Hello dear ones! It's Thursday. 45 degrees. Sunny. Life is good for me at the moment. I hope that those of you visiting me can say the same.
My biggest challenge is finding a cleaning lady OR updating my camera. I can't have both. Despite the fact I am on the cusp of being an old lady I find I am reliving my past in some aspects of my life. Back in the day it was all about choices…do I go to the movies or buy a movie star magazine. Moving on to- Can I afford to buy myself that lovely blouse when a daughter would love those jeans she's wants desperately. Then: How can we possibly afford a new car until both kids are through college. And, Let's buy the grands new computers, we can go on vacation anytime. Choices, always choices. And the older I get the more I want to buy the best. After all, I think, the purchase of this particular item could be my last. Case in point, I sent my old but comfortable sofa to be re-upholstered. (Why does that word not look right?) I didn't even ask the price. I just chose the fabric (which was one of the most expensive) and gagged at the final amount but made out the check for the deposit. My hubby spluttered and had heart palpitations, poor guy. He obviously doesn't share my outlook on dealing with end of life purchases.🙃 Moving right along.
I have been crocheting a lot lately and I meditate on this that and the other. Questions pop into my head. For instance, can you remember something from your youth that was said by a parent that you value today? Something maybe you never forgot and ended up bringing it forward into your own life? Or a saying that stayed with you. I pondered on these questions and before I knew it I was almost done with the shawl I was working on. I came up with a couple. My dad had a terrific sense of humor. He would read Reader's Digest jokes and be laughing so hard that even though he was reading it to us we couldn't understand a word he was saying. If a situation got sticky he would try to introduce some levity into it. Most of the time he was jolly but not the kind of jolly that got on your nerves, if you know what I mean.
My mother was known for her one-liner's. Such as..."If you don't do what I say NOW, you won't be ABLE to do it later." I admit to using that ridiculous threat on my son when he was working on my last nerve as a youngster.
But, I have to say the one "pearl" that I remember from my mother was " her dress was so thin you could shoot peas through it."
Time is flying but we are not. Roger has completed the lighthouse puzzle and has started another.
I haven't accomplished much...I've been to busy meditating I guess. The grand boys were here for a day helping with yard work and we enjoyed ordering pizza in. We ate out but our friends couldn't make it. I worry about them. They both have cancer. Can you imagine?? They have treatments off and on. Usually they act as if all is well with themselves but I know it must be rough to deal with despite their faith that keeps them strong.
|We have several bucks wandering around our property looking for does.|
|I am adding new features to our yard.|
|Rascal, our feral cat, enjoying his heated cat house.|
|Can you believe that Roger decided to leave the Christmas tree up from last year to use as a night light?|
And, lastly, I continue reading and listening.
Take good care of yourselves,