Sunday, April 5, 2020

Memories

Well, yes, this is me... in 1983.  Brian was 13 years old.  I had managed to loose alot of weight.  kept it off for awhile... :(  This was a favorite blouse.  I had just had my hair done and was going out on the town, hahahaha
Boy... that was a LONG time ago

I have a cousin, who lived in Salem, that passed away this past week of the coronavirus.  I am sad that i did not really know her well.  Why is that? We get so involved in our own little lives and times, that it seems hard to add extra travel, times, visits.  I did meet her in salem a couple years ago for lunch when i was going thru town for one thing or another.  We had a great visit.  She was so very much like her mother, my Aunt Ruth, in looks and in her voice. Funny how that happens...

Anyway i was looking for a picture of her and that made me go thru many, many, many pictures, folders, plastic baggies.. What makes us separate things into baggies? Whole bunches with different times and people, trips, visits.  I never did find what i was looking for But did find this....

My Cousin had great Faith and i am sure that she was comforted by that.

 And here i am now... And i look just like my mother, I don't think my voice is the same tho....
And with all of that looking, you would think i would re-arrange.   NOPE   But i did sweep in the garage.. Went thru my Mom's bin that i kept of some of her belonging, that was nostalgic.. Sad...

Oh and pictures of my mom when she was a child.. , my grand niece Rylie looks like her!!! It is the strangest thing... and pictures of me and mom at the same age about 6-8 we look the same...

Oh, and i still have those dimples...

And i am over worrying about the world, illness, other people being too close, toilet paper.. getting up at 6am to go to the grocery store, not being able to go where and when i want. (aren't i a spoiled whiner tho?)

Gas is at an all time low and i am grounded!!! (that was on FB today and apt)

Take Care and God Bless All, stay safe

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Another day

Samo, samo..... yesterday i did go to the grocery at 7am!!! 7-8 is for old folks to get in and i scored some TP... was very excited.... but bought enough 'stuff' that i should not have to go out for another couple of weeks now.  Everyone was very nice, quiet and accomodating.  They had not stocked the TP/paper towel aisle but i saw them coming out of the back with a pallet of it, so just followed them  sneaky, huh?
 Bought stuff to make cookies with too.. just have to get the humf to want to...
 sort of cleaned off my table. everytime i go by i pick up something and put it where it is supposed to be or get rid of it!!!  Don't know why i EVER got in the habit of just dumping things there when i come into the house or don't want to make a decision!!!! Just laziness for sure...
Finished that new CJ Box ... it was good....
Making meatloaf and baked potatoes for dinner, the house is smelling GOOD!!!!
AND that is all of the excitement i have for now. hahahah
Take Care and God Bless

Monday, March 23, 2020

sun






This stupid thing is not letting me add pictures where i want!!!

This is my backyard yesterday sitting watching Luci, she will stay out and wander about if i sit out there with here. Today it is overcast, and had a little grapple falling as i went on my walk....
Drove to Bend with Brian to see what was going on, parking lots empty, lots less traffic, apt buildings had lots of cars, as people were not going to work...
This is a sad, sad thing... got Sonic burger, Bri's fav ....
Take Care and God Bless

Friday, March 20, 2020

A Day

Ordered books from Amazon yesterday and LOOK!!! here they are already....
Am currently immersed in  a Harlan Corbin, so will be awhile b4 i can get to these,  day or two :)

We have great weather, don't even have to have the heat on but for a short time in the morning to get rid of the chill, 55 out there!!!

Luci and i had our good, short little walk this morning, dodging the garbage trucks, he was very nice and waited until i could get us out of his way, waved and all.  Second time i watched for him!!  Am going a little bit further every day, am sure it is building strength in my leg/hip!!!


