Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Eve

Tomorrow's Halloween.  Unbelievable.  WHERE has this year flown to?  I still remember when I was a pre-teen I thought that the years were 10 years long each.  Time seemed so slow.  Nowadays, the past 15 or so years it seems that you have New Year's Day...blink twice and you're sweltering on July the 4th..look away and it's Christmas.  This year a large chunk of time was spent here suffering in the house.  So, that shortened up my perception more than usual.

Hey guys, I'm munching a toasted cheese sandwich.  Just sharp cheddar and toast.  I shouldn't so soon before bed.

I am really enjoying my work outs.  It's way too soon for any changes.  Maybe in a few months.

Yesterday I spent a good part of the day being my youngest son's assistant while he did a portrait session for a contest winner.  He does portraits once in a blue moon.  His thing is nature photography.  It was out of doors and the temp was 56 with a brisk not-ending breeze.  The person showed up in one of those tube top like things and a pair of pants.  COLD!!!!!!  I had on a winter weight jacket as we were in shade a lot and the breeze was making it even colder.  She just stood it.  But she was quite a heavy woman so possibly it didn't seem as cold to her.  She never seemed to shiver.

I learned a lot about holding the reflector and the diffuser.  No need for the extra flash's as this was not a studio shot nor in a situation where the light couldn't adequately be controlled with the diffuser and reflector.

I had a good time..bought some $3.27 a gallon gas on the way home and then, work here at home.

I really need to get to the WordPress bloggie and update.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grist Mill

The header is an 18th century grist mill in a TN State Park in Norris TN.  If you look closely you'll see it is still running, meaning the water is pouring over and turning the wheel.  There are several wonderful old things there at this Park including a threshing barn.  We enjoyed touring it a few weeks ago and this Park is where I got the water picture I posted a week or so ago and the spider picture too.

Thursday we go to a Mennonite community some distance away from me..maybe a 2 hour drive.  Looking forward to that.  I won't bring the camera as it's too much to haul around for an all dayer like that.

Hope all is well with you all.  I watched DWTS last night.  I think Terry and I are the only ones in the blog family who do, and I swear if ol' Chaz makes it another week..I will seriously consider giving up watching.  Looks like a sack of grain being heaved around the dance floor. Just sayin'.

Got to get going here.  Busy day.  xoxo

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunny Sunday and an Inquiry

I am  going to try to be brutal and get rid of the mountains of magazines I have NOT read.  Gone are the days when I was on midnight shifts and if there was noting to do..which rarely happened to be sure, but still, if there was nothing to do, I brought out one of my subscribed to magazines.  Now, other things are taking time and I don't get as many read.  I have been trying to chip away at them but..not much luck.

Question:  Has anyone ever figured out how to dry a fitted bottom sheet with the other laundry and it not collect pieces of your other laundry in its corners and those pieces are still wet from being balled up in the sheet?  That drives me crazy and electricity is too expensive to do a set of sheets seperatly.  Thoughts?  I'd hang them out if I could but my line is broken and in my case (you'd have to be here to see its true) I need a son/man/strong individual with toe claws to go out back of the house and try again.  So, hanging clothes is presently out of the question.

I am finishing my face and hair to be out of here momentarily.  Thought I would ask my question though before I go.

That picture I posted with the clock..of course I didn't see the dust till it was too late BUT, that's part of life.  Dust.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Windy and rainy but that's Fall for ya.  I hope we get a few more of the usual gorgeous October days out of it all before cold dreary November.

I started a formal workout program Monday.  Tomorrow will be my third time and I must say I like it.  I got into such sorry shape after the accident I needed this.  I had thought to do my own, as always but I found I wasn't plus it wasn't done with the strain and sweat I needed.  NOW it is.  Twin, you were right. I didn't have a lot of faith in it as it looked wimpy I found out the first day no, it works your muscles and that mandatory stretching is something I wish I could get out of but I can't.  They MAKE you.  I hate stretching but I guess it won't kill me.

The little Mrs. is making me follow her about in a duck walk for 15-20 minutes so as to give her the pill she must take.  That works my thigh muscles, trust me.  She graciously has given in so far after lots and lots of persuasion.  I feel as though I've done a days' work after getting that pill into that tiny gullet!

