Think About It

What do you think when you see this?

Several words come to mind

At least they have for the last few days. I have heard careless, stupid, stubborn. meddlesome, you aren’t doing what you say, you don’t pay attention,  You are impatient, you care about no one but you.   I guess this must be true because people say it is.  But when someone comes at you in anger what are you suppose to do.  Smile, walk away, defend yourself with words when all you want to do is punch them in the nuts, slap them hard in the face, or kick their ass.  Now I don’t mean just one there have a few that at this moment I don’t ever want to deal again.  I hate people who twist what you say to suit their thoughts.  That look down on you because they feel you are useless and dumb. They know everything and you know nothing.  If I could walk away from this and start over I would in a minute.

Just because I’m old It is not an excuse to push me around or walk all over me and eventually I may blow up  and strike back.


May 4, 2018

Good Morning on this 4th day of May,

The Tulips out front have finally almost  reached  full bloom.

The the Strawberry pot I had mentioned yesterday got a soaking but nothing has appeared yet.

I’ll keep an eye on it for any growth.

Well the Deaver novel The Cutting Edge got quite a bit of reading yesterday as I waited for my appointment.  That and last night at home found me on chapter 27 as with all Lincoln Rhyme type novels it moves right along.

I have the zoo fed this morning except for the two dogs.  The dishes are under control and I have refilled the coffee cans that contain the birds, and the cat’s food.

I haven’t checked the weather forecast this morning so I don’t know what the day will hold.  I do have to get another battery for my Cannon camera because it is a little scruffy around the edges.  ( These thing wear out with taking them out to charge them.)

Nothing is planned for activities today but I could take Brandy to be groomed.

Have a great day and enjoy the flowers, the birds , and the fresh air.




Day 3 In May

Good afternoon. Just back from appointment with the vascular doctor at the hospital.  Yes there is a partial blockage of the abdominal  aorta.  It was decided that we would watch it for 4 months because surgery could be  risky at my age.

In other news

The tulips in the front yard had their first bloom;

I love it and I counted 13 more buds on the plant!

On the side of the house-

The Forsythia has finally bloomed.

Both of the Lilac bushes by the gate are now showing signs of the blossoms to come shortly. ( I do love this time of year).

While Chris mowed the lawn yesterday his mate, Pam, help me set up the strawberry pot.  I’ll get a picture of that later.

I have to take my camera out with me to the swing so I can catch the birds now visiting.  I have seen the Red wing Blackbirds,. the Doves,  some Cowbirds. a Cardinal, some Robins and the small birds but I can’t identify some of the larger birds. I guess I’ll take pictures of them and look them up in my Birds Of Michigan Guide. The old mind ain’t as quick as it used to be.

Cindy took me to get my nails done and my haircut so I wouldn’t scare the new doctor today.  I made sure the hair was lightly trimmed  this time so it won’t take so long to grow out.

I also change the color of my nails to go with more things.

I also had them trimmed back because I would hit a letter on the keyboard and get the number above it also.  I don’t have to correct as often now.

It rained heavily today but it cleared away after I got home from the hospital.  At least I don’t have to water the Strawberry pot or the front gardens.

Well my one program is done and the other has started so I’ll say so long for now.






Hey Almost May Day!

Almost May and the yards show it.

The Forsythia on The side of the house has buds ready to blossom out.

In the front yard

What I think is the Bleeding Hearts.

Both sections of the bed show good growth

Same area

Ih the bed under the living room window

in the same bed

More blooms with a weed to pull out

On the outside the tulips are growing

Well after seeing myself in the mirror the last couple of days I decided that it was time for Brandy and me  to start walking again.  Yesterday we walked 1 block up Meadowlawn and back.  Today we followed  the same route.  2 days a total of 4 blocks.  As time goes on we will increase this. daily.

The mail lady brought this today

This is book 2 of the Anlon Cully Chronic ales

I have to wait until I finish The Cutting Edge before I start this.

Cindy help me finish my paper work for the Vascular doctor today so I’m set to go on the 3rd.

David fixed this today.

So our flag is now in place.

Well I guess that is it for today.  How is your yard and flowers coming ?





First Entry On The New Drive!

Good Morning on this early almost end of April.  Well the hard drive on this baby died on 4/27 and Les came out yesterday and put a new one in.  Of course that meant restaging every thing so he never left until around 3 pm.  Now I’m attempting to work with every thing again.

The flowers from grocery shopping on 4/27.

I just finished K. Patrick Donoghue’s  Shadow Of The Stone Benders.  A fascinating novel  that inspired me to order both books 2 & 3  with my gift card from Darlene and Michael.  They should be here in a few days.  ( All of a sudden I seemed to have lost my ability to type with more than 1 finger–what is with that?)

