  NOOOO was a chai!!! so turned right around and went back thru the drive thru... they gave me the right thing, but would not take back the error,
what am i to do with it?  have limited space in car to place things, and sure enough, it tilted and spilled on the floor, i was NOT happy, stopped at McD's and dumped in their trash, starbucks did not have a trash can in front of their store.....
for goodness sake.....
i was ticked!!!  had the urge to just drop the damn thing on the ground in front of their window!! but restrained myself.....

Life's little issues..... Take Care and God Bless

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Done



all done.... at the very end, i did tip the paint bucket a little too far and spilled a bunch on the wood floor, was able to clean it all up, but geez, at the last minute? was so very careful... then...
oh well... have not put things on the wall, just a few things, am thinking about it and what needs to go up and what not... am getting used to it
1st picture is the BIG wall... was sort of daunting but there was not much taping there... just the big area to cover and make sure that yellow did not bleed thru...
It kind of makes me feel not as heavy on my shoulders for some reason if that makes sense.. just clean and open, sort of.... oh well....
Ended up in the ER yesterday.... have another UTI.. went to immediate care and the doc would not give me any pain meds, said if it got worse to go to Emergency, gave anti-biotics... well had a horrid night!!! could not sleep at all, even tired sleeping on the floor, ice, heat, a little back vibrator i have, there was nothing.... at 7:10 am went to ER... no one else there and got right in, THEY gave me morphine... then i was able to relax, hahahahahaha, did a CT scan as the immediate care doc thought there might be kidney stones, as i was in so much pain... NO there were not.... just your regular UTI with flank pain... and they sent me home with a couple pain meds, slept good last night.. today had to go back and get car parked in front of ER... Brian had to come get me and bring me home yesterday as i was loopy...
He made me wash ALL clothes i was wearing, take a shower, sanitize my purse, bag, phone, shoes... was very upset i might have brought something hoe and he could then take it to work.... geez, i think the hospital is a hot bed of germs, but that they clean everything and keep 'those people' somewhere else and not right in there with us 'normal' people....  :)
Well, that is my little excitement and what i have been doing
Hope all is well with all of you, Take Care and God Bless

Friday, August 7, 2020

Painting



Now is the time to do projects, right?? Got tired of the yellow walls, been living with them for 9 years now.  I painted them.  I wanted them.  But got tired of sitting here looking at them.  Wanted grey.... so here we are, do a little everyday... Move crap, find a place to stick all said crap, wash walls, then paint.... up and down the little ladder i have.  It has a good handle to hold on to.
Boy, howdy those walls were dirty!!!!
Brian was able to move the bookcase with the books still in it!!! It does have wheels on the bottom. but still... Luci is upset, things are way different, she did find her bed so is able to get her rest in.... hahahaha


Moved my chair to the middle of the room.. Brian laughed at me, sitting in the middle of the room with all my shit around me.... HA!  i quite like sitting that close to the TV!!!  Heehee
Just doing one thing at a time, one thing leads to another...  i am NOT putting all of the 'stuff' back on the walls, i want different.. sure some of my things, but not ALL of them as i had... am getting rid of some things... tired of all the crosses i have, here and there.... some i will keep, special ones...
Am painting the wall with the TV and the hallway to the bedrooms a darker color than the window wall and the HUGE long wall in the living room, which are a lighter shade of grey.  and painting all the basebrds the darker color too.  they had just been white..
It is not quite as bad as i thought it would be.  Except for getting all the crap down off the walls, that was a chore, then putting in a box.... I STILL have the china cabinet that i have to empty and move, that is the next chore.. have worked myself around to that corner of the room and it is all that is left  :(  
And u know??? the grey seems more airy to me, more open, not as closed in..
So i am busy, have something to do and am content in my home...
Take Care All and God Bless