Got to get my face on and my hair done.  There's places to go and people to annoy.  Horst, are you progressing?  Here's a picture of where all this drivel comes from.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Autumn is here for sure

Leaves are starting to fall..within 4 weeks they'll all be off.  Hard to imagine when it seemed so long before they came out in the Spring.  Well..seasons change no matter what we say about the matter.  :-)

I went to actually work out for the first time since my accident,  Can we say stretched, boys and girls.  My gluts and hamstrings are moaning with the challenge and my knees aren't too happy either.  First time I have gone to a paid facility in ages.  I usually do this stuff at home but I am in sad shape from a lack of exercise what with having to baby this and that due to bones healing etc etc.  I'll try to get going well before I stop there and continue at home.

I took this Saturday.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gee WHIZ!!!

A person could get fractious.  Fancy word for p-i scribble scribbled e-d. Why?  I am supposed to take her Majesty in for a well check.  She has been glued to her condo since 8 am.  It is now1330.  NO bathroom break for her that I can tell..and I took some pictures of her hiding back behind the TV in the condo hoping she'd leave but no.  I refuse to drag her frightened out of her safe place.  bathroom, hallway, under the bed..all fair game but not the condo.  SO..looks like she won't go because I have to leave here at 1530.  If she won't come out, we ain't going to the Vet. We've never had a condo confrontation so no idea why she is suspicious and staying there.

Here are a few pictures for you.  Both by me.  The spider is a Funnel spider..a girl one, and the other are obviously flowers.  :-)))

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon

My goodness what a month October traditionally is for me.  I love the weather and the beauty of the days BUT many times including this years things that I wish would not happen, do.  A good friend, matter of fact 2 of them left this world several years ago in early October.  Friends are sick and that's a worry.  family has had a few rounds of serious sickness in this month in the year gone by and me..well, my remaining brother enduring his trouble while we are hoping he can get past this crisis.  And my family pet, Miss Catt aka the Admiral is/was back in dire straits again and will be coming out of the hospital in less than 2 hours.  She will enjoy this respite for as long as it lasts and then she and I must talk from our hearts, one to the other.

I'll be glad when October is over, I always am and I feel the same about the month of March.  For the same reason.

I know..I could have gone the rest of the year and not typed all this out.  Sorry.  This shot is a bit fuzzy..but it reminds me of June this year when I took it and brings me a smile.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Word on Beth Marie...please read

Beth Marie was in the hospital since Wednesday night.  That she hadn't blogged since Wednesday speaking about her tests and that I could not get ahold of her by phone Friday or this morning had me extremely worried.  Thank heaven she is now home and called me to let me know what happened.

I will let her tell you that part as I may say something not accurate.  The great news is...she's home!  I was worried sick.  So please pray for her ultimate recovery as she requested that through her sister Rae.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Things happen

Go in peace, Steve Jobs.  I hated to learn of your passing.  You were an innovative genius and that is not too strong a label to put on a man like you.  There won't be another like you any time soon.  I have always loved our Mac's and I join millions of others saying, thanks Steve.

I have a swollen wrist again, both sides and a bruise as well.  In my therapy sessions,  I refuse from this point onward to ever use that light hammer held at the bottom of its handle and allowed to drop left to right, right to left.  It had residual bad effects on my wrist before and just as bad..worse really, today,  That does that!

My remaining brother is in a health crisis I learned just this morning when I woke.  I will see how that goes as the weeks move on.  

I hope all of you are having good days and enjoying cooler weather with brilliant sun as we are here where I am.

Just checking in to see how you all are. xox

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Mewsings Meow

I have an appointment at 1430 with the orthopaedic surgeon so as to know what the fate of my therapy will be.  They may be ready to have me do it on my own by now.

Hope you like the picture in the header I look last week.  I was in the arboretum and finally looked down!

RedNeck Room will be opened on Wednesday!  Looking forward to that!  Noise and food.  What's not to like?  A blog friend started that RedNeck Room thing when I was talking about the fun   we have and all the noise and he made a comment when I said we were going to meet the next day "I'll go get the RedNeck Room ready!" Always makes me smile.  Any of you remember J in Georgia?  It was him.

Well, I have helped her Majesty on her blog and I am about computered out.  Whew.  Lot of commenting she has to get done.  Wears her claws to the bone.