I have some papers to fill out today for my visit with the vascular doctor this week, I want to make a Cheeseburger Cake for dinner, and I have some vegetables to prepare also.

I will start Jeffery Deaver’s The Cutting Edge  today if I have time.

As to how I feel–pretty good.  Well maybe not so pretty but definitely good.

Les has recovered a lot of my pictures from my camera so it is only a matter of locating them.  But it looks like I lost quite a bit of data with the hard drive failure but Les (bless his heart) worked his magic.  Thank you son very much!

Well I guess this is enough procrastinating so I’ll leave you for now.



Outside Soaking In The Sun

Still around.

A new outfit for Juicy Cindy’s goose

Juicy in her butterfly outfit.

Time spent in the back yard.

A couple of Cow birds found the feeder full of treats.

A squirrel found playing get me if you can fun.

I caught it once

But It came back

Not the least bit afraid of me it hung around for quite a while.

Lilac at the gate

On both sides are getting ready to show their colors.

No Hummingbirds yet but I keep hoping.

Well I finished Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle and I must say I enjoyed it but kept mentally shaking my head at how the characters were either so self centered or didn’t have the guts to say no!  I do have 2 more books by her but I think I’ll switch authors before I read the other two.

I have an appointment with a Vascular Surgeon soon and It is a check up to see If every thing is good enough to let it ride a while. ( Just old age creeping up on me).

Well the weather is beautiful and I found  myself out in the swing a lot today.  ( Man I have got these nails trimmed back because I want to hit the number keys with my letters at the same time.   Then as I correct the mistakes I mentally want to cuss a bit.

This is a late happy anniversary to Les and Ann.  17 years is a long time but I hope there will be many more for them.

A moment out to wish both Darlene and my grand daughter Jasmine to feel better really soon.

Enjoy these lovely days and let me know what you are doing.


Out All Night

Spent all night before last in hospital.  Several tests were run which proved I didn’t have any real serious illness and found I should make an appointment with a Vascular Surgeon to check out a possible problem to determine if it needs attention.  Cindy will set up an date tomorrow..

Another Day–Another 50 Pennies

Good Morning –it is 30 degrees with the wind at 3 mph.  The high should be around 43 later in the day.  But most importantly no rain or snow.  My cats have been fed but I still have the rest of the zoo to do.  I told David I would go with him to get another tire for the Kia.  I’ll just have to get dressed.  Other than that there is nothing pending.

The shelf over the foot of my bed in now cleaned up and the jig saw puzzle that I’ve done are now on the shelf over the closet doors.

I awoke with a slight headache this morning but I’ll take care of that shortly.  The humming birds were suppose to start coming today and I have the feeder clean–just need to fill it.

Well have a great day and do something you like!

A couple of hours later I finally checked on my truck figuring I’d go out myself because I hadn’t seen David.

Ok my truck is gone ( Cindy must have it).  Some times I don’t know what the he** is going on!  Need a note people please!


Day 17

Hi there–me again.  Just finished J. D. Salinger’s  The Catcher In The Rye.  I try to read  new and old books for variety  but I don’t want to say how many times I wanted to throw this one out in the snow.  The main character is really screwed up which makes it hard to accept.

This story wants you to pui the book down but I try to finish every thing I read and now it is done.

I will now return to Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle gladly.

I’m feeling somewhat better today  so I don’t know if I’ll do a jig saw puzzle or just read.  Maybe it will warm up soon so I can be outside for a bit.  Almost all my chores are done for today and my mind is wandering around trying to figure what to do next.

Yesterday I rode with David to the doctor’s office and then we had breakfast out.  It does me good to get out of the house once in a while.

Yesterday when I was folding clothes Lily decided to help me.

Who says animals don’t know how to help.

Well I still feel the need to crawl into the tick for an afternoon nap around 2 or 3 pm.  so I do.
A peek out the front window shows a few large snow flakes  blowing around but nothing heavy,

These are the books that have piled up in the last few days.

I may feel well enough to catch up soon.

Well that is it for now.

A Simple Thing

Sometimes the most simple things can bring the greatest pleasure.  I woke up, a while ago , after a deep nap.  My mouth seemed to be stuck open. ( some kind of sticky stuff).  Dehydrated yep it seemed like.   After a couple glasses of water I settled on cutting up an orange.  What a wonderful taste.  It was a navel and I remembered I had paid $1. for it.  The pleasure that orange gave me was worth triple what I had paid for it.  It cleared my throat and put a smile on my face.