But ordering on line is such fun and someone briefly shows up at the door!! And since we are self isolating or whatever it is called, there is not much to do.... hahaha
Later i looked out the front window and there was Brian with the box on HIS head, but i was not fast enough with the phone!!!
He got a job with UPS!!!! it is only part time... goes in at 4am and works until all the packages or out and loaded, home by 10, 10:30a... so he is not getting rich by any means.  But UPS got a letter from the Gov that they are essential services and will not be shut down, so he has work... as long as no one shows up sick with the bad stuff...!!! He is called for sure is someone calls in sick.. as he is low on the totem pole...
He won't let me go to the grocery  store even during senior hours 7am to 8am i think.  i did get a pedi and waxing done this week, so got to see 'my girls' and listen to some gossip....
My fav Starbucks was CLOSED and had to go to the other one... wonder if it is forever or a couple weeks or what, sadness...
Have been keeping track of , Bijou, the Chouters,  that were in Morocco and got the last ferry to Spain and are now sheltering in Sens, France i think it is.  Another blogger is also in France, wheeling it, i enjoy both of their travels and wonderful, beautiful photos of places i will prob never see.  Also the Que Pasa people, Colin and Contessa are hightailing it back to Canada, they got out of Mexico with hardly any probs and were in Quartzite for  a couple days, hope they get home ok....

My niece and i and her daughter were supposed to go to the beach next week, but i am cancelling and leave it on the books and then go later in the year hopefully... just like to get over to the valley to see green and flowering trees and flowers and feel wetness and mist and fog.... but this is a better dec at this time we both agreed we would not want to do anything that would hurt each other potentually, so there is that.... even tho it would more than likely just be ok as we would be going from here to there and then on to the beach and not see anyone, but still.... and do NOT like living like this worrying and wondering about other people and being fearful

Well Take Care all and God Bless, these are the times  my friend, that is for sure

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Bees


Got this new bee set and am just going crazy with it.. they are such cute little things... I do truly get such satisfaction working with the stamps n dies and making cards to share with people.... be creative.  I make such a mess when i do it tho, just can't be organized and end up with a HUGE mess, but it is FUN!!!! Wish i could get same feeling when sewing, but it just makes me anxious and material now is SO expensive...
Been walking a little every day.... am sure it should be more than what it is, but do what i am comfortable with...
Take Care and God Bless All

Monday, March 9, 2020

Spring


Just love, love, love when things start blooming, so very pretty, everything else is still brown...

All she wants is for me to wrap her up and hold her... i leave, come home, and all she wants is for me to sit down, pick her up and cuddle.

Took her to vets to weigh and she has lost another pound since October, which is alot for a little doglet.. she is 14.2# down from 22# last year. Other than that she seems fine... she always has slept alot... so that is not new..

We did some yard work last Thursday as it was 70!!! cleaned backyard of all the sticks and branches that fell this winter. and picked up fir cones in front yard.  there was ALOT as i have not been out there at least weekly picking up. I used my 'grabber' and it worked really well, but i felt pretty lazy for not bending over to pick up each and every one...

Not much happening here other than just the daily 'stuff' that makes up a life...

Take Care and God Bless

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Free stuff

Got Starbucks gift cards from 3 of my friends for Xmas!!! Which was really nice and today is the 1st day that i have had to pay for my reward for grocery shopping!!!
Don't know why it is but it is always a good day when i go in ask if i have rewards coming and i do and get a free drink!!! Soooo this was like getting a free drink EVERY time i went in!!!
Made me happy... i know, i know, does not take much huh? I am also self entertaining as i always have a book with me for those down times, when you have to wait for 'stuff' especially lately doctors appts.... :(
Nothing happening lately... just trying to walk normally. Crocus are blooming here and there in the yard, i KNOW i have more than is showing right now, so these must just be early bloomers... was 70 Thursday, then the following day it only got to 48... so the little plants must be confused as to what they are supposed to be doing.  Today it is bright, bright sunshine, but a slow cold wind that must be coming straight off the snowy mountains as it is SO cold!!!!

Take Care and God Bless one and ALL