Wednesday, April 25, 2018

It would have been.....

Today is another one of those days for me. Today would have been my 48th anniversary. Each year I posted a cheerful memory of our wedding day, mine and Dennis' special day. I feel sad but also there is that special place in my heart that remembers the delight I felt when we walked out of church as Mr and Mrs. .... my Denny and me. I was 23 and he was 24. It was 1970.
The story is old and true. It was love at first sight for both of us. Quite an unlikely match really. Me sort of preppy and he sort of hippy but it was a good match that lasted 47 years. Some people questioned  how he could marry a gal who could not cook and did not do housework and this and that. His answer was simple, "I will teach her". I did not even know how to use the washing machine! You see, Dennis lived on his own since he was 16 and then joined the Army so he was very capable of living on his own. In the beginning we cooked together and divided the household chores and it worked. We lived our first year in his 2 room house on a country road far removed from the city lights...as a matter of fact, our street had no lights and ended at the lake! Our mail was delivered to the top of the road at pole #3. I loved it.
Our rings are there for me to touch each day, a symbol of our love.
Our vows said "until death do us part"....I will always be his Graz and he will be My Denny and tonight I will drink a glass of wine to celebrate the wonderful memories. Thankful that we met and married and shared a life together.

Monday, April 23, 2018

I want to be tech savvy

Finally up and having my cup of coffee.....finally thinking about the day ahead and things to do. Need to go to the bank, need to get gas...the dreaded go get gas! I still hate doing this task even though it has been almost 1 year that I have been driving to the gas pump and staring at it for a minute or two before it all kicks in. Maybe part of the issue is that I only need to get gas once a month...this is the same tank of gas that The Brother Alan put it the day he left (March 17th). I can not help it, putting gas in the car and I have a mental block. Gas rant over.
I wish I could be more tech savvy. Using a computer or tablet or cell phone does mean you know what you are  doing. Example....last week as I was thinking ...when did Denny change the batteries in the smoke detectors.... the one in the kitchen began to beep. Great. I was having another "first to do". I climbed on the step ladder, ( holding my breath as this is right next to the tea cup display) after a brief tug and pull, got the battery out inserted a new one and then what? nothing happened. So I tried another battery and I heard a beep but the push to test button did not work. After a half hour I thought I think it is time to check with Son. After a brief conversation all was  well. This morning.... the living room TV remote did not work. Funny as it was working up to bedtime last evening! New batteries inserted and still only the volume worked. A call to Cox and Bridget talked me through the solution. Why am I re-setting the remote after a few months? "It can happen" was the reply. Okay, now I know what to do the next time. Why can't they just give instruction booklets anymore?
Moving along now that I am tech savvy for the day.
I managed to get more tatted and have only 2 more sections to complete. Seems that I had a few too many distractions yesterday. Wish I could remember what pulled me away...oh well. Today is another day.
I did think about this project
not revealing too much about it yet. It is for someone.... so, this is all I will show right now and not any of the fabric yet.
The days are back into the low to mid 90s...and maybe high 90s by the end of the week. Limited outdoor activity in the garden unless I can encourage myself to get up and out there early. Seems very unlikely at this point. I do need to get a few things taken care of out there.
Well, I feel hungry and think hash browns would be good.... and since the Fairy Chef is absent I guess I will make them myself. It is always a pleasure to have you visit with me. Thank you for your kind words and for your friendship. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday morn

Oh it will be a lazy day as I start it feeling very tired. I have been awake since darkness was outside my bedroom window.... but it was just the start of the London Marathon. Of course that is what I decided to watch and now need a nap. Watching those athletes I am amazed at their stamina. The result of this lack of sleep is now a minor headache.
I have mentioned the crow that stops by every day to visit the small waterfall in my pond....here he is chatting away outside on the rooftop edge. Sometimes he stops by the birdbath out front of the living room window always with much racket. Yesterday I noticed as he flew off there was another one with him....mind you I am not sure of this is a he or she, but there were two of them. Daily entertainment.
I did start another snowflake yesterday.
This one is made using 2 shuttles and is interesting. My hand was an issue so hopefully I will finish it today ... if I can stay awake. I did have other plans and that was to start to cut out a pattern for a horse... but that definitely is going to not happen today. Luckily for me neither of this has a time limit.... at my leisure. I like that word---- leisure. It even sounds relaxing.
I really need to curl up someplace...so, it really is nice to chat but off I must go to nap. Thank you for your kind words and visit and most of all thank you for your friendship.
A special thank you out to dear friend DebbieB for remembering and for her encouragement all these months. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

My slow morning

Well, finally feel as though I will get through this morning. The reason being that last evening I took the med for my restless legs...of course if a med has a side effect most likely I will experience it. Lightheadedness, blurred vision (already have some of that) and tired. Did I mention the lack of concentration? So far I have started several adventures around the house and left all of them mid task. One of those days.The good news is that I slept through the night and not once woke until 6 am from 9 PM. So, I guess I need to weigh the choice of sleep and morning of being very slow to restless broken sleep and feeling tired for most of the day.

Most likely little will be accomplished today but the bed is made and the Bissell walked around so that is not too bad. Not sure were the Swiffer got left! The garden will not get swept due to the winds again. Following doctor's orders I will limit my outdoor time during the windy time so my asthma/allergies will behave. The sounds of my buoy bell and chimes are relaxing to me and they certainly have gotten a work-out recently. The days have moments of very gusty winds.
Yesterday The Brother Alan and I talked on the phone for 3 hours! We chatted about so many things and made so many plans and I could go on and on...let me just say I miss him and glad he will be here in September.... don't worry I will not be starting the official countdown yet! Usually these long type of conversations are with the sis Lynowl. There have been times that she and I talked more than once a day for long times. Now we Skype....that is another story ...I will say it is fun with her.
As my hand allows I try to work on the French embroidery ... but....The last 3 lines around the piece which I did as broken lines are suppose to be solid! So....yes, I guess I will be back stitching to make them solid. Not today though! Not with my concentration where it is. Wonder about my reading.....
These 3 are on my table now. I have been reading Sherlock Holmes and started James Comy's book but not yet the other, Everything Happens for a Reason. I do read from my tablet but to be truthful, I really enjoy having the book in hand and feeling the turn of a page. At the rate of my morning so far I think breakfast is the only thing I will start and finish right now.
Yesterday I received an email from a friend Jeri....I was not aware she reads my blog each day. I was not aware that ladies from a group which we both ( and I have been absent from) belong ask about me and she lets them know how I am....what a nice feeling that is. Thank you Jeri for caring and reaching out. Glad to chat with all of you... glad you take time to visit and listen. Thank you for the kind words and your friendship.
I am off to conquer the day!