Sunday, March 4, 2018

Wow...Where Have I Been?

It was one of those things where I could not think what to say.  That is as rare as hen's teeth.  I usually never have such a time thinking of a topic.

However, not to be out-done by other observations, I will mention this one again.  Men of all ages...just starting to shave up to very old seem determined to have a beard.  An untrimmed bushy one.  I had wondered on facebook how that trend started and why.  No one seemed to know.  There were a few ideas but they were all different and no two were the same. Now I have something to add to that.  I have noticed now that so many females...young and middle-aged ones usually (not older than dirt like me) seem to have started a trend of hair bunched up on the tops of their heads.  Either a sleek door-knob looking ball perched up there on top,  or a massive "bun" looking thing.  Sometimes they are really tall... like the Spanish Mantilla headdresses you see in novels about Spanish aristocracy.

This is a mantilla on her head

Yup.  I have seen a few THAT tall on their heads.  Massive amounts of hair I guess or a hair piece.

Don't know how either trend (hair and beard) started but seeing a cleanly shaven man is a treat these days.  A pony tail or bob on the ladies would be nice too.  😊

Headed up the street walking with the DSLR, not the iPhone, to get pictures of the tulip poplars and crabapple blossoms.

Meanwhile, hope all is well with you! Me, I have been taking advantage of the sun these past two whole entire days and had my walks for an hour each.  Lucky to see the sun.  Sometimes I wonder if TN is under the ocean.  I have never ever been in a place where the rain just kept on and on and on and.........

Monday, January 15, 2018

Another Edition of Good Grief!

Good grief!  I asked to speak to the Manager of the local Wally World store.  I had that opportunity and complained that I have been unable for 5...count 'em...5 weeks to reach the flavored waters..only 4  6 pks. left all that time and unreachable.  WAY back on a shelf too high for most of we mortals. I asked when water might be available and if so, could a person reach it.  I also pointed out that the canned goods are so sparse in some categories that there are bare shelves about 5 feet in width here and there in the store.  I told her of the very poor variety of  any type of frozen meals..I like Cafe Steamers.  Just a few varieties available..all of which I don't care for.  I went on about other bare shelves and freezer space as in today, when I wanted frozen veggies, there were just 3 bags of frozen carrots and only their brand--- and 1 bag of frozen green beans, again, only their brand.  This has been going on for months!

Her explanation?  They can't get shipments due to "the hurricane".  I asked WHAT hurricane as none have been reported in many months and of course we don't get them inland in my State.  She said the ports were closed and the trucks can't get their shipments.  I thought "what planet do you think I am from, Lady"?  No other store in town is like that and I wish I had had the presence of mind to say so to her.

That's it for my quarterly (or daily sometimes) edition of Good Grief!  Brought to you by Odd managers, Inc.

Here's a flower gift for that imaginative Manager at Wally's. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Finally Logged In Again!

Man, I have had the worst time ever in all these years getting into this blog, my Word Press blog, commenting on Word Press blogs from my Google ones...never used to happen.  I am always afraid too that once I log out of Katie's blog, I'll never get in again.  She would leave home if that happened.

It's cold.  Had three days off from the way below freezing and gusty winds that kept me from walking for several weeks,  I really piled it on walking those several days but we are back to the biting windy cold.  Of course, it won't be much time at all till I am complaining that it is so hot and humid and that I can hardly stand it.  I remember walking in that heat and sweat dreaming happily of Winter when I could walk in a jacket or a coat.  Well, guess what Carole? You can...the time is here BUT: etc etc

Had to have an electrician in.   I had those old yucky yellowy white color curly- cue fluorescent bulbs in ceiling fixtures I can't reach as I am very short and I have no 6' step ladder.  Never cast enough light.  So when bulbs go out I need help with replacing them.  The kitchen fluorescent light and bulbs were old and it needed it's bulb's changed as 2 of 4 died.  I want the LED lights. But I got the wrong thing, so the electrician will come back after his week long hike and fix that for me.  But while he was here I got bright daylight LED lights put in my room (OH! what a wonderful fabulous change that is!!!) and in the living room ceiling fixture.  My son did the hallways and the bathroom fixtures, vanity and ceiling while he was here after Benny does the kitchen light..I am set.  This place is very shaded...all of us in this neighborhood are in a forest that was cut down partially to build the homes back in the early 50's.  That's my place there with the blue circle.

The grandson is growing up and I adore him totally.  Katie does too.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

AT LAST!!! And Happy New Year too.

I have been unable to log into the blog for weeks.  That goes along with the inability to comment from accounts onto Word Press blogs except the paid-for ones.  FINALLY I was able to get in and change passwords here.  Whew.  Welcome home to ME!

Happy New Year to you all.  My year is ending sadly as my brother passed away two days after Christmas.  I (and my sons and family) will go to his services when they are ready there.  Over the mountains to SC so I hope there is no snow.  Waiting to hear from my niece.   Love my brother very much.  Both brothers are now gone.  My immediate family via my mother and dad are all passed on now. One does feel alone.  Of course I have my own family but my brothers and parents are gone.  

It is cold cold cold.  Will be the single digits in temps during the week, and not up to freezing for the high.  I have stopped my outdoor walks the day after Christmas as it is too brutally cold especially with the breeze blowing.  After this next week perhaps the temps will moderate somewhat.

We had a great Christmas.  Christmas eve we went for dinner and gift exchange at my married sons home with his wife and child.  We had a wonderful time and tried not to eat into a comatose state!  Christmas day, just my other two sons and me were here at the house and we exchanged our gifts one with the other and went out to a good hotel for Christmas brunch.  Beautiful day...sunny and cold.

this was in Consumer Reports.  

wish this were me right now..I am that sleepy.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Those Stores I Go To.

Ackshully, those stores I go to...there are two in Charlotte NC  that I love and show things fromhere in the blog...are huge.  I thought I would mention a few things because I haven't in other blogs where I show what I buy or what I enjoy seeing.

They are as large as the so-called big box stores.. and all consignment goods.  Usually somewhat high end.  Especially the furniture.  No clothing, no five and dime type things.   I never take  pictures of the furniture as it does not interest me.  I couldn't afford toby any, any anyway.  There are china cabinets for several thousands..bedroom ensembles for more than that, and desks to make you wish you could have them.  All manner of things, even paintings; and as John said in the last blog, they take you back in time when they have the old old antique things as those flat irons and gas stoves I have shown.  I ought to take a 10 second  panorama video to show how large.

They aren't pawn shops nor thrift stores...just consignment.

Wish you could come along.  I look forward to those stores each visit there !

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Still Loving Those Consignment Shops.

I found he is not for sale...

wonder if these were a bad safety hazard?

Maybe Blues Brothers

Jeep Grills?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Been so NICE!

Goodness.  It has been perfect weather.   At least it has been for me.  Cold in the mornings requiring a light jacket and gloves for awhile while walking.  NO sweating as in the summer with sun blazing and humidity settled in, no matter that you tried to get there at 8-8:30.  I love not having the back of my thick hair all wringing wet when I go home.

There has been sun each day!  Gosh, what's sun in this sunless cloudy and rainy land?  We got the sun and have had all the sun all week so far.  Makes walking all the more pleasant.  You appreciate sun when you can get it.

Got my daily step count in all four days this week.   Went out to eat supper with a friend last evening and there went any efforts to keep the calorie count down.  I had a baked potato with butter on the side (I barely used any), broccoli and a child's portion of chicken fingers.  That's where it all went to pieces.  They are so full of calories and sodium.  BUT I only do that once in a while.