Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It has been a long time since I've been here. I have so many other things to do but I am looking for a site to express myself privately. I will try here again.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


It will be an early morning tomorrow. The daughter has a 7:15AM Mammogram appt. She is bring over grands to spend the day with us. It will be a beautiful pool day. I have to hold water exercises from 10:30-11:30 AM then the kids can swim. We will also go to the park for lunch.

I'm sitting here with a queasy stomach again. I sure wish this stuff would go away.

My hanging plants took a beating from all the storms earlier and now they look pathetic.

The profusion zinnia seeds have turned into plantings and I have to transplant them. It's going to be over 90 degrees so it will have to wait.

New summer programs on the TV do NOT look promising.

Middle daughter is on the return route from trip across country. Still worrying, of course.

Haven't heard from youngest daughter in a long time. I wonder if she will call her dad today? It is Father's Day. ???? Will any of them???

And the list goes on.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I walked 3.25 miles this morning and have gone to Staples and Aldi's and Walgreens. Now I have to go to the pool and do a water test and kick back for a couple of hours. Sounds like fun !

This is my worry week for the middle daughter. She will be coming across Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota before she meets another web friend. That means hotels/motels and total strangers. Those are less populated states and the weather is usually cooler than the places she has been so far. I hope Maude the 96 Chevy Cavalier holds up among the other worries.

I have the movie Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp to watch. It's Jane's so there's no hurry to watch it. I will watch it when TV sucks one night this week. Ok any night this week.

Off to get swim suit on and book to read and nail polish to do nails.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mom Worries of the Senior Kind

I've been following Fillup Munkee across the country. He is my daughter's hand puppet. She is making videos of all the web friends she has made since being on the internet blog world. As her mom I of course worry about all kinds of things. Her dad worries even more. His favorite saying this past week has been that girl ( she is actually a woman by now) will be the death of me until she gets back home. I sure hope that's not true for either of them. Although sometimes I feel like putting him out of his misery so I would be out of mine for listening to him.

The rain has been so on going I haven't been able to have but one water exercise class. It has also made little league baseball games and softball games last twice as long as normal. Today there are no games and the family plans a trip to a local lake for just fun and relaxation.

I am getting the urge to paint. I think I may get out the water colors.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It has rained all night and all day. Not a storm just constant rain. I have a chill from it all. Yet Steve is warm. Makes it hard to regulate house temperature.
The poison ivy is healing and the face is not peeling from the sun burn. All seems to be going well. That's why I am feeling restless. I keep thinking something is about to happen.
I have been transplanting my little zinnia plantlets that I started from seeds. They are so cute and I sure hope they live to be flowers.
I'm reading a John Irving book, A Prayer for Owen Meany. It's pretty good as far as a memory of childhood goes. It just is so hard to keep interested. Being a girl and having girl memories makes it hard to reconcile boy memories to my girl memories.
I am looking forward to seeing my nephew and niece for a baby shower next week end. The 19th. I haven't received and invitation yet, so I don't have time or place yet. I have already bought the little guy a gift.
My mine is getting as boring as this post. Later!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

10 things

1. I've read all my latest books and haven't found anything interesting at garages sales lately.
2. The weather has turned cool. A break from all the heat. Of course my water exercises start tomorrow and it will be cool for the oldies.
3. Stomach still is queasy. I am thinking it's on of my meds. I am going to call the doc and see if I can not take it for a couple of days.
4. Daughter is on cross country trip. Only contact is through a web site. Hope all is well. Moms and especially her dad worry.
5. The poison ivy on my arm is seeping and I hate it. The calamine lotion is helping keep the itch down.
6. Food is still an issue. I can't decide what to eat. It all sounds UGH to me. Even my favorites.
7. All my TV shows are over. I will probably start on movies I have inherited.
8. I think I want to go somewhere. I just want to get away for awhile. It seems I should take a vacation. I can't even remember when we went on vacation. Now I remember. Florida 2 years ago.
9. I want to get rid of so much stuff. I hate the computer room and the kids toys on the porch.
10. I feel like going back to bed and staying there.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I am finding my iphone so useful and easy to use. I have never used all the features offered on any of my other cell phones. This one is different. I see little icons like on the computer and that makes it easy to find things.
One of the best apps was suggested to me by the apple store tech. It's called Aroundme. It's free and wow does it offer some good stuff. On the way to Boo's there was a detour and it was taking us way out of the way. I hit aroundme app icon and it found me a gas station on the way back to a route I knew to Boo's house. Then in the middle of Amish country nature calls and again we need a facility. Aroundme found a station only one mile up the road we were traveling.
Finding restaurants is also easy. If we are in a different part of town and get hungry, just do aroundme and there they are! They also have hospitals, banks, atms, and just lots of other options.
I haven't bought any apps that aren't free yet. Boo gave us gift cards to buy some and I am thinking of buying a Spanish audio translator. The first one I found was just text and that doesn't help me know how to say the words. So I am looking for one that will speak the words. I saw one for 4.99 but haven't checked it out.
I have been taking pictures with it too. It is so fast on the shutter that my first shots were all blurry. I am getting better. The last shots of A. softball game were pretty good.
The one draw back seems to be the battery life. I have to keep it plugged in when I'm not using it. Which is different from my other cell phones.
You know the ipad is out and it looks like a giant iphone.
I will learn to do pictures here again soon.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Creative Jonesing

I decided to stop writing on Xanga. I don't really know why. I just couldn't think of anything that was interesting to others. Today I just want to write something or paint something or clean something. Geesh! where did that last part come from???
I put all the art stuff away for the summer and now I think I want to try a watercolor. I just don't want to unpack it all and set it all up again.
This is my writing jones. I feel like there is something I want to say but can't quite come up with it. Thus all these ramblings.
As for cleaning. The place is full of cobwebs! We have cathedral ceilings and windows and it takes a ladder to reach the high spots where the cobwebs are. I also need the rug shampooer to be fixed to clean the carpet.
Well, that's the writing jones taken care of. Now I just may clean the bathroom today.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mish Mash of Thoughts

I'm not sure I want to post to anywhere anymore. I need to write things down but I think a journal is going to be the way to go for me. I have been using a journal on and off since I got married. It has mostly unpleasant stuff. I wish I had put in more of the happy times. I think my sister Kathy and I were a like in that respect. Her poems were ususally sad or unhappy.

I had strange dreams of people from my past and places from the past last night. I was in Vermilion, ohio. I was in a gym for some ceremony. I was in the bleachers and I saw Mary Jankowski. We hugged and started talking about her kids. I told her I had talked to Beth on Facebook and ask if she was on. She said no that just wasn't something she had gotten into. She and Al were at this event because their son was getting something. I looked down to the stage area and saw Al. He waved. Then I was leaving and a sales rep with lots of packages snacks was in my way. I offered to help him get his stuff out and he gave me a couple of snack bags and put them in my carry bag. We walked outside. Then another segment.
I was in a beauty salon, also in Vermilion, I think. I was getting a new hairdo and cut and color. It seems we were looking for a color to match my hair. A light golden brown for highlights. Then I realized my hair wasn't brown anymore. I looked in the mirror and saw all my gray! So we decided to try wigs and hair swatches that may look good on me now. Weird. Then woke up.

I am off to tai chi class today.
Next week I am having back surgery for a compression fracture on the T12 vertebra. I am still having stomach troubles. Hoping the surgery will ease the back pain and maybe even the stomach.